|Junction City, KY (September 4, 2015) Ponderosa Speedway would return to action on Friday evening as the Southern Nationals Bonus Series would come to town for the 4th Annual Red Clay Bash as part of the Revelution Race Cars Iron Man Speedweek presented by Arizona Sport Shirts and Dustin Linville of Bryantsville, KY would win the Super Late Model portion of the program and take home the $3,000 payday. Victor Lee of Danville, KY would take the Iron Man Modified presented by American Racer South victory and Todd Coffman of Parksville, KY would win the Premeir Integrity Solutions Pro Late Model $1,000 to win feature. Other feature event winners included Pherman Stewart of Manchester, KY in Lawson Tractor Sales and Service KDRA Super Stocks, Jason Bell of London, KY in Hardees Mini-Cup/Cyclones, and Thomas Scenters of Berea, KY in Four Cylinders.
Dustin Linville and Michael Chilton would bring the 22 car starting field to the green flag in the Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs event, with Linville taking the lead. The only caution of the event flew on lap 4 when Rod Carter, Jr. and Donnie Sullivan tangled in turn four. Back underway, Linville would set a rapid pace at the point and would begin the process of working slower on lap 11 of the 30 lap contest. Justin Rattliff would work past Chilton to second, while Skylar Marlar, Jason Jameson, and Victor Lee would have an entertaining battle for fourth. Linville would exercise some caution in lapped traffic and this allowed Rattliff to close in on the leader just a bit, however, it would be Linville’s night as he would drive to the checkered flag first in the Terry Linville owned Johnny Maco Electric/Paul Benton Auto Body/Linville’s Finish Carpentry/Graphic Impressions/G&J Bottling/Red’s Auto and Tire/Cookie Monster Power Plants/M&D Electric/Pine Top Motors/M&K Car Care/Bluegrass Radiator sponsored #D8 Swartz Race Car, powered by a Bullock Race Engine. Rattliff and Chilton would finish second and third, while Lee and Jameson completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Marlar, Stephen Breeding, Joe Janowski, Tommy Bailey, and Brandon Kinzer. Twenty-four entries would see Linville be top qualifier at 13.726 seconds and win a heat, while Chilton and Rattliff were the other heat winners, with Timmy Taylor being credited with the B-Main win.
The Iron Man Modified main event would be a two car race up front as Victor Lee and J.T. Ayers would pull away from the field, with Ayers closing in on Lee with two laps remaining in the race, with Lee able to maintain his position and earn the victory in the Kerry Trowbridge owned Automotive Specialities/Tri County Auto and Oil/Brunner and Son Lawn Maintenance/Dexter’s Gun and Ammo sponsored #6 Diamond Race Car powered by a Pro Power Race Engine. Ayers would take runner-up honors, while Dennis Roberson would finish third, with Blake Brown and Don Adams rounding out the top five. Completing the top ten would be Brent Denny, Cy Cundiff, Aaron Branham, Joey Cotterman, and Joseph Husband. Seventeen entries would see Ayers as top qualifier at 15.332 seconds and win a heat, with Lee also winning a heat.
Todd Coffman would take the lead in the Premier Integrity Solutions Pro Late Model main event after the lead duo of Adam Bowman and Elliott Despain would get crossed up in turn two on lap 18 and eventually drive on to the victory aboard the Sharon Coffman owned Auto Connection/Self Service Storage/The Muffler Shop/Coffman Photography/Todd’s Body Shop/Heritage Closing/Harrod Farms sponsored #35 Rocket Chassis. Bartley Grant, 17th starting Jake Henry, Wesley Brummett, and Zane Powell would complete the top five. The rest of the top ten would be Bowman, Jerry Ellis, Perry Barnhardt, Clayton Turner, and Timmy Yeager. Eighteen entries would see Henry as top qualifier at 14.388 seconds, with Despain and Bowman winning the heats.
Pherman Stewart would lead all the way to score the victory in the Lawson Tractor Sales and Service KDRA Super Stocks feature event in the Jerry Hibbard owned Hibbard’s Fencing sponsored #1 Stewart Race Car. Eddie Stewart would battle back to second after a flat tire early on, but would be disqualified after a post-race altercation, so Glen Hounshell, Jr. would be credited with second, followed by Nathaniel Mullins, Danny Blackwell, and Troy Scott. Eddie Stewart would be the top qualifier among fifteen entries at 15.697, with Hounshell, Jr. and Pherman Stewart winning heats.
Jason Bell would score his fifth win of the season by taking victory in the Hardees Mini-Cup/Cyclone division main event aboard the CheapGoods.com sponsored #97 entry. Scott Crusenberry, Josh Dickerson, and Bobby Williams would completed the running order among four entries, with Crusenberry winning the heat.
Thomas Scenters would outdistance Freddy Breeden to win the Four Cylinder feature event and win his second event of the season in the Justin Johnson owned ET’s Auto Service sponsored #44. Chasing Scenters and Breeden at the finish would be Jamison Gipson and Keith Gipson. Scenters also won the heat.
SUMMARY-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-September 4, 2015
Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs Super Late Models (24 entries) Top Qualifier- Dustin Linville 13.726 1st Heat (top 5 transfer)- Dustin Linville, Skylar Marlar, Jason Jameson, Brandon Kinzer, Daniel Dial, Timmy Taylor, Dennis Barton (DNS- J.L. Muse) 2nd Heat (top 5 transfer)- Michael Chilton, Tommy Bailey, Stephen Breeding, Jerry Rutherford, Mike Strunk, Larry Greer, Travis Armes, Donnie Sullivan 3rd Heat (top 5 transfer)- Justin Rattliff, Victor Lee, Joe Janowski, David Payne, Ray Cook, Robby Hensley, Rod Carter, Jr., Robert Luttrell, Jr.
B-Main (top 7 transfer)- Timmy Taylor, Larry Greer, Robby Hensley, Travis Armes, Rod Carter, Jr., Donnie Sullivan, Robert Luttrell, Jr. (DNS- Dennis Barton, J.:L. Muse) Revelution Race Cars Iron Man Speedweek presented by Arizona Sport Shirts 4th Annual Red Clay Bash- Dustin Linville, Justin Rattliff, Michael Chilton, Victor Lee, Jason Jameson, Skylar Marlar, Stephen Breeding, Joe Janowski, Tommy Bailey, Brandon Kinzer, David Payne, Mike Strunk, Robby Hensley, Jerry Rutherford, Larry Greer, Timmy Taylor, Travis Armes, Donnie Sullivan, Daniel Dial, Robert Luttrell, Jr., Rod Carter, Jr., Ray Cook
Iron Man Modifieds presented by American Racer South (17 entries) Top Qualifier- J.T. Ayers 15.332 1st Heat- J.T. Ayers, Dennis Roberson, Blake Brown, Brent Denny, Aaron Branham, Joseph Husband, Sam Murphy, Jr., Dusty Branscum (DNS- Shawn Hibbard) 2nd Heat- Victor Lee, Don Adams, Cy Cundiff, Joey Cotterman, Jeff Cotterman, Tim Patrick, Jeff Watson, Billy Palmer
Feature- Victor Lee, J.T. Ayers, Dennis Roberson, Blake Brown, Don Adams, Brent Denny, Cy Cundiff, Aaron Branham, Joey Cotterman, Joseph Husband, Billy Palmer, Sam Murphy, Jr., Dusty Branscum, Tim Patrick, Jeff Cotterman (DNS- Jeff Watson, Shawn Hibbard)
Premier Integrity Solutions Pro Late Models (18 entries) Top Qualifier- Jake Henry 14.388 1st Heat- Elliott Despain, Timmy Yeager, Bartley Grant, Chad Spradlin, Jerry Ellis, Clayton Spradlin, Clayton Turner, Trent Low (DQ- Jake Henry) 2nd Heat- Adam Bowman, Todd Coffman, Zane Powell, Wesley Brummett, Steven Eversole, Jeremy Strunk, Darrell Gaddis, Perry Barnhardt, Wesley Ball
Feature- Todd Coffman, Bartley Grant, Jake Henry, Wesley Brummett, Zane Powell, Adam Bowman, Jerry Ellis, Perry Barnhardt, Clayton Turner, Timmy Yeager, Wesley Ball, Steven Eversole, Chad Spradlin, Jeremy Strunk, Darrell Gaddis (DQ- Elliott Despain, Clayton Spradlin; DNS- Trent Low)
Lawson Tractor Sales and Service KDRA Super Stocks (15 entries) Top Qualifier- Eddie Stewart 15.697 1st Heat- Glen Hounshell, Jr., Eddie Stewart, Troy Scott, Terry Cheeks, Scott Short, Sarah Patrick (DNS- David Murphy, Johnny King) 2nd Heat- Pherman Stewart, Nathaniel Mullins, Danny Blackwell, Derek Bottoms, Wyatt Hebrock (DNS- Casey King, Doyle Hibbard)
Feature- Pherman Stewart, Glen Hounshell, Jr., Nathaniel Mullins, Danny Blackwell, Troy Scott, Terry Cheeks, Scott Short, Doyle Hibbard, Sarah Patrick, Wyatt Hebrock, Derek Bottoms (DQ- Eddie Stewart; DNS- David Murphy, Johnny King, Casey King)
Hardees Mini-Cup/Cyclones (4 entries)
Heat- Scott Crusenberry, Jason Bell, Josh Dickerson, Bobby Williams
Feature- Jason Bell, Scott Crusenberry, Josh Dickerson, Bobby Williams
Four Cylinders (4 entries)
Feature- Thomas Scenters, Freddy Breeden, Jamison Gipson, Keith Gipson
Heat- Thomas Scenters, Freddy Breeden, Jamison Gipson, Keith Gipson