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THE HEAT IS ON: $UMMER $IZZLER - JULY 26!

THE HEAT IS ON: $UMMER $IZZLER - JULY 26!

7/17/2014

The HEAT is ON: 2nd LoneStar $UMMER $IZZLER – Sat. July 26!

Kilgore TX, by DarinShort.com. In what was a big hit with both race teams and fans last year, the next event up on the LoneStar Speedway schedule is the July 26th LoneStar $ummer $izzler, featuring $izzling purses – but at cool prices for racers and fans!

The night of fun and $izzling on-track racing action will kick off with the conclusion of the July 5th Factory Stock feature which was red flagged on lap 8 for a grinding crash. Since the point’s race was not at the half way point, the Factory Stock teams will resume their running order at the time of the stoppage, and will complete the remaining 12 laps in the $400 to win feature event.

Then, we’ll roll right into the $ummer $izzler, which features $1,200 to win for the Modifieds, $700 to win for the Limited Modifeds and $400 to win in the Factory Stock division. Beginner Factory Stocks will round out the night’s racing program with a feature race event.

All four feature winners will receive a really cool custom event award. To view the artwork of the awards, visit the track FB page or website.

Race fans can enjoy this exciting night of racing with no added ticket pricing! As an extra bonus, there will be bike drawings for girls and boys.

A very solid purse structure is set for the July 26th $ummer $izzler – all without added grandstand or pit pricing:

The Modifieds purse is as follows: $1,200 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 180 – 160 – 140 – 120 – 100…to start. Any Modified not qualifying for the feature race will receive $50. There is no entry fee in any race division 7/26.

The Limited Modified purse is as follows: $700 – 400 – 300 – 200 – 180 – 160 – 140 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60…to start. Any Limited Modified not qualifying for the feature race will receive $30. There is no entry fee in any race division 7/26.

The Factory Stock purse is as follows: $400 – 300 – 200 – 180 – 160 – 140 – 120 – 100 – 80 – 60 – 60 – 40…to start. Any Factory Stock not qualifying for the feature race will receive $20. There is no entry fee in any race division 7/26.

This is Round #9 of 12 in the LoneStar Championship Points Series that pays out a minimum of $10,000 to top finishing LSS points drivers. Rules for all divisions are on the track website. All pit passes are $30. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for additional details.

Adult tickets for the $ummer $izzler will be $12 (ages 12-64), while Senior/Active Military are $10, Kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and youngsters ages 5 and under are free with Adult admission.

Reminder that ‘summer hours’ are in effect: racing begins at 8pm. We have found that the summer hours program is working really well, as it helps keep the track in optimum condition on hot summer days.

A complete event flyer for July 26th has been posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the Saturday July 26th LoneStar 2nd Annual $ummer $izzler event:

-Pits open at 5pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off & Drivers Meeting at 7pm sharp, Track Packing at 7:15pm, Hot Laps at 7:30pm, Opening Ceremonies at 7:55pm, and racing at 8pm

-General Admission just $12 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission

-Active Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $10

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes $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 to check out the event flyer, track details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

Join us Saturday July 26th at LoneStar Speedway, when the on-track action is set to $IZZLE, at the 2nd Annual LoneStar $ummer $izzler, featuring super-hot purses – but with cool pricing for all!

FIREWORKS & LATE MODELS HIGHLIGHT JULY 5th!

FIREWORKS & LATE MODELS HIGHLIGHT JULY 5th!

7/3/2014

Full Field of SUPR LM’s set to tackle LoneStar’s Firecracker 40, July 5

Kilgore TX (7/3/14) by DarinShort.com. SUPR Late Model series officials have just provided LoneStar Speedway with their stellar list of drivers for this Saturday July 5th, with the 5th running of the $3,000 to win “Firecracker 40.”

Here is a list of many of the SUPR Late Model drivers that fans can expect to see racing this Saturday night at LoneStar Speedway (in no particular order):

Garrett Alberson, Ray Moore, Keith Craft, Brandon Hightower, Jon Wallace, Ronny Adams, Brett Frazier, Anthony Burroughs, Shane Hebert, Rick Duke Jr, Robbie Stuart, Rob Litton, Robbie Starnes, Jon Mitchell, Patrik Daniel, Chad Comer, Zach McMillan, Tyler Erb, Stacy Veuleman, Allen Tippen, Troy Taylor, Skip O'Neal, David Lafleur, Ricky Begnaud, Jason Botsford…and if we have any further updates on additional drivers, we will post them when they become known.

LoneStar Speedway has significantly bumped up the purse for this event in the SUPR Late Model division. Most feature race positions will pay more – including a solid $450 just to start the SUPR feature race. And for those drivers having a rough night and do not qualify for the feature event, they will each receive $200…which is double the normal SUPR non-qualifiers payback.

The complete SUPR Firecracker 40 feature race payback is as follows: $3,000-1,500-1,200-1,000-800-700-600-550-500- 475-450...to start. $200 to all SUPR NQ's.

Fans will enjoy a great fireworks display as well. The SUPR Late Models are currently scheduled to be the second feature race of the night, so fans that are traveling a long distance can choose to get back on the road home earlier.

All three exciting LSS points divisions will be in action, which include $1,200 to win Modifieds, $600 to win for the Limited Modifieds and $400 to win in the Factory Stocks. Complete purse breakdown and rules are posted at the track website. Non-qualifier money is also paid to all race divisions, and there is no entry fee for the LSS points divisions.

Even with the added purse money in all four racing divisions and fireworks, grandstand admission remains unchanged from the other SUPR events at LoneStar, which is $17 for adults. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

A complete event flyer for the Saturday July 5th event is posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website. Reminder, ‘summer hours’ are in effect with the first race at 8pm.

Here are some quick facts for the Saturday July 5th LoneStar Speedway event:

-As of Thursday morning of race week, NOAA is showing sunny and dry conditions for race day, with race time temps in the mid to upper 80’s – which will make for FANtastic racing conditions!

-Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off & Drivers Meeting at 7pm sharp, Track Packing at 7:15pm, Hot laps at 7:30pm with racing at 8pm

-General Admission just $17 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

-Active Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $15

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes $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 to check it out all of the event flyer, details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

-Visit www.SUPRracing.com for complete information on the SUPR Late Model series.

Make plans now to spend part of the 4th of July holiday weekend at LoneStar Speedway with the running of the 5th annual $3,000 to win Firecracker 40 for SUPR Late Models – coming Saturday July 5th at 8:00pm!

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Kilgore TX (6/12/14) by DarinShort.com. Everyone knows that firecrackers are loud. So, LoneStar Speedway has decided to turn up the volume level for the next SUPR Late Model series event at the 1/3 mile high-banks on Saturday July 5th with the 5th running of the $3,000 to win “Firecracker 40.”

And it’s not only the winner that will be gunning for added purse money.

Most feature race starting positions will pay more – including a whopping $450 to start the SUPR feature race. And for those drivers having a rough night and do not qualify for the feature event, they will each receive $200…which is double the normal SUPR non-qualifiers payback.

The complete SUPR Firecracker 40 feature race payback is as follows: $3,000-1,500-1,200-1,000-800-700-600-550-500-475-450...to start. $200 to all SUPR NQ's.

Fans can expect another standout field of SUPR Late Model drivers, such as current point’s leader Jon Mitchell; Rob Litton, Jeff Chanler, Patrik Daniel, Robbie Stuart, Chad Comer, Tyler Erb, Shane Hebert, Rick Duke Jr., Allen Tippen; plus many more of the regions’ top drivers.

A great fireworks display will prelude the SUPR championship feature event. The SUPR Late Models are currently scheduled to be the second feature race of the night.

But that’s not all. All three exciting LSS points divisions will be in action, which include $1,200 to win Modifieds, $600 to win for the Limited Modifieds and $400 to win in the Factory Stocks. Complete purse breakdown and rules are posted at the track website. Non-qualifier money is also paid to all race divisions, and there is no entry fee for the LSS points divisions.

Even with the added purse money in all four racing divisions and fireworks, grandstand admission remains unchanged at $17, which is the normal SUPR race night pricing. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

A complete event flyer for the Saturday July 5th event is posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website. Reminder that ‘summer hours’ are in effect with the first race at 8pm.

Here are some quick facts for the Saturday July 5th LoneStar Speedway event:

-Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off at 7pm sharp, Hot laps at 7:30pm with racing at 8pm

-General Admission just $17 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

-Active Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $15

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes $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 to check it out all of the event flyer, details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

-Visit www.SUPRracing.com for complete information on the SUPR Late Model series.

Make plans now to spend part of the 4th of July holiday weekend at LoneStar Speedway with the running of the 5th annual $3,000 to win Firecracker 40 for SUPR Late Models – coming Saturday July 5th at 8:00pm!

TONIGHT! 6-28! TOPLESS MODIFIED SHOOTOUT & MORE!

TONIGHT! 6-28! TOPLESS MODIFIED SHOOTOUT & MORE!

6/28/2014

***5:40PM RACE DAY UPDATE: WE ARE RACING, AS SCHEDULED! RADAR IS CLEAR - SO ARE THE SKIES!!*** TOPLESS SHOOTOUT UP NEXT ON LONESTAR SCHEDULE – SAT. JUNE 28

Kilgore TX (6/16/14) by DarinShort.com. The highly anticipated, first ever, LoneStar Southern Topless Economy Modified Shootout will take place at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday June 28th.

With the juxtaposition of LoneStar Speedway and the Ark-La-Tex and North Texas STEM drivers, this will make for a central and ‘equal playing field’ for all drivers…and should make for quite the event, as this will be the first time their cars will hit the ultra-fast, brightly lit and high banked 1/3 mile speedway.

Jared Webb, Shelby Williams, David Smith, Kelly Welborn, Eddie Doggett, Gil Faber, Buba Long, Terry McGary, Ryan Edmonds, Jason Beasley, Larry Osborne, Glenn Farmer, George Clayton, Don Wells, Justin Blackburn, Mike Jordan, Doug Vick, Terry Harris, Randy Hart and Jeffery Beshea are some of the STEM drivers that fans could expect to see at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday June 28th for the LoneStar Southern Topless Economy Modified Shootout.

June 28th will also be Championship Points Round #7 for the Modifieds ($1,000 to win and $100 to start), Limited Modifieds ($500 to win) and Factory Stocks ($300 to win). Beginner Factory Stocks will wrap up the nights’ racing event with a 10-lap feature.

Even with this added attraction, Adult tickets (ages 12-64) are still regular price of $12, with Kids (ages 6-11) $5. Seniors and Active Military are each $10. All pit passes for all ages are $30.

The Pits open at 5pm, Grandstands at 6pm, Draw Cutoff at 7pm, Hot Laps at 7:30pm and Racing at 8pm.

Complete event details are posted at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and at the track FB page. Click www.TXSTEMracing.com for more information on the Series.

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Kilgore, TX (5/16/14) by DarinShort.com. After two of years of getting schedules coordinated, LoneStar Speedway (LSS) and Southern Topless Economy Modified (STEM) officials are excited to announce the first ever STEM visit to LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 28th.

Held during the LSS Championship Points Night #7, the STEM division cars will compete in a complete program of heats and 20-lap feature event.

This is a fully sanctioned STEM championship point’s event, and all STEM rules will be in place. A full field of STEM teams is expected from the DFW and Ark-La-Tex areas. All cars competing must be STEM compliant, no exceptions.

With the added travel for the teams, the purse for this event has also been increased – all without added ticket prices for race fans. The STEM Shootout feature event complete feature event payback is as follows: $500-250-200-160-140-120-100-80-80-60…to start. Any STEM non-qualifiers will receive $50.

The June 28th event is also Championship Points Night #7 for all LoneStar divisions. Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start; plus $500 to win and $60 to start for Limited Modifieds; and $300 to win and $40 to start for Factory Stocks. Beginner Factory Stocks will complete the 5-division racing card. Purse breakdown and rules for all divisions are on the track website. Non-Qualifier money is $50 for the Modifieds, $30 for Limited Modifieds and $20 for Factory Stocks. There is no entry fee for any race divisions; all pit passes are $30. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for details.

Adult tickets will be $12 (ages 12-64), while Senior/Active Military are $10, Kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and youngsters ages 5 and under are free with Adult admission.

Reminder that ‘summer hours’ are in effect, with racing beginning at 8pm.

A complete event flyer for June 28th has been posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the Saturday June 28th STEM Shootout at LoneStar Speedway:

-Pits open at 5pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off at 7 sharp, Hot Laps at 7:30pm with racing at 8pm

-General Admission just $12 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission

-Active Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $10

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes $30

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

-Visit www.TXSTEMracing.com to learn more about the El Dorado Chevrolet/Mazda STEM series.

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to check out the event flyer, track details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

Mark your calendar now, to witness the inaugural Southern Topless Economy Modified Shootout as they wrestle the LoneStar high-banks on Saturday June 28th – you won’t want to miss it!

IT'S RACE DAY! $10K MOD PURSE, 5th ANNIV. EVENT!

IT'S RACE DAY! $10K MOD PURSE, 5th ANNIV. EVENT!

6/13/2014

SATURDAY JUNE 14: IT’S LONESTAR SPEEDWAY RACEDAY featuring the $2,000 to win ARMADILLO NATIONALS WARM-UP event for Modifieds at the 5th Anniversary LoneStar Spectacular!

The forecast is 84 degrees and dry at race time (8pm) with a light breeze out of the south. The forecast also shows a 0% chance of precip.

A great field of cars is expected from across the region as they size their team up in anticipation for the 2nd Annual $10,000 to win Sept. 25-27 Armadillo Nationals at LoneStar Speedway!

This is our first 'summer hours' event of the season, so please take note of the following for JUNE 14:

5pm – Pits Open
6pm – Grandstands Open
7pm – Draw Cutoff & Mandatory Drivers Meeting
7:15pm – Track Packing
7:30pm – Hot Laps
7:55pm – Opening Ceremonies
8pm – First Race

-General Admission just $12 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission

-Active Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $10

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes $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 to check out the event flyer, track details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

Join us as the rebirth of LoneStar Speedway turns 5 years old, TONIGHT, June 14th with the running of the $2,000 to win Armadillo Nationals Warm-Up for Modifieds and the LoneStar 5th Anniversary Spectacular!

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GREAT RACING WEATHER forecast for LoneStar 5th Anniversary Spectacular – SAT. JUNE 14

Kilgore, TX (6/11/14) by DarinShort.com. Mid-80’s with a light summer breeze will greet race fans and teams this Saturday at LoneStar Speedway for the huge LSS 5th Anniversary Spectacular featuring the $2,000 to win Armadillo Nationals Warm-Up for Modifieds!

Race fans can enjoy this exciting night of racing with no added ticket pricing! As an extra bonus, the first 1,000 fans through the ticket gate will receive a piece of 5th Anniversary cake! There will be added prize drawings as well.

Adult tickets will be $12 (ages 12-64), while Senior/Active Military are $10, Kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and youngsters ages 5 and under are free with Adult admission.

The night of fun and festivities will showcase the 30-lap “Armadillo Nationals Warm-Up” for Modifieds, paying $2,000 to the winner and $200 to start. A very solid purse is offered: $2,000 – 1,000 – 700 – 600 – 500 – 400 – 300 – 260 – 240 – 220 – 200 (to start); and $100 to all Non-Qualifiers. There is a $50 Modified division entry fee due at sign in on race night (there is no online pre-entry for this event).

Modified race teams: As this event is a warm-up for the Sept. 25-27 $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals, we are going to follow the same rules and qualifying procedures used for it. This basically boils down to two points:

1. All Modified races will be started by a white chalk line in corner 4. The front row must both hit the white chalk line at the same time. Front row must keep a steady pace through corners 3 and 4, as we will not tolerate drivers that speed up/slow down, as that causes unnecessary crashes and delays. You are subject to being sent to the back if you do not adhere to these rules. You must be side-by-side, nose-to-tail on starts, no fanning out. All restarts will be Delaware style, with the leader out front and the rest of the field nose-to-tail. No passing until the lead hits the chalk line. This format works very well, as demonstrated at last year’s Armadillo Nationals and each LoneStar Sprint Nationals event; as it promotes fair starts and reduces the amount of crashes at the starts.

2. Heats are draw for position, with passing points and no feature race inversion.

A lot has transitioned in the past 5 years at LoneStar Speedway, including:

- The track was reconfigured to a much more racer- and fan-friendly 1/3 mile configuration. This change has led to a dramatic increase in car count and fan count. As a matter of fact, recently two LoneStar Speedway divisions each had larger car counts in their field than any other race track – in any racing division – within a 10-state area racing that same night

- The increases in fan and racer base have allowed purse structures for the three LoneStar Speedway points divisions to more than double

- Transition to a ‘specials only’ racing calendar; so drivers, fans, crews and workers can spend time with their families on non-race weekends, visit other tracks; etc.

- Implemented a point’s fund, which soared to $13,000 in 2013. A minimum point fund of $10,000 is guaranteed for the 12-weekend 2014 LSS season

- Several rounds of new clay have been brought in each year and incorporated into the existing, including 7 more since the May 3rd race (which was blended into the front stretch)

- New roof put on concession stand

- Pit area expanded into northeast parking area and on backstretch

- New fence and retaining wall installed in corners 1-2

- Free SpeedNet mobile live lineups/results provided to racers and fans for all race nights

- New water truck purchased

-Concrete put down at the walkway between the incline area between the grandstands and pit entrance.

There are additional improvements and renovations slated for the future. Similar to when you buy a house, you have a punch list and work on items as you go, as you can; so fans and racers can expect even more in the years to come.

This Warm-Up event on June 14th will give fans a taste of the action to come at the 2nd Annual $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals will be held on September 25th – 27th. Armadillo Nationals details will be posted this summer, and it is an event you will not want to miss – last year’s racing was fantastic in all three LSS divisions.

The June 14th event is Championship Points Night #6 for all LoneStar divisions and will pay $500 to win and $60 to start for Limited Modifieds, and $300 to win and $40 to start for Factory Stocks. Beginner Factory Stocks will complete the 4-division racing card. Purse breakdown and rules for all divisions are on the track website. Non-Qualifier money is $30 for Limited Modifieds and $20 for Factory Stocks. There is no entry fee for the Limited Modified or Factory Stock divisions; all pit passes are $30. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for details.

Fans can expect a great field of drivers from throughout the region competing in this event!

This is our first ‘summer hours’ event of the season with racing beginning at 8pm. We have found that the summer hours program has worked really well in the past, as it helps keep the track in optimum condition during hot summer days.

A complete event flyer for June 14th has been posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the Saturday June 14th 5th LoneStar Anniversary Spectacular event:

-Pits open at 5pm, Grandstands open at 6pm, Draw Cut off at 7 sharp, Hot Laps at 7:30pm with racing at 8pm

-General Admission just $12 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with Adult admission

-Active Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $10

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes $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 to check out the event flyer, track details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

Join us as the rebirth of LoneStar Speedway turns 5 years old, Saturday night June 14th with the running of the Armadillo Nationals Warm-Up for Modifieds and the LoneStar 5th Anniversary Spectacular!

THANK YOU LoneStar FANS & RACE TEAMS!

THANK YOU LoneStar FANS & RACE TEAMS!

5/26/2014

THANK YOU to everyone and came out to support the LoneStar Speedway Memorial Day SUPR Late Model event on Sunday night!

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A great crowd was on hand, as well as 124 race teams in the 4-division card. Spectacular weather conditions for racing were in place all night long.

JOIN US for our next BIG EVENT on Saturday, June 14th featuring $2,000 to win and $200 to start for Modifieds as a part of our 5th Anniversary Spectacular! Complete details are on our website www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and FB.