Junction City, KY-October 9-10, 2015- Ponderosa Speedway would present the 25th Annual Fall Classic sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series and Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC would make his visit to the track a good one as he would capture the 100 lap main event and win $25,000.
Scott Bloomquist and Chris Madden would bring the 22 car starting field to the green flag and Madden would take the initial race lead, with Bloomquist, Jason Jameson, Michael Chilton, and Mike Marlar giving chase. Madden and Bloomquist would quickly pull away, with Marlar going to the fourth spot before Ray Cook’s machine would lose a driveshaft on lap 11 to draw the caution. Back underway, Madden and Bloomquist battled for the lead, while Jameson and Marlar would trade slidejobs in a battle for third before Jameson reclaimed the spot on lap 14. Steve Casebolt would slow on the track with a flat tire to draw the caution on lap 22 to slow the pace.
Bloomquist would again challenge Madden on the restart, but by lap 30, Madden had pull away to a bit of a lead on Bloomquist as the leader began working slower traffic. Meanwhile, Dustin Linville and Michael Chilton would battle for the fifth position for several circuits before Kent Robinson drew the caution on lap 50 with a flat right rear tire. Madden and Bloomquist would again pull away from the field as Marlar would turn up the heat on Jameson for third as the leaders again began working traffic on lap 61. Marlar would work past Jameson on lap 64 for the third spot as Jameson would begin to fade a bit, with Chilton and Linville also working past Jameson by lap 70. As the lead duo work carefully in traffic, Marlar began the process of reeling in the second place machine of Bloomquist and looked poised to make a run for the second spot when Jameson would slow on lap 91 with a flat tire.
The restart would only see one more circuit completed as Justin Rattliff would slow in turn four with suspension damage. The final laps would see Madden go unchallenged to the checkered flag aboard his Century Plastics/Crowder Trucking/Henderson Amusements/Cushman Paint and Body/Penske Shocks/VP Race Fuels/Hoosier Tire/All Star Performance sponsored #44 Longhorn Chassis sporting a Clements Race Engine. Bloomquist would settle for second, with Marlar third, while Chilton and Linville completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten would be Jimmy Owens, Eric Wells, Josh Rice, Greg Johnson, and Paul Wilmoth, Jr. B-Mains would be captured by Casebolt and Wilmoth, Jr., while series provisional starters were David Payne and Jerry Rutherford.
SUMMARY- Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-October 9-10, 2015
Southern Nationals Bonus Series Super Late Models (36 entries)
FK Rod Ends Top Qualifier- Mike Marlar 12.604 (new track record)
1st Heat (top 4 transfer)- Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, Justin Rattliff, Ray Cook, Eddie Carrier, Jr., David Payne, Brandon Fouts, Johnny Wheeler, Donnie Sullivan
2nd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Chris Madden, Eric Wells, Jimmy Owens, Mason Zeigler, Steve Casebolt, Josh Hall, Skylar Marlar, Charlie Jude, Timmy Taylor
3rd Heat (top 4 transfer)- Jason Jameson, Dustin Linville, Josh Rice, Tommy Bailey, Paul Wilmoth, Jr., Wayne Chinn, Joe Janowski, Jeff Rawlings, Bo Eaton
4th Heat (top 4 transfer)- Michael Chilton, Greg Johnson, Kent Robinson, Cody Mahoney, Brandon Kinzer, Daniel Williams, Jason Wagner, Jerry Rutherford, Daniel Dial
B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Steve Casebolt, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Brandon Fouts, David Payne, Donnie Sullivan, Charlie Jude, Johnny Wheeler, Skylar Marlar (DNS- Josh Hall, Timmy Taylor)
B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Paul Wilmoth, Jr., Brandon Kinzer, Wayne Chinn, Daniel Williams, Jeff Rawlings, Jerry Rutherford, Daniel Dial, Bo Eaton, Jason Wagner (DNS- Joe Janowski)
Series Provisionals- David Payne, Jerry Rutherford
25th Annual Fall Classic Finish:
- Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
- Scott Bloomquist-Mooresburg, Tenn.
- Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
- Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
- Dustin Linville-Bryantsville, Ky.
- Jimmy Owens-Newport, Tenn.
- Eric Wells-Hazard, Ky.
- Josh Rice-Verona, Ky.
- Greg Johnson-Bedford, Ind.
- Paul Wilmoth Jr.-Clarksburg, W.V.
- Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
- Justin Rattliff-Campbellsville, Ky.
- Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
- Eddie Carrier Jr.-Salt Rock, W.V.
- Cody Mahoney-Seymour, Ind.
- Kent Robinson-Bloomington, Ind.
- Mason Zeigler-Chalk Hill, Pa.
- Steve Casebolt-Richmond, Ind.
- Brandon Kinzer-Allen, Ky.
- David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
- Jerry Rutherford-Lawrenceburg, Ky.
22. Ray Cook-Brasstown, N.C.