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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!

'For the Love of Alex' $1300/win LTD MODS - 5/10!

'For the Love of Alex' $1300/win LTD MODS - 5/10!


'For the Love of Alex' $1,300/win LIMITED MODIFIEDS - LoneStar Speedway SUNDAY MAY 10th!

Kilgore, TX (1/20/15) by DarinShort.com.This Mother's Day will be extra special, as once the brunches and special dinners have concluded, the day of fun will continue, as LoneStar Speedway will be hosting a special racing event, the $1,300 to win LIMITED MODIFIEDS For the love of Alex Stop Texting and Driving spectacular! A special 'Twilight' starting time of 5pm is set.

Once again, Trisha and Robert Taylor have stepped up to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, combined with a long list of sponsors they are assembling, raising the competitor purse in the Limited Modified division as well.

On April 26, 2010 Trisha and Robert Taylor received the call that forever changed their lives, as their daughter Alex had been in an accident and was being taken by air flight to East Texas Medical Center, and would not survive her injuries. The accident was attributed to texting and driving.

Robert is veteran LoneStar Speedway driver, along with his wife Trisha, continue to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, at their Facebook page titled For the love of Alex Stop Texting and Driving. Click www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfAlexStopTextingAndDriving to ‘like’ the page and learn more about their awareness efforts.

If you, or your business, are interested in being a part of this special awareness event, send an email to ForTheLoveofAlex@embarqmail.com and Trisha Taylor will get back in touch with you with more information.

It will be a point’s race for all LoneStar divisions, and will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start for Modifieds, and $300 to win and $40 to start for Factory Stocks. The full purse breakdown will be posted as the additional sponsorships are finalized, well before race day.

There are no competitor entry fees in any division.

Rules for all divisions are on the track website. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for details.

As in every 2015 LoneStar point’s night events, non-qualifier money will be paid in all three divisions: $50 for Modifieds, $30 for Limited Modifieds and $20 for Factory Stocks. There is no entry fee in any race divisions; all pit passes are $30.

PLUS! It's Mother's Day, so we're having a general grandstand admission promotion, where all mothers can get in to watch the racing event for just $5! All other Adult tickets will be $12 (ages 12-64), while Seniors/Active Military are $10, Kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and youngsters ages 5 and under are free with Adult admission. All pit passes for all ages will be $30.

Fans can expect a great field of drivers from throughout the region competing in the event, as there are currently no other known tracks racing that day.

Make plans now to join us for a special 'twilight' racing program focusing on this special cause on Mother's Day at 5pm, at LoneStar Speedway featuring the running of the "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving 25" for Limited Modifieds!

THIS SAT. 12/13: LoneStar Annual FOOD DRIVE

THIS SAT. 12/13: LoneStar Annual FOOD DRIVE


Annual LoneStar Food Drive THIS Saturday: PLEASE HELP AREA CITIZENS IN NEED!

Kilgore TX (12/8/14) by DarinShort.com. This Saturday, from 10AM-3PM, please take a moment to bring a donation of canned goods and unused (new) toiletries to the LoneStar Office (ticket booth) for our annual Holiday Food Drive.

We will be assembling the donated items into baskets and distributing them to residents of the Arbor Grace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kilgore, and LifeSource (Longview Dream Center) in Longview.

The efforts of these two facilities make a great difference in the lives of many individuals and families living in Gregg County that are less fortunate.

With everyone's help this Saturday, we can make a positive impact on their Holiday season.

Plus, we're going to be giving away (8) pairs of adult grandstand tickets to the February 21st Sprint Smackdown at LoneStar Speedway!

Winners will be drawn from the names of people that drop off donations this Saturday. Visit www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for February 21st event details.

Please help us to make the Holiday season a little brighter for those in need, this Saturday, December 13th, 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.


Here are some of the types of items being requested by the care facilities:

-Any kind of non-perishable goods.

-Items such as peanut butter, canned tuna and canned chicken are highly sought after.

-Dessert mixes and canned fruits.

$13,000 LoneStar Speedway Awards Bash Sunday 11/30

$13,000 LoneStar Speedway Awards Bash Sunday 11/30


$13,000 LoneStar Speedway Awards Bash, Sunday, Nov. 30

Kilgore, TX (11/11/14) by DarinShort.com. Sunday, November 30th at 1pm, LoneStar Speedway (LSS) drivers, crews, families, fans, track sponsors and track workers will gather at the speedway to celebrate and commemorate the 2014 LSS racing season with its annual Awards Bash and point’s fund distribution.

As in 2013, $13,000 in cash, plus awards, will be presented to drivers that supported the speedway throughout the 2014 racing season.

There were 12 points races scheduled in 2014, and all 12 events were completed (ironically, the same was the case in 2013). The guaranteed minimum point fund was $10,000, since all the races got in the track was able to pay out more than advertised.

There was only one weather-delayed points event, and that was the March 28th season opener with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, which, the points divisions were able to race the following night.

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 LSS events to be eligible.

The LSS Awards Bash will take place on the heels of the November 29th $34,000 Turkey Nationals, which features $5,000 to win and $500 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 November 30th

- 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 three more free tickets to the event (to give out to their crew or family members). Additional tickets just $10.

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

- Your admittance includes a your choice of Steak, Chicken or Sausage; with baked potato, salad, desserts, beverages and more.

- Event concludes at 3pm

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 Larry Fears, 2nd place
$750 Kelly Lockey, 3rd place
$650 Jeff Harris, 4th place
$550 Billy Melton, 5th place
$500 Robert Taylor, 6th place
$450 Billy Jack Brutchin, 7th place
$400 Wes Armstrong, 8th place
$350 TJ Steele, 9th place
$300 Glen Perry, 10th place


$750 Jason Tiner, Point Champion
$600 Brian Holland, 2nd place
$500 Dennie Gieber, 3rd place
$450 Billy Joe Brutchin, 4th place
$400 Darryl Moseley, 5th place
$325 Travis Evans, 6th place
$300 Johnny Reed, 7th place
$275 Curtis Caldwell, 8th place
$250 Gary Stuckey, 9th place
$200 Scotty Nichols, 10th place


$500 Eddie Fleming, Point Champion
$450 DeWayne Pace, 2nd place
$400 Cody Brantley, 3rd place
$350 Joey Vergo, 4th place
$325 Wesley Langley, 5th place
$300 Steve Grantz, 6th place
$275 Bo Perry, 7th place
$250 Donnie McBride, Jr., 8th place
$200 Ben Tennimon, 9th place
$150 Tracy Cundieff, 10th place

New for this year's awards bash: ALL LSS drivers (Mod, Ltd, FS and Beginner) drivers who raced in at least 70% of the 2014 LSS points events will receive a free specially made LSS hoodie! Awards banquet attendance is required to receive your free hoodie. Those drivers are: Nathan Gaines, Joe Wilhelm, Danny Keel, Kevin Simpson, Taylor Williams, Kenny Fiedler, Blake Tennimon, Billy Davis, Josh Clinton, Donnie Powers and Ty Cundieff.

Special awards will also be presented to the these Beginner Factory Stock drivers: Desiree' Fleming, Michelle Langley and Blake Andrews.

Thank you to all the drivers, fans, crews, track sponsors and track workers for their tremendous support in 2014!

If you’re a race team that is looking for a track that rewards you for your support, yet gives you several weekends off to do other things with the family, choose LoneStar Speedway in 2015!

The 2015 season will kick off with a huge new special event! Details on the event will be posted in the next week or so.

The track schedule is basically finished, but it will be coming out shortly thereafter. Our schedule is fully synched with Boothill Speedway and Ark-La-Tex Speedway; as was the case this year, which allows racers and fans to not have to pick and choose which area track to race at.

We hope to see you all Saturday November 29th for the final event of the 2014 season with the running of the $34,000 Turkey Nationals, and on Sunday November 30th as we salute our champions at the LSS Awards Bash!




Jam-Packed LoneStar Speedway 2015 Schedule Unveiled!

(to view/print schedule, click link under 'resources' on the right of this page)

Kilgore, TX (11/28/14) by DarinShort.com. Just in time for tomorrow's $34,000 Turkey Nationals at LoneStar Speedway (LSS), the 2015 season schedule is now available for viewing.

If you're a fan of Late Models, Modifieds, Sprint Cars, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds, touring series or Monster Trucks; LoneStar Speedway has it all in 2015!

Boasting some of the biggest purses in dirt track racing, LoneStar Speedway will continue its 'specials only' format in 2015. There are 16 weekends of action scheduled; giving fans, teams and track workers plenty of time to plan other activities or visit other tracks.

LoneStar Speedway is also proud to announce that the three-track alliance between Boothill Speedway and Ark-La-Tex Speedway will continue in 2015 - which means all three track schedules are synched together.

All fans and all race teams can race at every dirt track race at these three tracks without ever having to pick or choose...or without having to travel a long distance. It's 57 miles from LoneStar to Boothill, 74 miles from LoneStar to Ark-La-Tex and 32 miles from Boothill to Ark-La-Tex.

This alliance has also allowed each of the tracks to focus more on each event, which generally means racers will be competing for more purse money when they hit the track - instead of week after week of 'regular' races, which can quickly drain a team's racing budget. Be watching for the Boothill and Ark-La-Tex schedules to be released soon.

LSS will continue to focus on having just three points divisions in 2015: Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. This format has allowed for much higher growth and stability in those divisions, and it has resulted in fantastic fan support - as witnessed at the 2014 Armadillo Nationals. Rules updates are underway, and will be posted when they become available. The Beginner Factory Stocks will also have 7 race dates, giving new drivers laps and experience.

LSS points drivers are eligible for a $10,000+ cash fund, without having to pay an association or license fee, and only have to compete in 75% of the 12 points events. This year's point fund was $13,000 and will be distributed at the Awards Bash on November 30th. The event is open to all. Details are at the track website and FB page.

To view/print the 2015 LSS schedule, click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and then it is listed under 'Resources' on the right side of the homepage.

2015 LSS schedule highlights include the following:

FEB 8 & FEB 15 (SUNDAY's) OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION: NOON-4PM. Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.

FEB 21 (SAT. 6PM) SPRINT SMACKDOWN: $1,000/win & $400/start RaceSaver® sanctioned Sprint Cars ($50 early entry, online registration begins 12/26; $75 entry at gate.). Plus Modifieds, Ltd Modifieds & Factory Stocks. $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30.

MARCH 14 USMTS Modifieds & Championship Points Opener. Plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks. LSS points in all 3 divisions. Details TBA. (7PM START TIME, $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35).

APRIL 4 2nd Annual BUNNY HOP 25 Championship Points Night, Round 2: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks & Easter Egg Hunt! Details TBA.

APRIL 18 TEXAS OUTLAW MODIFIED SERIES $2,000/win & $200/start; Points Night Round 3 (all classes). Plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, JUST $12 GA! $5 Kids, Pits $30) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

MAY 2 "For the Love of Alex, Don’t Text and Drive” 25 Lap Ltd. Mods.(Details TBA) Points Night, Round 4: $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks!

MAY 24 (SUNDAY) $3,000/win, $400/START SUPR Late Model Series. Plus Championship Points Night, Round 5: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (Purse details TBA).(GA $17, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 7PM Start time.)

JUNE 13 LSS 6th Anniversary Special. Details TBA. Championship Points Night, Round 6: Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM START TIME, JUST $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks!

JUNE 27 Championship Points Night, Round 7 (Additional details TBA): Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks!

JULY 4 FIRECRACKER 40 $3,000/win, $400/START SUPR LATE MODELS & FIREWORKS! Plus Championship Points Night, Round 8: Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks. Details TBA. (GA $17, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 8PM Start time.)

JULY 25 3rd Annual LoneStar SUMMER SIZZLER! Championship Points Night, Round 9: Details TBA. Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks! Plus Beginner FS (8PM, $12 GA, $5 Kids, $30 pits)

AUGUST 15 Twin FS Feature Night, 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)

SEPT. 5 $3,000/win, $400/START SUPR Late Model Series. Plus Championship Points Night, Round 11: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (Purse details TBA).(GA $17, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 8PM Start time.)


SEPT. 24 3rd Annual 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. 3-day adult grandstand pass just $35! Final points event*.

SEPT. 25 3rd Annual 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. *50 'show up points' awarded to all LSS points drivers.

SEPT. 26 3rd Annual ARMADILLO NATIONALS FINALE NIGHT! $10,000 to win MODIFIEDS! $3,000 to win LTD MODS! $2,000 to win FACTORY STOCKS! Adults $20, Youth ages 6-11 $5. Pits $35; 7pm. (Details coming on event website this summer)


NOVEMEBER 28 TURKEY NATIONALS $5,000/win, $500/START SUPR Late Models. Plus Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks.(GA $17, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 2PM hot laps, Details TBA.)

POST SEASON: 11/29: 2015 LSS Awards Bash & $10,000+ Points Fund Distribution. Points division drivers (Mod, Ltd and FS) must compete in 75% of completed LSS point’s events to be eligible for prize money/awards. 12/12 LoneStar Speedway Annual Holiday Food Drive, 10AM-3PM. Bring food donations to LoneStar ticket office.

THANK YOU to all the racers, fans, track workers and sponsors for their support of LoneStar Speedway, as it continues to allow the track to bring high quality racing programs each and every race night throughout the season!

note: at the track website, you can download the PDF version of this schedule, which is print formatted. The attached picture of the schedule is primarily just for viewing.