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    Default Ponderosa Speedway Begins 46th Season with 6th Annual Spring Showdown Friday April 20

    Ponderosa Speedway
    365 Phillips Lane
    Junction City, KY 40440

    2018 Media Release #3 (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2018)
    Contact- Michael Despain (mgdespain@windstream.net; @MichaelDespain-Twitter; Michael Despain-Facebook)
    Website- www.ponderosaspeedway.net

    Ponderosa Speedway Begins 46th Season with 6th Annual Spring Showdown Friday April 20

    Junction City, KY- April 6, 2018- Ponderosa Speedway is set to begin its 46th season of dirt track racing entertainment when the track opens its 2018 special-events only schedule on Friday April 20 with the 6th Annual Spring Showdown, featuring the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuel and Tennessee RV, paying Super Late Models $4,000 to win. Also on the Spring Nationals racing program on Friday April 20 will be the track’s Crate Late Models, KDRA Super Stocks, KDRA Four Cylinders, along with the United CC Mod Lite Series all in action.

    The 6th Annual Spring Showdown event on Friday April 20 will be the first for new track owners Mark and Sharon Naylor and general manager/promoter Chris Tilley and will see the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series Super Late Models in competition for $4,000 to win. Along with the Super Late Models, the track’s Crate Late Models will race for $800 to win, with the KDRA Super Stocks in action for $500 to win, KDRA Four Cylinders will compete for $400 to win, and the United CC Mod Lite Series will be in action for $500 to win. The Mod Lites will be in action as the first of a pair of events for that tour that weekend as they will be in action at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY the following evening on Saturday April 21.

    The Super Late Model portion of the program will be sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals tour and will feature the following tire rules: Hoosier 1350 or 1600 and American Racer 48 or 56. The Super Late Model entry fee is $100 and random tire samples will be taken by the series.
    There is no entry fee for the support classes of the Crate Late Models, KDRA Super Stocks, and KDRA Four Cylinders and rules for these divisions can be found on the track’s webpage. Drivers competing the Crate Late Models, KDRA Super Stock, and KDRA Four Cylinder divisions that do not make the 18-car starting field in their respective divisions will receive $35 tow money. The track uses transponder timing/scoring and transponder rental for the support divisions for this event will be $10. Also of note, there will be an additional $100 to winner of the KDRA Super Stock feature and KDRA Four Cylinder if either division has 18 or more entries.

    The Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series has presented three previous events at the track, with Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN winning in 2014, Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY winning in 2016, and Brandon Overton of Evans, GA winning in 2017 over Jason Jameson, Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, and Kent Robinson. Events scheduled in 2013 and 2015 fell victim to Mother Nature.

    In addition to the opening night stock car racing activities, the track also plans to have racing for the children as well, as all children are encouraged to bring their bicycles to the track on Friday April 20 as their will be bicycle races on the track during intermission. Also, a free bike will be given away courtesy of Allen Tilley’s Broken Spoke Bicycle Shop in Somerset, KY.

    Activities for the 6th Annual Spring Showdown at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday April 20 will the pit area open at 3:00 p.m., while the general admission area will open at 5:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the Spring Showdown event in the general admission area will be $20 for adults, $10 for young adults ages 13-16, while children ages 12 and under will be free. In the pit area, a pit pass for adults will be $35, with young adults ages 11-16 being $15, while children ages 10 and under are free with a signed parent waiver.

    Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane on the Boyle/Lincoln County border, outside of Junction City, KY, just minutes from Danville, KY. Mark and Sharon Naylor are the track owners, while Chris Tilley is the general manager/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/general manager Chris Tilley at the track phone number of (859) 854-6808, via Twitter @PonderosaSpdwy, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Ponderosa-Speedway. Patrons and/or other interested parties can phone the track at (859) 854-6808 on raceday.

    Ponderosa Speedway 6th Annual Spring Showdown Payouts for Friday April 20, 2018:
    -Schaeffer Oil Spring Nationals Series Super Late Models: 1) $4,000, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,400, 4) $1,000, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $550, 9) $525, 10) $500, 11) $480, 12) $470, 13) $460, 14) $450, 15) $440, 16) $430, 17) $420, 18) $410, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400
    -Crate Late Models: 1) $800, 2) $400, 3) $250, 4) $150, 5) $125, 6) $110, 7) $105, 8) $100, 9) $95, 10) $90, 11) $85, 12) $85, 13) $85, 14) $85, 15) $85, 16) $85, 17) $85, 18) $85
    -KDRA Super Stocks: 1) $500, 2) $300, 3) $150, 4) $125, 5) $110, 6) $105, 7) $100, 8) $95, 9) $90, 10) $85, 11) $75, 12) $75, 13) $75, 14) $75, 15) $75, 16) $75, 17) $75, 18) $75
    -KDRA Four Cylinders: 1) $400, 2) $200, 3) $100, 4) $90, 5) $80, 6) $75. 7) $70, 8) $65, 9) $60, 10) $55, 11) $50, 12) $50, 13) $50, 14) $50, 15) $50, 16) $50, 17) $50, 18) $50
    -United CC Mod Lites: 1) $500, 2) $200, 3) $175, 4) $125, 5) $100, 6) $100, 7) $100, 8) $100, 9) $100, 10) $100, 11) $100, 12) $100, 13) $100, 14) $100, 15) $100, 16) $100, 17) $100, 18) $100, 19) $100, 20) $100, 21) $100, 22) $100, 23) $100, 24) $100

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    Less than two weeks away

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    Make Plans to BE THERE!

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    Just a friendly mid-week reminder!

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    Just a little over a week away!

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    One week from today!

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    NASCAR star and racing personality Ken Schrader will also be in attendance to meet and greet with race fans and show his support for short track racing.

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    There will be an open practice at the track this Thursday evening April 19 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All divisions are welcome.

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    Just a friendly mid-week reminder!

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    Practice TONIGHT April 19 from 6 to 9!
    Racing TOMORROW April 20!

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    It's RACEDAY!

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