|Junction City, KY (October 7, 2015) Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Jerry Denson wants to announce what his “Plan B” will be for this weekend’s 25th Annual Fall Classic scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday October 8, 9, and 10 at the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring”.
With a projected forecast of possible rain showers at times on Friday October 9, the track wanted to announce its alternative plan if Friday’s event were to be postponed due to inclement weather. “First off, I want to assure everyone that we will try our very best to get the Friday portion of the program complete if the weather allows”, stated Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Jerry Denson. “With the forecast giving a chance of rain at times during the day on Friday, we just want to have a standby plan in place so the race teams and race fans will know what is going on”, added Denson. “But for now, we are on schedule to proceed with events as they have been scheduled all along, with open practice on Thursday (October 8), time trials and heats on Friday (October 9), and B-Mains and feature events on Saturday (October 10)’, concluded Denson.
If the Friday portion of the Fall Classic event were to be postponed due to inclement weather, the track will do a split-session program and run the entire program on Saturday October 10. Gates would open at 8:00 a.m. and driver registration would also open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday October 10. The drivers meeting would take place at 10:30 a.m., with practice laps set to begin at 11:00 a.m., followed immediately by time trials and green flag racing. Upon the conclusion of the program on Saturday afternoon, the general admission area would be cleared and reopened approximately one hour after it has been cleared and track personnel would rework the track’s racing surface during this time as well, and would attempt to get the scheduled Saturday evening portion of the program started by 7:30 p.m., beginning with B-Main, followed by the A-Mains in all divisions. If race teams or race fans only purchased a one-day pass, they would have to pay for Saturday to re-enter the general admission or pit area. If race teams and race fans have a two-day, they will be good to go just as if the program were Friday/Saturday like originally scheduled. If individuals only want to come for the Saturday night portion of the program, they would have the Saturday night general admission and/or pit pass price.
The Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs will sanction the Super Late Model portion of the weekend’s racing activities, culminating with the 25th Annual Fall Classic that will be 100 laps in distance and pay a track-record $25,000 to win in a 100 lap main event. Also in competition during the weekend will be the track’s Sweet Beans and Things Modified division, which will race for $5,000 to win in a 40 lap main event. The Premier Integrity Solutions Pro Late Model division will also compete for $2,500 to win in a 40 lap main event and the Lawson Tractor Sales KDRA Super Stocks will compete for $2,000 to win in the 30 lap Bobby Carrier, Sr. Memorial during the Fall Classic weekend. In addition, Four Cylinders will compete in the Saturday night portion of the program only and will race for $500 to win.
The 25th Annual Fall Classic weekend will begin on Thursday evening October 8 with an open practice for all divisions that will take place from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. that evening, with a live band providing musical entertainment following the practice session. On Friday October 9, the Super Late Models, Modifieds, and Pro Late Models will compete in practice, time trials, and qualifying heat race events, while American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stocks will use the practice/time trial combo format and run qualifying heat race events, with a live band again providing musical entertainment following the conclusion of heat race events. The weekend will conclude on Saturday October 10 with B-Mains for each division, followed by the $25,000 to win Super Late Model A-Main, the $5,000 to win Modified A-Main, the $2,500 to win Pro Late Model A-Main, the $2,000 to win American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stock Bobby Carrier, Sr. Memorial A-Main, and the $500 to win Four Cylinder main event. Of note, if the Friday portion of the event is postponed to Saturday morning due to inclement weather, the Modified and Pro Late Model divisions will also use the hot lap/time trial combo format to set heat race line-ups. The Super Late Model division will time trial 2 laps, two cars at a time.
The Super Late Model portion of the event will be sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs and see the Super Late Models practice, time trial, and heat race on Friday October 9, followed by their B-Mains and 100 lap, $25,000 to win A-Main on Saturday October 10. The tire rule for the event is as follows: Hoosier 1300, 1350, or 1600; American Racer 44, 48, or 56. All other rules and regulations followed by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series will apply for the weekend of racing competition. The entry fee for Super Late Models for the event will be $175 and entry forms are available on the Ponderosa Speedway track website at www.ponderosaspeedway.net. Also, the highest finishing driver using a CT525 engine package will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing driver using a Steel Head/SPEC engine package will receive a $200 bonus courtesy of the series. For more information concerning the Southern Nationals Bonus Series, visit the series website at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com or contact series race director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723. For the Modified, Pro Late Model, and KDRA Super Stock divisions, the following entry fees will apply and do include transponder rental: Modifieds- $75; Pro Late Models- $50; American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stocks- $20.
Ponderosa Speedway 25th Annual Fall Classic Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs Super Late Model A-Main Payout (100 laps): 1st- $25,000, 2nd- $10,000, 3rd- $5,000, 4th- $4,000, 5th- $2,500, 6th- $2,000, 7th- $1,800, 8th- $1,700, 9th- $1,500, 10th- $1,000, 11th- $1,000, 12th- $1,000, 13th- $1,000, 14th- $1,000, 15th- $1,000, 16th- $1,000, 17th- $1,000, 18th- $1,000, 19th- $1,000, 20th- $1,000, 21st- $1,000, 22nd- $1,000 (all drivers starting a B-Main that do not qualify for the event will receive $100 tow money).
Sweet Beans and Things Modifieds (40 laps): 1st- $5,000, 2nd- $2,500, 3rd- $1,000, 4th- $800, 5th- $600, 6th- $550, 7th- $500, 8th- $450, 9th- $400, 10th- $350, 11th- $300, 12th- $250, 13th- $200, 14th- $200, 15th- $200, 16th- $200, 17th- $200, 18th- $200, 19th- $200, 20th- $200, 21st- $200, 22nd- $200 (all drivers starting a B-Main that do not qualify for the event will receive $50 tow money).
Premier Integrity Solutions Pro Late Models (40 laps): 1st- $2,500, 2nd- $1,250, 3rd- $600, 4th- $400, 5th- $300, 6th- $275, 7th- $250, 8th- $225, 9th- $200, 10th- $175, 11th- $170, 12th- $160, 13th- $150, 14th- $150, 15th- $150, 16th- $150, 17th- $150, 18th- $150, 19th- $150, 20th- $150, 21st- $150, 22nd- $150 (all drivers starting a B-Main that do not qualify for the event will receive $40 tow money).
Lawson Tractor Sales and Service American Dirt Allstars KDRA Super Stocks Bobby Carrier, Sr. Memorial (30 laps): 1st- $2,000, 2nd- $500, 3rd- $350, 4th- $300, 5th- $250, 6th- $225, 7th- $200, 8th- $175, 9th- $150, 10th- $140, 11th- $130, 12th- $115, 13th- $100, 14th- $100, 15th- $100, 16th- $100, 17th- $100, 18th- $100, 19th- $100, 20th- $100, 21st- $100, 22nd- $100 (all drivers starting a B-Main that do not qualify for the event will receive $20 tow money).
Activities for the 25th Annual Fall Classic weekend at Ponderosa Speedway will see gates open for the open practice on Thursday October 8 at 5:00 p.m., with practice laps set to take place from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Preliminary night activities on Friday October 9 will see the general admission and pit areas open at 4:00 p.m., with the drivers meeting set for 7:00 p.m., with practice set to begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by time trials and green flag racing. The weekend will culminate on Saturday October 10 with the general admission and pit areas opening at 4:00 p.m., with a special driver’s autograph session slated from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., while the drivers meeting will again take place at 7:00 p.m., followed immediately by practice laps and racing action. All times listed are Eastern Daylight Times. No lawn chairs will be permitted in the general admission grandstand seating area, however, stadium-style seats are allowed.
Ticket prices for the 25th Annual Fall Classic at Ponderosa Speedway on Thursday October 8 will be FREE in the general admission area, while a pit pass will be $15. For Friday October 9, general admission for adults will be $25, children ages 12 and under FREE, and a pit pass will be $35. For Saturday October 10, general admission for adults will be $40, children ages 12 and under FREE, and a pit pass will be $50. A two-day pass will be available for the weekend that can be purchased at the general admission and pit gates, with a two-day general admission ticket for adults $55, children ages 12 and under FREE, and a two-day pit pass for adults will be $70. Of note, if the Friday portion of the event were to be postponed due to inclement weather, the Friday prices would apply to the midday Saturday program that would be contested.
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. For more information about racing activities at Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage on the internet at www.ponderosaspeedway.net or by contacting track promoter Jerry Denson at (606) 235-0190 or via email at email@example.com., via Twitter @MichaelDespain or @PonderosaSpdwy, 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.