Junction City, KY- March 26, 2013- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and co-promoters Chad and Sarah Yantz are anxious to begin the 2013 racing season, but they are going to have to cancel the open practice that scheduled for this Friday evening March 29 at the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring”.
Due to the unseasonable cool and unfavorable weather conditions the past week, track officials haven’t been able to get everything in place like they wanted, so the decision was made to cancel the practice and make sure all is ready for the season opening event set for Friday April 5.
The 41st Annual season opening event will take place on Friday evening April 5 featuring a full program of racing action for all five weekly divisions. The Super Late Models will race for $1,200 to win, FASTRAK Late Models will race for $600, Modifieds will race for $600 to win, Sportsman will race for $300 to win, and Front Wheel Drives will race for $200. RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions and racers will need to have them in use every time they are on the racing surface.
The payoff schedule for the 2013 season opening event that will take place on Friday April 5 will be as follows:
-Super Late Models (25 laps): 1st- $1,200, 2nd- $600, 3rd- $500, 4th- $400, 5th- $350, 6th- $300, 7th- $250, 8th- $200, 9th- $175, 10th- $150, 11th- $125, 12th through 18th- $100 to start.
-FASTRAK Late Models (20 laps): 1st- $600, 2nd- $350, 3rd- $300, 4th- 250, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $125, 9th- $100, 10th- $85, 11th through 18th- $75 to start.
-Modifieds (20 laps): 1st- $600, 2nd- $350, 3rd- $300, 4th- 250, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $125, 9th- $100, 10th- $85, 11th through 18th- $75 to start.
-Sportsman (15 laps): 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $70, 9th- $60, 10th- $55, 11th through 18th- $50 to start.
-Front Wheel Drives (12 laps): (Four or more entries)- 1st- $200, 2nd- $125, 3rd- $100, 4th- $90, 5th- $80, 6th- $70, 7th- $60, 8th- $55, 9th- $50, 10th- $45, 11th through 18th- $40 to start.
Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane on the Boyle/Lincoln County border, outside of Junction City, KY, just minutes from Danville, KY. Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are the track promoters and will present dirt track sports entertainment on Friday evenings from April through mid-October of the 2013 race season. For more information about racing activities at Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage on the internet at www.ponderosaspeedway.net or by phoning Larry Yantz at (606) 510-5331, Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836, via Twitter @MichaelDespain, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/131180253585931/. Partons or other interested parties can phone the track at (859) 854-6808 on raceday.