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ALL PIT PASSES, ALL AGES $15. Grandstands free (no food/drink coolers allowed). Any car in any race division is welcome to practice.

DRIVERS: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get your cars registered at this practice on 3/23 or by going to www.darinshort.com./lss.html before opening night on FRIDAY, MARCH 28.

Opening night is going be hectic with the WoO teams on hand, coupled with a 5:30pm draw cutoff that night, we need your cooperation to keep the show running smoothly - and getting registered now will help us all keep the fans from waiting for bookwork being completed that can be done ahead of time.

We want to be able to keep all 3 of our LSS points divisions racing at future big events, but we need your help in order to do that...so please get your cars registered.


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Kilgore, TX (3/12/14) by DarinShort.com. 65 degrees and partly cloudy will greet racers and interested race fans this coming Sunday, March 16 from Noon-4pm when LoneStar Speedway hosts an open practice session for any and all racing divisions.

All pit passes are $15, and grandstand admission is free (no food or drinks allowed through main grandstand gates).

DRIVERS: PLEASE take advantage of getting your cars registered at either of these two practice sessions, or by clicking www.darinshort.com/lss.html if you cannot make it to the track. With the early start time and early draw cutoff times on opening night, Friday March 28th, we ARE going to stay on schedule, so your help in this process is much appreciated! The draw closes at 5:30pm on Friday March 28th, so please plan accordingly.

RACE FANS: You are welcome to attend open practice, there is no charge to watch, and the concession stand will be open - with a very limited menu. No food or drinks are allowed through the main grandstand entrance.

PRACTICE DATES: There are only two practice dates scheduled at LoneStar Speedway, Sunday March 16 and Sunday March 23. Both are from Noon-4pm. All pit passes are $15 and you can register your cars at the pit window. OVER $10,000 in DRIVER POINTS FUND will be awarded again in 2014! The three LSS points divisions are Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. The 2013 points fund was $13,000. Drivers must complete in at least 70% of the completed LSS points events to be eligible.

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODELS coming to LONESTAR SPEEDWAY on FRIDAY, MARCH 28. Click www.darinshort.com/woo.html for event flyer, advance reserved section tickets, and click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for special event purse structure for the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks - as they are a part of the March 28th program. Complete purse breakdown is listed under 'resources' on the right side of the track homepage.

LoneStar Speedway hosts one of the largest driver purses and points funds in the United States for Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds - so make LoneStar your home track! There is no license fees due from drivers, are there only 12 weekends of points races, so that leaves you plenty of time for the family, vacations - and getting ready for the next big race at LoneStar!

From everyone at LoneStar Speedway, we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable racing season - and we look forward to seeing you all at the track in 2014!





Kilgore, TX (1/30/14) by DarinShort.com. Reserved Section tickets to the highly anticipated March 28th World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoOLMS) event at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) is now underway.

Visit www.darinshort.com/woo.html and in a few clicks you will have seats in the Reserved Section waiting for you upon your arrival at the speedway on race night. There you can also view the new event flyer that was just posted today.

If you are concerned about getting to LoneStar at an early time on race night, we recommend you purchase advance Reserve Section tickets now, ensuring you a great seat for the event.

The 800+ horsepower cars of the WoOLMS will be racing for $10,000 to win. Time trials, heat races and a B-feature will prelude their championship event, which is currently scheduled to be the second feature race out of the night.

A limited amount of Reserved Section tickets will be sold in advance at the link above. When those limited amounts are sold out, no more tickets will be sold until race day, and those will be general admission seating only.

An advanced sale Reserved Section ticket guarantees you seating in the fenced off bucket seated area of the front stretch near the flag stand.

Note that Reserved Section seats are not numbered by row or seat number. Your advance purchase guarantees you seating in this section, and we are intentionally leaving 200 seats of the section as not being available for purchase, so your group will be able to find seats together in this section upon your arrival on race night.

In other words, Advance Reserve section ticket sales will end if, and when, we reach 200 tickets less than the Reserved Section’s seating capacity. At this point we do not plan to offer Reserved Section seating on race night; only General Admission seating, which is on either side of the Reserved Section. General admission ticket prices will be $25 for adults on race night, and kids ages 11 and under will be $10.

Adult Reserved Section seating to this event is just $30, and there are no online ticket processing fees or any other cost involved to purchase them at the link above. Any major credit or debit card can be used for your purchase and all payments are processed through PayPal, which has over 137 million active accounts. You do not have to sign up for a PayPal account to use this service.
All kids, all ages 11 and under, Reserved Section tickets are available for $15 at the same link above.

Once you have purchased your tickets, you will receive an emailed receipt. Simply bring that receipt with you to the track on race night (just as you would to the movie) along with your I.D. and you will be issued your admission tickets at the main ticket office. No tickets will be mailed out.

It is also the championship point’s opener for the $1,200 to win Modifieds, $600 to win Limited Modifieds and $400 to win Factory Stocks. LSS points drivers can click www.darinshort.com/lss.html to get their teams registered now, thus saving everyone time on race night. We highly encourage drivers to get their cars registered prior to race night, as we are going to stay on schedule on race night. Point’s divisions complete payback is posted at the track website, www.LoneStarSpeedway.com under the ‘resources’ section.

This marks the first time the WoOLMS will compete in Texas since March 27, 2010, and then it was at LoneStar, when Steve Francis topped Clint Smith, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie and Darrell Lanigan. The WoOLMS is currently scheduled to be the second feature out that night.

Additional Series drivers, such as Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, Eric Wells, Chub Frank, Bub McCool and Morgan Bagley will be on hand, plus a strong contingent of the top Late Model touring drivers from across the country. 33 teams competed in the last WoOLMS event at LoneStar. Visit www.WoOLMS.com for more Series information.

Click www.darinshort.com/woo.html and in a few moments you’ll be all set up with Reserved Section seating, and you’ll be all set for an incredible night of racing that kicks off the highly anticipated 2014 racing season at LoneStar Speedway featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series!

Exciting 2014 LSS Season Revealed!

Exciting 2014 LSS Season Revealed!


Kilgore TX (1/3/14) by DarinShort.com. Coming off an exciting 2013 season that saw over 300 drivers competing in the three LoneStar Speedway (LSS) points divisions, today, the 2014 racing season preview is available for fans and teams alike.

The speedway also boasts one of the best paying purses and driver point funds in the region. There are 12 weekends of points races scheduled in 2014, and once again, drivers will be competing for a minimum of a $10,000 point’s fund. In 2013, a total of $13,000 cash was paid out in the driver’s award banquet for the three LoneStar points divisions, which are Modified, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds.

Unless otherwise noted, the following purse breakdown will be in effect for the three LSS points divisions on 2014:

Modifieds: $1,000- 500- 400- 300- 200- 180- 160- 140- 120- 100…through 20th. Any NQ’s will receive $50.

Limited Modifieds: $500- 250- 200- 160- 140- 120- 100- 80- 60…through 20th. Any NQ’s will receive $30.

Factory Stocks: $300- 200- 180- 160- 140- 120- 100- 80- 60- 40…through 20th. Any NQ’s will receive $20.

Online driver registration is now open. To register your Modified, Factory Stock or Limited Modified for the 2014 racing season at LoneStar Speedway, please click www.darinshort.com/lss.html and complete the payment form.

The $30 registration fee buys your car number for the season and the money goes into the $10,000+ drivers point fund that gets distributed at the end of the season.

Car numbers from 2013 will be reserved through the March 16th practice day. You can register your car at that time too. The top registered Beginner Factory Stocks will receive jackets at the awards banquet, but not point fund money (as was the case in 2013).

There are no proposed rules changes to any of the LSS point’s divisions at this time.

The 2014 racing season is highlighted by several special events, including:
- March 28th World of Outlaws Late Model Series (reserved section tickets go on sale 1/30/14)
- SUPR Late Model Series on May 25th, July 5th, August 30th and November 29th.
- 2nd Annual $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals September 25th-27th.
- 2nd Annual Summer Sizzler for Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds, July 26th.
- The Sprint Cars will return to the LoneStar high banks on Saturday October 11th. (Details TBA)

Here is the preliminary 2014 LoneStar Speedway schedule – and note that there are several special attractions that will be added along the way. Check the track website or Facebook pages for the latest updates:

3/16/14 (SUNDAY) OPEN PRACTICE DAY & Registration, Any and all cars are welcome (Noon-4pm, $15/person pit passes)

3/23/14 (SUNDAY) OPEN PRACTICE DAY & Registration, Any and all cars are welcome (Noon-4pm, $15/person pit passes)

3/28/14 (FRIDAY) 4th Annual $10,000 to win “HIGH BANKS HAVOC” for World of Outlaws Model Series. Championship Points Night, Round 1: $1,200 to win Modifieds; plus $600 to win Limited Modifieds & $400 to win Factory Stocks (6PM START TIME, $25 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35). Reserved section tickets go on sale 1/30/14.

4/12/14 Championship Points Night, Round 2: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30), plus Beginner Factory Stocks!

4/26/14 Championship Points Night, Round 3: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30) Special attraction TBA.

5/3/14 Championship Points Night, Round 4: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks!

5/25/14 (SUNDAY) 5th Annual “MEMORIAL DAY 50” SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus Championship Points Night, Round 5: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM – Last race before ‘summer hours’ begins, $17 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30).

6/14/14 Championship Points Night, Round 6: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks!

6/28/14 Championship Points Night, Round 7: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks!

7/5/14 5th Annual FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR, SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES, Plus Championship Points Night, Round 8: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $17 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30)

7/26/14 2nd Annual LoneStar SUMMER SIZZLER! Championship Points Night, Round 9: $1,200 to win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds! $400/win Factory Stocks! Plus Beginner FS (8PM, $12 GA!, $30 pits)

8/16/14 CARLOAD NIGHT & “BACK TO SCHOOL BASH” Championship Points Night, Round 10: $1,000 to win Modifieds; Plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & Beginner FS (8PM, $10/CARLOAD Grandstand, $30 pits)

8/30/14 5th Annual “LABOR DAY 40” for SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus Championship Points Night, Round 11: $1,000 to win Modifieds; Plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (Final ‘Summer Hours’ Start Time: 8PM, $17 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30)

9/13/14 MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

9/25/14 ARMADILLO NATIONALS, NIGHT 1! $10,000 to win MODIFIEDS! $3,000 to win LTD MODS! $2,000 to win FACTORY STOCKS! Adults $12, Youth ages 6-11 $5. Pits $30; 7pm. Armadillo weekend is the final championship points weekend of the season. All LSS drivers will receive 25 show-up points for weekend.

9/26/14 ARMADILLO NATIONALS, NIGHT 2! $10,000 to win MODIFIEDS! $3,000 to win LTD MODS! $2,000 to win FACTORY STOCKS! Adults $12, Youth ages 6-11 $5. Pits $30; 7pm.

9/27/14 2nd Annual ARMADILLO NATIONALS FINALE NIGHT! $10,000 to win MODIFIEDS! $3,000 to win LTD MODS! $2,000 to win FACTORY STOCKS! Adults $17, Youth ages 6-11 $5. Pits $35; 7pm. Details TBA.

10/11/14 Sprint Car & Factory Stock Special (Details, TBA).


DATE TBA: 2014 LSS Awards Bash & $10,000+ Points Fund Distribution. Point’s division drivers (Mod, Ltd and FS) must compete in 70% of completed LSS point’s events to be eligible for prize money and awards.

12/13/2014 LoneStar Speedway Annual Holiday Food Drive, 10AM-3PM. Bring food donations to LoneStar ticket office. Details TBA.

A printable schedule is also available at the track website. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com then click the ‘schedule’ tab. There you will find a ‘print’ button for output.

Thank you to all of the fans, sponsors and race teams for their fantastic support of LoneStar Speedway, which enables the speedway to continue progress, as well as the racing divisions, into the future.

12/14: Help LoneStar Help Area Senior Citizens!

12/14: Help LoneStar Help Area Senior Citizens!



12/14 2pm update: Here is the link to the winners from today's WoOLMS ticket drawing:


And the turnout for donations was so big, LSS added 8 more winners that each receive a ticket to the WoOLMS event at LSS on 3/28/14....those names are posted at the link above as well.

Thanks for the tremendous support, as it will help put a smile on the race of many area senior citizens!

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This Saturday, 12/14, from 10AM-4PM, please take a moment to bring a donation of canned goods and unused (new) toiletries to the LoneStar Office (ticket booth).

We will be assembling the donated items into baskets and distributing them to senior citizens in the Gregg County who are less fortunate.

Please help us to make the Holiday season a little brighter for those in need, this Saturday, December 14th, by dropping off your canned goods/toiletries donation – any size donation is much appreciated!

To get to LoneStar Speedway, take I-20 exit 583 north to the stoplight (1/2 mile), then head east about 1 mile. The track is on the right side, and the office (ticket booth) is located behind the main grandstand entrance.


When you drop off your canned food and/or toiletries donation at LoneStar Speedway this Saturday, your name will be entered into a drawing at the end of the day.

We will draw out FIVE names - and each of them will receive TWO GRANDSTAND TICKETS to the MARCH 28, 2014 WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES event at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY, courtesy of LoneStar Speedway!

The prize winners will be announced at LoneStar Speedway's Facebook page.

$13,000 LoneStar Awards Bash! Sunday, Dec. 1

$13,000 LoneStar Awards Bash! Sunday, Dec. 1


$13,000 LoneStar Speedway Awards Bash, Sunday, Dec. 1 ***EVERYONE WELCOME - TICKETS JUST $10!!! **

Kilgore, TX (11/25/13) by DarinShort.com. Sunday, December 1st at 1pm, LoneStar Speedway (LSS) drivers, crews, families, fans and track workers will gather at the speedway to celebrate and commemorate the 2013 LSS racing season with its annual Awards Bash and point’s fund distribution.

A whopping $13,000 in cash, plus a variety of other items from track sponsors DAY Motorsports and Smiley’s Racing Products and LSS will be awarded to drivers that supported the speedway throughout the 2013 racing season.

There were 12 points races scheduled in 2013, and all 12 events were completed. There was only one weather-delayed event, and that was the finale of the Armadillo Nationals, which concluded on November 2nd.

As in years’ past, there was no association fee or sanctioning fees that LSS drivers had to pay to be eligible for the point fund money. Drivers simply registered their cars and competed in at least 70% of the LSS events that were completed to be eligible.

The LSS Awards Bash will take place on the heels of this Saturday’s $33,000 Turkey Nationals, which features $5,000 to win and $600 to start for the SUPR Topless Late Models. All three LoneStar points divisions will be racing – however this is not a point’s race. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for complete event details. Action kicks off at 2pm.

Here are the specifics of the LSS Awards Bash being held in the main grandstand area at LSS:

- Grandstand entrance/ticket sales open at 12:45pm, Sunday December 1st

- Food served from 1pm-2:30pm

- Awards distribution from 1:30pm-2:30pm

- Each driver in the top 10 in points (listed below) receives free admittance, plus each of those drivers receive 3 free tickets to the event (to give out to their crew or family members)

- This event is open to all. Purchase tickets upon your arrival. All ages are just $10 each

- Your admittance includes a Steak Dinner, along with sides.

- We are requesting desserts be brought by those individuals who enjoy baking.

- Beverages (for all age groups…hint, hint) are compliments of track owners Lisa and Sam Hafertepe

- Event concludes at 3pm

- The current weather forecast is showing afternoon temperatures in the low 60’s.

Here are the top 10 drivers in each of the three LSS points divisions, along with the cash awards they will be receiving:


$1,000 Jason Ingalls; Point Champion
$800 Dennie Gieber, 2nd place
$750 Scotty Hushelpeck, 3rd place
$650 Darrell Johns, 4th place
$550 Justin Romine, 5th place
$500 Larry Fears, 6th place
$450 Jeff Harris, 7th place
$400 Greg Penney, 8th place
$350 T. Ray Burkett, 9th place
$300 Justin Ingalls, 10th place


$750 Dennie Gieber, Point Champion
$600 Darryl Moseley, 2nd place
$500 Scotty Nichols, 3rd place
$450 Robert Taylor, 4th place
$400 Billy Joe Brutchin, 5th place
$325 Barry Hornbeck, 6th place
$300 Royce Jones, 7th place
$275 Corey Tutt, 8th place
$250 Nathan Gaines, 9th place
$200 Bud Reed, 10th place


$500 Donny McBride, Jr., Point Champion
$450 Alan Lindow, 2nd place
$400 Kenneth Chamberlain, 3rd place
$350 Danny James, 4th place
$325 Cody Brantley, 5th place
$300 Todd Green, 6th place
$275 Chaffin Smith, 7th place
$250 Donny McBride, 8th place
$200 DeWayne Pace, 9th place
$150 Anthony Bonafanti, 10th place

Thank you to all the drivers, fans, crews and track workers for their tremendous support in 2013. If you’re a race team that is looking for a track that rewards you for your support, yet gives you some weekends off to do other things with the family, choose LoneStar Speedway in 2014!

The 2014 season will kick off with the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series (plus LSS points divisions) on Friday, March 28th. The track schedule will be coming out in the next month or so.

We hope to see you all this Saturday for the final event of the 2013 season with the running of the $33,000 Turkey Nationals, and on Sunday as we salute our champions at the LSS Awards Bash!