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$120,000 LoneStar Sprint Nat'ls REGISTRATION OPEN

$120,000 LoneStar Sprint Nat'ls REGISTRATION OPEN

3/1/2012

Kilgore TX (3/1/12) by DarinShort.com. A whopping $120,000 cash purse has been posted for the 2nd Annual LoneStar Sprint Nationals (LSN) this coming October 11-13, 2012; and today, driver registration to the event opens.

Please click www.darinshort.com/SCN.html to visit the event website and get registered – before someone else gets your number first. Parking requests will also be processed on a first-entered basis.

Every major LSN event sponsor from 2011 has renewed their commitment for the 2012 LSN. The LSN is Sponsored in part by Smiley's Racing Products, The Oil Medics, KJC Auto Title Loans, Eagle Motorsports, Palm Harbor Homes, Kear's Speed Shop , Outlaw Wings and ABC Auto Parts. Several associate sponsors are in the works and will be announced when they become available. Please email Darin at dssm93@msn.com for event sponsorship inquiries.

The LSN is a three-day, Sprint Car-only show featuring two divisions: Winged Sprint Cars and Winged RaceSaver® Sprint Cars, and is held at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX. LoneStar Speedway is a brightly lit, fast, high-banked 3/8 mile clay oval. Over 130 sprint teams entered the 2011 event with more than 100 racing each night.

Qualifying night (Thursday/Friday) 30-lap A-features pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start for the Sprint Car division; and $500 to win and $100 to start for the RaceSaver® Sprint Cars. No time trials.

Saturday night’s Sprint Car division 40-lap 25-car feature pays $13,000 to win and $1,200 to start; and $2,200 to win and $400 to start the RaceSaver® Sprint Car 30-lap 25-car championship race.

As impressive as the purse for this event is, race fans can purchase a 3-day adult grandstand pass for 1980’s pricing of only $40 upon their arrival at the track on race night. Or, individual night tickets are $15 each for Thursday and Friday, and just $20 on Saturday’s blockbuster event.

The Sprint Car division is for ASCS legal cars, and Sprint Cars will be teched by ASCS. The LSN is an ASCS sanctioned, non-points race for the Sprint Car division. The early entry fee for this class remains at $100 for this race and pit passes are the same as 2011, which are $30 each on Thursday and Friday; and $35 on Saturday. A 3-day pit pass will be available for $90. There is roughly an $11,000 increase in the Sprint Division purse slated for 2012.

RaceSaver® Sprint Cars will be teched by RaceSaver.com rules and officials with one exception. Drivers may choose whether they wish to run the STS or SST stamped right rear tire – as was the case in 2011. The early entry fee for this class is $100 for this race and pit passes are the same as 2011, which are $30 each on Thursday and Friday; and $35 on Saturday. A 3-day pit pass will be available for $90. There is roughly a $9,000 purse increase for the RaceSaver® Sprint division for 2012.

Registration for the LSN will open up on Thursday, March 1st. Each division is limited to the first 80 entries received. By clicking www.darinshort.com/SCNdrivers.html race teams can access the event registration page, which will go live on March 1.

Fans and race teams can also expect a large amount of track vendors, outside food and merchandise vendors, as was the case last year.

Track owner Sam Hafertepe comments: “We’ve been working hard in the off season continuing with project work at the track. It’s all coming along really well and we’re looking forward to a great season. Darin has been working hard on his end too, and I think we’ve developed a really good combination.”

Lisa Hafertepe adds: “The whole LoneStar staff is pumped up for 2012 and every single one of them can’t wait until the return of the LoneStar Sprint Nationals. We all had a blast last year and the massive amount of positive fan emails after the LSN encourages us to work even harder this year to make sure they have another great time.”

Darin Short comments: “Last year we had a lot to prove, and I would like to thank our sponsors for their unwavering support of this event. Without them, it would be very difficult to pull off an event of this magnitude – while still making it one of the most fan-affordable major sprint car events in the U.S.” He adds: “For a race fan to witness three nights of sprint car-only racing for $40 is a great deal. I believe we’ll have even a stronger turnout of fans for this year’s race.”

Bill Wright, AKA “Bill W,” of Monroe Iowa will be returning to provide the call for the Sprint division. He will also conduct the competitors draw-in for both the Sprint and RaceSaver® divisions. Bill W has been on the media side of the sport for over 15 years as a journalist, website editor, broadcaster and announcer. His weekly 'Knoxville News' recap can be found on racing sites worldwide. Bill W is the announcer for the Sprint Invaders, Midwest Open Wheel Association as well as several other events.

RacinBoys.com will also return to provide audio webcast of the event, for those not able to make it to the event. They will also provide post-event video footage.

At last year’s LSN we promised three nights of exciting Sprint Car racing action…and delivered on that promise.
If you’d like to check out some of the action from the 2011 LSN, there are several video clips loaded at the event website from Don Cook of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and RacinBoys.com.

Complete event details, flyers, purse, rules and much more can be accessed at www.darinshort.com/SCN.html - however the registration page will not open until March 1.

In an effort to maintain unobstructed spectator viewing, open trailer and smaller enclosed trailer teams will be pitted in the infield of the track, as in 2011.

This event is designed for the avid Sprint Car fan – and they will not be disappointed!

Here are some advance quick facts for each event:

-Full-field qualifying nights on both Thursday and Friday (Oct. 11-12) for each Sprint Car division.
-Saturday night (Oct. 13) will be C’s, Twin B’s and Championship A-features in both divisions.
-General Admission just $15 (ages 12 and older) on Oct. 11-12; $20 on Oct. 13.
-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5. Ages 5 and under free with Adult admission.
-3-day discounted Adult grandstand pass will be sold at the ticket gate on Oct. 11 (only) for just $40 (that’s under $14/night!)
-Upgrade any ticket to the reserved section (bucket seats) upon your arrival for $5 per person.
-Seniors/Military (Ages 65+, General Admission) $13 on Oct. 11-12 and $18 on Oct. 13.
-All Pit Passes $30 on Oct. 11-12; $35 on Oct. 13.
-A 3-day discounted pit pass will be sold online through Oct. 9 for $90.
-Gates open at 5pm, with racing at 7pm each night. Pits will open early each day.
-The information hub for this event, including online registration, lodging discounts and event flyer is located at: www.darinshort.com/SCN.html and will be fully functional at launch, Thursday March 1st.
-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all track information.

We are very thankful to the following sponsors for their support of the 2012 LoneStar Sprint Nationals.

Please remember to support businesses that support auto racing:

www.SmileysRacing.com - Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest has been in the racing business since 1968 serving racers with everything they need to hit the track. Click this link to find out why racers nationwide choose Smiley's!

www.TheOilMedics.com - The Oil Medics is a truly proactive maintenance services company, and offers Truck Services without the expense or wait of a dealer. The Oil Medics are located at 2591 NE 28th Street Fort Worth, TX 76111 (Inside the Texas 150 Business Park).

www.EagleMotorsports.com - Eagle Motorsports' has been building championship winning cars since 1998. Including 4 410 Knoxville Nationals, 7 360 Knoxville Nationals, 9 All Stars titles, the 2011 World Series Sprint title and 6 USAC non-winged titles...for a winning car, call them today! Eagle Motorsports has also sweetened the pot for their Sprint Car division chassis customers at the LoneStar Sprint Nationals: The top finishing Eagle on Thurs/Fri will each receive a $150 product certificate towards any purchase of Eagle products. However, if they win the A-feature, that amount becomes $250/night. On Saturday night, the top finishing Eagle Motorsports chassis customer will receive $300 towards any purchase of Eagle products. If they win the championship A-feature, it will become $600!

www.KJC123.com - At KJC, we know sometimes life can throw you a curve ball, and you may need cash right now. With over 50 locations throughout Texas to serve you; with KJC it's as easy as 1-2-3 to put much needed cash in your hands - now! KJC Auto Title Loans is also the sponsor of the Saturday Championship night Sprint Car Division B feature #1 & 2, which has enabled us to pay those drivers not qualifying for the feature race a decent payday, even though they didn't make the big show - thanks to KJC Auto Title Loans!

www.PalmHarbor.com/racing - As a proud sponsor of Michael “Spike” Lang, driver for theLang14.com Sprint Car, Palm Harbor is excited to work with the LoneStar team to create a fabulous Family Fun Night! Join us at our huge display behind the grandstands! Palm Harbor Homes is the nation's leading builder in modular and manufactured home construction. We are also proud to sell, finance and insure the finest manufactured homes and modular homes available in America today…and click their link to see how you can save $1,414.14 on your next home!

www.KearsSpeedshop.com – Kear’s Speed Shop of Tiffin, Ohio is synonymous with sprint car racing and has serviced racers for over 40 years. Kear’s will be bringing their track support parts truck. They service a wide range of chassis brands; and if you need something specific brought to the LSN, it is recommended that you call in your order ahead of time and they will be glad to bring it.

www.OutlawWings.com - Outlaw Wings produces high performance racing wings for dirt racers all over the world. When down force is the name of the game, Outlaw Wings has the wing you need! Outlaw Wings is sponsoring the Friday night RaceSaver Sprint division and will award the winner with an Outlaw nose wing! They will also in the pits with Outlaw Wings products on display and for sale.

Make your plans now to be a part of the 2nd Annual $120,000 LoneStar Sprint Nationals October 11-13th, at the Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track in Texas – LoneStar Speedway!

LSS Dirt Work Completed; Exciting 2012 Awaits!

LSS Dirt Work Completed; Exciting 2012 Awaits!

2/8/2012

Kilgore TX (2/8/12) by DarinShort.com. If you would like to see some behind the scenes off-season dirt work that has just been completed at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas, please click the following link:

www.darinshort.com/dirt.html

Approximately 12 inches of dirt was cultivated with a sub-soil mixer and combined with the materials that have been applied to the racing surface over the past three seasons since the Hafertepe's have taken over the track. Then it was graded into place and tilled.

There are still a few more projects that are in the works between now and opening night, which features a $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Series event on March 31...but the racing surface is now ready for action, we just have to wait for the calendar to turn.

The dirt work was finished on February 7th by track maintenance worker Jerry Smith, Sam Hafertepe and Wayne Brown.

Everyone at the track is excited about a fantastic 2012 racing season with its 'Specials Only' format, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

Make sure to check out the revised schedule under 'resources' to the right side of this page.

2012 $120,000 LONESTAR SPRINT NATIONALS REVEALED!

2012 $120,000 LONESTAR SPRINT NATIONALS REVEALED!

1/10/2012

Kilgore TX (1/10/12) by DarinShort.com. A whopping $120,000 cash purse has been posted for the 2nd Annual LoneStar Sprint Nationals (LSN) this coming October 11-13, 2012. This represents a $20,000 increase in total purse from 2011.

The LSN is a three-day, Sprint Car-only show featuring two divisions: Winged Sprint Cars and Winged RaceSaver® Sprint Cars, and is held at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX. LoneStar Speedway is a brightly lit, fast, high-banked 3/8 mile clay oval. 117 teams participated in 2011, with over 100 racing each night.

Qualifying night (Thursday/Friday) 30-lap A-features pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start for the Sprint Car division; and $500 to win and $100 to start for the RaceSaver® Sprint Cars. No time trials.

Saturday night’s Sprint Car division 40-lap 25-car feature pays $13,000 to win and $1,200 to start; and $2,200 to win and $400 to start the RaceSaver® Sprint Car 30-lap 25-car championship race.

And as impressive as the purse for this event is, race fans can purchase a 3-day adult grandstand pass for 1980’s pricing of only $40 upon their arrival at the track on race night. Or, individual night tickets are $15 each for Thursday and Friday, and just $20 on Saturday’s blockbuster event.

The Sprint Car division cars must be ASCS legal, and Sprint Cars will be teched by ASCS. Drivers competing for Lucas Oil ASCS national series points will receive show up points for this event as was the case in 2011. The early entry fee for this class remains at $100 for this race and pit passes are the same as 2011, which are $30 each on Thursday and Friday; and $35 on Saturday. A 3-day pit pass will be available for $90. There is roughly an $11,000 increase in the Sprint Division purse slated for 2012.

RaceSaver® Sprint Cars will be teched by RaceSaver.com rules with one exception. Drivers may choose whether they wish to run the STS or SST stamped right rear tire – as was the case in 2011. The early entry fee for this class is $100 for this race and pit passes are the same as 2011, which are $30 each on Thursday and Friday; and $35 on Saturday. A 3-day pit pass will be available for $90. There is roughly a $9,000 purse increase for the RaceSaver® Sprint division for 2012.

Registration for the LSN will open up on March 1st. Each division is limited to the first 80 entries received. An event flyer will be published prior to the opening date of registration.

Several event sponsors from 2011 have already expressed their intent on returning in 2012, and they will be announced when the event flyer is released in February. Fans can also expect a large amount of outside food and merchandise vendors, as was the case last year.

Track owner Sam Hafertepe comments: “We couldn’t have been happier with the strong turnout of fans and race teams at last year’s LoneStar Sprint Nationals. Our goal is to continue to grow this event into the future and we’re going to do everything in our power to help turn that goal into reality.”

Lisa Hafertepe adds: “The outside vendors support for the LSN was outstanding. It gave fans several food and merchandise options while they were here. Fans can expect another strong turnout of vendors this year too. We pride ourselves in giving fans a fair deal for their hard earned money while they’re visiting our track, and we received several fan emails thanking us for treating them so well.”

Darin Short comments: “Looking back, we could have lived without the huge storm that hit the track the day before the race, but the entire LoneStar staff and officials really stood behind the event and took pride in the part they each played in it. All of them do a great job and we will have the same group of officials returning in 2012 – and many of them commented that they can’t wait for the return of LSN weekend. I was also very proud of the sponsors we had backing the event, and their support means a lot. From a race fans’ standpoint, the LSN is one of the best values in short track racing: well over 100 sprint cars racing three nights in a row for $40 is a great deal. I believe we’ll have even a stronger turnout of fans for this year’s race.”

Bill Wright, AKA “Bill W,” of Monroe Iowa will be returning to provide the call for the Sprint division. He will also conduct the competitors draw-in for both the Sprint and RaceSaver® divisions. Bill W has been on the media side of the sport for over 15 years as a journalist, website editor, broadcaster and announcer. His weekly 'Knoxville News' recap can be found on racing sites worldwide. Bill W is the announcer for the Sprint Invaders, Midwest Open Wheel Association as well as several other events.

RacinBoys.com will also return to provide audio webcast of the event, for those not able to make it to the event. They will also provide post-event video footage.

At last year’s LSN we promised three nights of exciting Sprint Car racing action…and delivered on that promise. If you’d like to check out some of the action from the 2011 LSN, there are several video clips loaded at the event website from Don Cook of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and RacinBoys.com.

Complete event details, flyers, purse, rules, online registration and much more will be launched on Thursday, March 1st at www.darinshort.com/SCN.html . However the event flyer will be released a week or so before registration launch.

In an effort to maintain unobstructed spectator viewing, open trailer and smaller enclosed trailer teams will be pitted in the infield of the track, as in 2011.

This event is designed for the avid Sprint Car fan – and they will not be disappointed!

Here are some advance quick facts for each event:

-Full-field qualifying nights on both Thursday and Friday (Oct. 11-12) for each Sprint Car division.
-Saturday night (Oct. 13) will be C’s, B’s and Championship A-features in both divisions.
-General Admission just $15 (ages 12 and older) on Oct. 11-12; $20 on Oct. 13.
-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5. Ages 5 and under free with Adult admission.
-3-day discounted Adult grandstand pass will be sold at the ticket gate on Oct. 11 (only) for just $40 (that’s under $14/night!)
-Upgrade any ticket to the reserved section (bucket seats) upon your arrival for $5 per person
-Seniors/Military (Ages 65+, General Admission) $13 on Oct. 11-12 and $18 on Oct. 13.
-All Pit Passes $30 on Oct. 11-12; $35 on Oct. 13.
-A 3-day discounted pit pass will be sold online through Oct. 9 for $90.
-Gates open at 5pm, with racing at 7pm each night.
-The information hub for this event, including online registration, lodging discounts and event flyer is located at: www.darinshort.com/SCN.html and will be fully functional at launch, Thursday March 1st.
-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all track information.

2011 LoneStar Speedway Season in Review

2011 LoneStar Speedway Season in Review

11/2/2011

Kilgore, TX (11/2/11) by DarinShort.com. After a long and exciting racing year, the final checkered flag of the season has now flown at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX.

The original schedule shown an event ‘to be announced’ on Thanksgiving weekend, but speedway officials have opted to not chance a special event due to the lateness of the season, as there would be no way to reschedule it in case there were to be weather related problems.

Track owner Sam Hafertepe comments: “We had an awesome LoneStar Sprint Nationals on October 13-15, and have decided that we wanted to end up the season on a really high note.”

He comments further: “Late November races are really risky from a weather standpoint, and we don’t want to spend a lot of time and effort pumping it up with no backup date in place. This will also give us much needed time to get our 2012 racing schedule in development.”

The track banquet date will be on November 19th - details will be announced soon. The 2012 schedule will come out during the off season. Please check the track website: www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for the latest updates.

On the behalf of track owners Sam and Lisa Hafertepe, thank you to all of the fans, race teams, track workers and sponsors for making the 2011 racing season such a huge success…and be watching for even bigger events coming for 2012. In the meantime, have a safe and enjoyable Holiday season!

LoneStar Nat'ls Recap!

LoneStar Nat'ls Recap!

10/25/2011

THANK YOU to the FANS and RACE TEAMS that were a part of our LoneStar Sprint Nationals (LSN) on Oct. 13-15.

We had a stellar weekend of wild racing action & we fully plan to host the event again in 2012! Details will be announced sometime during the off season.

For results of the LSN, click the 'schedule' link above.