Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Racers To Spend This Weekend Dueling In The Bluegrass State

Story By: LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES – BATAVIA, OH – The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will spend the weekend in the Bluegrass state with a visit to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY on Friday, April 30th and Florence Speedway in Union, KY on Saturday, May 1st.

Ponderosa Speedway, a unique D-shaped 3/8th mile oval, known as “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring”, will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the 17th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial. The event will include a complete program of: Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Also in competition on Friday night will be the Crate Late Models, Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks.

The pit gate will close and clear at 2:00 PM ET with the general admission gate opening at 4:00 PM ET. On track action will get underway at 7:30 PM ET.

On Saturday, May 1st, race teams will vie for a $15,000 top prize in the 35th Lucas Oil Annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway. Pit gate opens at 3 PM ET on Saturday, with the main and back gates opening at 5:30 PM ET. Hot laps begin at 6:30 PM ET time trials to follow, racing set to begin at 7:30 PM ET. In addition to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Modifieds will compete for $1,500-to-win and the Sport Mods will battle it out for $800-to-win.

With five back-to-back winners in the event’s history, last year’s Series Champion, Jimmy Owens, looks to become the first two-time back-to-back winner of the prestigious event. Tickets are available online at or by calling the track office at (859) 493-0034.

Current series point leader, Tim McCreadie, has wins on his resume at both Ponderosa and Florence Speedways. McCreadie will show up Friday carrying the Midwest Sheet Metal orange spoiler. Previous point leader, Hudson O’Neal remains just 40 points out of the lead, followed by Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Kyle Bronson rounding out the top five.

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