|Junction City, KY (July 18, 2014) Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Jerry Denson and staff were set to return to action with the 14th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial event on Friday July 18 at the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring”, but Mother Nature would get involved and alter those plans.
Light showers would start in around Noon and would become more steadier by around 2:00 p.m., then would taper off, but the rain showers returned around 3:30 p.m. and just would not let up, forcing track officials to postpone the “Junebug” Memorial event. The event will now take place TOMORROW evening on Saturday July 19
The now scheduled for Saturday July 19 “Junebug” Memorial event will see a full card of racing action that will feature Super Late Models racing for $2,500 to win, Modifieds racing for $1,500 to win, Pro Late Models racing for $600 to win, and Sportsman racing for $600 to win. Also as part of this event, the Modified and Sportsman division features that were rained out back on June 27 will be contested that evening as well, with those feature event fields set and no other drivers allowed in those make-up features.
Ponderosa Speedway Modified and Sportsman Payouts for June 27 Make-Up A-Mains:
Modifieds (20 laps): 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 (15 laps): 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $70, 9th- $60, 10th- $55, 11th through 18th- $50 to start.
The Saturday July 19 racing program will be the 14th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial event and will feature a full program of racing competition in all divisions, with Super Late Models racing 35 laps for $2,500 to win/$200 to start, along with Modifieds racing for $1,500 to win/$150 to start in their 25 lap feature contest. Also on the Saturday July 19 racing docket will be Pro Late Models racing in a 20 lap feature contest for $600 to win/$100 to start (if there are 18 or more entries, the race will pay $1,000 to win) and Sportsman racing for $600 to win/$75 to start in a 20 lap feature event. 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 of the drivers meeting, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
The entry fee for all divisions at the 14th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial event will be as follows: Super Late Models- $50; Modifieds- $30; Pro Late Models- $25; Sportsman- $20.
Ponderosa Speedway 14th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial A-Main Event Payouts:
Super Late Models (35 laps): 1st- $2,500, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $600, 4th- $400, 5th- $350, 6th- $300, 7th- $275, 8th- $250, 9th- $225, 10th through 18th- $200 to start
Modifieds (25 laps): 1st- $1,500, 2nd- $700, 3rd- $350, 4th- $250, 5th- $225, 6th- $200, 7th- $190, 8th- $175, 9th- $160, 10th through 18th- $150 to start..
Pro Late Models (20 laps): 1st- $600, 2nd- $300, 3rd- $250, 4th- $200, 5th- $150, 6th- $125, 7th through 18th- $100 to start (if there are 18 or more entries, the division will pay $1,000 to win).
Sportsman (20 laps): 1st- $600, 2nd- $300, 3rd- $200, 4th- $150, 5th- $125, 6th- $100, 7th- $95, 8th- $90, 9th- $85, 10th through 18th- $75 to start.
The Saturday July 19 activities for the 14th Annual Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial will all events scheduled one-half hour earlier than normal. The general admission area and pit area will open at 3:30 p.m. The drivers 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 on Saturday July 19 in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, with children ages 12 and under admitted FREE with a paid adult, while a pit pass will be $35.
Ponderosa Speedway last raced on Friday June 27 and feature event winners that evening included Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY in Super Late Models and Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY in Pro Late Models, while the Modified and Sportsman feature events were rained out and will be contested as part of the July 18 racing program.
Track championship point leader heading into the Saturday July 19 event are Timmy Taylor of Harrodsburg, KY in Super Late Models, Todd Coffman of Junction City, KY in Pro Late Models, Ryan Thomas of Gosport, IN 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 promoter 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 websites 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 firstname.lastname@example.org., 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.