Junction City, KY-June 2, 2013- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and track co-promoters Chad and Sarah Yantz will have the 3/8 mile D-Shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” closed on Friday June 7, but race action will return on Friday June 14 as the Weekend Warrior 30 for D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman will be on tap, paying $800 to win, along with a full program for all other divisions.
The Weekend Warrior 30 was originally scheduled for May 17, but Mother Nature intervened that evening and was rescheduled for May 31, but inclement weather forced the postponement of the racing program. Anyone who had purchased general admission tickets or pit passes for the rained out May 17 event can use them on June 14 or anytime during the 2013 race season. However, you must have your general admission ticket or pit pass armband with you to be eligible for redemption, no exceptions.
The Friday June 14 racing event at Ponderosa Speedway will be the 3rd Annual Weekend Warrior 30, paying the D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman $800 to win in a 30 lap main event. Also in action at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday June 14 will be the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models in a $1,200 to win, 25 lap main event, along with the Smith Automotive FASTRAK Late Models racing for $600 to win contest. Also on the racing program for Friday June 14 will be the Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds racing for $600 to win in a 20 lap feature contest and Airport Road Salvage Yard Four Cylinders racing for $200 to win (four car minimum) in a 10 lap feature event. 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 June 14 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 June 14 Weekend Warrior event in the general admission area will be $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, with children ages 5 and under free. A pit pass will be $30.
Ponderosa Speedway 3rd Annual Weekend Warrior Payout Schedule for Friday June 14, 2013:
-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 (30 laps): 1st- $800, 2nd- $400, 3rd- $200, 4th- $150, 5th- $125, 6th- $100, 7th- $90, 8th- $80, 9th- $70, 10th- $60, 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 24 and feature event winners included Victor Lee of Danville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models, Jimmy Payne of Glasgow, KY in Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds, Tyler Allen of Columbus, IN in Smith Automotive Machine Shop FASTRAK Late Models, Glen Hounshell, Jr. of Mount Vernon, 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 June 14 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 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.