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Lang Takes ASCS Lone Star Win at Kilgore!

Lang Takes ASCS Lone Star Win at Kilgore!


Lang Takes ASCS Lone Star Win at Kilgore!

Lonnie Wheatley, KILGORE, Texas (June 11, 2011) – Michael Lang captured his first career American Sprint Car Series feature win by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 25-lap The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star main event at Lone Star Speedway.

Lang gunned into the lead at the outset and led all the way aboard the Palm Harbor Homes No. 14 to post the victory.

Lang was chased to the stripe by Chad Wilson, with current Lone Star points leader Matt Covington, defending champion Eric Baldaccini and 11th-starter Kevin Ramey rounding out the top five.

Gary Floyd was sixth, with Justin Melton, Claud Estes, Evan Pardo and Martin Edwards completing the top ten.

Baldaccini and Wilson won the heat races.

The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region Results from Lone Star Speedway:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 2. 45-Martin Edwards, 3. 58-Gary Floyd, 4. 74e-Claud Estes, 5. 11-Justin Melton, 6. 54-Evan Pardo, 7. 76-John Ricketts, 8. 14b-Robert Byrom, 9. 33-Mark Huddleston.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Chad Wilson, 2. 11c-Matt Covington, 3. 14-Michael Lang, 4. 12-Dale Wester, 5. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 6. 40-Junior Jenkins, 7. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 8. 8a-Alan Myers.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 14-Michael Lang, 2. 20-Chad Wilson, 3. 11c-Matt Covington, 4. 4-Eric Baldaccini, 5. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 6. 58-Gary Floyd, 7. 11-Justin Melton, 8. 74e-Claud Estes, 9. 54-Evan Pardo, 10. 45-Martin Edwards, 11. 0c-Preston Peebles II, 12. 76-John Ricketts, 13. 14b-Robert Byrom, 14. 40-Junior Jenkins, 15. 33-Mark Huddleston, 16. 12-Dale Wester. DNS: 8a-Alan Myers.

The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Matt Covington 795, 2. Claud Estes 724, 3. Eric Baldaccini 707, 4. Martin Edwards 673, 5. Justin Melton 665, 6. Michael Lang 663, 7. Evan Pardo 639, 8. Chad Wilson 619, 9. John Ricketts 604, 10. Junior Jenkins 600.

 SAT. June 11: ASCS Sprints Plus 3 Classes Racing!

SAT. June 11: ASCS Sprints Plus 3 Classes Racing!



Up Next At LoneStar Speedway: Longhorn Speedweek June 9, ASCS June 11

Kilgore TX (5/31/11) by DarinShort.com. Coming off of a succesful and exciting Memorial Day special event, two more special events are up next at LoneStar Speedway… but one thing you will not find at either of them are ‘special event’ ticket prices. Fans will enjoy ‘weekly’ ticket prices at the following two big events:

Thursday June 9th will be the first ever Longhorn Speedweek, which is the fifth leg of the COMP Cams SMP Series for modifieds presented by RHS. Also competing will be a complete show for the Limited Modifieds and the Factory Stocks. Fans can expect a large field of Modifieds to be on hand from across the region. The SMP tour opens on Sunday, June 5th and concludes on Saturday, June 11th. Please click www.SMPseries.com for complete series information.

Then on Saturday, June 11th will be the final scheduled visit of The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Series sprint cars for 2011. Also competing will be the Limited Modifieds, Dirt Stocks and the Factory Stocks. The first ASCS event of the season at LoneStar provided an exciting night of racing with Gary Wright taking the popular win after driving from a fourth row starting position. Click www.ASCSracing.com for all series news.

Normally, each of these events would carry ticket prices of $15. But LoneStar Speedway is holding the adult grandstand ticket prices to each event to just $10 to make it affordable to all racing fans.

Here are some quick facts for each event:

-Gates open at 5pm, with racing at 7:30pm.
-General Admission just $10 (ages 11 and older)
-Ages 10 and under admitted free with adult admission
-Upgrade any ticket to the reserved section for $5 per person
-Seniors/Military (Ages 65+, General Admission) $8
-All Pit Passes $30
-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules and complete event details.

Don’t miss out on any of the action! Make plans to enjoy two great nights of family affordable racing when the SMP Longhorn Speedweek & ASCS Sprint Cars take on the “Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track In Texas” Lone Star Speedway on June 9th and June 11th!

HOT-LoneStar Double on Tap for ASCS LS Region


A HOT-Lone Star Double on Tap for ASCS Lone Star Region!

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (June 6, 2011) – The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region is all set for a HOT-Lone Star weekend double as the series takes to the dirt tracks in Waco and Kilgore this Friday and Saturday night.

The weekend kicks off with the annual ASCS Lone Star event at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway. Then, on Saturday night, it’s off to Kilgore’s Lone Star Speedway.

Friday’s event at Heart O’ Texas Speedway offers a $2,000 winner’s share with $1,500 for second. Saturday’s card at Lone Star Speedway includes the standard Lone Star winner’s cut of $1,500.

While The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region is south of the Red River, it’s a driver from north of that border that leads the way into the weekend as 21-year-old Matt Covington of Glenpool, OK, is atop the point charts after the initial four events of the season.

Covington, who slipped from first to third in ASCS Sooner points this past weekend, still holds a 40-point advantage over Godley’s Claud Estes in the Lone Star title chase. Mesquite’s Martin Edwards has climbed to third in Lone Star points, with defending series champion Eric Baldaccini of Keller and then Flower Mound’s Justin Melton rounding out the current top five.

The balance of the current top ten in Lone Star points includes Evan Pardo (Gatesville), John Ricketts (Burleson), Junior Jenkins (Greenville), Robert Byrom (Fort Worth) and Chad Wilson (North Richland Hills).

Friday will be an opportunity for The Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star forces to get a look at Waco’s Heart O’ Texas Speedway before the July 29 showdown versus the Smiley’s Racing Products ASCS Gulf South Region atop the Waco clay. The Gulf South series took to the Heart O’ Texas in April with National contender Aaron Reutzel dropping in to take the win. Wayne Johnson topped last year’s Lone Star card at Heart O’ Texas, with Skip Wilson topping the inaugural ASCS Lone Star event at Waco in 2009.

Saturday’s marks the second ASCS Lone Star stop of the season atop the newly reconfigured Lone Star Speedway, where Gary Wright took advantage of a late caution to win the series season opener in March after Eric Baldaccini held the lead much of the way.

Friday’s racing action at Heart O’ Texas Speedway is set to go green at 8:00 p.m., with Saturday’s tilt at Lone Star Speedway firing off at 7:30 p.m.

The high-banked, 1/4-mile Heart O' Texas Speedway clay oval is located in Waco, TX, off I-35 Exit 343, then 0.6 miles north on east frontage road. For more information, contact the track at 254-829-2294.

The high-banked, 3/8-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 Oil Medics ASCS Lone Star Region is currently slated for 15 nights of competition at eight different tracks throughout Texas and into Arkansas and Oklahoma in 2011.

Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Heart O' Texas Speedway:
4/1/11 – Aaron Reutzel (Gulf South)
7/23/10 – Ray Allen Kulhanek (Gulf South vs. Lone Star)
5/14/10 – Brandon Berryman (Gulf South)
4/16/10 – Wayne Johnson (Lone Star)
7/31/09 – Tommy Bryant (Gulf South vs. Lone Star)
6/5/09 – Trey Robb (Gulf South)
4/3/09 – Skip Wilson (Lone Star)
8/22/08 – Greg Rilat (Gulf South)
5/25/08 – Ryan Hall (Gulf South)
9/14/07 – Kevin Ramey (Sooner)
8/31/07 – Brandon Berryman (Gulf South vs. Sooner)
9/15/06 – Kevin Ramey (Gulf South)
7/21/06 – Jason Johnson (Gulf South vs. Sooner Region)
10/15/04 – Kevin Ramey (Gulf South)
9/17/04 – Kevin Ramey (Gulf South)
6/18/04 – Claud Estes (Gulf South)

Past ASCS Regional Feature Winners at Lone Star Speedway:
3/12/11 – Gary Wright (Lone Star)
9/11/10 – Kolt Walker (Lone Star)
4/9/10 – Matt Covington (Lone Star with National)
5/24/09 – Brandon Berryman (Gulf South)

The 2011 season marks the 20th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, with approximately 200 nights of competition at tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

3rd Annual LoneStar Memorial Day Extravanganza


Our 3rd Annual LoneStar Memorial Day Extravaganza & Fan Appreciation night featured a great turnout of fans and an outstanding turnout of cars....116 total...SUPRS (25), Modifieds (14), Factory Stocks (36), Dirt Stocks (19), and Limiteds (22).

Click this link: www.lonestarspeedway.com/schedule/results.aspx?eId=4491 or go to the 'News' link to view the feature race results...and THANK YOU to all who participated and we look forward to seeing many of you at our June 9 & 11th events!



There are a couple of important notes & small schedule changes for race teams regarding LoneStar Speedway:

1. There is to be NO DRINKING of ALCHOHOL in the PIT AREA during the races. This is not a new rule; but it will be strictly enforced throughout the rest of the racing season.

2. There are some small schedule changes below,

Here's the revised remaining schedule for 2011...click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for details:

MOD = Modifieds, DS = Dirt Stocks, LTD = Limited Modifieds, FS = Factory Stocks...rules and purse structures posted on track website

06/09/2011 SMP COMP Cams Longhorn Speedweek for MODS, Plus FS & LTD (no points) - Flyer posted in 'Resources' on track website.
06/11/2011 ASCS Lone Star Region Sprint Cars Plus: LTD MODS, Factory Stocks & Dirt Stocks ([no Mods due to SMP tour)
06/25/2011 Ark-La-Tex Winged Modifieds Plus: MOD-LTD-FS-DS Classes.
07/03/2011 Firecracker Spectacular (SUPR Dirt Late Models, PLUS: LTD, FS, DS) (mods off so they can support A-L-T mod special)
07/09/2011 LoneStar Speedway Weekly Race (MODS-LTD-FS) Plus DS
07/23/2011 LoneStar Speedway Weekly Race (MODS-LTD-FS) Plus DS
08/13/2011 LoneStar Speedway Weekly Race (MODS-LTD-FS) Plus DS
08/27/2011 THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS, Round 3: STS Sprints, Plus MODS-FS-LTD-DS
09/10/2011 Patriot Day Racing Tribute (SUPR Dirt Late Models, Plus: LTD-FS-DS)
09/17/2011 Checkered Flag Productions Monster Truck Nationals
10/08/2011 THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS, Round 4: STS Sprints, Plus MOD-LTD-DS-FS.