Iron-Man Late Model Series
24th Annual Pete Abell Memorial for Iron-Man Racing Series Goes at Ponderosa Speedway Friday, August 5
SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (August 2, 2022) – The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series visits Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Friday August 5 for the 24th Annual Pete Abell Memorial, paying $5,000 to win and $450 to start for Super Late Model competitors, while the Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will also be competition at Ponderosa Speedway as part of the 24th Annual Pete Abell Memorial event, racing for $1,500 to win and $150 to start.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series will be at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 5 for the 24th Annual Pete Abell Memorial and will be featured in a full program of Practice, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Heats, Impact Race Gear B-Mains, and the 40 lap, $5,000 to win/$450 to start 24th Annual Pete Abell Memorial main event. The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will also be in action in a full program of Practice, E-Z-GO Time Trials, Sunoco Race Fuels Last Chance Heats, and the 20 lap, $1,500 to win/$150 to start feature event. Other divisions in action at Ponderosa Speedway on Friday August 5 will be the track’s Crate Late Models ($1,500 to win), Super Stocks ($1,000 to win), and Hobby Stocks ($500 to win).
Activities will see the pit area and general admission area open at 2:00 p.m. The drivers meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., with practice laps and time trials beginning at 7:20 p.m. Ticket prices at Ponderosa Speedway for the 24th Annual Pete Abell Memorial on Friday August 5 in the general admission area will be $25 for adults (children ages 10 and under are free), while a pit pass will be $40 for adults.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern and Southern Series will sanction the Super Late Model portion of the event and the tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier 1350, 1600, LM40 (Crate 21 and 55 also are fine) or American Racer 48 and 56 (if the series needs to do a tire rule limiting the number of tires per night it will, but as of now the series will not be limiting the number of tires for either series; NO 29.0 size tires on the left rear; the droop rule will be in effect, along with the new standardized 2022 body rules). The entry fee will be $100 and transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field will receive $50 tow money.
The Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series will sanction the Open Wheel Modified portion of the Area 51 program and the tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier M30s, M60, Medium, Hard; American Racer Hard and Extra Hard (only Hoosier M60, Hard, and American Racer Extra Hard are allowed as right-rear tire options; grooving and siping of tires are allowed per UMP rulebook; UMP 2022 body rules apply; no limit of tires used per night). The entry fee will be $40 and transponders for timing/scoring will be available for rent at the track. Any driver not making the 22-car starting field will receive $30 tow money.
Ponderosa Speedway in located at 365 Phillips Lane just outside of Junction City, KY 40440. For more information about Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track’s webpage at www.ponderosaspeedway.net.
For more information on the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series and Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Modified Series, please call series promoter Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or by visiting the tour website at www.IMDIRT.net (Super Late Models), www.IMOPENWHEEL.net (Open Wheel Modifieds), or by following Iron-Man Series (@CTPROMOTE) on Twitter or liking Iron-Man Racing Series on Facebook.
The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series would like to thank the following sponsors and marketing partners for their support of the 2022 racing season: Valvoline, Zerex by Valvoline, Brucebilt Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, E-Z-GO, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, DirtonDirt.com, MyRacePass, FloRacing, Impact Race Gear, XS Power Batteries, Vic Hill Racing Engines, American Racer Tires, Keltner Contracting, TW Taylor Trucking, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Swafford Signs, KY Clutch, Brown Haven Homes, Knowles Race Parts and Bodies, Coosa Heating and Cooling, SFP Performance Systems, KND Safety, Chattanooga Valley Auto Parts, Race Clean, Denby’s J&J Construction, Advanced Transportation, Lowe’s Tows, Reno’s Roadhouse, and Racetrack Safety Initiative.
Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Northern/Southern Series Feature Purse (40 laps): 1. $5,000, 2. $2,500, 3. $1,500, 4. $1,200, 5. $700, 6. $650, 7. $550, 8. $500, 9. $475, 10. $465, 11. $450, 12. $450, 13. $450, 14. $450, 15. $450, 16. $450, 17. $450, 18. $450, 19. $450, 20. $450, 21. $450, 22. $450
Brucebilt Performance Parts Iron-Man Open Wheel Modified Southern Series Feature Purse (20 laps): 1. $1,500, 2. $650, 3. $500, 4. $300, 5. $275, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8. $175, 9. $165, 10. $155, 11. $150, 12. $150, 13. $150, 14. $150, 15. $150, 16. $150, 17. $150, 18. $150, 19. $150, 20. $150
Previous Ponderosa Speedway Pete Abell Memorial Champions:
1995-Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY)
1996-C.J. Rayburn (Whiteland, IN)
1997-Darrell Lanigan (Union, KY)
1998-Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN)
1999-Scott James (Lawrenceburg, IN)
2000-Timmy Yeager (Harrodsburg, KY)
2001-Mike Jewell (Scottsburg, IN)
2002-Event Not Held
2003-Johnny Wheeler (Campbellsville, KY)
2005-Steve Hillard (Sadorus, IL)
2006-Chris Combs (Isom, KY)
2007-Aaron Hatton (Mount Sterling, KY)
2008-Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2009-Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
2010-Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)
2011-Justin Rattliff (Campbellsville, KY)
2012-Dustin Neat (Dunnville, KY)
2013-Event Not Held
2014-Victor Lee (Danville, KY)
2015-Dustin Linville (Bryantsville, KY)
2016-Cody Mahoney (Hanover, IN)
2017-Hudson O’Neal (Martinsville, IN)
2018-Event Not Held
2019-Event Not Held
2020-Jonathan Davenport (Blairsville, GA)
2021-Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN)
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