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THE HIGH BANKS WILL $IZZLE TONIGHT 7/23 at 8pm!

THE HIGH BANKS WILL $IZZLE TONIGHT 7/23 at 8pm!

7/23/2016

IT'S RACE DAY!!! 4th LoneStar $UMMER $IZZLER & WINGED MOD SHOOTOUT - Saturday JULY 23 - 8pm!

- $IZZLING COMPETITOR PURSES...$1,200/win in the high powered LoneStar Modifieds (25 Laps!), $600/win Limited Modifieds, $400/win Factory Stocks PLUS the highly anticipated Ark-La-Tex vs Texas Winged Modified SHOOTOUT! No LSS entry fees!

- FANS NOTE that our grandstands are NOT in the sun at 7:30pm and we aren't putting cars on the track til the sun drops below the treeline (near 8pm). So although it's going to be hot during the daytime hours, it is forecast to be 91° at race time falling into the mid-80's throughout the event.

-ADULT TICKETS just $15! Pit Passes $30.

-Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands open by 6pm, LSS divisions Draw Cut off at 7pm, LSS Drivers Meeting at 7:10pm, Hot laps at 7:30pm and Racing at 8pm.

-EXIT 583 off of I-20, go north 1/2 mile, then east 1 mile to track entrance.

COME JOIN US *TONIGHT* SATURDAY NIGHT for a great night of affordable family fun!

Continue reading below for complete purse breakdown, rules and all other details.

RACE WEEK!  $UMMER $IZZLER/WING MOD SHOOTOUT 7/23!

RACE WEEK! $UMMER $IZZLER/WING MOD SHOOTOUT 7/23!

7/19/2016

IT'S RAAAAAACE WEEK for the 4th LoneStar $UMMER $IZZLER & WINGED MOD SHOOTOUT - Saturday JULY 23!

- $IZZLING COMPETITOR PURSES...$1,200/win in the high powered LoneStar Modifieds (25 Laps!), $600/win Limited Modifieds, $400/win Factory Stocks PLUS the highly anticipated Ark-La-Tex vs Texas Winged Modified SHOOTOUT! No LSS entry fees!

-ADULT TICKETS just $15! Pit Passes $30.

-Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands open by 6pm, LSS divisions Draw Cut off at 7pm, LSS Drivers Meeting at 7:10pm, Hot laps at 7:30pm and Racing at 8pm.

-EXIT 583 off of I-20, go north 1/2 mile, then east 1 mile to track entrance.

-WEATHER at race time is forecast to be DRY and 90°, dropping into the low 80's throughout the racing program.

COME JOIN US THIS SATURDAY NIGHT for a great night of affordable family fun!

Please continue reading for complete event information:

4th LoneStar $UMMER $IZZLER & WINGED MOD SHOOTOUT - Saturday JULY 23

Kilgore TX (7/8/16) by DarinShort.com. The 4th Annual LoneStar $ummer $izzler, held on Saturday July 23rd, will feature $1,200 to win in the high powered LoneStar Modifieds, a stout $600 to win for the Limited Modifieds, plus $400 to win in the Factory Stocks. Plus, fans will be treated to the TWMA vs. A-L-T Winged Modified Shootout. The new FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing program. The event will be held at LoneStar Speedway (LSS), located near Kilgore TX, right off of I-20 and Exit 583 (then 1/2 mile north and 1 mile east).

Race fans can take in this huge night of racing for just $15 adult general grandstand admission (ages 12-64). Kids ages 6-11 are $5, while Seniors and Military are $12. All pit passes for all ages remain at $30.

The $ummer $izzler Modified feature is a bumped up purse for the division, with no added entry fee or added pit passes. This event always brings a strong contingent of Modified teams from across the area, and their feature race payback is as follows: $1,200 - $600 - $500 - $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100...to start. There is no entry fee. Any Modified non-qualifier/non-starter will receive $50. Mufflers are not required at LSS. The Modified feature is 25 laps.

LSS makes a perfect 'battle ground' for the Texas Winged Modified Association vs. Ark-La-Tex Winged Modified Shootout. This match-up was originally scheduled for LSS on April 9th but succumbed to weather, so we're really looking forward to seeing the two groups spar on the LSS high-banks. Complete purse breakdown and rules are posted at their respective series websites (located near the bottom of this press release).

Fans can expect a great matchup of Winged Modified drivers such as Steve Adrian, Eddie Grmela, Scott Trowell, Kodey Keimig, Rex Adrian, David Suggs, Korey Keim, Kadale Kolar, Dale Wester, David Flanagan, Terry Trowell, Mike Marusak, Teddy White, Charlie Davidson, Terry White, David Clements, Alan Myers, Callie Lee, David Williams, Ron Golden and Tommy Hall...plus some 'invaders' are never out of the question.

Moving on to the Limited Modified division, the feature payback it is very solid, and is as follows: $600 - $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to start. All Limited Modified non-qualifiers will receive $30. There are no entry fees in this division and mufflers are not required. The feature is 20 laps.

The super-popular and drama-filled LoneStar Factory Stocks will also receive a handsome purse bump at the $ummer $izzler, again, without an entry fee or added pit pass cost. Their feature race payback is as follows: $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $60 - $40...to start. All Factory Stock non-qualifiers will receive $20. No mufflers are required.

A complete event flyer, division rules and payback by division for the Saturday July 23rd event is posted at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com under the ‘resources’ section.

Here are some quick facts for the Saturday July 23rd LoneStar Speedway event:

-Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands open by 6pm, LSS divisions Draw Cut off at 7pm, LSS Drivers Meeting at 7:10pm, Hot laps at 7:30pm and Racing at 8pm. Not that we may adjust hot lap times slightly, as in the summer we wait for the sun to go behind the grandstand so it is not hitting the track surface directly.

-General Admission just $15 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

- Military or Senior (Ages 65+) General Admission: $12

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes for all ages are $30

-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available

-Visit www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to check it out all of the event flyer, details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

-For Winged Modified series information, click www.TexasWingModifiedAssociation.com and www.facebook.com/ArkLaTexWingModifieds

It's going to be a FANtastic night of racing at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday July 23rd, with the 4th running of the LoneStar $ummer $izzler, we hope you can join us for a night of fun and action, all at family-affordable prices!

$28,000 LONESTAR SUPR FIRECRACKER 40 - SAT. JULY 2

$28,000 LONESTAR SUPR FIRECRACKER 40 - SAT. JULY 2

6/29/2016

$2,500 to win, $500/start LoneStar SUPR FIRECRACKER 40 – SATURDAY, JULY 2

Kilgore TX (6/29/16) by DarinShort.com. This coming Saturday, July 2nd marks the first visit of 2016 for the P&W Sales SUPR Late Model to the 1/3 mile high-banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) in Kilgore. LSS has a long history of wild and exciting SUPR events, and LSS has bumped up the purse substantially to add to the intensity. The event will now pay $2,500 to win and all starters will receive a minimum of $500!

Fans can expect another standout field of SUPR Late Model drivers, such as current points leader B.J. Robinson, Jon Mitchell, Allen Tippen, Rob Litton, Ronny Adams, Curt Lipsey, Rick Duke, Ray Moore, Lee Davis, David LaFleur, Tyler Erb, Danny Zimmerman, former LoneStar Armadillo Nationals $10,000 winner Dennie Gieber, Chandler Petty, Brandon Hightower, Brett Frazier, Rusty Harris, Robbie Stuart, Jim Bryant, Morgan Bagley; plus several more of the regions’ top drivers. We've also been notified that a few 'invaders' from southern Louisiana will be heading up for this event.

LoneStar Speedway continues to offer Late Model drivers some of the largest purses in the region. LoneStar's jumbo-sized SUPR Late Model purse structure for the July 2nd event is as follows: $2,500 - $1,500 - $1,200 - $900 - 800 (5th) - 700 - 600 - 550 - 530 - 520 (10th) - 500...to start.

Plus, all LSS divisions will be in action with significantly increased purses, which include $1,500 to win Modifieds (including $300 to win from Tommy Dowden Logging of Leesville, LA...thanks Tommy!), $700 to win for the Limited Modifieds and $500 to win for the Factory Stocks.

Complete purse breakdown and rules are posted at the track website. Non-qualifier money is also paid to all race divisions, and there is no entry fee for the LSS points divisions. Standard SUPR entry fees and non-qualifier money is in effect. The newly formed Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinder division will round out the 5-division racing card.

Race fans will also enjoy a great LoneStar Fireworks display during intermission!.

A complete event flyer and payback by division for the Saturday July 2nd event is posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY JULY 2nd LoneStar Speedway event:

-Pits open by 4pm, Grandstands open by 6pm, LSS Draw Cut off at 7pm, Drivers Meeting at 7:10pm, Hot laps at 7:30pm with racing at 8pm. Note with the summer heat, we may delay hot laps 15 minutes or so to make sure the sun is behind the stands to help keep the moisture in the track surface.

-General Admission $20 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

- Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $17

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes for all ages are $35

-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to check it out all of the event flyer, details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

-Visit www.SUPRracing.com for complete information on the SUPR Late Model series

Make plans now to spend part of the Independence Day weekend at LoneStar Speedway with the running of the 7th annual $2,500 to win and $500 to start Firecracker 40 for SUPR Late Models – coming Saturday July 2nd at 8pm!

GATES GRABS LSS SPRINT LOOT; FIRECRACKER 40 JULY 2

GATES GRABS LSS SPRINT LOOT; FIRECRACKER 40 JULY 2

6/26/2016

GATES DODGES DISASTER, GRABS $2,500 in LoneStar Sprint Bandits Series Loot!

Kilgore, TX (6/26/16) by DarinShort.com. THANK YOU to all of the race fans and teams that supported the racing program last night at LoneStar Speedway featuring the newly formed Sprint Car Bandits series.

Even with it being a hot summer day, Sam Hafertepe and the track crew had the racing surface in phenomenal condition, with plenty of racing room from top to bottom on the recently widened 75' expanses of LoneStar Speedway.

The 25-lap Sprint Car Bandits feature would turn into an epic barnburner between Dustin Gates (Haughton LA) and John Carney II (El Paso TX), and the pair would exchange the lead several times throughout the event, although Carney would officially only lead 1 lap during the event at the stripe. Carney would tow over 700 miles one-way to compete in the event, he would also bang the wall at least 3 times throughout the event on high speed track.

Video clips of the feature are now posted, so if you'd rather see the video versus reading the 'spoiler alert' in the next paragraphs, go to www.youtube.com/user/DarinShortcom/videos and there you will find the 3-part video of the feature race.

Multiple grooves were available to drivers and the first 14 1/2 laps would go green until San Angelo's Gary Floyd would get into the backstretch wall sending his black #58 into a grinding series of flips. It was reported that Gary was uninjured, and we appreciate him making the 375 mile one-way tow to LoneStar Speedway to race with us.

During that opening race segment, Gates and Carney would meticulously pick off lap cars, exchange sliders and battle it out.

After the closed-red for Floyd, the battle would heat up even higher until rounding the corner 3-4 bend coming down for the white flag, when Carney would make a ginormous bottom-to-top slider that completely passed leader Gates - but didn't clear the driver that the pair was attempting to lap, Junior Jenkins. Before Carney could get the momentum of the massive slider 'whoa-ed' down, he would pancake the side of Jenkins sending them both into a spin - directly in front of Gates. Gates would take evasive action and clear the pair unscathed.

Meanwhile, while most eyes had been focused on the lead pair, Michael Lang (Mesquite TX) would be poised to strike, as he would line up in second for the event's green-white-checkers finish after clawing his way through the field in the feature. Lang had earlier won his heat race only to be relegated to a dead-last starting spot for inadvertently forgetting to stop at the scales at the conclusion of the heat.

As the lap 23 restart ensued, Gates was too tough to tame and would cross the checkers first - in what was his first-ever 360CI sprint car victory...and collecting a cool $2,500 in the process. Lang would haul in $1,200 while veteran sprint car ace Claud Estes III (Godley, TX) would bring his Eagle Motorsports #74E across the stripe in third, winning $1,000. The sprint car feature race would conclude at 10:45pm.

The Sprint Car Bandits series features a few special rules that helps curb racer costs (with the 1-tire rule), plus tightens up the competition with a stagger rule and wing angle rule...while utilizing their existing equipment in the engine compartment. No tire issues were found in this event, or the previous; and the fans were treated to great sprint car racing action.

Action next weekend for the Sprint Car Bandits series shifts to 85 Speedway in Ennis on July 2nd. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for more series information. Full results and points will be posted to the SCB site soon.

In LoneStar Speedway championship points racing divisions, feature wins would go to Daniel Washburn in the FWD 4-Cylinders, Jeff Bates in the Factory Stocks; and after some recent bad luck, Jason Ingalls would fully redeem himself by clicking off wins in the Modified and Limited Modified events. Click speednetdirect.com/mobile/mobileresults.php?tid=8954 for full LSS results, which are posted at SpeedNet nightly.

Coming up next at LoneStar Speedway is this Saturday's (July 2nd) Firecracker 40 featuring $2,500 to win and $500 to start in the P&W Sales SUPR Late Models; plus big paydays await the winners in the Modifieds ($1,500/win), Factory Stocks ($500/win) and Limited Modifieds ($700/win).

Details are posted at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com - and the night will also include a big fireworks display to help us all celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend.

Thanks again to everyone who supported the June 25th event and we hope you all enjoyed the fast action on the LoneStar high banks...and we hope to see you next weekend at the first Late Model race of the season, it's going to be a big one!

IT'S SPRINT CAR BANDITS RACE WEEK at LSS on 6/25!

IT'S SPRINT CAR BANDITS RACE WEEK at LSS on 6/25!

6/22/2016

$2,500/win SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES & PALM HARBOR HOMES NIGHT at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY - JUNE 25

**event flyer under 'resources'**

**6/22 NEWS FLASH: Gen-Tech has added to the Sprint Car purse and the event will now pay $2,500 to win and $400/start (21st)!**

Kilgore, TX (6/20/16) by DarinShort.com. On the heels of a very exciting and successful opening event June 11th, the Milestone Electric Sprint Car Bandits Series (SCB), are now poised to invade the 1/3 mile high-banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Saturday June 25th during Palm Harbor Homes night. An excellent sprint car purse of OVER $13,000 is posted, and a great field of sprint car drivers from throughout the region can be expected...$23,000 cash is posted for the 5-division racing card.

The SCB has added $3,740 in cash to the Series base purse structure - at no added cost to the racers, fans or the track. And race fans can visit the Palm Harbor Homes display behind the grandstands to win prizes, spin the prize wheel & visit with the Palm Harbor Homes reps about their latest offerings in their industry leading modular homes.

Here is the complete SCB payback for LoneStar Speedway A-feature, 25 laps: $2,500 - $1,200 - $1,000 - $700 - $600 - $450 - $420 - $415 - $410 - $405 - $400...to start. Any non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100.

Joining the SCB on Saturday, June 25th at LoneStar Speedway will be a complete program for the high-powered LSS Modifieds ($1,000/win), Factory Stocks ($300/win), Limited Modifieds ($500/win); plus FWD 4-Cylinders will round up the 5-division racing program. Rules and complete payback by division are posted at the LSS website under 'resources.'

Adult tickets (ages 12-64) to this huge event are just $15! Kids ages 6-11 are $5 with Military/Seniors $13. Pit passes for this very special event are remaining at $30 for all ages.

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. Their web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and search for them on Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway Fan Page."

The pit area on June 25th opens by 4pm with the main grandstand opening at 6pm, draw cutoff at 7pm, hot laps at 7:30pm and racing at 8pm.

Series promoter Steve Lang comments: "We had lost some events to rain this season, so we're taking those sponsor dollars and applying them to our June events, as we did this past Saturday at Superbowl Speedway. Our series really doesn't have much overhead, so we can truly make effective use of the sponsor funds that we've received...and there's no better use of those funds than to pass them along in the form of increased competitor purses."

Lang continues: "Plus, Darin Short is adding to that by unveiling his 'Free Pass to the Feature' award, which is really unique, simple and exciting."

Here's how the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature works:

-Any SCB driver that finishes outside of a transfer spot to the A-feature (after the B-feature) will have their names thrown in a hat, and the drivers name that gets pulled out will forgo their "$100 Non-qualifier status" and become the 21st starter in the feature race - and in this case - it pays $400 to start!

-Eligible drivers must finish the B-feature to be considered for drawing. (In other words, let's say 9 cars finish the B-feature, and the first 4 transfer to the A. That means those 5 drivers are normally done for the night. However, with this award, drivers finishing in 5th through 9th in the B-feature will be eligible drivers for the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature award.)

Race fans can expect a great mix of young and veteran drivers competing with the Sprint Car Bandits. The following 61 drivers have submitted their SCB driver registration confirming their intent to compete in the series in 2016:

Austin Mundie, Blake Mallory, Brad Queen, Brad Welborn, Brandie Jass, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bruce Griffith (car owner) Bryson Oeschger, Chad Wilson, Chance McCrary, Charlie McDonald, Chase Brewer, Chase Parson, Chris Douglas, Chris Kelly, Claud Estes III, Cody Whitworth, Colby Estes, Colby Hudspeth, Colton Goodwin, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Ed Keaton, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Jason Howell, Joe Wood Jr, John James (car owner), John Carney II, John Kelly, Johnny Miller, Junior Jenkins, Justin Fifield, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Kevin Barksdale, Koby Barksdale, Kyle Jones, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Marcus Thomas, Mark Huddleston, Mark Rogers, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Robert Vetter, Rodney Henderson, Russ Fletcher, Ryan Hall, Ryan Padgett, Shawn Mize, Sterling Hoff, Steve Elliott, Tucker Doughty and Tyson Hall.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Milestone Electric, B-Tactical, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, MalloryPrint.com and Palm Harbor Homes - and with each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 61 have already submitted their registration information to the SCB, indicating their intent to compete with the series in 2016. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyer for LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th.

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked.

Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 6/20/16:

March 12 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (rained out)
April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out, postponed to 4/23)
April 23 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out)
April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX (rained out)
June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Michael Lang)
June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win and $400/start
July 2 - 85 Speedway Ennis, TX (plus Fireworks)
July 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX
July 30 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX

Race teams, reminder: If you are a race team that intends on racing with the SCB this season, take a moment to go to the series website and register your team by June 24th - it's free. It takes just a moment to do, and is mandatory to complete a day prior to competing in order to avoid paying an $300 at-track registration fee, as the SCB is not a 'just show up and race' series.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

Thank you to the drivers, area racetracks and sponsors for their strong support of this new series. We're looking forward to having another great night of racing when the Sprint Car Bandits series takes on the high banks of LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th!