Junction City, KY-September 13, 2013- Ponderosa Speedway would return to action on Friday evening with Fan Appreciation Night and a $1,000 to win main event for the Smith Automotive Machine Shop Pro Late Models presented by T and K Trucking and Victor Lee of Danville, KY would take the win in the Pro Late Model main event. Other feature winners for the evening included Dustin Neat of Dunnville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models, Michael England of Glasgow, KY in Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds, and Allen Hackworth, Jr. of Waco, KY in D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman.
Victor Lee would take the lead at the start of the 25 lap Smith Automotive Machine Shop Pro Late Model feature event and would never relinquish the top spot in route the $1,000 payday in the T and K Trucking 25 contest. Lee would be in a guest role for the evening as he piloted the Randy and Dusty Maybrier owned Randy’s Auto Body/Asberry Excavating/Integrity Metals/Carrier’s Car Care/Xtreme Style Signs and Graphics sponsored #1 C.J. Rayburn Race Car, GM604 powered entry. Tyler Allen would take runner-up honors, while the remainder of the top five would be P.J. Feistritzer, Gary Yeager, and Remington Gill. Nine entries would see Lee set a new track record for the division in Bob Allen Motor Mall time trials with a lap of 13.662 seconds and Lee also won the Colston Paving heat.
The 25 lap Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Model main event would see Dustin Neat jump to the early lead and pull away to almost a full straightaway lead by the end of the race and eventually see the checkered flag first aboard the Danny and Gene Hatcher owned Hatcher’s Auto Sales/Tim Logan Racing/JAACO Mining/Taylor Trucking/Hatcher Properties sponsored #6 Barry Wright Race Car powered by a Vic Hill Race Engine. Ricky Arms, Justin Rattliff, and Victor Lee would engage in a very entertaining battle for the second spot over the final 10 laps of the contest, with Rattliff working past Arms on the final lap in turn three to garner the second position, with Arms and Lee taking third and fourth positions, while Tim Tungate completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Jeff Watson, Clarence Belcher, Jeff Rawlings, Dennis Barton, and Jerry Rutherford. Sixteen entries would see Michael Chilton as the Bob Allen Motor Mall top qualifier at 13.465 seconds, while the Country 100.9 MIKE FM heat races were scored by Arms and Neat.
Michael England would snag the lead at the start of the 20 lap Bluegrass Drug Store Modified main event and lead the entire distance, surviving five caution flags and a late-race restart and charge from Tommy Bailey to secure the victory in the seat of the Kerry Trowbridge owned Automotive Specialists/ Gary Johnson Heating and Air/Pro Crafter/Tri County Oil/Dexter’s Gun and Ammo sponsored #16 Lightning Chassis mount. Bailey would finish in the second position, while Benji Lee, Elliott Despain, and Levi Kissinger would round out the top five. Completing the top ten would be Matthew Jordan, 17th starting Gerald Haynes, Jr., Brad Schlosser, Brandon Flannery, and Brent Denny. Twenty-one entries would see Bailey as the Bob Allen Motor Mall top qualifier at 14.682 second, while the Inter County Energy heat race victories went to Lee, England, and Chris Johnson.
Glen Hounshell, Jr. would lead the first five laps of the D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman feature before spinning his mount in turn four and being contacted heavily by then fourth place running Donnie Sullivan, ending Hounshell, Jr.’s night. This would hand the lead over to Allen Hackworth, Jr. and he would proceed to score his first victory at Ponderosa Speedway behind the wheel of the Jones Garage/Willis Fencing sponsored #33 Chevy Monte Carlo ride. Jeremy Howard would take second position, while Troy Scott would place third. Sullivan recovered to finish fourth, while Glen Branham would complete the top five. Twelve entries would see Hackworth, Jr. set a new track record for the division in Bob Allen Motor Mall time trials with a lap of 15.422 seconds, while Northside RV heat race wins fell to Hounshell, Jr., and Derek Bottoms.
SUMMARY-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, Kentucky-September 13, 2013
Smith Automotive Machine Shop Pro Late Models (9 entries)
Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Victor Lee 13.662 (new track record)
Colston Paving Heat- Victor Lee, P.J. Feistritzer, Tyler Allen, Wesley Brummett, Gary Yeager, Remington Gill, Matt Henderson, Chris Fair, Todd Coffman
T and K Trucking 25 A-Main- Victor Lee, Tyler Allen, P.J. Feistritzer, Gary Yeager, Remington Gill, Wesley Brummett, Matt Henderson, Chris Fair, Todd Coffman
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models (16 entries)
Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Michael Chilton 13.465
Country 100.9 MIKE FM 1st Heat- Ricky Arms, Tim Tungate, Justin Rattliff, Jeff Rawlings, Jerry Rutherford, Dennis Barton, Timmy Taylor (DNS- Michael Chilton)
Country 100.9 MIKE FM 2nd Heat- Dustin Neat, Victor Lee, Jeff Watson, Clarence Belcher, Buzz Williams, Chris Ruble, Tommy Carlton (DNS- James Smith)
Feature- Dustin Neat, Justin Rattliff, Ricky Arms, Victor Lee, Tim Tungate, Jeff Watson, Clarence Belcher, Jeff Rawling, Dennis Barton, Jerry Rutherford, Chris Ruble, Tommy Carlton, Timmy Taylor, Buzz Williams (DNS- Michael Chilton, James Jones)
Bluegrass Drug Store Modifieds (21 entries)
Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Tommy Bailey 14.682
Inter County Energy 1st Heat- Benji Lee, Tommy Bailey, Matthew Jordan, Brent Denny, Stacey Decker, Butch Shay, Chris Woodruff
Inter County Energy 2nd Heat- Michael England, J.T. Ayers, Logan Whitis, Tim Patrick, Robbie Settles, Gerald Haynes, Jr. (DNS- Scott Wells)
Inter County Energy 3rd Heat- Chris Johnson, Elliott Despain, Levi Kissinger, Brad Schlosser, Brandon Flannery, A.J. Reams, Tim Potts
Feature- Michael England, Tommy Bailey, Benji Lee, Elliott Despain, Levi Kissinger, Matthew Jordan, Gerald Haynes, Jr., Brad Schlosser, Brandon Flannery, Brent Denny, Robbie Settles, Stacey Decker, Butch Shay, A.J. Reams, Logan Whitis, Chris Woodruff, Tim Patrick, Chris Johnson, J.T. Ayers, Tim Potts (DNS- Scott Wells)
D&D Pallet Recyclers Sportsman (12 entries)
Bob Allen Motor Mall Top Qualifier- Allen Hackworth, Jr. 15.422 (new track record)
Northside RV 1st Heat- Glen Hounshell, Jr., Allen Hackworth, Jr., Donnie Sullivan, Troy Scott, Justin Hubbuch, Johnny King
Northside RV 2nd Heat- Derek Bottoms, Pat Hagan, Jeremy Howard, Glen Branham, Terry Cheeks, James Smith
Feature- Allen Hackworth, Jr., Jeremy Howard, Troy Scott, Donnie Sullivan, Glen Branham, Derek Bottoms, Terry Cheeks, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Pat Hagan, James Smith, Justin Hubbuch (DNS- Johnny King)