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Grant Junghans

Grant Junghans

3/13/2016

Grant Junghans only made one 600-mile trip south from Manhattan Kansas to LoneStar Speedway, and that was past September during the Armadillo Nationals.

He made a big impression with the fans, drivers and track management with his larger-than-live personality...and quickly adapted to the LoneStar high banks.

And, when their team left the pit gate at the end of the weekend, they not only left with a whole new group of fans and friends, they were also holding a massive trophy, oversized check - plus the real check, for $10,000 after winning the 3rd annual LoneStar Armadillo Nationals .

27-year old Grant was in remission from cancer at the time, and we are very saddened to hear that he has passed away from the disease that he battled so hard with.

From everyone at LoneStar Speedway, we hope that Grant's friends and family can come to find peace at this difficult time. Please keep them in your thoughts.

If you'd like to see some pictures of Grant at LoneStar this past September, visit our Faacebook page, at: www.facebook.com/LoneStar-Speedway-Fan-Page-172714742765279/

IT'S RACE DAY! NON-WINGED SPRINTS, MODS & MORE 3/5

IT'S RACE DAY! NON-WINGED SPRINTS, MODS & MORE 3/5

3/5/2016

**IT'S LONESTAR SPEEDWAY RACEDAY, SATURDAY, MARCH 5th at 7pm** NON-WINGED SPRINT CARS! PLUS $1000/win MODIFIEDS, $500/win LTD MODS, $500/win FACTORY STOCKS; PLUS FWD 4-CYL!

**FORECAST SHOWS 71° and DRY at RACETIME**

Kilgore TX (03/05/16) by DarinShort.com. Race fans were entertained with the winged sprint cars at the 2016 LoneStar Speedway (LSS) opener, and now they'll have a chance to see them on the high banks again - except this time without the wings! TONIGHT, SATURDAY, March 5th, the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Series will invade LSS with their season opener, along with the Championship Points Night Round 2, for the Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. The new FWD 4-Cylinder division will round out the 5-division racing card.

Fans can expect to see Elite Series drivers such as 2015 LSS Elite feature winner Jeff Day; plus John Ricketts, Johnny Miller, Thomas Johnson, Dustin Gates, Sebie Davis, Robert Vetter, Michael Day, Steven Elliott, Chris Clark, Jeff Day Jr., David Burke, Carl Large, David Garland, Mitchell Clement, Ryan Hall, Cody Robbins, Josh McCord, Richard Miller, Justin Fifield, Dalton Stevens...and several other non-winged drivers from throughout the region. Elite teams will be racing for a solid purse of: $800 - 500 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250...to start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers in the feature will receive $200.

The high-powered LSS Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start, while the Factory Stocks pay $500 to win (thanks to TNT Pick-a-Part in Greenwood, LA) and the Limited Modified winner receives $500. FWD 4 Cylinders pay $100 to win.

Complete purse breakdown in all divisions is posted at the LSS website under the 'Resources' section, as always. There are no LSS entry fees or track fees due from any of the racing divisions to LSS...just your $30 pit pass!

And the best part for the race fans: you can take in all of this action for just $15! Kids ages 6-11 can take in the night of fun for just $5. Seniors and Active Military are $13. All pit passes for all ages are $30.

A complete event flyer for TONIGHT'S Saturday March 5th event is posted under the ‘Resources’ section of the track website.

RaceCeivers are required for drivers; however mufflers at LoneStar Speedway are not required, so race fans can hear the cars the way nature intended for them to be heard!

Here are the quick facts for TONIGHT'S Saturday March 5th LoneStar Speedway Elite Non-Winged Sprint Car event:

-Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open by 5:30pm, LSS divisions Draw Cut off at 6:30pm sharp, LSS Drivers Meeting at 6:45pm, Track Packing and Hot laps at 7:00pm and Racing to follow immediately after Hot Laps.

-General Admission just $15 (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 $13

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section 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 to check it out all of the event flyer, details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

-Check out the Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series at www.EliteSprintCars.com

Don't miss this 'elbows up' night of racing excitement at LoneStar Speedway TONIGHT SATURDAY, March 5th, when the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Cars take on the high-banks!

LSS FACTORY STOCKS NOW $500/win 3/5: THANKS to TNT

LSS FACTORY STOCKS NOW $500/win 3/5: THANKS to TNT

2/28/2016

(see image larger by clicking the link under 'resources')

TNT Pick-a-Part Builds March 5th LoneStar Speedway Factory Stock Winner to $500/win!

Greenwood, LA (2/29/16) by DarinShort.com. With close ties to the auto racing community, TNT Pick-a-Part is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Factory Stock feature event at LoneStar Speedway (Exit 583 on I-20; approximately 45 minutes west of TNT) on Saturday, March 5th. This marks the second occasion that TNT has sponsored the division at LSS.

TNT will award the feature winner an additional $200, making the winner's share $500. A huge night of racing is set for March 5th at LoneStar, including the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Series, so make plans now to attend. It's great family fun - and all at affordable prices!

TNT is an excellent source for replacement body panels, starters, alternators, engines, transmissions and about anything else your vehicle needs...and several Factory Stock teams racing in the area are already TNT customers.

Tyler and Phil Townsend of TNT (that's where the TNT comes from: 'Townsend - N - Townsend) would like to invite everyone to check out their clean, modern facility, which opened for business last summer. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. They are located right off of Exit 5 and I-20 in Greenwood, Louisiana (then proceed on Hwy 80 west about 1 mile, you can see their property on the south side of I-20 between Exits 3 and 5.)

Click www.facebook.com/TNTPickAPart to visit TNT online, or call 318-938-7299.

For complete event details, click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or visit their Facebook page by searching 'LoneStar Speedway Fan Page.'

We would like to thank TNT for their continued support of racing at LoneStar Speedway - and to all the race teams and fans out there: please remember to support businesses that support auto racing!

We hope to see you on Saturday night!

NEXT EVENT: SAT. 3/5 ELITE NON-WINGED SPRINTS! 7pm

NEXT EVENT: SAT. 3/5 ELITE NON-WINGED SPRINTS! 7pm

2/19/2016

LONESTAR SPEEDWAY MARCH 5: ELITE SERIES KICK-OFF, MODS & MORE!

*EVENT FLYER POSTED UNDER 'RESOURCES'

Kilgore TX (02/19/16) by DarinShort.com. Race fans were entertained with the winged sprint cars at the 2016 LoneStar Speedway (LSS) opener, and now they'll have a chance to see them on the high banks again - except this time without the wings! On Saturday, March 5th, the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Series will invade LSS with their season opener, along with the Championship Points Night Round 2, for the Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. The new FWD 4-Cylinder division will round out the 5-division racing card.

Fans can expect to see Elite Series drivers such as 2015 LSS Elite feature winner Jeff Day; plus John Ricketts, Johnny Miller, Thomas Johnson, Dustin Gates, Sebie Davis, Robert Vetter, Michael Day, Steven Elliott, Chris Clark, Jeff Day Jr., David Burke, Carl Large, David Garland, Mitchell Clement, Ryan Hall, Cody Robbins, Josh McCord, Richard Miller, Justin Fifield, Dalton Stevens...and several other non-winged drivers from throughout the region. Elite teams will be racing for a solid purse of: $800 - 500 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250...to start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers in the feature will receive $200.

The high-powered LSS Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start, while the Factory Stocks pay $300 to win and the Limited Modified winner receives $500. FWD 4 Cylinders pay $100 to win.

Complete purse breakdown in all divisions is posted at the LSS website under the 'resources' section, as always. There are no LSS entry fees or track fees due from any of the racing divisions to LSS...just your $30 pit pass!

And the best part for the race fans: you can take in all of this action for just $15! Kids ages 6-11 can take in the night of fun for just $5. Seniors and Active Military are $13. All pit passes for all ages are $30.

A complete event flyer for the Saturday March 5th event is posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website.

RaceCeivers are required for drivers; however mufflers at LoneStar Speedway are not required, so race fans can hear the cars the way nature intended for them to be heard!

Here are the quick facts for the Saturday March 5th LoneStar Speedway Elite Non-Winged Sprint Car event:

-Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open by 5:30pm, LSS divisions Draw Cut off at 6:30pm sharp, LSS Drivers Meeting at 6:45pm, Track Packing and Hot laps at 7:00pm and Racing to follow immediately after Hot Laps.

-General Admission just $15 (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 $13

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section 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 to check it out all of the event flyer, details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

-Check out the Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series at www.EliteSprintCars.com

Don't miss this 'elbows up' night of racing excitement at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, March 5th, when the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Cars take on the high-banks!

WILD LoneStar Season Opener Kicked Off 2016 Season

WILD LoneStar Season Opener Kicked Off 2016 Season

2/15/2016

WILD LoneStar Season Opener Kicked Off 2016 Season

Kilgore TX (2/15/16) by DarinShort.com. Even the bright sunshine of the day couldn't compare to the depth of the racing stars that shined at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) during the Sprint Smackdown on Saturday February 13th.

As dismal the general 2015 weather was for racing, it was great to get a reprieve from the precip, and the temps at race time were in the low 60's. A phenomenal field of 27 Sprint Cars, 31 high-powered Modifieds, 33 Factory Stocks and 28 Limited Modifieds participated, plus four FWD 4-Cylinders were added to the mix in this recently announced division.

The 'stage 3' LSS track reconfiguration project has recently concluded, which essentially added one more groove to the already-wide high-banks; allowing for lots of 2, 3 and even 4 wide racing throughout the night on the extremely fast track.

As with every LoneStar event, results are posted at our SpeedNet link - which is live on race night as well, so you can see lineups and live finishes throughout the racing program.

Bookmark this link on your smart device so you can retrieve it on any LSS race night, at:

speednetdirect.com/mobile/mobilelineup.php?tid=8954

The headliner for this event was the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown, featuring the National, Regional and State points kick-off for the RaceSaver® IMCA Sprint Cars.

The best way to describe the action on the racetrack during the feature race, would be displayed by video.

By clicking: youtu.be/_KXemtbg_TM you can watch the first non-stop 15 laps...but they would not be without incident, as at end of the first lap, Martin Edwards would momentarily lose traction, perform a 360 - in front of 22 other cars - and keep going while everyone scattered...and several laps into the race, Marcus Thomas briefly took the lead from Chad Wilson in lap traffic, and then Martin Edwards battled all the way back from his spin to pull into 2nd place (all without a caution!)...only to get crossed up from a slowing lap car. Excellent racing action at the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown!

After the event's sole caution on lap 15, Chad would bring home his 2nd LoneStar Sprint Smackdown title in as many years by taking the checkers first in the 25-lapper, even after tagging the wall on the backstretch during the race...followed closely by a very strong performance from 6th place starter Marcus Thomas. Junior Jenkins would run a flawless 25 laps to finish a strong 3rd with his right rear pushing a mere inches from the wall in corner 2 on many occasions.

Suprise Smackdown entrant, Tim Crawley, would have a colorful night aboard the John James owned #4j based out of Iowa Park, Texas. After starting in the 5th row of his heat, Tim would pick off one car after the other, coming home first. However the victory was short lived, as his car would end up a bit light on the scales, relegating him to start last in B-feature #2, where he would advance to the feature race by finishing 3rd.

In the feature race, Tim would line up 18th directly behind the 2015 apparent winner, Logan Scherb (who also was a bit light on the scales after the feature last year). The pair of Scherb and Crawley were 1/2 lap down to the leaders much of the first 15 laps while they methodically picked off one car after another.

At the lap 15 caution, it would allow the two to close the gap on the front pack of cars, and late in the race, Scherb made his charge into 2nd place in the closing laps, only to lose traction coming out of corner two, performing a 360, while Crawley and others scattered behind. No caution came out as the race continued, and Crawley would eventually finish 4th, thereby passing a total of 27 cars during the event. Scherb would recover to finish 6th.

To watch the final 10 laps, please click the following link:

youtu.be/4gQVYvFTCYw

In the companion Modified feature race, well, sometimes a division just has a rough go of it. After thrilling heat races, the feature would be plagued by cautions and Chris Henigan would come home with the $1,200 winner's share. Max Eddie Thomas would come from 5th to finish second while 9th place starter, veteran Kenny Gaddis, would come home in a solid 3rd place run after a long absence from LoneStar Speedway.

A scary moment in the Factory Stock feature sent driver Alex Williams, #6, to the hospital. He was reported to have since been released from the hospital, and will be very sore for a while but the good news is he will be okay. 5th place starter Johnny Reed would take home the win in his very sharp #38S.

Second row starter Jason Ingalls would take home $600 for winning the Limited Modified feature, followed by Kevin Simpson and Kelly Lockey.

The next event up at LoneStar Speedway will be held on Saturday, March 5th, with the running of the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Car Series; plus Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds and FWD 4-Cylinders will fill out the 5-division racing card. Event details will be posted soon at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and at all racing news outlets.

There is also an open practice/registration slated for Sunday, February 28th from Noon-4pm.

Thanks to everyone that came out to support this event - and thanks most of all to Mother Nature for finally giving us a break so we could get in a race without weather worries.

411- on Facebook, if you go to 'LoneStar Speedway Fan Page' you can access dozens of pictures that were posted from the event.