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LoneStar Speedway Primed for 2013 Racing Season

LoneStar Speedway Primed for 2013 Racing Season

3/13/2013

LoneStar Speedway Primed for 2013 Racing Season

KILGORE TX (3/13/13) by DarinShort.com. The new LoneStar Speedway (LSS) schedule for the 2013 racing season is now available for view & printing from the track website www.LoneStarSpeedway.com .

And there is now an update to the Factory Stock rules. Drivers, please review the update under 'Resources' to the right of this page.

There will be three divisions racing for the track point’s championship & point’s fund. Those classes are Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. Last year there was over $10,000 in cash distributed to top point’s drivers; and there is a guaranteed $10,000 posted for 2013.

The first point’s race of the season is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd and will feature $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. This will also be the first appearance of a new division at LSS, which is the Beginner Factory Stocks. This will also be the only appearance of the Easter Bunny…which will keep youngsters engaged during the massive Easter Egg hunt. Drivers are urged to bring Easter Eggs as well.
Rules and purse structure for each division are also posted at the track website.

The second race of the season is the highly anticipated return of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series (LOS) on Saturday, April 6th and will pay $10,000 to win during the 3rd annual High Banks Havoc.

Last year’s LOS event produced an intense 50 laps of racing that saw three lead changes in the last two laps. The track was so fast, many drivers commented that they felt like they had just completed a hundred lap feature. There was only one caution flag during the entire feature race.

Tickets to the LOS event are available only on race day, and a special 6pm start time is scheduled. Visit www.LucasDirt.com to check out all of the latest in Series news. A complete press release for the event will be published prior to race week.

In addition, the revitalization of LoneStar Speedway has continued over the off-season, as track owners Lisa and Sam Hafertepe continue to make improvements to the facility. Another 15 loads of clay have been added to the racing surface. This is in addition to the clay that was added prior to the LoneStar Sprint Nationals this past October. And to help manicure the racing surface, a maintenance vehicle has been purchased that features large implement tires; which will aid in prepping. The existing asphalt driveway behind the main grandstand has been pulled up and resurfaced with crushed driveway rock, which will make a smoother ride in and out of the facility for race fans.

The complete 2013 season schedule is posted below and includes several post-season specials. Information on those events will be provided during the middle of the racing season.

2013 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE:

MAR 16 – (SATURDAY) PRACTICE DAY, Any and all cars are welcome (Noon-4pm, $15/person pit passes)

MAR 23 – Season Opener Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks & Easter Egg Hunt for Kids – Drivers bring eggs!

APR 6- 3rd Annual $10,000 to win “HIGH BANKS HAVOC” for Lucas Oil Late Model Series. Plus Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (6PM START TIME, $25 GA. Kids 6-11 are $5.)

APR 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 1) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

MAY 11 – ‘Fan Appreciation’ CARLOAD NIGHT $1000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $10 GETS YOUR ENTIRE CARLOAD OF FANS INTO THE GRANDSTAND! No charge for parking). Plus TWMA Wing Modifieds & Beginner Factory Stocks.

MAY 26 – (SUNDAY) “MEMORIAL DAY 50” SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $18 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.)

JUNE 8 – Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (“Summer Race Hours” begin: 8PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

JUNE 22 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 2) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 $5). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

JULY 6 – 4th Annual FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR, SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES, Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $18 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.)

JULY 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 3) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 $5). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

AUG 17 – “BACK TO SCHOOL BASH” Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

AUG 31 – “LABOR DAY 40” for SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (Final ‘Summer Hours’ Start Time: 8PM, $18 GA, Kids 6 to 11 are $5)

SEPT 21 – MONSTER TRUCKS (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

SEPT 28 – $2,000/win FACTORY STOCK NIGHT SPECIAL. Points Race for all 3 divisions: $1,000 to win Modifieds; and Limited Modifieds 7PM, $15 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

OCT 5 – LoneStar RaceSaver SPRINT NATIONALS. Final THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 4) 7PM, Additional event info TBA. RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

OCT 25-26 – LONESTAR NATIONALS. (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

NOV 30 – LONESTAR TURKEY NATIONALS for SUPR LATE MODELS, Plus: MODIFIEDS, LIMITED MODIFIEDS, FACTORY STOCKS (2PM START TIME, $18 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5)
Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for more information.

2013 Factory Stock Rules Revert Back to 2012

2013 Factory Stock Rules Revert Back to 2012

2/27/2013

Kilgore, TX (2/27/13) by DarinShort.com. The 2013 LoneStar Speedway Factory Stock rules have an amendment that will be in effect for the first race night in 2013.

The rule change is that the former 2012 rules will be in effect for the 2013 season.

There was only one change for 2013 originally, which was the option for drivers to choose to run either 8" or 10" wide steel wheels.

10" wheels are not going to be allowed for the 2013 racing season. All drivers must run 8" wide wheels.

This means the wheel rules at LoneStar Speedway are the same as area tracks such as RPM Speedway and Ark-La-Tex Speedway, so Factory Stock teams will run the same wheels at which ever track they choose to compete at.

2013 Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

2013 Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

2/19/2013

2013 LoneStar Speedway Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

Kilgore, TX (2/19/13) by DarinShort.com. The revitalization of LoneStar Speedway has continued over the off-season, as track owners Lisa and Sam Hafertepe continue to make improvements to the facility. Teams and race fans can get their first look at the new changes this Saturday, February 23rd as Open Practice and Registration will commence at Noon and run until 4pm.

Another 15 loads of clay have been added to the racing surface. This is in addition to the clay that was added prior to the LoneStar Sprint Nationals this past October.

And to help manicure the racing surface, a maintenance vehicle has been purchased that features large implement tires; which will aid in prepping.

The existing asphalt driveway behind the main grandstand has been pulled up and resurfaced with crushed driveway rock, which will make a smoother ride in and out of the facility for race fans.

The LoneStar Speedway has come a long way since Hafertepe’s purchased it back in 2009. They have spent a tremendous amount of time and money to help give race fans and teams a quality facility for racing.

And those efforts are showing. Car counts and fan counts have risen dramatically over the period the past four years, especially since the reconfiguration of the surface two seasons ago. That reconfiguration has also led to lots of side-by-side racing, resulting in more excitement for race fans.

Sam Hafertepe comments: “It is our goal to give our teams and fans a quality racing experience, and we’re going to keep making enhancements and improvements to the facility. It’s produced really good racing since the reconfiguration and we are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2013 racing season.”

Open Practice (any racing division) & Registration opens at Noon this Saturday and runs until 4pm. All pit passes are $15 and there is no charge for grandstand admission. Fuel will be available.

Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for a complete 2013 racing season schedule, updated division rules, ticket prices, start times, directions and more.

The Hafertepe family would like to take this chance to thank all of the fans, race teams and track workers for their past support and look forward to seeing everyone again in 2013, beginning with open practice this Saturday, February 23rd from Noon until 4pm.

LoneStar Speedway Adds Beginner Factory Stocks

LoneStar Speedway Adds Beginner Factory Stocks

2/8/2013

LoneStar Speedway Adds Beginner Factory Stocks

Kilgore TX (2/8/13) by DarinShort.com. At the request of several interested fans and racers, and to help get new drivers into the sport on an introductory level, a Beginner Factory Stock division has been added to LoneStar Speedway’s racing lineup.

Here are the particulars on the new class:

- Ages 13 and older

- Identical car and safety rules as posted LSS Factory Stocks

- If you win over 50% of races in season you must move to FS division following year

- No hot laps in this division, race will be contested after main racing program is completed

- 6 lap feature, racing for trophies

- Passenger allowed (must follow passenger rules on FS rules section)

The Beginner Factory Stock division will race on March 23, April 27, May 11, June 8, June 22, July 27, August 17 and September 28.

Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to connect to the Factory Stock rules, complete 2013 racing schedule and much more.

2013 LSS Schedule Draft Completed!

2013 LSS Schedule Draft Completed!

11/30/2012

The following 'schedule draft' will be filled in with complete nightly details sometime in January; but for now you can at least see what night's we'll be racing:

2013 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE DRAFT (as of 11/30/12 - “FINAL” SCHEDULE IN JANUARY)

** OVER $10,000 CASH POINTS FUND in the 3 points classes (over $10,000 paid out in 2012 too!)**

There are three points divisions for 2013 that will compete in all race nights: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. Modifieds pay $1,000 to win* at each point’s event. “GA” means adult General Admission ticket prices. Kids generally $5. Reserved Section available, generally $5 add-on per ticket. Senior & Military pricing generally available.

FEB 24 – (SUNDAY) PRACTICE DAY, Any and all cars are welcome (1pm-5pm, $15/person pit passes)

MAR 16 – Season Points Opener: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Additional event info TBA.

MAR 23 – Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Additional event info TBA.

APR 6- 3rd Annual $10,000 to win “HIGH BANKS HAVOC” for Lucas Oil Late Model Series. Plus Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (6PM START TIME, $20 GA.)

APR 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 1) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $12 GA.) RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

MAY 11 – ‘Fan Appreciation’ CARLOAD NIGHT $1000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $10 GETS YOUR ENTIRE CARLOAD OF FANS INTO THE GRANDSTAND! No charge for parking.)

MAY 26 – (SUNDAY) “MEMORIAL DAY 50” SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $15 GA)

JUNE 8 – Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (“Summer Race Hours” begin: 8PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Additional event info TBA.

JUNE 22 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 2) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA). RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

JULY 6 – 4th Annual FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR, SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES, Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $15 GA)

JULY 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 3) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA). RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

AUG 17 – “BACK TO SCHOOL BASH” Points Night, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA) Additional event info TBA.

AUG 31 – “LABOR DAY 40” for SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (Final ‘Summer Hours’ Start Time: 8PM, $15 GA)

SEPT 21 – MONSTER TRUCKS (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

SEPT 28 – FACTORY STOCK NIGHT SPECIAL. Points Race for all 3 divisions: $1,000 to win Modifieds; and Limited Modifieds 7PM, $12 GA)

OCT 5 – RaceSaver SPRINT NATIONALS. Final THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 4) 7PM, Additional event info TBA. RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

OCT 25-26 – LONESTAR NATIONALS. (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

NOV 30 – LONESTAR TURKEY NATIONALS for SUPR LATE MODELS, Plus: MODIFIEDS, LIMITED MODIFIEDS, FACTORY STOCKS (2PM START TIME, $15 GA)