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Ponderosa Speedway’s Fall Classic Pays $15,000-to-win October 13-14 for the Southern Nationals Series

(October 9, 2017) The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV will start down the homestretch of races for the 2017 season as the tour will visit Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. this Friday and Saturday October 13-14 during the 27th Annual Fall Classic presented by Caton Industrial Painting.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series drivers will compete for $15,000-to-win and $750-to-start in the 75-lap main which will be contested on Saturday Night. In addition, the Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Series will be racing for $2,000-to-win and $200-to-start (40 laps feature) as well as the Crate Late Models racing for $2,000-to-win, the KDRA Super Stocks will compete for $2,000-to-win in the Bobby Carrier Sr. Memorial and the Stock Four Cylinders will race for $1,200-to-win and the Mini Cups will race for $300-to-win.

This will be the eleventh points race of the season as the tour has seen nine different winners in ten races so far. The only repeat winner of the tour is Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn. has claimed victories at North Georgia Speedway and Rome Speedway. Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. leads the point standings over David Payne of Murphy, N.C. Joey Standridge of Tellico Plains, Tenn. is third in the series point standings while Jeff Neubert of Rockford, Tenn. is fourth in the points followed by Jamie Oliver of Murphy, N.C. is currently fifth.

The Brucebilt Iron-Man Modified tour has seen nine different winners in 14 races so far on the season. Tommy Bailey of Corbin, Ky. is the most recent series winner on the tour.

On Thursday October 12, there will be an open practice session for all divisions from 7:00 until 10:00 pm. The price per person in the pit area is $20.00 while the grandstand admission is free. The pits will open at 5:00 pm on Thursday night.

On Friday October 13, the pits and grandstands will open at 4:00 pm and the driver’s meeting is set for 7:00 pm. Hot laps will roll out at around 7:20 pm. Friday’s program will feature practice, qualifying and Heat races for the Southern Nationals Series Late Models and other divisions. Adult general admission is $20 while pit passes are $35.

On Saturday October 14, all gates will open at 3:00 pm with the drivers meeting slated for 6:30 pm with hot laps to follow around 7:00 pm. Saturday’s program will feature practice, Conseys and Feature event for the Southern Nationals Series Late Models and other divisions. Adult general admission is $30 while pit passes are $45.

A two-day pit pass will be offered for $75 while a two-day grandstand ticket will be offered for $45.

The Southern Nationals Bonus Series will utilize the following tire rule for Ponderosa Speedway: Hoosier 1350 and 1600 and American Racer 48 and 56. At each Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series event in 2017, the highest finishing CT525 engine in the main event will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC engine will also receive a $200 bonus. The entry fee is $125 and all non-qualifiers will receive $100 tow money.

The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series will sanction the Open Wheel Modified portion of the racing program. The entry fee for Modified competitors will be $50. The Modified tire rule for the event will be as follows: Front- Medium, A40S, M-30s, A40, Hard, H40, & M-60 (siping allowed on front due to carry-over from 2016 season); Rear- Hoosier A40S, M-30S, A40, Hard, H40, M-60 and American Racer Hard and Extra Hard with no grooving allowed. The only tires that can be siped on the rear is the Hoosier M-60 and American Racer Extra Hard. All Modified non-qualifiers receive $25 tow money.

Further information on Ponderosa Speedway can be obtained by calling (859) 854-6808 on race day or log on to the official track website at www.PonderosaSpeedway.net . Ponderosa Speedway is located at 365 Phillips Lane on the Boyle/Lincoln County border, outside of Junction City, KY, located only minutes from Danville, Ky. Track is located less than an hour South of Lexington, Ky. and around 2 ½ hours North of Knoxville, Tenn. Free camping is allowed on the grounds during the weekend with no hookups.

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .

Southern Nationals Super Late Model Fall Classic Purse (75 Laps): 1) $15,000, 2) $7,500, 3) $4,500, 4) $3,200, 5) $2,400, 6) $1,800, 7) $1,600, 8) $1,500, 9) $1,400, 10) $1,300, 11) $1,000, 12) $975, 13) $900, 14) $850, 15) $800, 16) $775, 17) $750, 18) $750, 19) $750, 20) $750, 21) $750, 22) $750.

Iron-Man Modified Series Purse (40 laps): 1) $2,000, 2) $1,000, 3) $600, 4) $500, 5) $400, 6) $350, 7) $300, 8) $250, 9) $225, 10) $215, 11) $210, 12) $205, 13) $200, 14) $200, 15) $200, 16) $200, 17) $200, 18) $200, 19) $200, 20) $200, 21) $200, 22) $200.

Current Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points:
1. Donald McIntosh-1,846
2. David Payne-1,630
3. Joey Standridge-1,125
4. Jeff Neubert-896
5. Jamie Oliver-866
6. Billy Ogle Jr.-799
7. Brandon Overton-744
8. Carder Miller-710
9. Mike Marlar-594
10. Levi Ashby-591

2017 Southern Nationals Bonus Series Winners:
March 18-Tim McCreadie-Boyd’s Speedway
May 20-Tyler Carpenter-Richmond Raceway
June 2-Donald McIntosh-Tri-County Race Track
June 24-Eddie Carrier Jr.-Florence Speedway
July 2-Vic Hill-Tazewell Speedway
August 19-Mike Marlar-North Georgia Speedway
August 20-Mike Marlar-Rome Speedway
September 3-Brian Smith-Tazewell Speedway
September 23-T.J. Reaid-Smoky Mountain Speedway
September 29-Shawn Chastain-Tri-County Race Track

Upcoming Southern Nationals Bonus Series Events:
October 13/14-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$15,000 to win
October 21-Blue Ridge Motorsports Park-Blue Ridge, GA-$4,000 to win
October 28-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$10,000 to win
November 18-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$5,000 to win

Fall Classic Previous Winners:
1990 - Steve Francis (Ashland, KY)
1991 - Jack Boggs (Grayson, KY)
1992 - Jack Boggs (Grayson, KY)
1993 - Rainout
1994 - Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY)
1995 - Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
1996 - C.J. Rayburn (Whiteland, IN)
1997 - Don O'Neal (Martinsville, IN)
1998 - Don O'Neal (Martinsville, IN)
1999 - Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY)
2000 - Joey Daniel (Liberty, KY)
2001 - Steve Barnett (Franklin, IN)
2002 - Event Not Held
2003 - Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)
2004 - Bobby Wolter, Jr. (Lexington, KY)
2005 - Chris Combs (Isom, KY)
2006 - Aaron Hatton (Mount Sterling, KY)
2007 - Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)
2008 - Greg Johnson (Bedford, IN)
2009 - Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2010 - Eric Wells (Hazard, KY)
2011 - Aaron Hatton (Mount Sterling, KY)
2012 - Brad Neat (Dunnville, KY)
2013 - Dustin Linville (Bryantsville, KY)
2014 - Rainout
2015 - Chris Madden (Gray Court, SC)
2016 – Eric Wells (Hazard, KY)



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