Ponderosa Speedway Idle May 19, Red Clay Bash/Friday Night Thunder Next on May 26
Junction City, KY (May 14, 2017) Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Jamie Stumph and co-owner Larry Redenius will have the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” idle on Friday May 19, however, action will return in a big way with the track’s 5th Annual Red Clay Bash on Friday May 26 as the MARS East Dirt Car Series for Super Late Models will be in action for $3,000 to win, along with the Friday Night Thunder for KDRA Super Stocks that will pay $1,200 to win.  There will also be a full racing program for Pro (Crate) Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Stock Four Cylinders, and Mini-Cup/Cyclones.   

The 5th Annual Red Clay Bash will take place on Friday May 26 and will feature the MARS East Dirt Car Series Super Late Models in their first-ever appearance at Ponderosa Speedway in a full program of practice, time trials, qualifying heats, B-Mains, and the $3,000 to win 5th Annual Red Clay Bash A-Main.  Also in competition on Friday May 26 will be the KDRA Super Stocks in the Friday Night Thunder event that was postponed a couple of weeks back and they will race for $1,200 to win.  Completing the racing program at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday May 26 will be the track’s Pro (Crate) Late Models racing for $800 to win, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $700 to win, Stock Four Cylinders racing for $300 to win, and Mini-Cup/Cyclones racing for $100 to win.  All division, expect for Super Late Models, will utilize the practice/time trial combo format to determine heat race starting positions.  Transponder timing/scoring is used at Ponderosa Speedway and the rental fee for a transponder is $10.  RACEceivers are also mandatory and are required to be in use each a competitor is on the track. 

Activities for the 5th Annual Red Clay Bash at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday May 26 will see the pit area and general admission area gates open at 4:00 p.m.  The drivers meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m., followed immediately by practice, Super Late Model time trials, and green flag racing.  Ticket prices and purse information for the 5th Annual Red Clay Bash will be announced in an upcoming release. 

Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane on the Boyle/Lincoln County border, outside of Junction City, KY, just minutes from Danville, KY.  Jamie Stumph is the track promoter.  For more information about racing activities at Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage on the internet at or by contacting track promoter Jamie Stumph at (859) 326-0579 or via email at, via Twitter @PonderosaSpdwy, or on Facebook at (Ponderosa Speedway).  Patrons and/or other interested parties can phone the track at (859) 854-6808 on raceday.

Ponderosa Speedway Top Ten in Track Points after April 14, 2017

1.            Victor Lee- 150
2.            Todd Coffman- 145
3.            Jake Henry- 135
4.            Wesley Brummett- 114
Gary Yeager- 114
6.            Derek Bottoms- 112
7.            Timmy Taylor- 100
8.            Austin Taylor- 95
9.            Gary Noplis- 90
10.          Brian Wooldridge- 82

1.            Blake Brown- 141
2.            David Webb- 128
3.            Jeff Watson- 127
4.            Victor Lee- 75
J.T. Ayers- 75
6.  Mike Pratt- 72
7.  Mike Marlar- 69
8.  Ervin Vance- 68
9.  Peyton Harlow- 67
10. Brad Schlosser- 59

1.            Eddie Stewart- 144
2.            Bartley Grant- 143
3.            Robby Perkins- 133
4.            Tyler Collis- 127
5.            Sarah Patrick- 112
6.            Robert Stanton- 102
7.            Casey King- 101
8.            Jamey Adams- 75
9.            James Crowe- 70
10.          Jeremie Bretz- 65

1.            Shane Irvin- 150
2.            Brian Moore- 133
3.            Keith Gipson- 110
4.            Timothy Quiggins- 103
5.            Floyd Lowe- 71
6.            Jason Stone- 70
7.            David Owens- 69
8.            Harold Brown- 68
9.            Tyler Lawson- 65
10.          Robert Deary- 64

1.            Dylan Rutherford- 147
2.            Jason Hinkle- 138
3.            Jason Hinkle, Jr.- 132
4.            Brilynn Ritchie- 126
5.            Blake Brown- 99