Ponderosa Speedway Off April 25; Weekend Warrior Event May 2/Pete Abell Memorial May 3

Junction City, KY-April 20, 2014- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Jerry Denson and staff at the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” will be closed this Friday April 25, but action returns in a big way with a weekend doubleheader of racing action with the 4th Annual Weekend Warrior event on Friday May 2 and the 17th Annual Pete Abell Memorial event on Saturday May 3.

The Friday May 2 racing program will be the 4th Annual Weekend Warrior event, featuring Pro Late Models racing for $800 to win and Sportsman racing for $600 to win.  Also on the May 2 Weekend Warrior racing program will be Super Late Models racing for $1,000 to win and Modifieds racing for $700 to win, along with Pure Street racing for $200 to win.  RACEceivers are mandatory for all divisions and can be rented at the track at driver registration, with all drivers needing to be signed at the time for the drivers meeting that evening at 7:00 p.m.

The Saturday May 3 racing program will be the 17th Annual Pete Abell Memorial contest, featuring Super Late Models racing for $2,500 to win and Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win.  Also on the May 3 Pete Abell Memorial racing program will be Pro Late Models racing for $600 to win (12 or more entries; $400 to win 11 or less entries) and Sportsman racing for $300 to win, along with Pure Street racing for $200 to win.  RACEceivers are mandatory for all divisions and can be rented at the track at driver registration, with all drivers needing to be signed at the time for the drivers meeting that evening at 6:30 p.m.

Activities for the Friday May 2 4th Annual Weekend Warrior event will see the general admission area and pit area open at 4:00 p.m.  The drivers meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 7:20 p.m.  Time trials will get underway at 7:45 p.m., with racing set to take the green flag at 8:30 p.m.  Ticket prices and race purse information will be released later on this week.

Activities for the Saturday May 3 17th Annual Pete Abell Memorial event will see the general admission area and pit area open at 4:00 p.m.  The driver’s meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 6:50 p.m.  Time trials will get underway at 7:15 p.m., with racing set to take the green flag at 8:00 p.m.  Ticket prices and race purse information will be released later on this week.

Ponderosa Speedway last raced on Friday April 18 and feature event winners that evening included Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN in Super Late Models, Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY in Pro Late Models, Michael England of Glasgow, KY in Modifieds, and Allen Hackworth, Jr. of Waco, KY in Sportsman.

Track championship point leader heading into the Friday May 2 event are Dion Benningfield of Lebanon, KY in Super Late Models, Gary Yeager of Harrodsburg, KY in Pro Late Models, Michael England of Glasgow, KY in Modifieds, and Glen Hounshell, Jr. of Mount Vernon, KY in Sportsman.

Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane on the Boyle/Lincoln County border, outside of Junction City, KY, just minutes from Danville, KY.  Jerry Denson is the track promoters and will present dirt track sports entertainment from April through mid-October of the 2014 race season.  For more information about racing activities at Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpages on the internet at www.ponderosaspeedway.net and www.ponderosaspeedway.us or by contacting track promoter Jerry Denson at (606) 235-0190 or via email at jerrydenson@ponderosaspeedway.net., via Twitter @MichaelDespain, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/131180253585931/ (Ponderosa Speedway).  Patrons and/or other interested parties can phone the track at (859) 854-6808 on raceday.