Ponderosa Speedway Test and Tune Day March 29; 2014 Season Opener April 5

Junction City, KY-March 16, 2014- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Jerry Denson and his staff and busy making preparations to kick off the 2014 racing season at “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” as the crew at “The Pond” has an Open Practice Test and Tune day scheduled for Saturday March 29, while the 2014 racing season will officially get the green flag with the track’s 42nd Annual Season Opener on Saturday April 5.

Ponderosa Speedway will host an Open Practice Test and Tune day at the track on Saturday afternoon March 29 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  The general admission and pit area will open at Noon on March 29.  All drivers are welcome in all divisions and are encouraged to bring their cars to the track to “shake down” their racing equipment for the upcoming 2014 racing season.  Admission in the general admission area will be FREE for the day on March 29, while a pit pass will cost $15.

While a majority of the racing events will take place on Friday evenings, the 42nd Annual Season Opener event will take place one week following the practice day on Saturday April 5.  The April 5 racing event will consist of a full program of racing action for the Super Late Model, Pro Late Model, Modified, Sportsman ($400 to win), and Pure Street divisions.

42nd Annual Season Opener A-Main Payouts for Saturday April 5:
Super Late Models:  1st- $1,000, 2nd- $500, 3rd- $400, 4th- $375, 5th- $350, 6th- $300, 7th- $250, 8th- $200, 9th- $175, 10th- $150, 11th through 18th- $125 to start.
Pro Late Models:  (12 or more cars)- 1st- $500, 2nd- $250, 3rd- $200, 4th- $150, 5th- $125, 6th- $100, 7th- $95, 8th- $90, 9th- $85, 10th- $80, 11th through 18th- $75 to start; (11 or less entries)- 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $100, 4th- $90, 5th- $80, 6th through 11th- $75 to start.
Modifieds:  1st- $700, 2nd- $350, 3rd- $250, 4th- $225, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $130, 9th- $120, 10th- $110, 11th through 18th- $100 to start.
Sportsman:  1st- $400, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $70, 9th- $60, 10th- $55, 11th through 18th- $50 to start.
Pure Street:  1st- $200, 2nd- $100, 3rd- $90, 4th- $80, 5th- $70, 6th- $65, 7th- $60, 8th- $55, 9th- $50, 10th- $40, 11th through 18th- $30 to start.

For more information about Ponderosa Speedway, please contact track promoter Jerry Denson at (606) 235-0190 or via email at jerrydenson@ponderosaspeedway.net.  The track office phone number on Race Day is (859) 854-6808.  Other media outlets for more information about Ponderosa Speedway include www.ponderosaspeedway.net online or on Facebook at Ponderosa Speedway.


Ponderosa Speedway 2014 Schedule of Events
March 29 (Saturday)- Test and Tune Open Practice (2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.)
April 5 (Saturday)- 42nd Annual Season Opener:  Sportsman- $400 to win; Regular Show- Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Pure Street (Track Points Begin)
April 12 (Saturday)- Sportsman- $400 to win, Pure Street- $300 to win; Regular Show- Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models
April 18 (Friday)- 2nd Annual Spring Showdown:  Ray Cook’s Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer Oil-  Super Late Models- $4,000 to win/$400 to start, Modifieds- $1,500 to win; Regular Show- Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
April 25 (Friday)- OFF
May 2 (Friday)-  4th Annual Weekend Warrior:  Pro Late Models- $800 to win, Sportsman- $600 to win, Pure Street- $300 to win; Regular Show- Super Late Models, Modifieds
May 3 (Saturday)-  18th Annual Pete Abell Memorial:  Super Late Models- $2,500 to win, Modifieds- $1,000 to win; Regular Show- Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
May 9 (Friday)- Regular Show:  Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
May 16 (Friday)- OFF
May 23 (Friday)-  Regular Show- Super  Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
May 30 (Friday)- Armed Forces Night:  Regular Show- Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street (all military veterans, active and inactive, receive free general admission)
June 6 (Friday)- OFF
June 13 (Friday)- Regular Show- Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
June 20 (Friday)- Regular Show- Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
June 27 (Friday)- OFF
July 4 (Friday)- 14th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial:  Super Late Models- $2,500 to win, Modifieds- $1,500 to win; Regular Show- Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
July 11 (Friday)- OFF
July 18 (Friday)- Regular Show- Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Pure Street
July 25 (Friday)- OFF
August 1 (Friday)- 3rd Annual Red Clay Bash:  Divisions and Purses To Be Announced
August 22 (Friday)- 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial:  Ultimate Super Late Model Series- $10,001 to win, Modifieds- $2,500 to win; Other Divisions To Be Announced
September 27 (Saturday)- Special Event:  Divisions and Purses To Be Announced
October 10 (Friday)- 7th Annual Friday Night Rumble:  Divisions and Purses to Be Announced
October 11 (Saturday)- 24th Annual Fall Classic:  Divisions and Purses to Be Announced