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THANK YOU to All That Joined Us on August 25th!

THANK YOU to All That Joined Us on August 25th!

8/25/2012

8/26AM UPDATE: THANK YOU to everyone who joined us last night for the final 'Thunder' event of 2012.

It definitely started out on an inauspicious note when two cars flipped in hot laps alone; but once the racing started it was a fast and furious night.

It was a beautiful night for racing with over 100 cars in the pit area, and an excellent crowd on hand.

Results will be posted at: www.speednetdirect.com/results.php?track_id=8954 after Susie gets them finalized and uploaded.

THANKS AGAIN for another wild and exciting night - see you at the "Patriot Day 40" at LSS on September 8th. The event flyer is posted under 'resources' and the press release is on the 'news' page.

8/25 4PM RACE DAY UPDATE: It has not rained at the track all day today and the radar shows all the precip headed far east of here; so everything is all set for a great night of racing tonight at LoneStar Speedway; with the first green flag schedule to drop around 8pm.

The pit gates are open right now to accommodate out of town drivers that are headed this way due to their hometown track being rained out.

8/25 A.M. RACE DAY UPDATE! TEMPS in the LOW 80's FORECAST for TONIGHT at 8pm! Much, much better than last races' 110 degree heat index! 'Thunder' round TONIGHT, Saturday, August 25th at LoneStar Speedway....over $6,000 cash is posted for STS/RaceSaver Sprint teams alone, and the feature pays $200 to start (24th).

NOAA still shows a 30% chance of isolated t-storms primarily during the day and highs in the upper 80's. But as of 8:30AM the radar is not showing anything that will affect the area. We will monitor it throughout the day.

Joining the STS series will be the final appearance of the fully powered Ark-La-Tex Winged Modifieds, $1,000 to win Modifieds, $500 to win Limited Modifieds and $300 to win Factory Stocks.

The event flyer, complete purse breakdown for all classes is located under 'resources'.

Please continue reading for previously released information...

LoneStar Schedule Changes for 8/11 & 8/25

Kilgore TX (7/19/12) by DarinShort.com. The popular final round of “Thunder on the High Banks” for Southern Thunder Sprints (STS) event scheduled for August 11th at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) has been moved to August 25th which includes the existing program of Ark-La-Tex Winged Modified Series.

Although there will be no racing at LSS on August 11th, it will make for a great night of action packed racing on August 25th, as the three LSS points divisions will also be racing that night; with $1,000 to win Modifieds, $500 to win for the Limited Modifieds and $300 to win for the Factory Stocks.

A reminder that STS is RaceSaver® sanctioned, and drivers can also choose to run the Southern Thunder Sprint (STS) or Sprint Series of Texas (SST) right rear tire – and that goes for all remaining RaceSaver Sprint events at LoneStar in 2012. This is the final “Thunder on the High Banks” series events scheduled for 2012 at LSS.

Fans can expect STS drivers including: Alan Myers, Cody Harger, Cody Robbins, Marty Hargroeder, Ty Johnson, Regan Hawkins, Matt Ebarb, Koty Adams, David Forbis & a host of several others.

At this time, we’d also like to wish a speedy recovery to STS driver Josh Hawkins who was recently injured in a non-racing accident. We look forward to seeing you behind the wheel again soon!

A complete event flyer has been posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to check it out.

Here are some quick facts for the event:

-“Summer Hours” in effect: Grandstands open at 6pm, Hot Laps around 8pm with Racing to follow
-Pits open at 5pm
-General Admission just $12 (ages 12 and older). Tickets available at the gate on race day only
-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5
-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission
-Military or Seniors (Ages 65+) General Admission just $10
-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person
-If you purchase tickets with MasterCard or Visa, there is a $1/ticket processing fee
-All Pit Passes $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
Click www.SouthernThunderSprints.com for all STS series news
-Click www.arklatexwingmodifieds.com for all Ark-La-Tex Wing Modified series news.

Make plans now for a night of affordable family racing action when the final “Thunder on the High Banks” series race for STS sprint cars hits the high banks on Saturday, August 25th, at the “Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track in Texas,” LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas!

RACING TONIGHT! Exciting "LONESTAR 25" July 28th!

RACING TONIGHT! Exciting "LONESTAR 25" July 28th!

7/28/2012

**7/28/12 UPDATES:

TONIGHT! July 28th, is going to be an exciting night of racing when the LoneStar 25 for RaceSaver sanctioned Sprint Cars takes on the high banks of the wide expanses of LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore.

The forecast shows 93 degrees and clear at 8pm race time, with temps falling into the mid-80's throughout the evening; so it will make for great racing conditions! Adult tickets are just $12!

***RaceSaver Drivers: make sure to read 'LoneStar 25 Qualifying System' under 'resources' on the right of this page.

Over $8,000 is up for grabs to RaceSaver Sprint Car teams (which will be converging upon LSS from throughout the region!) and there is no entry fee or increased pit charge. RaceSaver teams can continue to choose either the SST or STS RR tire at all 2012 LSS RaceSaver sanctioned events. Adult grandstand admission is just $12.

In the event that there are RaceSaver teams that don't qualify for the feature race (24 starters) July 28, they will each receive $100 in non-qualifiers money.

There are several teams that have indicated they are traveling a distance to come to this event, so we are guaranteeing this additional purse in the event there is a B-feature.

Reminder, this is a RaceSaver sanctioned race and it will follow RaceSaver.com rules; so plan to have your engine teched for compliance. SST or STS RR tires are your option.

We would like each driver to state which Series they are representing when they sign in (LBS, STS or SST); as the top finishing driver in each 'series' will receive a $100 cash bonus, as previously advertised.

Joining the LoneStar 25 will be a complete program for the Ark-La-Tex Winged Modifieds (making their first 2012 LSS appearance), plus a complete points event for the LoneStar Speedway Modifieds ($1000 to win), Limited Modifieds ($500 to win) and Factory Stocks ($300 to win).

Event flyer and complete payback are listed under 'resources' on the right of this page.

Join us this Saturday at LoneStar Speedway for a great night of racing at family-affordable prices!

7/23PM UPDATE:

And now "THE SHED", Shed Road Auto Parts of Bossier City, LA has added a $100 cash 'mystery drawing' to a RaceSaver driver finishing outside of the top 5 in the feature race this Saturday during the LoneStar 25.

The finishing number will be drawn randomly by track officials before the race, but will not be announced until the race is completed.

We would like to thank The Shed, and David Forbis, for their support of the RaceSaver Sprint Car events at LoneStar Speedway and wish them continued best of luck.

To visit their business online, please click www.shedroadautoparts.com/ and if you're in the Shreveport area, call 318-741-1235 or stop by 3860 Shed Road in Bossier City.

**7/3/12 UPDATE: Although the news announcement of the "LoneStar 25" RaceSaver Sprint Special at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday July 28th is just a day old, Bell Pawn Shop of Jacksonville Texas has stepped up their commitment to the event and is adding $25 each for drivers finishing in 10th through 21st; which is a total increase of $300.

We would like to thank Bell Pawn Shop for their strong support. They are located at 308 South Main Street in Jacksonville, phone: 903-586-8636.

Now, drivers finishing 2nd through 21st all are receiving increased payback from sponsors supporting the event.

CONTINUE READING FOR PREVIOUSLY RELEASED EVENT INFO:

“LoneStar 25” RaceSaver Sprint Special July 28 at LoneStar Speedway

Kilgore TX (7/3/12) by DarinShort.com. What’s sure to become a big hit with the fans and drivers alike, the LoneStar 25 for RaceSaver® sprint cars will take to the the high banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Saturday July 28th, and will be competing for a substantially increased race purse.

A rapidly growing list of cash and prizes are being gathered for this event for the RaceSaver teams, and at the time of writing include the following:

-$500 in added cash has been spread through positions 2nd-9th courtesy of ASI Racing Engines of Lubbock, TX.
-$200 Hard Charger Award, by Kustom Kraft Exhibits of Seagoville, TX (driver advancing most spots in feature).
-$200 cash from Bell Pawn Shop in Jacksonville, TX for RaceSaver driver with the Furthest Tow to LoneStar.
-Three $100 cash drawings, by Kustom Kraft Exhibits of Seagoville, TX (drawn from all A-feature competitors).
-$100 cash to each to the following: top finishing STS, SST and LBS sprint series drivers. (A total of $300 cash.)

For RaceSaver drivers finishing outside of the top 5 finishing positions, the following drawings will be held:

-One 55-gallon drum of methanol, courtesy of Great American Classics Lindale, TX.
-One American Racer medium RR tire, courtesy of DAY Motorsports of Tyler, TX.
-One case of 20W50 Valvoline Racing oil, courtesy of Randy's Auto Alba, TX.
-$100 cash from J & M Towing in Lindale, TX for the “Hard Luck” driver of the night.
-5W50 synthetic Quaker oil (2 cases, 2 winners), courtesy of Louisiana Bayou Sprinters (LBS).

And for the race fans, you’re not to be left out of the fun. Box Car BBQ (of Hawkins and Longview TX) have added to the 50/50 drawing: (4) Family Meals (which each consist of 4 Sloppy Joes, 4 chips and 4 drinks). These prizes will be awarded after the cash prize winner in the 50/50 drawing that night, so make sure to get your tickets to be eligible!

Fans can expect an excellent field of RaceSaver sprint teams from throughout the region converging upon LoneStar for this event…and with all of the additional posted cash awards, a RaceSaver driver may win upwards of $1,100! RaceSaver sprint drivers can choose to run the Southern Thunder Sprint (STS) or Sprint Series of Texas (SST) right rear tire – and that goes for all remaining RaceSaver Sprint events at LoneStar in 2012. There is no registration fee for RaceSaver teams.

We would like to thank Billy Joe Page for working hard to gather these special RaceSaver awards. If you would like to add your company name to the list of businesses supporting this event, please email Darin at dssm93@msn.com for more information.

Joining the RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be the Ark-La-Tex Wing Modified series, who will be making their first of two 2012 LSS appearances. Fans can expect drivers such as Thomas Burge, Clif Williams, Dana Wood, Jody Cloud, Emmett Wood, Andrew Odom, Brandon Hightower, Greg Whitten, Mike Carney, Donald Cloud and several others.

Plus, the three exciting LSS points divisions will also be racing a complete program of heats and features, including: Modifieds $1,000 to win, $500 to win for the Limited Modifieds and $300 to win for the Factory Stocks.

Even with all of this action planned, adult general admission ticket prices are just $12, with seniors/military $10, kids 6-11 are $5. Children under 6 are free with adult admission.

A complete event flyer has been posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to check it out.

The rules and complete payback for the “LoneStar 25” all three LoneStar Speedway points divisions are listed on the track website under ‘resources.’

Here are some quick facts for the event:

-“Summer Hours” are in effect, with Grandstands open at 6pm, Hot Laps at 8pm with Racing to follow.
-Pits open at 5pm.
-General Admission just $12 (ages 12 and older). Tickets available at the gate on race day only.
-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5
-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission
-Military or Seniors (Ages 65+) General Admission just $10
-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person
-If you purchase tickets with MasterCard or Visa, there is a $1/ticket processing fee.
-All Pit Passes $30.
-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.
-Click www.arklatexwingmodifieds.com for all Ark-La-Tex Wing Modified series news.
-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules and complete event details.

Make plans now for a night of affordable family racing action when the “LoneStar 25” for RaceSaver sprint cars, plus four great classes of racing, hits the high banks on Saturday, July 28th, at the “Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track in Texas,” LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas!

"FIRECRACKER 40 SPECTACULAR" SATURDAY July 7th!

"FIRECRACKER 40 SPECTACULAR" SATURDAY July 7th!

7/7/2012

5:30PM UPDATE: WE ARE STILL RACING - NO RAIN HERE! Several area tracks have rained out, and several of their teams have called and are on their way to LoneStar tonight - so don't miss out! Also D&K Consultants have added $200 to win the Ltd Mod feature, making it $700 to win tonight!

12:30PM 7/7 RACE DAY UPDATE: IT HAS NOT RAINED at the track today! Last night the track received a much needed shot of rain, it's still dry out now, and there's a chance of t-storms until early afternoon today, then it's supposed to get up to 90 degrees...so it should make for excellent racing & fireworks conditions. If there are any further updates, we'll post them here immediately!

**EVENT FLYER POSTED UNDER 'RESOURCES'**

UPDATE POSTED 6/22/12: And now, Mindi and Michael Jones, owners of the #50 Factory Stock driven by Billy Meazell, have added $700 cash to the winners share of the Factory Stock feature on July 7th - making it $1,000 to win!

There is no entry fee or added cost to the competitors, but the race distance will be increased for this special event from 15 laps to 20.

Mindi and Michael will also be bringing in some special prizes for the fans that will be awarded in the form of additional 50/50 ticket drawings; so you'll want to make sure to get your tickets so you can get in on the extra action!

THANK YOU to Mindi and Michael for your support of the racing program at LoneStar Speedway!

Continue reading for event press release:

“Firecracker 40” to Light up LoneStar Speedway July 7th

Kilgore TX (6/21/12) by DarinShort.com. The Independence Day weekend will be filled with fireworks on – and off – the track when the SUPR Late Model Series will hit the high banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) in Kilgore Texas with the running of the “Firecracker 40 Spectacular” on Saturday, July 7th.

A large field of drivers can be expected from throughout the region, including LoneStar SUPR Memorial Day winner Robbie Stuart; plus Allen Tippen, Rob Litton, Jim Bryant, Robbie Starnes, Zack McMillan, Kevin Sitton, Ronny Adams, Shane Hebert, Steve Whiteaker, BJ Robinson, Derek Perkins, Timothy Culp, Chris Wall, Jeff Chandler – and many, many more. 33 SUPR teams were in competition at the previous LoneStar SUPR event.

In addition to the SUPR Late Model Series, a complete program of Modified (paying $1,000 to win), Limited Modified ($500 to win) and Factory Stocks ($300 to win) will compete. Their purse and rules are located at the track website.

A great fireworks display will highlight the night’s festivities, as we celebrate our Independence Day holiday.

Track owners Sam & Lisa Hafertepe have continued their mission of keeping racing events at LoneStar Speedway as ‘family-friendly pricing’ as possible by holding adult race tickets to just $15.

Note that “Summer Hours” are now in effect for all LoneStar Speedway racing events through Labor Day weekend, with one hour later start times to help offset the anticipated heat of the day. The pits will open at 5pm, grandstands 6pm, with hot laps around 8pm and racing to follow.

Here are some quick facts for the event:

-Summer Hours are in effect: Pits open at 5pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Hot Laps at 8pm, with Racing to follow

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

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

-Military or Senior’s (Ages 65+) General Admission $13

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

-If you purchase tickets with MasterCard or Visa, there is a $1/ticket processing fee.

-All Pit Passes $30

-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_2786.jpg

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

Make plans to spend part of your Independence Day Weekend at LoneStar Speedway, when the Firecracker 40 Spectacular for SUPR Late Models takes on the “Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track in Texas” on Saturday, July 7th!

LoneStar's RED DIRT RENDEZVOUS: TODAY! June 23!

LoneStar's RED DIRT RENDEZVOUS: TODAY! June 23!

6/23/2012

**6/23 EVENT DAY UPDATE: Everything is all set for today's concert! Get your tickets at the gate upon your arrival! Gates open at 2pm. Event flyer posted under 'resources' on the right of this page.**

LoneStar’s Red Dirt Rendezvous Features Top Live Performances on June 23

KILGORE, TX (6/5/12) by DarinShort.com. Ready for a great afternoon & evening of live music - without breaking the bank? Then LoneStar Speedway's (LSS) 1st Annual Red Dirt Rendezvous is for you!

Taking place at LSS from 2PM - Midnight on Saturday, June 23rd; tickets start at a 'cheap as Red Dirt' price of just $15 for the entire 5-act show.

The General Admission sections are $15 admission for ages 12 and up. Reserved section tickets are also available for $25 (for all ages, all seats are $25). Kids under 12 are admitted free to the General Admission section with any adult admission ticket purchased.

Click this link for online ticket sales: outhousetickets.com/Venue/Lonestar_Speedway/

Note that the reserved section has a limited amount of tickets, so get yours before they're all gone!

A complete event poster is also available for viewing. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to check it out and get more information.

The Red Dirt Rendezvous features a jam packed line-up of top performers. Here are the performers, with a direct link to their website, so you can listen to their music in the weeks leading up to the event:

Jay Hollis - www.jayhollismusic.com

Phil Hamilton - www.philhamiltonmusic.com

Jon Wolfe - www.jonwolfecountry.com

Rich O'Toole - www.richotoole.com

Johnny Cooper - www.johnnycooper.com

The first act is set to hit the stage at 2:30pm, and each will perform an entire live show.

Complete food, drink and beer concession sales will be available throughout the event, all at family-affordable prices. There is no food or drink allowed through the main grandstand entrance to LSS.

Join us for a fantastic afternoon and evening of quality live performances by Johnny Cooper, Rich O'Toole, Jon Wolfe, Phil Hamilton and Jay Hollis; as LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas presents the 1st Annual Red Dirt Rendezvous on Saturday, June 23rd!

Red Dirt Rendezvous T-SHIRTS & BELT BUCKLES!

Red Dirt Rendezvous T-SHIRTS & BELT BUCKLES!

6/22/2012

This Saturday, June 23 is the 1st Annual Red Dirt Rendezvous at LoneStar Speedway and you will not want to miss your chance to pick up our limited edition event merchandise!

CLICK: www.darinshort.com/RDR.html to check 'em out!

We've taken our event logo and made really REALLY cool belt buckles out of them! And we've priced them to make it affordable for everyone - just $25 each!

And we'll be selling a limited supply of RDR event t-shirts in both mens and women's styles! Available while supplies last in various colors for just $20!

To read more about the event, read the next story in the news section & see you there!