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October 1
Ponderosa Speedway,
Junction City, KY
Sanction: Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series (Big Daddy Fall Classic) - $10,088
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 2, 5:52 pm)
Marlar tops Ponderosa, wins Big Daddy Classic
Big Daddy Fall Classic
  1. Mike Marlar
  2. Tanner English
  3. Camaron Marlar
  4. Josh Rice
  5. Scott Bloomquist
  6. Ryan Gustin
  7. Garrett Smith
  8. Michael Chilton
  9. Daulton Wilson
  10. Justin Rattliff
  11. Brandon Fouts
  12. David Webb
  13. Adam Ahl
  14. Kirk Phillips
  15. Ricky Arms
  16. Clay Coghlan
  17. Shane Irvin
  18. Charlie Jude II
  19. Cory Brock
  20. A.J. Lay
  21. Kenneth Howell
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Mike Marlar heads to victory Saturday at Ponderosa.
What won the race: Finishing 1.047 seconds ahead of polesitter Tanner English, fellow front-row starter Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., won Saturday’s Valvoline Iron-Man Series-sanctioned Big Daddy Classic at Ponderosa Speedway. Marlar picked up $10,088 for the victory, his second career Iron-Man triumph.
Key notes: Saturday’s race was part of Ponderosa’s 32nd annual Fall Classic weekend and co-sanctioned by the Valvoline Iron-Man sister tours. … Marlar, who also won the 2009 and 2017 Fall Classic, became the event’s first three-time winner. ... It’s his 10th overall win of 2022. … English of Benton, Ky., who won Friday's $5,000 opener, was the meat in a Marlar brothers sandwich on Saturday as he finished behind Mike and in front of Camaron, who won the 2020 Fall Classic. … Ten of the 21 starters completed all 50 laps. ... No driver on the lead lap improved or lost more the one position. … Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., finished eighth and was able to extend his points lead in both the Iron-Man Northern Series and the Iron-Man Southern Series. … Eli Beets, Victor Lee, Steve Smith, Austin Neely, Steve Godsey and Roy Petrey entered Friday’s opener but did not return for Saturday’s race.
Winner's sponsors: Marlar’s Longhorn Chassis is sponsored by Delk Equipment Sales, Rockets Convenience Plus, Tri-Rivers Enterprise (Mark and Kim Dotson), Auto Parts 4 Less, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Capital Capsigns, VP Racing Fuels, Stanley Best Heating & Aiar, Midwest Sheet Metal and Bilstein.
Points chase: Southern Series after Ponderosa Saturday: 1. Michael Chilton (1,175); 2. Eli Beets (834); 3. Stacy Boles (575); 4. Camaron Marlar (495); 5. Ricky Weiss (490). Northern Series after Ponderosa Saturday: 1. Michael Chilton (860); 2. Austin Lay (585); 3. Eli Beets (527); 4. Camaron Marlar (453); 5. Kirk Phillips (452).
Current weather: Clear, 63°F
Car count: 21
Fast qualifier: Tanner English
Time: 13.559 seconds
Polesitter: Tanner English
Heat race winners: Tanner English, Mike Marlar, Josh Rice
Next series race: October 8, Lake Cumberland Speedway (Burnside, KY) $7,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: English, M. Marlar
Row 2: Jo. Rice, C. Marlar
Row 3: Gustin, Bloomquist
Row 4: Smith, Wilson
Row 5: Chilton, Rattliff
Row 6: Ahl, Webb
Row 7: Phillips, Fouts
Row 8: Coghlan, Lay
Row 9: Irvin, Arms
Row 10: Howell, Brock
Row 11: Jude
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