Spring Showdown $3,000 to win Super Late Models/$800 to win FASTRAK Late Models at Ponderosa Speedway May 24

Junction City, KY-May 18, 2013- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and track co-promoters Chad and Sarah Yantz are excited about the 2013 Memorial Day weekend race schedule and the inaugural running of the Spring Showdown event at the 3/8 mile D-Shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” on Friday May 24.  The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models will race for $3,000 to win at this event, while the Smith Automotive Machine Shop FASTRAK Late Models will race for $800 to win.

Anyone who had purchased general admission tickets or pit passes for the rained out May 17 event can use them anytime during the 2013 race season.  If anyone chooses to use them this Friday May 24, all patrons are required to do is pay the difference in price.  However, you must have your general admission ticket or pit pass armband with you to be eligible for redemption, no exceptions.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Rain Dodger 40 at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY on Saturday May 25, which will also pay $3,000 to win for Super Late Models.  The driver that accumulates the most points in the Super Late Model division between the pair of events will receive a $500 bonus for their weekend efforts.

On Friday May 24, Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY will present the 1st Annual Spring Showdown, paying $3,000 to win for Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models in a 40 lap main event, while the Smith Automotive FASTRAK Late Models will race for $800 to win in a 20 lap feature contest.  Also on the racing program for Friday May 24 will be the Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds, D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman, and Airport Road Salvage Yard Four Cylinders.  RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions and may be rented at the track during driver registration and pill draw, which closes at 7:00 p.m.

Activities for the Friday May 24 event will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m, while the general admission area opens at 5:00 p.m.  The drivers meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., while practice laps will begin at 7:20 p.m.  Bob Allen Motor Mall time trials will begin at 7:45 p.m., with racing set for the green flag at 8:30 p.m.  All times listed are EDT.  Ticket prices for the May 24 Spring Showdown event in the general admission area will be $17 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, with children ages 5 and under free.  A pit pass will be $35.

Ponderosa Speedway May 24 1st Annual Spring Showdown A-Main Payoff (40 laps):  1st- $3,000, 2nd- $1,500, 3rd- $1,000, 4th- $750, 5th- $600, 6th- $550, 7th- $500, 8th- $450, 9th- $400, 10th- $350, 11th- $340, 12th- $320, 13th- $300, 14th- $280, 15th- $260, 16th through 22nd- $250 to start

-Smith Automotive Machine Shop FASTRAK Late Models (20 laps): 1st- $800, 2nd- $400, 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 Four Cylinders (10 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 last raced on May 3 and feature event winners included Dustin Linville of Lancaster, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models, Bryan Barber of Greensburg, 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 Adam Gregory of Gray, KY in Airport Road Salvage Yard Four Cylinders.

Current track championship point leaders heading into the Friday May 24 event include Victor Lee of Danville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models, Bryan Barber of Greensburg, 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 Four Cylinders.

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/.  Patrons and/or other interested parties can phone the track at (859) 854-6808 on raceday.