Mike Marlar Takes Friday Night Rumble presented by Neat’s Service Center at Ponderosa

Junction City, KY-August 23, 2013- Ponderosa Speedway would present the 6th Annual Friday Night Rumble presented by Neat’s Service Center on Friday evening and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN would become the second two-time winner of the event by taking the win and the $7,500 payday for Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models.  Other feature event winners included Benji Lee of Loretto, KY in Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds and Glen Hounshell, Jr. of Mount Vernon, KY picked up the win in D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman.

Jackie Boggs would take the lead at the start of the 60 lap Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Model main event and would open up a lead early on and would start working slower traffic on lap 9, with ninth place starting Mike Marlar up to second, 11th place starter Dustin Neat third, followed by Steve Francis and Dustin Linville.  Marlar would take the lead from Boggs one trip later and the caution waved on lap 12 as Victor Lee slowed with smoke from his car on the frontchute.  Boggs would retake the lead from Marlar on the restart and would hold the top spot and again began working traffic by lap 20, while 17th starting Derek Fisher had charged his way to the fourth position.  Greg Johnson would draw the caution on lap 23 after contact with the wall in turn three and the restart would only stay green for two lap when Jeff Watson would stop with a flat left-rear tire in turn three.  The restart would see Dustin Neat take the race lead away from Marlar as Boggs began to fade and slowed on the backchute on lap 28 and would pull pitside for the evening.  The restart would see Fisher slip back a bit and spin in turn one and collect Josh McGuire as well, with both able to continue.  After another false restart when David Webb looped his mount, action would go green again with Dustin Neat out front, with Marlar and Brad Neat now in pursuit.  The leader would start working traffic again on lap 42 and Dustin Neat would have the misfortune of making contact with the slower car of Fisher with 12 laps remaining exiting turn two, with Fisher spinning and Neat’s night finished with front end damage.  Marlar would then inherit the race lead and survive one final caution for a flat tire from Michael Chilton to snag the race win aboard the Norman Bryson owned Bryson Motorsports/SEG/Midwest Sheet Metal/Hoosier/VP Race Fuels/Peterson Fluid Systems/Keyser Manufacturing/Ohlins Shocks sponsored #5B Bloomquist Race Car powered by a Clements Race Engine.  Brad Neat would finish second, with Dustin Linville would take third.  Justin Rattliff would start 14th and finish fourth, while Chris Combs scooted past Steve Francis on the final lap for fifth.  Francis would head up the second five, followed by McGuire, 23rd starting Jeff Watson, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Michael Chilton.  Thirty-three entries saw Greg Johnson earn the Dirt Racing in the Bluegrass money bonus in Bob Allen Motor Mall time trials with fast time at 12.932 seconds.  Country 100.9 MIKE FM heat race wins went to Boggs, McGuire, Francis, and Lee.  Airport Road Salvage Yard B-Mains were won by Derek Fisher and Michael Chilton, while Watson was the track provisional.

Current division points leader Benji Lee took the lead from Tommy Bailey on lap 4 would survive several caution flags to score the win in the Bluegrass Drug Store Modified main event in the seat of the Brittany Lee owned Thomas and Son Trucking/Thompson Heat and Air/On Time Courier/On-Time Construction/Springfield NAPA/ Terry Mills State Representative/Smart Shoppers/St. Joe Garage sponsored #03 Bandit Race Car, powered by a Dale Meers Race Engine.  Bailey would take runner-up honors, while J.T. Ayers would finish third, with Elliott Despain and Gerald Haynes, Jr. completing the top five.  The remainder of the top ten would be Cameron Marlar, Brent Denny, Matthew Hopper, Matthew Jordan, and Rocky Wilson.  Twenty-two entries would see Bailey as the top qualifier in Bob Allen Motor Mall time trials at 14.391 seconds, while Inter-County Energy heat race wins went to Bailey, Haynes, Jr., and Lee.

Glen Hounshell, Jr. would score the feature race win for the D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman division and took the points lead at the track in the division by winning the final event of the night in the Wayne Bowen Racing Supply/R&R Builders/Madison Windows/Lanham Scrap and Metal/Jennings Do It Best Home Center/VC Verlran’s Contracting/Central Kentucky Sheet Metal/Pecco/J’s Golf Carts sponsored #20.  Derek Bottoms, Pat Hagan, Logan Whitis, and Johnny King would complete the top five, while Terry Chesser, Eddie Stewart, Tony Roland, Gary Johnson, and Jeff Johnson completed the top ten.  Thirteen entries would see Northside RV heat races won by Whitis and Hounshell, Jr.

SUMMARY-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Kentucky-August 23, 2013

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models (33 entries)
Bob Allen Motor Mall/Dirt Racing in the Bluegrass Top Qualifier- Greg Johnson 12.932
Country 100.9 MIKE FM 1st Heat (top 4 transfer)- Jackie Boggs, Dustin Linville, Dennis Erb, Jr., Greg Johnson, Derek Fisher, Tim Tungate, Dan Schlieper, Jake Henry, Tommy Carlton
Country 100.9 MIKE FM 2nd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Josh McGuire, Brad Neat, Chris Combs, Justin Rattliff, Ricky Arms, Dennis Roberson, Jeff Rawlings, Billy Meredith
Country 100.9 MIKE FM 3rd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Steve Francis, Mike Marlar, Dustin Neat, John Gill, Jerry Rutherford, Clarence Belcher, Timmy Taylor (DNS- Jeff Watson)
Country 100.9 MIKE FM 4th Heat (top 4 transfer)- Victor Lee, David Webb, Tommy Bailey, Gary Christian, Todd Coffman, Wesley Brummett, Michael Chilton (DNS- Skylar Marlar)
Airport Road Salvage Yard 1st B-Main (top 3 transfer)- Derek Fisher, Tim Tungate, Dennis Roberson, Jeff Rawlings, Billy Meredith, Jake Henry, Dan Schlieper, Tommy Carlton
Airport Road Salvage Yard 2nd B-Main (top 3 transfer)- Michael Chilton, Todd Coffman, Jerry Rutherford, Clarence Belcher, Wesley Brummett, Timmy Taylor (DNS-Jeff Watson, Skylar Marlar)
Track Provisional- Jeff Watson
6th Annual Friday Night Rumble presented by Neat’s Service Center- Mike Marlar, Brad Neat, Dustin Linville, Justin Rattliff, Chris Combs, Steve Francis, Josh McGuire, Jeff Watson, Dennis Erb, Jr., Michael Chilton, Todd Coffman, Tim Tungate, Dustin Neat, Derek Fisher, Greg Johnson, Dennis Roberson, David Webb, Jackie Boggs, John Gill, Tommy Bailey, Gary Christian, Jerry Rutherford, Victor Lee

Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds (22 entries)
Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Tommy Bailey 14.391
Inter County Energy 1st Heat- Tommy Bailey, Elliott Despain, Matthew Hopper, Brent Denny, Matthew Colston, Mike Petrey, Cy Cundiff, Scott Wells
Inter County Energy 2nd Heat- Gerald Haynes, Jr., Cameron Marlar, Michael England, Jerry Pyles, Stacey Decker, Robbie Settles, Glen Hounshell, Jr.
Inter County Energy 3rd Heat- Benji Lee, J.T. Ayers, Dion Benningfield, Rocky Wilson, Aaron Cox, Matthew Jordan (DNS-Greg Coulton)
Feature- Benji Lee, Tommy Bailey, J.T. Ayers, Elliott Despain, Gerald Haynes, Jr., Cameron Marlar, Brent Denny, Matthew Hopper, Matthew Jordan, Rocky Wilson, Dion Benningfield, Robbie Settles, Stacey Decker, Aaron Cox, Matthew Colston, Mike Petrey, Michael England, Scott Wells, Jerry Pyles, Glen Hounshell, Jr. (DNS- Cy Cundiff, Greg Coulton)

D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman (13 entries)
Northside RV 1st Heat- Logan Whitis, Glen Branham, Pat Hagan, Tony Roland, Terry Cheeks, Phillip Anderson
Northside RV 2nd Heat- Glen Hounshell, Jr., Donnie Sullivan, Gary Thompson, Derek Bottoms, Jeff Johnson, Johnny King, Eddie Stewart
Feature- Glen Hounshell, Jr., Derek Bottoms, Pat Hagan, Logan Whitis, Johnny King, Terry Cheeks, Eddie Stewart, Tony Roland, Gary Thompson, Jeff Johnson, Glen Branham, Phillip Anderson, Donnie Sullivan