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Kilgore, TX (2/20/15) by DarinShort.com. A wild roller coaster forecast is currently showing that whatever precip that may fall should be over by early afternoon on Saturday; ...so LoneStar Speedway is moving forward with the highly anticipated LoneStar Sprint Smackdown on Saturday, February 21st at 6pm.

Here's everything you need to know:

- Sprint Car driver registration has been extended through tonight (saves $25) at www.darinshort.com/022115.html We understand that the forecast wasn't looking so hot and there are several drivers that held off on entering. In the chance that the forecast changes and the event does fall to weather, refunds will be promptly issued. So get entered if you're coming! Sprint Car feature starts 24 cars ($400/start!) and is 25 laps.

-The forecast tomorrow at race time is right at 60 degrees with a 10% chance of precip throughout the night. Bring some warm clothes so you can enjoy the races.

-We're not going to keep any of you hanging. If the weather does take a turn for the worse, we will immediately post here, and the track website and area racing forums any change to our race status. They've actually watered the track today, so it needs the moisture anyway.

-The RaceSaver tire rule for all LoneStar Speedway events in 2015 is as follows: The Right Rear must be the RaceSaver plated Hoosier tire (that went into effect later last year). The other 3 corners of your car are open to driver preference. Grooving/siping is OK.

-The Modifieds ($1,000/win), Factory Stocks ($300/win) and Limited Modifieds ($500/win) will also be racing a complete program (not a LSS points event, and no entry fees). Complete event flyer is at the link below. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for full purse breakdown and rules (all divisions).

-Mufflers in any division are NOT required at LoneStar Speedway, so race fans get to hear them the way they were intended!


-Pits Open by 3pm
-Stands Open by 4:30pm
-Draw Cutoff 5:15pm
-Pit Meeting 5:30pm
-Track Packing 5:45pm
-Hot Laps 6pm
-Racing to follow
-No food or drink allowed through ticket gate
-Great food and drink available at family affordable prices!
-Adult grandstand admission $15
-Ages 65+ or Active Military (with ID) is $13
-Ages 6-11 $5; Ages 5 and under Free with Adult admission


LoneStar Speedway 3131 FM 1252 - Kilgore, TX 903-986-9731.

Take I-20 to Exit 583. Go north to stoplight (around 1/2 mile). Head east (right) about 1 mile and track entrance is on the right.

ANY UPDATES will be posted here, at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and the racing forums: www.ElbowsUp.com www.MidSouthForums.com and Hoseheadforums.com

PLEASE CHECK back tomorrow morning just in case there are any further updates, but with any luck we will be able to get this race in and kick off the 2015 racing season with the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown!

A great list of sprint car drivers are already entered - and several more are pending this announcement. We'll make further updates as new entries come in:

51 Sebie Davis, Red Oak, TX
2j Zach Blurton, Great Bend, KS
3 Steve Holland, Lufkin TX
80 Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, TX
30 Regan Hawkins, Whitehouse, TX
9 Tyler Neubaum, Magnolia, TX
99x Dalton Stevens, Scurry TX
21 Butch David, Geismar, LA
9 Josh McCord, Bossier City LA
11 Justin Melton, Flower Mound, TX
74e Claud Estes, Mansfield, TX
8a Alan Myers, Sibley, LA
55 Brad Queen Richardson, TX
48 Nathan Moore Tyler, TX
1 Logan Scherb, Paradise TX
7m Kevin Ramey, Ft. Worth TX

LoneStar SPRINT SMACKDOWN - SAT. 2/21 6pm!

LoneStar SPRINT SMACKDOWN - SAT. 2/21 6pm!


2/19 EVENT UPDATE: LSS fans and teams:

As you are, we will continue to monitor the weather for this weekend. We know the long distance many people travel and we will not leave anyone hanging. If there is any weather intervention, we will post it immediately at our website and on our FB page.

One other note. LoneStar has a great history of getting races in primarily due to it's incredible underground drainage system under the track. It's literally big enough to walk in. By Friday afternoon the forecast will start tightening up enough for us to know if there will be a problem or not.

We're really looking forward to this event, as is everyone, but we will also be realistic if the forecast shows high precip chances during race time and the hours leading up to it. Check back tomorrow afternoon for event updates, and thanks for your patience.


Don't miss our huge season lid-lifter THIS Saturday, February 21st with the running of the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown! Featuring Winged Sprint Cars; plus Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks.

Complete event flyer is at the link below. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for full purse breakdown and rules (all divisions).

To get your Sprint Car team registered to the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown in just a few clicks, go to www.darinshort.com/022115.html




***SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!!*** Open Practice for All Racing Divisions at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas!

Here are the details:

Gates open at Noon this Sunday, Feb. 8. Practice sessions run until around 4pm. (the 2nd, and final, open practice of the season is the following Sunday, Feb. 15)

All Pit Passes are $15 (all ages). FREE Grandstand Admission.

Drivers can also register their cars for the 2015 LSS racing season, which annually features an excellent point fund for the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. Registration for the season is $30/car.

The main Concession Stand will be open with beverage and snack sales. Fuel will be available for purchase.

The NOAA weather forecast at this point is looking amazing: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

This is one of two pre-season chances racers will have to check out the new clay and banking that was recently completed for the 2015 LSS racing season.

So if you are a driver needing to get some laps on your new car, tweak your LSS setup to the new banking; or a race fan that would like to get a preview of the 2015 racing season at LSS, join us this Sunday (and the following Sunday) for Open Practice, firing off at noon!

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for directions and track details.

And don't miss our huge season lid-lifter on Saturday, February 21st with the running of the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown! Featuring Winged Sprint Cars; plus Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks.

Complete event flyer is at the link below. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for full purse breakdown and rules (all divisions).

To get your Sprint Car team registered to the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown in just a few clicks, go to www.darinshort.com/022115.html





Kilgore, TX (1/7/15) by DarinShort.com. The 2015 LoneStar Speedway schedule has just been edited and republished with several exciting updates, so lets jump right in:

1) The February 21, 2015 LoneStar SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN event flyer is now posted and Sprint Car driver registration is now open. Click www.darinshort.com/022115.html and in just a few moments teams can get all set up for the event.

Registering for this event now helps us pre-publicize drivers that will be competing, which is really appreciated by fans and the speedway - the result is it helps us to keep paying these much larger-than-normal size competitor purses. Online registration also saves teams $25, and is open through February 19 (two days before the event).

2) The April 4th Bunny Hop 25 has taken more of a 'leap' than a 'hop,' as it will now feature the first ever SOUTHERN CRATE MODEL SERIES event. And the best part for race fans, there will be NO increase in ticket prices to catch this first-ever Series event!

3) The 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' event featuring a 25-lap Limited Modified feature event (with a JUMBO SIZED purse and NO ENTRY FEE) is now slated for SUNDAY, MAY 10 at 5PM!

Yes, this is also Mother's Day...and all Mother's will receive $5 Grandstand Admission! It is a LSS points event for all divisions and we're really excited about hosting a Sunday twilight event before it gets hot out. It will allow racers and fans from across the area to take in this event - without missing their Saturday night track. And our plan is to have the races over with by 9pm, so everyone can get back home at a decent hour.

4) The Saturday June 27th points race has now reached 'event' status, as the ASCS GULF SOUTH Region Sprint Cars will invade LoneStar Speedway with a complete racing program...in addition to the previously scheduled LSS points divisions! Adult GA tickets are just $15!

5) The 3rd Annual $10,000 to win ARMADILLO NATIONALS has a NEW RACE DATE! It will now be held on the third weekend of September, the 17th-19th. This will allow all Modified teams to be accommodated, due to an event at another track that has changed their traditional September race date to the 4th weekend of September.

And, the Texas Motor Speedway U.S. Dirt Track National Championships is a week before the Armadillo Nationals, which will work out great for teams and fans as well.

6) The October 10th Texas Sprint Car Championships is now sanctioned by the ASCS RED RIVER Region, and teams from throughout the area will be on hand. The Texas Factory Stock Championships will round out this doubleheader event.

The continued three track alliance between LoneStar, Boothill and Ark-La-Tex Speedway's has really made it a challenge for the promoters schedules...especially when it comes to accommodating traveling series.

But those efforts will serve as a huge benefit to all area racers and fans, as they don't have to pick or choose which race they go to - as now they won't miss a lap at any of them in 2015! It's going to be a great season of action, so make plans now to be a part of it all!

For more information, and to print out the new 2015 LoneStar Speedway schedule, visit www.LoneStarSpeedway.com (and the schedule link is at the bottom of the 'resources' section). Best of luck to all competitors as the 2015 season fires up in about six weeks!




Lots of Off-Season Projects at LoneStar Speedway; OPEN PRACTICE DATES FEB. 8 & 15

Kilgore, TX (1/27/15) by DarinShort.com. Several off-season projects have either been completed, or are well underway at LoneStar Speedway in anticipation of the 2015 racing season:

-The entire backstretch has been raised one food with new clay, which allows for a consistent banking from bottom to top.

-200 yards of new clay has been added to turns 3 and 4.

-Two handicap bathroom stalls (men and women) have been built. They are located by main concession stands along with new concrete handicap ramps.

-At the entrance to ticket gate, enlarged concrete walking area with new hand railing.

-New grandstand sound system going in. (after the last one chose to 'retire itself' at the end of the last race of 2014, LOL)

-Increased underground track drainage, which allows for even quicker drainage from rainstorms. LoneStar has been able to get in a lot of races due to the underground drainage system.

-Track entrance in corner 4 wall extended (to help keep excess rainfall from flooding track surface and to discourage drivers from making a track exit there).

Make plans now to join us for OPEN PRACTICE & Registration for ALL RACING DIVISION - SUNDAY FEB. 8 & 15; from Noon-4pm. All pit passes are $15, while the grandstands are free to anyone that would like to check out the new track changes and the new cars drivers have been working on during the off-season.

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for the 2015 schedule and visit www.darinshort.com/022115 for the first event of the season, the February 21st LoneStar Sprint Car Smackdown!