**SEE EVENT UPDATE, POSTED 3/11/15**
Kilgore, TX (3/10/15) by DarinShort.com. After receiving some much needed precip in the region, the rain has moved out and it's time to go racing THIS SATURDAY, March 14, with the LSS points opener for all divisions, featuring $3,000 to win in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). A total purse in excess of $24,000 is posted.
This is the first USMTS event at LSS in several years, and race fans can expect to see many of the nation's finest Modified drivers taking on the strong contingent of LSS Modified drivers.
Drivers such as Jason Hughes, Dereck Ramirez, Philip Houston, Austin Arneson, Jesse Sobbing, Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, Adam Penn, Johnny Scott, Grant Junghans, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Clyde Dunn Jr., Jason Ingalls, Larry Fears, Wes Armstrong, Billy Melton, Billy Jack Brutchin, Kelly Lockey, Jeff Harris, Robert Taylor, T J Steele, Greg Penny; plus a host of many others are expected.
This is also the first time the Series has visited LoneStar under the new wide, high-banked .33 mile oval configuration. It was the 3/8 mile configuration before, so many of Series drivers have not raced on it, which will make for added excitement.
In addition to the $3,000 to win USMTS event, a complete program of Limited Modified ($700 to win) and Factory Stocks ($400 to win) will compete with heats and features. There is the standard USMTS entry fee in the Modifieds, while the Limited Modified and Factory Stock divisions have no entry fee. Again, all three divisions will receive LoneStar Speedway points, as this is the first points event of 2015.
USMTS Payback at LSS on March 14:
Licensed - $3,000 - 1,700 - 1,200 - 1,000 - 900 - 800 - 700 - 650 - 600 - 550 - 500 - 450 - 425 - 400 - 375 - 325 - 300...to 24, $90 NQ.
Non-Licensed - $3,000 - 1,500 - 1,000 - 900 - 800 - 700 - 600 - 550 - 500 - 450 - 400 - 375 - 350 - 325 - 300 - 275 - 250...to 24, $75 NQ.
A very solid payback is posted for the Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks:
Limited Modifieds: $700 - $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 to start. All NQ $30.
Factory Stocks: $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40 to start. All NQ $20.
Special start times are in effect for this event, with Hot laps scheduled for 6pm, with racing to follow. Pit gates open by 3pm, and the grandstand entrance opens at 4:30pm. Draw cutoff is 5:15pm, so drivers, please plan accordingly.
An event flyer are posted at the track website and Facebook page.
Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, MARCH 14th event:
-Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open at 4:30pm, Hot Laps at 6pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw-in for heat races closes at 5:15pm
-General Admission just $15 (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 $35
-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available
-Event flyer link: www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/1003/fi1003_3022.jpg
-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules and complete event details
-Visit www.USMTS.com for complete Series information. The event entry form is posted there under the 'downloads' section
Don’t miss this exciting LSS points opener event of the season, when the USMTS drivers takes on the LoneStar heavy hitters, THIS SATURDAY, March 14th at 6pm...and all for just $15 Adult grandstand admission!