Ponderosa Speedway Ready for the Month of May Beginning Friday May 3

Junction City, KY- April 27, 2013- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and co-promoters Chad and Sarah Yantz are ready to kick off the month of May will a full slate of racing action at the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” beginning Friday May 3 with a full program of racing competition for all divisions.

The Friday May 3 event will feature all five weekly divisions in competition.  The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models will race 25 laps for $1,200 to win, while the Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds will race 20 laps for $600 to win.  Also in action at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday May 3 will be the Smith Automotive Machine Shop FASTRAK Late Models racing 20 laps for $600 to win,k the D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman racing 15 laps for $300 to win, and the Airport Road Salvage Yard Front Wheel Drives racing 10 laps for $200 to win (four car minimum).  RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions and racers will need to have them in use every time they are on the racing surface and can be rented from the track at driver registration.

The A-Main payoff schedule for the Friday May 3 event at Ponderosa Speedway will be as follows:
-Good Neighbor Pharmacy 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.
-Smith Automotive Machine Shop 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.
-Bluegrass Drug Store 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.
-D&D Pallet 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.
-Airport Road Salvage Yard 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.

Activities for the Friday May 3 event at Ponderosa Speedway will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 5:00 p.m.  A mandatory drivers meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 7:20 p.m.  Bob Allen Motor Mall time trials will commence at 7:45 p.m., with the first race getting the green flag at 8:30 p.m.  All times listed are EDT.  Ticket prices for the May 3 event in the general admission area will be $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, while children ages 5 and under are FREE with a paid adult.  A pit pass will be $30.

Ponderosa Speedway last raced on April 26 and feature event winners included Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models, Tommy Bailey of Corbin, KY in Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds, Todd Coffman of Junction City, KY in Smith Automotive Machine Shop FASTRAK Late Models, Jeremy Howard of Berea, KY in D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman, and Charles Burton of Somerset, KY in Airport Road Salvage Yard Front Wheel Drives.

Current track championship point leaders heading into the Friday May 3 event include Victor Lee of Danville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models, Tommy Bailey of Corbin, KY in Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds, Todd Coffman of Junction City, KY in Smith Automotive Machine Shop FASTRAK Late Models, Donnie Sullivan of Stanford, KY in D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman, and Charles Burton of Somerset, KY in Airport Road Salvage Yard Front Wheel Drives.

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.