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ASCS Lone Star Region Tackles Lone Star High Banks

9/8/2010

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (September 7, 2010) – Twelve different winners in twelve races is the story thus far in 2010 for the American Sprint Car Series Lone Star Region.

Which begs the question; will one of those 12 become the first repeat ASCS Lone Star winner of 2010 when the series takes to the ultra-fast high banks of Kilgore’s Lone Star Speedway on Saturday night? Or, will somebody else throw their hat into the mix to become winner number 13 in the series 13th event of the year, Lone Star Speedway’s Patriot Day Tribute.

With the season winding down, 22-year-old Eric Baldaccini of Keller, TX nearly has his first series championship in grasp. A June 11 winner at Boyd Raceway, Baldaccini has posted five top-fives and nine top-tens to open up a 90-point lead over Claud Estes in the title chase.

While Godley’s Estes enters Saturday’s action ranked second, Flower Mound’s Justin Melton, Lubbock’s Preston Peebles II and Mesquite’s Martin Edwards round out the current top five in ASCS Lone Star points.

The balance of the current top ten includes John Ricketts (Burleson), Brandon Corn (Gause), Brian McClelland (Tulsa, OK), Kolt Walker (Graham), and Scott Reneau (Trinidad).

While Baldaccini posted his series win in June, Estes and Melton both earned Lone Star Region wins in Shootout action versus the Sooner Region in July. Other ASCS Lone Star winners thus far in 2010 include Kolt Walker, Brian McClelland, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Sean McClelland, Kenneth Walker, Jason Johnson, Gary Wright, Wayne Johnson and Matt Covington, who topped the series season opener at Lone Star Speedway in conjunction with the Lucas Oil ASCS National series.

Saturday’s racing action is set to go green at 7:30 p.m.

The high-banked, ½-mile Lone Star Speedway is located in Kilgore, TX, off I-20 Exit 583, then 0.5 mile north on SR 135, then one mile east on FM 1252, then 0.5 mile south. For more information, contact the track at 903-986-9731.

The ASCS Lone Star Region has completed a dozen nights of competition thus far in 2010 at eight different tracks.

Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Lone Star Speedway:
4/9/10 – Matt Covington (Lone Star with National)
5/24/09 – Brandon Berryman (Gulf South)
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

Lone Star Speedway's SUPR/ASCS Patriot Day Tribute

Lone Star Speedway's SUPR/ASCS Patriot Day Tribute

8/13/2010

Kilgore TX (8/13/10) by DarinShort.com. If you’re looking for a place to commemorate Patriot Day, Lone Star Speedway has a complete program of O’Reilly SUPR Late Models, ASCS Lone Star region Sprint Cars, impressive fireworks display, Factory Stocks and much more; all at the high banked ½ mile speed plant on Saturday, September 11th.

A full field of O’Reilly SUPR Late Models will be on hand, and you can expect to see drivers such as Ray Moore, Robert Litton, Jeff Chandler, Kyle Cummings, Robbie Stuart, Kenny Merchant and many more battle it out.

This is the final ASCS Lone Star region sprint race of the 2010 racing season. Many of your favorite sprint drivers are expected, such as Eric Baldaccini, Claud Estes, Justin Melton, Preston Peebles II, Martin Edwards, John Ricketts, Brandon Corn, Kolt Walker and a host of others.

A large fireworks display, live music featuring Leo Hull and the Texas Blues Machine will be a part of this Patriot Day Tribute at Lone Star Speedway.

In addition to the ASCS Lone Star region Sprint Cars and O’Reilly SUPR Late Models, a complete program of Factory Stocks will compete for $300 to win. The complete Factory Stock purse and rules are posted at the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the event:
-Gates open at 4:30pm, Hot Laps at 6:45pm and racing at 7:30pm.
-General Admission $15
-Kids 6-12 (General Admission price only) $8
-Under 5 free with adult admission
-Military (present ID) and Senior Citizens (Gen. Admission seating, 65+) are $10
-All Reserved Section Seats are $18 for All Ages
-All Pit Passes $30
-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economical food concessions, including beer, are available.
-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for directions, class rules, event flyer and much more.

Make plans now to commemorate Patriot Day and enjoy a great night of O’Reilly SUPR Late Model and ASCS Sprint Car racing at the “Fastest ½ Mile Dirt Track In Texas” Lone Star Speedway on Saturday September 11th.

2nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular - RAINED OUT

7/10/2010

Lone Star Speedway once again tried to run the 2nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular today (07/10/10). However, Mother Nature unleashed her fury and the rains fell. As we regroup, we will set a make up rain date. Please stay tuned to our website for further details. Thank you to everyone that was making the attempt to help with the 2nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular.

2nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular Rescheduled

2nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular Rescheduled

7/3/2010

The 2nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular has been rescheduled. Due to Hurricane Alex and Mother Nature, we were unable to have our 2nd Annual Firecracker Spectacular as planned. However, we have rescheduled our race for Saturday, July 10, 2010.

We will have lots of food, family fun, fireworks, and live music featuring Leo Hull and the Texas Blues Machine.

Gates will open at 5 p.m.; hot laps at 7:15 p.m.; races at 8 p.m. The admission prices are:

•Kids 5 and under Free
•Kids (6 - 12) $8.00 (General Admission only)
•Seniors (65 & Over) and Military $10.00 (General Admission only)
•General Admission $15.00
•Reserved Upgrade for $3.00
•Pit Pass $30.00

Live entertainment featuring
LEO HULL and THE TEXAS BLUES MACHINE.
Fun for the whole family! Fireworks show during intermission!

The payout for the support classes is posted in the "resources" section to the right.

2ND ANNUAL FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR RAINED OUT

2ND ANNUAL FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR RAINED OUT

7/2/2010

AS OF 2 P.M., THE DECISION WAS MADE TO POSTPONE OUR 2ND ANNUAL FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR. IT HAS BEEN RAINING FOR OVER AN HOUR NON-STOP AND IN THE INTEREST OF OUR DRIVERS AND FANS ALIKE WE DECIDED TO POSTPONE UNTIL A LATER DATE.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT WAS PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE 2ND ANNUAL FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR FOR A NIGHT OF RACING, FIREWORKS, AND LIVE MUSIC. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR MAKE UP RACE