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, May 6th and Florence Speedway in Union, KY on Saturday, May 7th.
The 18th Annual John Bradshaw Memorial takes place at “Kentucky’s Baddest Bullring” on Friday with a complete program of: Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Ponderosa Speedway, a unique D-shaped 3/8th mile oval, will also have Crate Late Models, Modifieds, and Super Stocks in competition on Friday night.
The pit gate will close at 2:00 PM ET and reopen at 2:30 PM ET, with the general admission gate opening at 4:00 PM ET. On track action will get underway at 7:00 PM ET.
On Saturday, May 7th, race teams will vie for a $15,000 top prize in the 36th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence Speedway. The pit gate will close at 2:30 PM ET and reopen at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday, with the main and back gates opening at 5:30 PM ET. Hot laps begin at 6:30 PM ET with time trials to follow. 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, a local fan favorite, Josh Rice hopes to up that number to six. Tickets are available online at https://florence.getmytix.net/tickets or by calling the track office at (859) 493-0034.
Brandon Sheppard currently leads the points over Devin Moran, as the two have swapped the point lead several times already this season. Tyler Erb is currently third in points followed by the reigning series champion, Tim McCreadie.