|Ponderosa Speedway Set for $10,001 to win Ultimate Series John Bradshaw Memorial on Friday August 22
|Junction City, KY (August 10, 2014) Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Jerry Denson and staff are ready for their next event that takes place on Friday August 22 as the Ultimate Super Late Model Series will make its first-ever appearance in the Bluegrass State for the 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial presented by Sweet Beans and Things at the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring”.
The Super Late Model portion of the event will pay $10,001 to win and will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. This event is the richest paying to win event for Super Late Models in the 42 year history of the famed facility and will also mark the first-ever appearance in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioning body based out of Georgia.
The Friday August 22 event will be the 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial presented by Sweet Beans and Things and will be sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, featuring a full program of practice, time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the 75 lap, $10,001 to win John Bradshaw Memorial A-Main event. Joining the Ultimate Super Late Model Series in competition at the 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial presented by Sweet Beans and Things on Friday August 22 will be the Modifieds, who will race for $2,500 to win, along with Pro Late Models racing for $800 to win and Sportsman racing for $600 to win. The Super Late Model and Modified divisions will time trial at this event, while the Pro Late Model and Sportsman divisions will pill draw to determine heat race starting positions. 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.
Revelution Race Cars has posted a $200 award for the top qualifier in Ultimate Super Late Model Series time trials that evening, while Yeager Insulation will award $50 to the top qualifier in Modified division time trials. For more information concerning the Ultimate Super Late Model Series, visit the tour’s website online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
The following entry fees will apply for competition at the 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial presented by Sweet Beans and Things on Friday August 22: Super Late Models- $105; Modifieds- $50; Pro Late Models- $25; Sportsman- $20.
11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial presented by Sweet Beans and Things A-Main Payouts:
Ultimate Super Late Models (75 laps): 1st- $10,001, 2nd- $5,000, 3rd- $2,500, 4th- $2,000, 5th- $1,500, 6th- $1,300, 7th- $1,200, 8th- $1,100, 9th- $850, 10th- $800, 11th- $750, 12th- $700, 13th- $650, 14th- $600, 15th- $550, 16th through 24th- $500 to start.
Modifieds (35 laps): 1st- $2,500, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $600, 4th- $400, 5th- $350, 6th- $300, 7th- $275, 8th- $250, 9th- $225, 10th through 20th- $200 to start.
Pro Late Models (20 laps): 1st- $800, 2nd- $400, 3rd- $225, 4th- $200, 5th- $175, 6th- $150, 7th- $140, 8th- $135, 9th- $130, 10th through 18th- $125 to start.
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.
Activities for the 11th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial presented by Sweet Beans and Things on Friday August 22 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 for the August 22 event in the general admission area will be $30 for adults, with children ages 12 and under FREE. A pit pass will be $45.
The John Bradshaw Memorial first appeared on the track’s schedule in 2003 as a combined event with the Fall Classic and Johnny Wheeler of Campbellsville, KY would score the win in the inaugural event. Current Modified ace Benji Lee of Loretto, KY would take the race win in 2004, while Eddie Carrier, Jr. of Salt Rock, WV picked up the victory in 2005. Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN would claim the race win in 2006, while Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN would take the race victory in 2007. Rob Blair of Titusville, PA won the 2008 event in his only appearance ever at the track, while Victor Lee of Danville, KY hit paydirt in the 2009 race. Eddie Carrier, Jr. would become the first and only repeat winner of the event to date by winning the 2010 race, with Eric Wells of Hazard, KY claiming the victory in 2011. Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY would take the race victory in 2012 and is the defending race champion, as the race was not contested in 2013.
Ponderosa Speedway last raced on Friday August 1 and feature event winners that evening included Dustin Linville of Lancaster, KY in Super Late Models, Michael England of Glasgow, KY in Modifieds, P.J. Feistritzer of Danville, KY in Pro Late Models, and Allen Hackworth, Jr. of Waco, KY in Sportsman.
Track championship point leader heading into the Friday August 22 event are Dion Benningfield of Lebanon, 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 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 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.