• Green County go kart track red-lighted after complaints

     The Green County Fiscal Court suspended a February decision approving a go kart track near Donansburg after a group of citizens objected during the March regular meeting.

    Magistrates had approved Brandon Curry’s plans to build a go kart track on Mitchell Cemetery Road with the intentions of drawing racers from all over the southeast.

    No one objected to the plan at a hearing on Feb. 28, and Curry told the magistrates that no one living in the area had expressed opposition to the plan.

  • Go-kart track greenlighted in Green County

     The Green County Fiscal Court gave its blessing Friday to a man hoping to turn his love of motorsports into a major attraction for Green County.

    Brandon Curry plans to build a go-kart track near Donansburg with the intentions of drawing racers from all over the southeast.

  • Ponderosa Speedway Championship Point Standings as of Aug. 2

    Super Late Models
    1. Victor Lee – 662
    2. David Webb – 562
    3. Justin Rattliff – 559
    4. Johnny Wheeler – 486
    5. Jeff Watson – 374
    6. Dustin Linville – 336
    7. Timmy Taylor – 315
    8. Brad Neat – 292
    9. Bartley Grant – 212
    10.Michael Chilton - 199       

    Open Wheel Modifieds
    1. Benji Lee – 578
    2. Tommy Bailey – 516

  • Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City Points After July 12

    Super Late Models
    1. Victor Lee, 517
    2. David Webb, 411
    3. Justin Rattliff, 410
    4. Johnny Wheeler, 378
    5. Dustin Linville, 336
    6. Brad Neat, 292
    7. Jeff Watson, 245
    8. Timmy Taylor, 233
    9. Greg Johnson, 192
    10. Stephen Breeding, 176
    Open Wheel Modifieds
    1. Benji Lee, 434
    2. Michael England, 389
    3. Tommy Bailey, 377
    4. Elliott Despain, 368
    5. Bryan Barber, 357
    6. Dion Benningfield, 334

  • The heat is on at 210 Motorsports Track

    Go-kart racing has taken over the LaRue County Fairgrounds on Saturday nights.

    Vernon and Lana Atwood operate the 210 Motorsports Track.

    Fair board treasurer Snookie Morrison and president Jimmie Engle were “looking for someone to promote and oversee the track, so they gave me a call and we sat down and got everything together,” said Vernon.

    Vernon has an extensive racing background, winning more than 300 feature go-kart races. His dream has been to open his own track.

  • Ponderosa Speedway June 21 Point Standings

     Good Neighbor Pharmacy Super Late Models

  • NASCAR greats visit Toyota plant

     In theory, both groups do the same thing — produce and drive industry leading Toyota Camrys.

    But the scope is drastically different, and that’s what captured the imagination of drivers, owners and other members of Toyota’s NASCAR teams on Wednesday when they got a unique look at the production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.

  • Not eligible for a license, 13-year-old enjoys racing

    Chance Sheldon is a 13-year-old 8th grader at LaRue County Middle School. He enjoys sports and video games and all the other things a 13 year-old boy would. Sheldon prefers Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Matt Kenseth, Xbox to Playstation and Battlefield 3 to Call of Duty. The difference between Sheldon and most 13 year-olds is he also enjoys drag racing, at 56 mph, in junior rail cars, against guys with actual drivers licenses.

  • PHOTO: Bryan Barber wins

    Former LaRue County resident Bryan Barber of Greensburg won his second Clayton Homes Modified feature of the season July 20 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City.

  • Motorsports Hall of Fame to induct several Aug. 11

    The Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony will take place Aug. 11 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

    The ceremony, the hall's fifth annual such event, will begin at 3 p.m. eastern time.

    Members of the 2012 class are:

    • Allan and Donald Barker of Louisville, Sports Car Club of America road racing champions.

    • Collings Downes Sr. and Jr. of Louisville, APBA and NHRA champions.

    • Butch Krieger of Louisville, drag racing and tractor pull announcer.