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2013 Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

2013 Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice


2013 LoneStar Speedway Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

Kilgore, TX (2/19/13) by DarinShort.com. The revitalization of LoneStar Speedway has continued over the off-season, as track owners Lisa and Sam Hafertepe continue to make improvements to the facility. Teams and race fans can get their first look at the new changes this Saturday, February 23rd as Open Practice and Registration will commence at Noon and run until 4pm.

Another 15 loads of clay have been added to the racing surface. This is in addition to the clay that was added prior to the LoneStar Sprint Nationals this past October.

And to help manicure the racing surface, a maintenance vehicle has been purchased that features large implement tires; which will aid in prepping.

The existing asphalt driveway behind the main grandstand has been pulled up and resurfaced with crushed driveway rock, which will make a smoother ride in and out of the facility for race fans.

The LoneStar Speedway has come a long way since Hafertepe’s purchased it back in 2009. They have spent a tremendous amount of time and money to help give race fans and teams a quality facility for racing.

And those efforts are showing. Car counts and fan counts have risen dramatically over the period the past four years, especially since the reconfiguration of the surface two seasons ago. That reconfiguration has also led to lots of side-by-side racing, resulting in more excitement for race fans.

Sam Hafertepe comments: “It is our goal to give our teams and fans a quality racing experience, and we’re going to keep making enhancements and improvements to the facility. It’s produced really good racing since the reconfiguration and we are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2013 racing season.”

Open Practice (any racing division) & Registration opens at Noon this Saturday and runs until 4pm. All pit passes are $15 and there is no charge for grandstand admission. Fuel will be available.

Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for a complete 2013 racing season schedule, updated division rules, ticket prices, start times, directions and more.

The Hafertepe family would like to take this chance to thank all of the fans, race teams and track workers for their past support and look forward to seeing everyone again in 2013, beginning with open practice this Saturday, February 23rd from Noon until 4pm.

LoneStar Speedway Adds Beginner Factory Stocks

LoneStar Speedway Adds Beginner Factory Stocks


LoneStar Speedway Adds Beginner Factory Stocks

Kilgore TX (2/8/13) by DarinShort.com. At the request of several interested fans and racers, and to help get new drivers into the sport on an introductory level, a Beginner Factory Stock division has been added to LoneStar Speedway’s racing lineup.

Here are the particulars on the new class:

- Ages 13 and older

- Identical car and safety rules as posted LSS Factory Stocks

- If you win over 50% of races in season you must move to FS division following year

- No hot laps in this division, race will be contested after main racing program is completed

- 6 lap feature, racing for trophies

- Passenger allowed (must follow passenger rules on FS rules section)

The Beginner Factory Stock division will race on March 23, April 27, May 11, June 8, June 22, July 27, August 17 and September 28.

Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to connect to the Factory Stock rules, complete 2013 racing schedule and much more.

2013 LSS Schedule Draft Completed!

2013 LSS Schedule Draft Completed!


The following 'schedule draft' will be filled in with complete nightly details sometime in January; but for now you can at least see what night's we'll be racing:


** OVER $10,000 CASH POINTS FUND in the 3 points classes (over $10,000 paid out in 2012 too!)**

There are three points divisions for 2013 that will compete in all race nights: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. Modifieds pay $1,000 to win* at each point’s event. “GA” means adult General Admission ticket prices. Kids generally $5. Reserved Section available, generally $5 add-on per ticket. Senior & Military pricing generally available.

FEB 24 – (SUNDAY) PRACTICE DAY, Any and all cars are welcome (1pm-5pm, $15/person pit passes)

MAR 16 – Season Points Opener: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Additional event info TBA.

MAR 23 – Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Additional event info TBA.

APR 6- 3rd Annual $10,000 to win “HIGH BANKS HAVOC” for Lucas Oil Late Model Series. Plus Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (6PM START TIME, $20 GA.)

APR 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 1) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $12 GA.) RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

MAY 11 – ‘Fan Appreciation’ CARLOAD NIGHT $1000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $10 GETS YOUR ENTIRE CARLOAD OF FANS INTO THE GRANDSTAND! No charge for parking.)

MAY 26 – (SUNDAY) “MEMORIAL DAY 50” SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $15 GA)

JUNE 8 – Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (“Summer Race Hours” begin: 8PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Additional event info TBA.

JUNE 22 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 2) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA). RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

JULY 6 – 4th Annual FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR, SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES, Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $15 GA)

JULY 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 3) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA). RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

AUG 17 – “BACK TO SCHOOL BASH” Points Night, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA) Additional event info TBA.

AUG 31 – “LABOR DAY 40” for SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (Final ‘Summer Hours’ Start Time: 8PM, $15 GA)

SEPT 21 – MONSTER TRUCKS (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

SEPT 28 – FACTORY STOCK NIGHT SPECIAL. Points Race for all 3 divisions: $1,000 to win Modifieds; and Limited Modifieds 7PM, $12 GA)

OCT 5 – RaceSaver SPRINT NATIONALS. Final THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 4) 7PM, Additional event info TBA. RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

OCT 25-26 – LONESTAR NATIONALS. (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)


Turkey Wins to Litton, Burford, Grigsby & McBride

Turkey Wins to Litton, Burford, Grigsby & McBride


Litton, Burford, Grigsby & McBride take season finales; IRP Race Cars owner Jason Ingalls injured.

Unofficial results & notes from LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, Texas, November 24th, 2012 courtesy of Bill Kitchen.

SUPR Late Models: 2012 and now 3-time SUPR Late Model champion Rob Litton passed Shane Hebert in lapped traffic with a lap and a half to go to take top honors and win the 50-lap, $3500-to-win season finale for SUPR. Litton won two SUPR races this year to bring his career total to 27. He won the first race of the season back in March and now, he's won the last one. Hebert finished 2nd with Patriot Day Lonestar winner Kevin Sitton getting 3rd. (results unofficial) SUPR points runner-up Allen Tippen was 4th and Childress Racing's Chris Wall came from 17th starting spot to finish 5th. His Childress Racing teammate BJ Robinson also had a good car in the A-main and appeared to be advancing when the most serious crash of the race occurred on a lap 19 restart with Robinson in the 6th position. (first 18 laps were caution free). The incident which saw BJ's #F5 go airborne into the upper guard rail in turn one eliminated the cars of Robinson, Troy Berdan and 2012 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series champion Jon Mitchell.

P&W Sales Motorsports racer and 2011 SUPR Champion Morgan Bagley led much of the race and appeared unreachable to the rest of the field until a broken axle eliminated the #14M. Morgan Bagley will represent Texas on the World of Outlaw Late Model tour in 2013 and go for the Rookie-of-the-Year title in that series. Bagley also won the SUPR rookie title in 2011 and the title stayed in the P&W Sales Racing stables in 2012 with Zach McMillan claiming SUPR RotY in the #14Z P&W Sales car. SUPR and P&W Sales also made the announcement at the speedway last night that in 2013, it will be the P&W Sales SUPR Late Model tour as the Kilgore, Texas-based company will become title sponsor for the series.

Mods: Jamie Burford ran a good heat but broke something and was a DNF. So he started last in an 8-car B main and won it to start 13th in the A-main. He took his IRP (Ingalls Racing Products) Chassis to the lead with an outside pass on Dustin Duncan Memorial winner Cody Simpson and went on to victory from there. Simpson finished 2nd with Kevin Nixon, 3rd. 2012 Track Champion Larry Fears I believe was 4th. Results unofficial. They will get posted at www.LonestarSpeedway.com later.

Unfortunately, Burford's car builder Jason Ingalls was seriously injured in the feature when an object entered his car's interior and shattered the face shield on his helmet. Ingalls remains in Good Shepherd Medical Center Hospital in Longview with several painful facial bone fractures that will require surgery. That's the bad news. The good news is, full recovery is expected. Ingalls was leading the race when he pulled into the infield with some kind of mechanical trouble. After several laps, they repaired the car and he had rejoined the field at the back of the pack for some testing when the accident occurred.

30 SUPR Late Models, 27 Open Wheel Modifieds, 39 Limited Modifieds and 42 Factory Stocks on hand. 138 in 4 classes. Sure can't complain about that any time and especially on Nov 24th. The afternoon was very pleasant. About 60 with no wind and lots of clear sunny skies. But that meant a big temp drop at sunset. It was 40 when I left the track a little before 9. Pretty nice crowd too although some left a little early when it got cold. The racing may have been some of the best I've seen at Lone Star all season. Those of you who have a subscription, can check out the Late Model highlights at www.DirtonDirt.com/ . The racing will impress you! It's $6.99 for a month's worth or $65 for the year. They will be covering Florida Speedweeks so...gift subscription to a loved one who happens to be a racing fan perhaps? Burford's drive in the Modifieds was impressive too and in the last race of the season, the Factory Stocks stayed side-by-side the whole 15 laps with only ONE caution!

Limited Mods: Dereck Grigsby drove his Express Race Cars #69 from the 3rd row to win the race. Keith Lee, Jr. was second. Not sure after that but I believe Bob Kellogg and then Barry Hornbeck and Bud Reed who came out of the B-mains, got the top 5 finishes. Official results will get posted at www.LonestarSpeedway.com/ later. Dennie Gieber appeared headed for victory in the #15W but mechanical issues caused him to pull off the track without finishing.

Factory Stocks: Donny McBride, Jr. got in the black #3 this week and took the win. Jonathan Stewart was 2nd. Steve Grantz (former Corpus Christi native who may be headed that way this weekend for the South Texas Shootout) made a late race pass on track champion Dewayne Pace to take third with Pace getting 4th. Steve Hearne, TJ Evans, Cody Robbins, Bubba Vines, Josh Daugherty & Joey Vergo were all among the racers who made the last feature of the year a memorable one with a side-by-side 15-lap feature that only had one caution and that was due to a mechanical failure, not a spin. Robbins won a B-main and then I believe came from 14th to 5th but again, not sure. Official results will get posted at www.LonestarSpeedway.com/ later.




**SEE EVENT FLYER & PAYBACK Posted Under 'Resources' - PITS OPEN at 11AM, STANDS at 1pm, RACES 2pm 11/24**

11/24 UPDATE: PERFECT RACING CONDITIONS for Saturday's $25,000 LoneStar Turkey Nationals for Topless SUPR Late Models, Topless Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, plus Factory Stocks!

Race time temp (2pm) of 60 degrees, sunny, with a 0% chance of precip.

We anticipate the feature races to be starting at twilight, and the whole show being finished sometime between 7pm-8pm...and the temperature forecast then is for around 50 degrees.

Make plans today to take in the last race of 2012 at LoneStar Speedway, this Saturday, November 24th at 2pm! Adult tickets just $15!

Continue reading for previously announced event information...

11/12 UPDATE: Modifieds & Limited Modifieds have gone TOPLESS for the LoneStar Turkey Nationals!

Kilgore TX (11/6/12) by DarinShort.com. The final SUPR Late Model Series event of 2012 will be spectacular when the LoneStar Turkey Nationals hits the high banks of LoneStar Speedway Saturday, November 24th. The feature race is 50 laps in distance and pays $3,500 to win and $500 to start.

And that’s not all.

In the first time in the 22 year history of the SUPR Late Model Series, the cars will race topless! So race fans will get a clear view of the drivers as they wheel their cars around the wide high-banked 3/8 mile oval.

The event is sponsored in part by P&W Sales located in Kilgore, Texas. P&W has been supplying drilling and oilfield products to the industry for over 48 years. P&W is also a proud sponsor of Late Model standout Morgan Bagley.

Fans can expect a large field of Late Model division drivers and several ‘invaders’ can be expected from throughout the region, including LoneStar SUPR Firecracker 40 winner Kevin Sitton; plus Allen Tippen, Rob Litton, Jim Bryant, Robbie Starnes, Zack McMillan, Ronny Adams, Robbie Stuart, Ray Moore, Tyler Erb – and many, many more. Other than the Late Model drivers required to being topless, all other SUPR rules and formats will be in effect.

In addition to the SUPR Late Model Series, a complete program of Modified (paying $600 to win), Limited Modified ($500 to win) and Factory Stocks ($400 to win) will compete. There is no entry fee in the Modified, Limited Modified and Factory Stock divisions. Complete purse breakdown for all divisions and rules are located at the track website.

Drivers in the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks have an added bonus, as Boothill Speedway (racing November 23rd) plus LoneStar Speedway (Nov. 24th) have teamed up to provide the overall weekend point’s winner, in each division, a two-track cash bonus of $200.

Special “Twilight” start times are in effect for this event, so fans and teams can have a great day of racing at the track, while still leaving at an early time. With hot laps scheduled for 2pm and racing to follow, we expect the races to be finished by 7 or 8pm.

Here are some quick facts for the event:

-“Twilight Start Times” are in effect: Pits open at 11am, Grandstands open at 1pm, Hot Laps at 2pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw for sign-in closes at 1:30pm

-General Admission $15 (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 $13

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

-If you purchase tickets with MasterCard or Visa, there is a $1/ticket processing fee

-All Pit Passes $35

-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available. For example, soft drinks and bottled water are just $1 each

-Event flyer link: www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/1003/fi1003_2822.jpg

-Event purse breakdown for all race divisions: www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/1003/fi1003_2823.pdf

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

Don’t miss out on history being made, when the SUPR Late Models compete for the first time Topless, at the $25,000 LoneStar Turkey Nationals on Saturday November 24th at the Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track in Texas – LoneStar Speedway!