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July 3rd - Fireworks Spectacular

July 3rd - Fireworks Spectacular

6/8/2009

Get ready fans, Lonestar Speedway is gearing up for their 1st Annual Fireworks Spectacular! It’s going to be an exciting night filled with a huge fireworks display both in the sky and on the track the night of the 3rd of July. Featuring that evening will be the O’Reilly SUPR Dirt Late Models as well as the Modifieds and Limited/Sports Modifieds. For $2500 to win in the SUPR Late Models class, $2000 to win the Modifieds and $1500 to win the limited/sports Modifieds one is certain to see the best in the area compete on the fastest ½ mile dirt track in Texas. Smiley’s Racing Products is also donating 2 brand new Hoosier Tires for the highest finishing driver in each class that is running Hoosier’s on their racer. Gates open at 5PM and the action starts at 7:30PM. $15for general admission tickets, $20 for the great reserved seats and $35 for pit passes. Children from ages 6-12 get in to the speedway for $10 and the little ones’ under five get in for free. If you are a senior or have a valid military ID your cost for the action is only $10. Purchase your tickets on the website or pick them up the day of the event and we’ll see you there!

Memorial Day Extravaganza – May 24th

Memorial Day Extravaganza – May 24th

5/8/2009

Don’t forget! The evening of the 24th of May will be our Memorial Day Extravaganza. This event will be complete including the O’Reilly SUPR Dirt Late Models, Lucas Oil ASCS Gulf South 360 Sprint Cars, Modifieds and the Factory Stocks. The Grandstands will be open at 5PM with the races beginning at 7PM sharp! General Admission tickets are $20, reserved seating is $25 and Pit Passes are $35. Children 5 and under are free. Also, NO COOLERS ALLOWED the night of the 24th. Coming up is our Fireworks Spectacular on the 3rd of July and the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars will be back again on October 24th!

Last Sunday Rescheduled for the 17th of May

Last Sunday Rescheduled for the 17th of May

5/4/2009

Due to rain, the May 3rd event was cancelled, but has now been rescheduled for Sunday the 17th of May. We will be featuring the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and the Factory Stocks. Races will begin at 3PM sharp, grandstands open at 1PM and the pit gates at noon. General Admission seating in the grandstands are $10, reserved seating $12, children under 5 are free and the Pit Passes are $25. Be sure to download the flyer at the right of the site for more information. Don’t forget about our upcoming events on the 24th of May and the 3rd of July. May 24th we will be hosting the SUPR Late Models as well as the ASCS Gulf South 360 Sprint Cars. July 3rd is our Fireworks Spectacular featuring the SUPR Late Models and Limited/Sports Modifeds.

Race Date Set – May 3rd 2009!!

Race Date Set – May 3rd 2009!!

4/23/2009

Lonestar Speedway is proud to announce another date on the schedule. Sunday, May 3rd we will be featuring the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and the Factory Stocks. Races will begin at 3PM sharp, grandstands open at 1PM and the pit gates at noon. General Admission seating in the grandstands are $10, reserved seating $12, children under 5 are free and the Pit Passes are $25. Be sure to download the flyer at the right of the site for more information. Don’t forget about our upcoming events on the 24th of May and the 3rd of July. May 24th we will be hosting the SUPR Late Models as well as the ASCS Gulf South 360 Sprint Cars. July 3rd is our Fireworks Spectacular featuring the SUPR Late Models and Limited/Sports Modifeds.

Saldana Wins - Return of the Outlaws at Lonestar

Saldana Wins - Return of the Outlaws at Lonestar

4/13/2009

Joey Saldana picked up a birthday gift for himself last month by winning on the opening night of the Mini Gold Cup in at Silver Dollar Speedway in California and he followed that up by scoring a victory at Lone Star Speedway in Texas for his car owner Kasey Kahne who celebrated his 29th birthday on Friday.
Saldana led all 30 laps in the World of Outlaws return to high-speed, high-banked half-mile oval in Kilgore to pick up the $10,000 top prize. It was his fourth A-Feature victory of the season, which is the most of any driver and it was also the 43rd of his World of Outlaws career, which puts him just three wins out of the Top-10 on the all-time series win list.
“This is awesome,” said Saldana in Victory Lane. “That was a great effort by our team. We were strong in qualifying, the heat race, the dash and the feature. Last year we won five races and we struggled. We had a good car and just didn’t finish races. This year at least we are finishing races. All of the hard work is paying off this year.”
Saldana used strong starts on eight occasions aboard the Budweiser Maxim on Friday night, as caution flags plagued the 30-lap contest. The yellow flew three times before a single lap was in the books, leading to a complete restart each time. On all of those starts, Saldana who lined up on the outside of the front row found himself in the lead by the time the field entered turns one and two. He battled Jac Haudenschild on the initial two starts and then Wayne Johnson on the third one, after Haudenschild was penalized one row for a crew member working on the car during the fuel stop that followed the third caution prior to the first lap being completed.
“You never really know who is behind you and I knew that Haud (Jac Haudenschild) would be tough on the top,” noted Saldana. “You just have to stay focused and hit your marks and try not to screw up. It was a good night for me.”
The race on Friday night was the first for the World of Outlaws at Lone Star Speedway since 2004 and a huge crowd welcomed the series back to the blazing fast track, which is owned and operated by the family of World of Outlaws driver Sam Hafertepe Jr. Saldana now has three career wins in the state of Texas.
“I’m so happy to be racing in Texas, especially Kilgore,” Saldana said. “This is a beautiful facility. I’m glad all the fans came out and supported this. We need to be back in this state racing. The Outlaws belong in Texas. Hopefully the fans will want to come back next year.”
Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, had a couple of spirited battles throughout the 30-lap contest as he raced 20-time series champion Steve Kinser for a number of laps, as well as Jason Meyers. The trio was battling for the fifth spot for a large portion of the race until, Haudenschild and Johnson were involved in an accident on the 12th lap, while running second and third, which moved them all up a couple of spots on the restart. Schatz got around Kinser on the 23rd lap aboard the Armor All J&J to move into third and wound up second, after Jason Sides suffered a flat tire on the last lap while running second.
“It was a good night,” said Schatz. “We knew we would draw that 10 (in the dash) sooner or later and tonight was the night. We hadn’t been here in five years and it was a fun place to race. It was darn fast. We did our best to get up in there.”
Kinser continued his consistent start to the 2009 season, picking up his ninth Top-10 finish in the first 10 races aboard the Quaker State Maxim. He battled Sides early in the race and also traded spots with Schatz and Meyers a couple of times. He began the night by winning the second heat race to earn a spot in the Crane Cams Dash.
“We were a little off in the feature,” stated Kinser. “We’ll go back at it tomorrow night. We were pretty consistent, but we still need to be a little bit quicker. We made some changes tonight and it didn’t really seem to fit what I wanted to do. We’ll just plugging away, that’s all we can do.”
Jason Meyers was fourth on Friday night in the GLR Investments KPC to earn his eighth Top-10 finish of the season.
Danny Lasoski was fifth aboard the Casey’s General Stores Maxim, with Jason Sides holding on to finish sixth in the Wetherington Tractor Service Maxim after the last lap flat tire. Craig Dollansky recovered from an early flat tire to finish seventh aboard the Direct TV Maxim to earn the KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award, after starting 19th. Johnny Herrera was eighth, with Jason Johnson ninth and Kraig Kinser rounded out the Top-10 in the Bass Pro Shops Maxim.
The World of Outlaws wrap up their weekend in Texas on Saturday nights at Houston Raceway Park with the Texas Shootout.
LONE STAR SPEEDWAY NOTES
• FAST QUALIFIER: Donny Schatz paced the 24 cars that took time with an AMB i.t. timed lap around the high-banked 1/2-mile oval at 14.332 seconds at 125.593 mph. For his qualifying effort, Schatz earned five bonus points. The next four fastest qualifiers also earned bonus points, including: Craig Dollansky (4), Joey Saldana (3), Jac Haudenschild (2), and Lucas Wolfe (1).
• QUALIFYING WINNERS: Jason Meyers, Steve Kinser and Joey Saldana won heat races. Jac Haudenschild won the Crane Cams Dash.