Friday, August 3, 2012
Colston Paving 60 Pays $7,500 to Win for Late Models at Ponderosa Speedway August 24
by Michael Despain
JUNCTION CITY, Ky. -- Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and co-promoters Chad and Sarah Yantz are pleased to announce some of the early details concerning the upcoming event at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 24 as the 3/8 mile D-shaped red clay oval better known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” will present the Colston Paving 60, paying $7,500 to win for Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, along with $1,000 to win for Clayton Homes Modifieds and $500 to win for Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman. The Bob Allen Motor Mall Front Wheel Drives will not be on the schedule for this event.
The next scheduled event at Ponderosa Speedway will be on Friday August 24 and that event will feature the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models racing for $7,500 to win and $300 to start in the Colston Paving 60. The event will start 22 entries that will be determined from time trials, heats, and B-Mains. For this event only this season at Ponderosa Speedway, the Late Model division will utilize the tire rule of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The event format and total purse will be announced in an additional press release. The Late Model will time trial, while Front Wheel Drives will pill draw for starting positions. All drivers will need to sign in at the registration window up arrival to the track and RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions. The highest finishing racer in the A-Main event utilizing a Crate powered entry will receive an extra $100 and the second-highest A-Main finisher that is powered by a Crate engine will receive an extra $50.
The Clayton Homes Modified division will also be in action on Friday August 24 and will compete in a $1,000 to win main event that will pay $100 to start. A total of 22 open-wheel competitors will take the green flag in the Modified A-Main, with that feature line-up determined by time trials, heats, and B-Mains. The rules for the Modified division for this event will be the same as they have been all season at Ponderosa Speedway and the feature event purse will be announced in an upcoming press release. All drivers will need to sign in at the registration window up arrival to the track and RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions.
The Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman division will also be in competition on Friday August 24 and will race for $500 to win and $50 to start in their main event. A total of 22 entries will start in the main event for the division. Payout for this division will also be announced in a later press release. Beginning with the August 24 event, the rules for the Sportsman division will be opened up to allow clip cars to compete, along with cars that have aluminum after-market bodies and also for those that may sport a “Late Model” style body. Those cars that have a standard frame/chassis will have to weigh 3,200 lbs., while those cars that have a clip/tube type chassis will have to weigh 3,300 lbs. and the extra 100 lbs. must be placed in front of the motor plate. All drivers will need to sign in at the registration window up arrival to the track and RACEceivers are mandatory in all divisions.
Times and gate prices for the upcoming Colston Paving 60 will be announced in additional press releases that will be put out in the coming weeks leading up to the Colston Paving 60 on Friday August 24.
Ponderosa Speedway last raced on Friday July 27 and feature event winners included Brad Neat of Dunnville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, Tommy Bailey of Corbin, KY in Clayton Homes Modifieds, Bartley Grant of Berea, KY in Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman, and Rodney Foltz of Florence, KY in Bob Allen Motor Mall Front Wheel Drives.
Current track championship points leaders heading into the Friday August 24 racing event are Michael Chilton of Salvisa, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, Elliott Despain of Campbellsville, KY in Clayton Homes Modifieds, Donnie Sullivan of Stanford, KY in Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman, and Brandon Holt of New Haven, KY in Bob Allen Motor Mall Front Wheel Drives.
Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane on the Boyle/Lincoln County border, outside of Junction City, KY, just minutes from Danville, KY. Larry, Chad, and Sarah Yantz are the track promoters and will present dirt track sports entertainment on Friday and selected Saturday evenings from April through October of the 2012 race season. For more information about racing activities at Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage on the internet at www.ponderosaspeedway.net or by phoning Larry Yantz at (606) 510-5331, Chad Yantz at (606) 510-4836, via Twitter @MichaelDespain, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/131180253585931/. Partons or other interested parties can phone the track at (859) 854-6808 on raceday.