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UP NEXT 6/25: HUGE SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENT!

UP NEXT 6/25: HUGE SPRINT CAR BANDITS EVENT!

6/15/2016

SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES TURNS UP THE HEAT AT LONESTAR SPEEDWAY - JUNE

(EVENT FLYER UNDER 'RESOURCES')

Kilgore, TX (6/14/16) by DarinShort.com. On the heels of a very exciting opening event this past weekend, the Milestone Electric Sprint Car Bandits Series (SCB), are now poised to invade the 1/3 mile high-banks of LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Saturday June 25th. An excellent competitor purse of right at $13,000 is posted, and a great field of sprint car drivers from throughout the region can be expected.

The SCB has added $3,240 in cash to the Series base purse structure - at no added cost to the racers, fans or the track.

Here is the complete SCB payback for LoneStar Speedway A-feature, 25 laps: $2,000 - $1,200 - $1,000 - $700 - $600 - $450 - $420 - $415 - $410 - $405 - $400...to start. Any non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100.

Series promoter Steve Lang comments: "We had lost some events to rain this season, so we're taking those sponsor dollars and applying them to our June events, as we did this past Saturday at Superbowl Speedway. Our series really doesn't have much overhead, so we can truly make effective use of the sponsor funds that we've received...and there's no better use of those funds than to pass them along in the form of increased competitor purses."

Lang continues: "Plus, Darin Short is adding to that by unveiling his 'Free Pass to the Feature' award, which is really unique, simple and exciting."

Here's how the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature works:

-Any SCB driver that finishes outside of a transfer spot to the A-feature (after the B-feature) will have their names thrown in a hat, and the drivers name that gets pulled out will forgo their "$100 Non-qualifier status" and become the 21st starter in the feature race - and in this case - it pays $400 to start!

-Eligible drivers must finish the B-feature to be considered for drawing. (In other words, let's say 9 cars finish the B-feature, and the first 4 transfer to the A. That means those 5 drivers are normally done for the night. However, with this award, drivers finishing in 5th through 9th in the B-feature will be eligible drivers for the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature award.)

Joining the SCB on Saturday, June 25th at LoneStar Speedway will be a complete program for the high-powered LSS Modifieds ($1,000/win), Factory Stocks ($300/win), Limited Modifieds ($500/win); plus FWD 4-Cylinders will round up the 5-division racing program.

Adult tickets to this huge event are just $15, with pit passes remaining at $30.

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. Their web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and search for them on Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway Fan Page."

The pit area on June 25th opens by 4pm with the main grandstand opening at 6pm, draw cutoff at 7pm, hot laps at 7:30pm and racing at 8pm.

Race fans can expect a great mix of young and veteran drivers competing with the Sprint Car Bandits. The following 61 drivers have submitted their SCB driver registration confirming their intent to compete in the series in 2016:

Austin Mundie, Blake Mallory, Brad Queen, Brad Welborn, Brandie Jass, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bruce Griffith (car owner) Bryson Oeschger, Chad Wilson, Chance McCrary, Charlie McDonald, Chase Brewer, Chase Parson, Chris Douglas, Chris Kelly, Claud Estes III, Cody Whitworth, Colby Estes, Colby Hudspeth, Colton Goodwin, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Ed Keaton, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Jason Howell, Joe Wood Jr, John James (car owner), John Carney II, John Kelly, Johnny Miller, Junior Jenkins, Justin Fifield, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Kevin Barksdale, Koby Barksdale, Kyle Jones, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Marcus Thomas, Mark Huddleston, Mark Rogers, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Robert Vetter, Rodney Henderson, Russ Fletcher, Ryan Hall, Ryan Padgett, Shawn Mize, Sterling Hoff, Steve Elliott, Tucker Doughty and Tyson Hall.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Milestone Electric, B-Tactical, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, MalloryPrint.com and Palm Harbor Homes - and with each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 61 have already submitted their registration information to the SCB, indicating their intent to compete with the series in 2016. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyer for the inaugural series event, coming to LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th.

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked.

Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 6/14/16:

March 12 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (rained out)
April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out, postponed to 4/23)
April 23 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out)
April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX (rained out)
June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Michael Lang)
June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win and $400/start
July 2 - 85 Speedway Ennis, TX (plus Fireworks)
July 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX
July 30 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX
September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX

Race teams, reminder: If you are a race team that intends on racing with the SCB this season, take a moment to go to the series website and register your team by June 24th - it's free. It takes just a moment to do, and is mandatory to complete a day prior to competing in order to avoid paying an $300 at-track registration fee, as the SCB is not a 'just show up and race' series.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

Thank you to the drivers, area racetracks and sponsors for their strong support of this new series. We're looking forward to having another great night of racing when the Sprint Car Bandits series takes on the high banks of LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th!

SAT. 6/11 8pm: LSS 7th Anniv. SPECTACULAR!

SAT. 6/11 8pm: LSS 7th Anniv. SPECTACULAR!

6/10/2016

Saturday June 11th "LoneStar 7th Anniversary Spectacular!"

Kilgore TX (6/5/16) by DarinShort.com. It was not that long ago that LoneStar Speedway (LSS) sat dormant for several years when Lisa and Sam Hafertepe decided to purchase the facility and resurrect it, into what is now one of the premier speedplant's in the region. And now it's time to celebrate with the 7th Anniversary LoneStar Speedway Spectacular! The event will take place Saturday June 11th at 8pm.

There will be lots of added prize drawings for the fans in the grandstands, plus there are bumped up purses in all the LSS points divisions; plus it's the only time in 2016 you can catch the Southern Topless Modified Tour (STEM) at LSS!

The high powered LSS Modifieds will pay $1,200/win and $120/start, while the Limited Modified winner will take home $600 and it pays down to $60/start, the first Factory Stock driver to cross the checkers will receive $400 in their feature that pays down to $40/start. Complete purse structure in all divisions is posted at the track website under 'resources' (as it is at every LSS event). The new Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing card.

Keeping up with LoneStar's goal to offer quality racing, great competitor purses - while still at family-affordable pricing - Adult (ages 12-64) tickets to the LSS 7th Anniversary Spectacular are just $12! Ages 6-11 are $5, and ages 65+/Active Military can take in the full night of racing for just $10. All pit passes for all ages are being held at $30.

Note that this is our first 'Summer Hours' event. Hot laps Saturday June 11th fire off at 7:30pm, with the Pits opening by 4pm and the Grandstands by 6pm. LSS Draw Cut-Off at 7pm with the LSS drivers Pit Meeting at 7:15pm. Drivers, please make sure to arrive on time so we can keep the show moving on schedule.

Driver registration for the LSS points divisions is required, and the $30 registration fee goes right back into the Drivers Point Fund - which has averaged over $10,000/year the past three years. STEMS cars do not register.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY JUNE 11th LoneStar LSS 7th ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR event:

- Pits open by 4pm, Grandstands open by 6pm, Hot Laps at 7:30pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The LSS draw-in closes at 7pm sharp

-Adult General Admission $12 (ages 12-64; tickets available at the gate on race day only.)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission

-Active Military (with I.D.) or Senior’s (Ages 65+) General Admission $10

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes for all ages are $30

-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules, full division payback and complete event details.

From everyone at LoneStar Speedway, THANK YOU for your strong support throughout the years as we strive to offer the best racing entertainment value for your hard earned money...and we hope to see you all on Saturday night, June 11th!

LSS FIRECRACKER 40 EVENT INFO - SAT. 7/2

LSS FIRECRACKER 40 EVENT INFO - SAT. 7/2

6/9/2016

**event flyer posted under 'Resources'**

While we are waiting for Saturday night's big event at LoneStar Speedway, we'd like to unveil our July 2nd FIRECRACKER 40 event flyer (see below).

Our complete event press release containing many more details will be posted in a couple of weeks. But for now you can check out the top-line event info...and for drivers...the complete 7/2 purse structure is posted at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com - - - SPECIAL THANKS to P&W Sales for their help boosting the SUPR purse, as we'll be paying $2,500 to win and $500 to start!

Also, special thanks to Leesville 171 Speedway located at 12240 Lake Charles Hwy in Leesville, LA for adding to our Modified division purse on 7/2 that allows us to go from paying $1,200/win to $1,500/win!

For complete information for our LSS 7th Anniversary event being held Saturday, June 11th, please click our website link or read our top post on Facebook.

THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS Results; Upcoming

THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS Results; Upcoming

5/30/2016

THANK YOU to the great field of drivers and group of race fans for supporting the return of Thunder on the High Banks at LoneStar Speedway!

Here's the complete rundown of the ASCS Sprint Cars and for all of the LoneStar Speedway results, visit our normal SpeedNet mobile link, which is: speednetdirect.com/mobile/mobilelineup.php?tid=8954

Please join us for our next big event, which will be LoneStar's 7th Anniversary Spectacular on Saturday June 11th. Complete details are posted on our Facebook page and at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com

Our next sprint car event will be held on Saturday, June 25th featuring the Sprint Car Bandits series. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for series information.

Have a safe Memorial Day.
Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Grabs Lone Star Speedway Glory with ASCS Gulf South Region

KILGORE, Texas (May 29, 2016) Taking full advantage of his front row starting spot, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. picked up his second ASCS sanctioned victory of the 2016 season; topping the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works at the Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas on Sunday night.

Taking off from the second starting position, Hafertepe’s eighth career ASCS Gulf South score was worth $3,000 in what was scheduled to be the final night of a three day swing, but thanks to Mother Nature, the Sunday spectacular was the weekend’s only show.

Chased to the line by seventh starting, Johnny Herrera, the night’s podium was completed by Channin Tankersley with Michael Lang from 10th to fourth, followed by Tommy Bryant from 13th to complete the top-five,

Michael McNeil was sixth with Zane Lawrence seventh. Jacob Lucas from 11th crossed eighth with Tucker Doughty and J.J. Simmons making up the top-ten.

The Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works returns to the track with a two night rematch with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at the Golden Triangle Raceway Park in Beaumont, Texas on Friday, June 10 followed by the Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas on Saturday, June 11.

For continued updates on the Griffith Truck and Equipment ASCS Gulf South Region presented by Southern Trailer Works, log onto www.ascsracing.com.

Race Results:

ASCS Gulf South Region
Lone Star Speedway – Kilgore, Texas
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Car Count: 20

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek; 2. 15T-Michael McNeil; 3. 66-J.J. Simmons; 4. 14L-Michael Lang; 5. 1A-Randy Allen; 6. 48-Cody Stacy; 7. 02-Harry Yerrington

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 2. 14-Channin Tankersley; 3. 17-Travis Elliott; 4. 57-Jacob Lucas; 5. 28-Tommy Bryant; 6. 2X-Tucker Doughty; 7. 6-Dustin Gates

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera; 2. 12W-Dale Wester; 3. 76-Zane Lawrence; 4. 36-John Pate; 5. 5X-Tyson Hall; 6. 33-Mark Huddleston

A Feature: 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 3. 14-Channin Tankersley[6]; 4. 14L-Michael Lang[10]; 5. 28-Tommy Bryant[13]; 6. 15T-Michael McNeil[3]; 7. 76-Zane Lawrence[1]; 8. 57-Jacob Lucas[11]; 9. 2X-Tucker Doughty[17]; 10. 66-J.J. Simmons[9]; 11. 48-Cody Stacy[16]; 12. 1A-Randy Allen[15]; 13. 12W-Dale Wester[4]; 14. 17-Travis Elliott[8]; 15. 33-Mark Huddleston[19]; 16. 21T-Ray Allen Kulhanek[5]; 17. 5X-Tyson Hall[14]; 18. 02-Harry Yerrington[20]; 19. 36-John Pate[12]; 20. 6-Dustin Gates[18]

$27,000 THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS RETURNS SUN 5/29

$27,000 THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS RETURNS SUN 5/29

5/23/2016

$27,000 THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS Returns to LoneStar Speedway - SUNDAY MAY 29th!

*EVENT FLYER for 5/29 under 'Resources*

Kilgore TX (5/23/16) by DarinShort.com. As long as we receive Mother Nature's permission, race fans will finally get to enjoy the return of 'Thunder on the High-Banks' on Sunday, May 29th (Memorial Day weekend) when the high powered ASCS Gulf South region Sprint Car teams will invade LoneStar Speedway (LSS). Last year's event was rained out, so we're hoping not to have a 'repeat performance' in that category. Current forecasts show warm and dry conditions for race night.

The ASCS Sprint Cars will be racing for $3,000 to win and $310 to start. Joining them will be a complete LSS points program - with bumped-up purse structures:

Modifieds will pay $1,250/win and $100/start, while the Limited Modified winner will take home $750 and it pays down to $60/start, the first Factory Stock driver to cross the checkers will receive $500 in their feature that pays down to $40/start. Complete purse structure in all divisions is posted below. The new Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing card.

A fantastic field of ASCS Sprint Cars is expected, including drivers such as Channin Tankersley (current points leader), Ray Allen Kulhanek, Tommy Bryant, Travis Rilat, Dustin Gates, Michael McNeil, Jacob Lucas, Zane Lawrence, J.J. Simmons, Scottie McDonald, Harry Yerrington, Cody Stacy, John Pate, Randy Allen, Caleb Martin, Bruce Crockett & many more from throughout the region.

Keeping up with LoneStar's goal to offer quality racing, great competitor purses - while still at family-affordable pricing - Adult (ages 12-64) tickets to Thunder on the High Banks are just $17, while ages 6-11 are $5, and ages 65+/Active Military can take in the full night of racing for just $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

Hot laps Sunday May 29th fire off at 7pm, with the Pits opening by 3pm and the Grandstands by 5:30pm. LSS Draw Cut-Off at 6:30pm with the LSS drivers Pit Meeting at 6:45pm. Drivers, please make sure to arrive on time so we can keep the show moving on schedule.

Driver registration for the LSS points divisions is required, and the $30 registration fee goes right back into the Drivers Point Fund - which has averaged over $10,000/year the past three years. Sprint Cars do not register.

Here is the complete minimum event payback by division for Sunday May 29th:

ASCS Sprint Cars: $3,000 - 1,500 - 1,000 - 750 - 650 - 550 - 450 - 425 - 400 - 375 - 355 - 350 - 345 - 340 - 335 - 330 - 325 - 320 - 315 - 310. All non-starters and non-qualifiers receive $100.

Modifieds: $1,250 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 200 - 180 - 160 - 140 - 120 - 100...to start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $50.

Limited Modifieds: $750 - 400 - 300 - 200 - 180 - 160 - 140 - 120 - 100 - 80 - 80 - 60...to start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $30.

Factory Stocks: $500 - 300 - 200 - 180 - 160 - 140 - 120 - 100 - 80 - 60 - 60 - 40...to start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $20.

FWD 4-Cylinders: $120 - 100 - 80 - 60 - 40 - 30...to start.

Here are some quick facts for the SUNDAY MAY 29th LoneStar THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS event:

- Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open by 5:30pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The LSS draw-in closes at 6:30pm sharp

-Adult General Admission $17 (ages 12-64; tickets available at the gate on race day only.)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission

-Active Military (with I.D.) or Senior’s (Ages 65+) General Admission $15

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes for all ages are $35

-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules, full division payback and complete event details

-Visit www.gulf.ascsracing.com for ASCS Gulf South rules, information and Series drivers

From everyone at LoneStar Speedway, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, and we hope many of you can join us at our $27,000 Memorial Day weekend spectacular - the return of the ASCS Sprint Cars and Thunder on the High Banks, Sunday May 29th at 7pm!