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NEXT RACE AT LONESTAR: SUNDAY MAY 10!

NEXT RACE AT LONESTAR: SUNDAY MAY 10!

4/17/2015

**NO RACING AT LONESTAR THIS WEEKEND***

LoneStar Schrader/Texas Outlaw Mods now POSTPONED until MAY 10 & JUNE 13!

Kilgore TX (4/17/15) by DarinShort.com. Tumultuous spring weather is forcing LoneStar Speedway's (LSS) highly anticipated showdown between NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader taking on the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) on Saturday April 18th to be postponed.


The jumbo-sized event is now being SPLIT between TWO existing LSS events:

-Kenny Schrader will take on the stout field of LSS Modified drivers in the Sunday, May 10th Mother's Day Spectacular, which also features the $1,300 to win 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' event for Limited Modifieds. Again, Kenny will be racing in the Modified division, and the pre-race "Party with Ken" VIP passes will be held from 4pm-4:45pm. Details are at www.darinshort.com/ken.html and the event flyer for May 10 will be released very soon (it was ready, but it needs to be adjusted due to this addition)

-The Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) will have their portion of the April 18th event rescheduled to Saturday June 13th, which is the LSS 6th Anniversary event. It will still pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start, with TOMS/USRA rules in effect for the Modified division. It will be a LSS points race in all divisions.

-We will let you know if the DISCOVERY Channel is able to reschedule their live taping at LSS as well. Negotiations are now underway.

Due to this excessively wet start to the racing season, we have to become the best event jugglers we can be. Between the 1.5" of rain last night, and NOAA's current prediction of another 1"-4" between now and Saturday night, there's no option for racing at LSS this weekend. We were going to try to move the show to Sunday, April 19th, but the latest forecast now shows rain not ending until after dark Saturday night, which is not enough drying time for a Sunday afternoon race either.

DETAILS on BOTH events, May 10th and June 13th, will be announced in the days to come. We wanted to get out this April 18th postponement announcement immediately. Thanks for your understanding as this is an outdoor venue, but we'll get Ken Schrader back to LoneStar on May 10th, and the TOMS back on June 13, now we all just have to wait.

NEXT LSS RACE 4/18: SCHRADER Takes on TEXAS' BEST!

NEXT LSS RACE 4/18: SCHRADER Takes on TEXAS' BEST!

4/6/2015

FOR ADVANCE VIP PARTY PASS TICKETS GO TO: www.darinshort.com/ken.html

Ken Schrader Takes on Top Texas Modified Drivers at LoneStar Speedway - Saturday April 18!

Kilgore TX (4/6/15) by DarinShort.com. Racers and fans alike are set for a night of personal interaction and racing action with Ken Schrader as he will take on the best Modified drivers in the state of Texas, Saturday April 18th at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) near Kilgore, TX.

This will be a Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) points event, with an excellent competitor purse being posted; $2,000 to win and $200 to start (24th). The full driver payback is listed below. This is also a full LSS points event for all race divisions (see below).

Ken Schrader is one of the most popular and successful drivers in American motorsports, and LSS officials are thrilled to have him bring his Federated Auto Parts #9 Modified to LSS to compete with all the drivers in the region...and meet with the fans.

Schrader’s racing career has spanned 40 years and he has wins and/or championships in about every series in which he has competed; from NASCAR’s three national series to USAC’s Sprint and Silver Crown series. Schrader is a Daytona 500 polesitter and has won the prestigious Bud Shoot-Out at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, he has competed in literally 1,000’s of Dirt Modified and Late Model events throughout his career, so he is fully capable of hanging with the LoneStar big dogs.

This special event is also a chance for race fans to get up close and personal with Ken, as LSS is hosting a pre-race "Party with Ken" VIP Pass.

While supplies last, you can purchase your "Party with Ken" VIP pass at www.darinshort.com/ken.html and it includes the following:

-General Admission to the event

-Reserved section seating upgrade (bucket seats)

-Food and drink coupon for (1) Homemade Mexican Dinner Plate and Soft Drink at the VIP concession stand (near turn 1)

-Access to VIP Party with Ken (held inside reserved section). The "Party with Ken" event will be held from 6:00pm until 6:45pm sharp. Ken will be available in the VIP area at that time for pictures with fans, autograph signings and apparel purchases/signings.

...and it only adds $10 to the posted cost of general admission tickets for all age groups!

If you can't make the party, Ken will also be signing autographs and meeting fans after the races at his race trailer in the pit area.

General Adult Grandstand Admission to this event is just $15, and $5 for kids ages 6-11; as we want everyone to be able to afford to come see this special night of racing and fun!

Along those same lines, the "Party with Ken" VIP Pass costs just $25 for Adults, in other words $10 more than General Admission. Ages 6-11 are $15 and ages 5 and under are $10 (and include all of the VIP Pass components described above).

The VIP food area will be served from the South concession stand (near corner 1) until 8pm. Advance VIP ticket sales are open through 4/17PM, or while supplies last. Event day VIP Party with Ken tickets may, or may not, be sold at the track, and will be $5 higher for all ages - if available. In the case of weather forcing cancellation of this event, your online purchases will be refunded within 24 hours. The pre-race Party with Ken is from 6pmto 6:45pm on April 18th, so make sure to be on time, as Ken has to race as soon as the VIP event ends!

Make sure to take in all the fun on this special night by clicking www.darinshort.com/ken.html - and in a few clicks you'll be all set for race night on April 18th!

As previously stated, this special night of racing and fun will be a sanctioned points event for the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS), featuring drivers such as Clyde Dunn Jr., Wesley Veal, Kyle Sweeny, Bobby Malcus, Cody Smith, Josh Landers, Danny Veal, Troy Taylor, Colby Smith, Charlie Smith, Kevin Sustaire, Triston Dycus, Chase Allen, Billy Brierton and B.J. Blaze.

Plus, DISCOVERY Channel will be filming the popular TV program "MegaSpeed" at this special event and will be broadcast on one of their upcoming 2015 episodes. MegaSpeed is now filming for its second season on Discovery Channel, and transports viewers on a six-episode high-intensity thrill ride - with each hour featuring multiple story arcs.

This is a point's event for the LoneStar Speedway Modified teams. Joining the strong TOMS contingent will be the top LoneStar Speedway Modified drivers, like Jason Ingalls, Larry Fears, Wes Armstrong, Billy Melton, Billy Jack Brutchin, Kelly Lockey, Jeff Harris, Robert Taylor, T.J. Steele, Greg Penny, Glen Perry, Donnie Powers, Dennie Gieber, Clint Mayne and Donny McBride Jr.

The Modified feature race will be contested over 30 green flag laps, and a very solid competitor purse is being offered by LSS: $2,000 - $1,000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 280 - 260 - 240 - 220 - 200...through 24th. All Non-Qualifiers will receive $100. The standard TOMS entry fee of $50 will be in effect, and this is a USRA sanctioned points event. Non-USRA licensed drivers can purchase a temporary USRA license at the track on race night for $10.

Joining the special Modified event will be a complete LSS points program for the Limited Modifieds ($500/win) and Factory Stocks ($300/win). The Beginner Factory Stocks will round out the packed night of racing and fun with their feature event. There are no entry fees for these racing divisions on April 18th. Standard pit passes of $30 will be in effect. As in 2014, non-qualifier money will be awarded to any team not making their feature race: Limited Modifieds $30 and Factory Stocks $20.

2015 rules in all divisions are posted at the track website, drivers please make sure to review them prior to your arrival at the track on race night.

As in the past several years, LSS offers a fantastic awards program to drivers that compete in at least 75% of the completed LSS points events - with a minimum of $10,000 cash being distributed to top performing drivers in each of the LSS points divisions. Over $13,000 was paid out in 2013 and again in 2014, with all nightly 50/50 drawing funds and driver registration fees adding to the points fund. There are now only 11 weekends of racing on the 2015 LSS schedule, which makes plenty of time for drivers to visit other tracks, go on family vacations; etc., yet still compete for a sizable points fund championship.

An event flyer is posted at the track website and Facebook page. Division payback is posted at the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, APRIL 18th LONESTAR SPEEDWAY event:

-Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open at 5pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw-in for heat races closes at 6:15pm.

-Pre-race "Party with Ken" event for VIP Pass holders from 6pm-6:45pm sharp. Click www.darinshort.com/ken.html to get your advance VIP Passes and to get more information. VIP food concession stand closes at 8pm (located near corner 1). VIP Pass adds just $10 to General Admission prices below. (VIP Passes on race day cost $5 more per age group, so get them through 4/17 at the advance discounted price.)

-General Admission just $15 (ages 12-64; general admission tickets available at the gate on race day only)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

-Active Military (with I.D.) or Senior’s (Ages 65+) General Admission $13

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person* (*note that it does not include VIP Pass on 4/18)

-All Pit Passes, All Ages are $30

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

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules and complete event details

-Go to www.SchraderRacing.com to learn more about Ken and his 2015 racing schedule

-For Texas Outlaw Modified Series information, visit www.TexasMods.com

Please make plans now to join us Saturday April 18th for one of the most special events in LoneStar Speedway history, when Ken Schrader will be on hand to meet and greet the LoneStar fans - and then provide thrills on the high banks when he races against the top Modified drivers Texas has to offer - it's going to be a FANtastic night for the entire family!

UPDATES for SAT APR 4 LoneStar SCLMS BUNNY HOP 25

UPDATES for SAT APR 4 LoneStar SCLMS BUNNY HOP 25

4/1/2015

UPDATES for SAT. APR. 4 LoneStar Speedway BUNNY HOP 25 & Easter Egg Hunt (Need Filled Eggs!):

Kilgore, TX (4/1/15) by DarinShort.com. This coming Saturday at LoneStar Speedway will feature the series debut of the Southern Crate Late Model Series in the Bunny Hop 25. Plus, it's a full points/full purse night for the Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. The Beginner FS will round out the full night of racing.

But we're going to kick off the evening with a 'race' of a different kind for the kids - our massive Easter Egg Hunt for the kids!


If you're a race team, or fan in the stands; feel free to bring us extra filled eggs that we can add to our 'arsenal' of stuffed eggs.

The Easter Egg Hunt is immediately after hot laps (which are scheduled at 7pm). The 'hunt will take place inside the infield of the track (where crews stage for pit stops). The announcer will let everyone know when it's time to gather up the kids to go down to the track. Parents are allowed to escort their children onto the track surface to the 'hunt location.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photo ops and to mingle with the fans in the stands throughout the event.

LoneStar Speedway has lots of kids for fans, and we want them all to get a bunch of eggs, so your help is very much appreciated!

We will also have kid's bike drawings held later in the event.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, APRIL 4th event:

-Pits open by 4pm, Grandstands open at 5pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, then we'll have our Easter Egg Hunt with Racing to follow immediately. The draw-in for heat races closes at 6:15pm

-General Admission just $12! (ages 12-64; tickets available at the gate on race day only)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

-Active Military (with I.D.) or Senior’s (Ages 65+) General Admission $10

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes, All Ages are $30

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

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules and complete event details

We hope that you can spend part of your Easter weekend at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday April 4th, for a night of family fun and action on the high banks of LoneStar Speedway, with the running of the Bunny Hop 25 featuring the first-ever event for the Southern Crate Late Model Series!

NEXT RACE SAT. APR. 4: LoneStar BUNNY HOP 25

NEXT RACE SAT. APR. 4: LoneStar BUNNY HOP 25

3/30/2015

LoneStar BUNNY HOP 25 features first ever SCLMS event, Saturday April 4!

Kilgore TX (3/18/15) by DarinShort.com. The next event on tap at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) will be a jammed night of racing, featuring the first-ever event for the Southern Crate Late Model Series (SCLMS) in the Bunny Hop 25, along with a complete program of heats and features in the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. All of this takes place atop the high banked 1/3 mile on Saturday, April 4th...which also happens to coincide with a full moon that will rise shortly after the scheduled 7pm hot laps.

The SCLMS traveling teams will be competing in heat races that will set the line up for their 'Bunny Hop 25' lap feature event, held later in the evening.

The SCLMS will sanction 15 races in 2015 throughout the region that will be co-sanctioned by the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series and will be run under the NeSmith Late Model rules. Drivers in the Southern Crate Series will not only compete for points and a point fund in that series, but they will also compete for NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series National points. Click www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Crate-L ... 8608468656 for additional SCLMS information.

Due to the March 14th rainout, this will also be the LSS season points opener for the Modifieds ($1,000/win and $100/start), Limited Modifieds ($500/win) and Factory Stocks ($300/win). As in 2014, non-qualifier money will be awarded to any team not making their feature race: Modifieds $50, Limited Modifieds $30 and Factory Stocks $20. Beginner Factory Stocks will cap off the night with their feature event. 2015 rules in all divisions are posted at the track website, drivers please make sure to review them prior to your arrival at the track on race night.

As in the past several years, LSS offers a fantastic awards program to drivers that compete in at least 75% of the completed LSS points events - with a minimum of $10,000 cash being distributed to top performing drivers in each of the LSS points divisions. Over $13,000 was paid out in 2013 and again in 2014, with all nightly 50/50 drawing funds and driver registration fees adding to the points fund. There are now only 11 weekends of racing on the 2015 LSS schedule, which makes plenty of time for drivers to visit other tracks, go on family vacations; etc., yet still compete for a sizable points fund championship.

Parents, make sure to gather up all the kids! LSS has several fun activities planned, including a giant Easter Egg Hunt (takes place just after hot laps, which are set for 7pm), Kids Bike Giveaways; and fans of all ages can meet the Easter Bunny, who will be circulating through the grandstand area for pictures and fan interaction.

An event flyer is posted at the track website and Facebook page. Division payback is posted at the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, APRIL 4th event:

-Pits open by 4pm, Grandstands open at 5pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw-in for heat races closes at 6:15pm

-General Admission just $12 (ages 12-64; tickets available at the gate on race day only)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

-Active Military (with I.D.) or Senior’s (Ages 65+) General Admission $13

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes, All Ages are $30

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

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules and complete event details

We hope that you can spend part of your Easter weekend at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday April 4th, for a night of family fun and action on the high banks of LoneStar Speedway, with the running of the Bunny Hop 25 featuring the first-ever event for the Southern Crate Late Model Series!

DISCOVERY CHANNEL FILMING LIVE at LSS APR. 18!

DISCOVERY CHANNEL FILMING LIVE at LSS APR. 18!

3/23/2015

Discovery Channel to feature April 18th LoneStar Speedway event on "MegaSpeed"

Kilgore, TX (3/23/15) by DarinShort.com. Producers of the popular TV program "MegaSpeed" will be filming live at the April 18th special event at LoneStar Speedway and will be broadcast on one of their upcoming 2015 episodes.

MegaSpeed is now filming for its second season on Discovery Channel, and transports viewers on a six-episode high-intensity thrill ride - with each hour featuring multiple story arcs.

The April 18th event at LoneStar Speedway features Ken Schrader as he takes on the top Modified racers in Texas, who are competing in the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) that night.

Complete event details are posted at www.darinshort.com/ken.html and the event flyer is located below.

A special pre-race event will take place for race fans, so they can get up close and personal with Ken. The "Party with Ken" VIP passes are available at the link above, as well as all the pertinent details.

Please make plans now to join us at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 18th for a 'Mega' sized night of racing and family fun; and we will let everyone know in advance when this MegaSpeed episode will be airing.