JUNCTION CITY - Ponderosa Speedway and new promoter Jerry Denson present the eighth Annual Pete Abell Memorial race Friday.
The STARS Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series will sanction the late model portion of the event that will also see modifieds, sportsman cars, and Chevettes in action.
The late models will race 40 laps, with the winner taking home $3,000 for his efforts.
The event is run in honor of the memory of the late Pete Abell, who was a long time competitor at several tracks in the central Kentucky area and who was killed in an automobile accident on the way home from racing at Ponderosa in 1994.
The STARS Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series last raced at Ponderosa on May 2 when Johnny Wheeler of Campbellsville scored the Spring 40 win.