Spring 30, Estes/Pena Memorial on Tap at Ponderosa Speedway on April 13, April 14

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    Junction City, KY- April 8, 2012- With the 2012 season opener in the rear-view mirror, Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and co-promoters Chad and Sarah Yantz and staff are set to present their first special events of the 2012 race season with the 10th Annual Spring 30 on Friday April 13 and the 5th Annual Chris Estes/Brad Pena Memorial on Saturday April 14. The Spring 30 on April 13 will pay $1,500 to win for Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models and the Chris Estes/Brad Pena Memorial on April 14 will pay $2,500 to win for Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models.

    The Friday April 13 2012 will be the 10th Annual Spring 30, paying $1,500 to win for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, with Clayton Homes Modifieds racing for $600 to win, the Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Center Sportsman racing for $300 to win, and the Bob Allen Motor Mall Street Stocks racing for $200 to win. The Late Model, Modified, and Sportsman divisions will time trial, while the Street Stock class will pill draw for heat race starting assignments. There will be qualifying heat races to determine feature race starting line-ups for all divisions. The highest finisher in the Late Model feature utilizing a Crate engine will receive a $100 bonus, with the second highest finisher using a Crate engine getting a $50 bonus.

    The Friday April 14 will be the 5th Annual Chris Estes/Brad Pena Memorial, paying $2,500 to win for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models. All other divisions will again be in competition as well, with Clayton Homes Modifieds racing for $600 to win, the Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Center Sportsman racing for $300 to win, and the Bob Allen Motor Mall Street Stocks racing for $200 to win. The Late Model, Modified, and Sportsman divisions will time trial, while Street Stock class will pill draw for heat race starting assignments. There will be qualifying heat races to determine feature race starting line-ups for all divisions. The highest finisher in the Late Model feature utilizing a Crate engine will receive a $100 bonus, with the second highest finisher using a Crate engine getting a $50 bonus.

    Also of note, after getting signed into the pit area, each driver will need to go to the registration/payout window on the right side of the office to pill draw for qualifying order or for heat race starting positions, along with completing their driver registration information. Also, RACEceivers are required for all drivers in all divisions and must be in use at all times.

    Activities for the Friday April 13 Spring 30 event will see the pit area and general admission area open at 4:00 p.m., with the drivers meeting set for 7:00 p.m. Practice laps will begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:45 p.m., with racing set for the green flag at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the April 13 Spring 30 event in the general admission area will be $15 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and children ages 5 and under admitted free with a paid adult. A pit pass will be $30.

    Activities for the Saturday April 14 Chris Estes/Brad Pena Memorial event will see the pit area open at 4:00 p.m. and the general admission area opens at 4:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps beginning at 7:15 p.m., followed by time trials at 7:45 p.m., with racing set for the green flag at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the April 14 Chris Estes/Brad Pena Memorial event in the general admission area will be $18 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and children ages 5 and under admitted free with a paid adult. A pit pass will be $35.

    Ponderosa Speedway Friday April 13, 2012 Spring 30 Event Payoff Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models (30 laps): 1st- $1,500, 2nd- $1,000, 3rd- $800, 4th- $600, 5th- $400, 6th- $350, 7th- $300, 8th- $250, 9th- $200, 10th- $175, 11th- $150, 12th- $125, 13th through 24th- $100 to start Clayton Homes Modifieds (20 laps): 1st- $600, 2nd- $350, 3rd- $300, 4th- 250, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $125, 9th- $100, 10th- $85, 11th through 18th- $75 Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Center Sportsman (15 laps): 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $70, 9th- $60, 10th- $55, 11th through 18th- $50 Bob Allen Motor Mall Street Stocks (12 laps): 1st- $200, 2nd- $125, 3rd- $100, 4th- $90, 5th- $80, 6th- $70, 7th- $60, 8th- $55, 9th- $50, 10th- $45, 11th through 18th- $40

    Ponderosa Speedway Saturday April 14, 2012 Chris Estes/Brad Pena Memorial Event Payoff Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models (40 laps): 1st- $2,500, 2nd- $1,300, 3rd- $1,000, 4th- $800, 5th- $600, 6th- $400, 7th- $350, 8th- $325, 9th- $300, 10th- $275, 11th- $250, 12th- $225, 13th- $200, 14th- $175, 15th- $150, 16th- $140, 17th- $130, 18th through 24th- $125 to start ($50 tow money for all cars not transferring to the A-Main that do start a B-Main) Clayton Homes Modifieds (20 laps): 1st- $600, 2nd- $350, 3rd- $300, 4th- 250, 5th- $200, 6th- $175, 7th- $150, 8th- $125, 9th- $100, 10th- $85, 11th through 18th- $75 Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Center Sportsman (15 laps): 1st- $300, 2nd- $200, 3rd- $150, 4th- $125, 5th- $100, 6th- $90, 7th- $80, 8th- $70, 9th- $60, 10th- $55, 11th through 18th- $50 Bob Allen Motor Mall Street Stocks (12 laps): 1st- $200, 2nd- $125, 3rd- $100, 4th- $90, 5th- $80, 6th- $70, 7th- $60, 8th- $55, 9th- $50, 10th- $45, 11th through 18th- $40


    The Spring 30 first appeared on the Ponderosa Speedway schedule in 2003 and Johnny Wheeler of Campbellsville, KY was the winner of the inaugural event. Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN would win the race in 2004, while the 2005 event was rained out. Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN would be victorious in the 2006 Spring 30, while Aaron Hatton of Mount Sterling, KY would score the 2007 race win. The event would succumb to Mother Nature in 2008 and 2009. Justin Rattliff of Campbellsville, KY is the most recent winner of the Spring 30 in 2010, as the event was rained out in 2011.

    The Chris Estes/Brad Pena Memorial event was added to the Ponderosa Speedway schedule in 2008 and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN was the initial event winner. Victor Lee of Danville, KY would be the 2009 winner, while Eddie Carrier, Jr. of Salt Rock, WV would win the event in 2010. Dustin Neat of Dunnville, KY was the 2011 race winner and is the defending race champion.

    Ponderosa Speedway opened its 2012 season on April 6 and feature event winners included Dustin Neat of Dunnville, KY in Good Neighbor Pharmacy Late Models, Jimmy Payne of Glasgow, KY in Clayton Homes Modifieds, and Eddie Stewart of Manchester, KY in Ken Towery’s Auto and Tire Care Sportsman. Those drivers are also the current track championship points leaders in their respective divisions.

    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 Yantz is the track promoter 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.

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