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WoO Fest at Lone Star Speedway Gets Bigger!!

WoO Fest at Lone Star Speedway Gets Bigger!!

10/14/2009

WoO Fest at Lone Star Speedway Gets Even Bigger: Purse Upped to $12,000 to-win

In what is shaping up to be the biggest event of the season at Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, the inaugural WoO Fest for the World of Outlaws has gotten even bigger, as track owners Sam and Lisa Hafertepe have increased the purse for the event on Saturday, October 24 with $12,000 now awaiting the winner of the 30-lap A-Feature.

The World of Outlaws returned to Lone Star Speedway earlier this season for the first time since 2004 and played to the largest crowd in the history of the blazing fast half-mile. Since that visit, the track has been resurfaced with new clay making it even faster, along with the completion of numerous other ongoing projects to the grounds and facility at Lone Star Speedway.

“We’re really looking forward to WoO Fest,” said Sam Hafertepe. “It should be a great night of racing and we have all kinds of games and prizes for the kids as well. We have gained so much knowledge this season and learned so much back in the spring with our first World of Outlaws race. It’s going to be a big night and we are very excited for it.”

Joey Saldana was victorious at Lone Star Speedway back on April 10 to put his name in the record books as just the third driver to win with the World of Outlaws at the track, joining 20-time series champion Steve Kinser and three-time title winner Sammy Swindell. He was victorious the following night at Houston Raceway Park and looks to remain undefeated in the Lone Star State this season with the World of Outlaws. The native of Brownsburg, Indiana leads the series with 18 A-Feature wins in 2009 and 19 overall triumphs.

“I’m so happy to be racing in Texas, especially Kilgore,” Saldana said after his win in April. “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.”

Heading into the inaugural WoO Fest at Lone Star Speedway on Saturday, October 24, Jason Meyers and three-time and defending series champion Donny Schatz are locked in a tight battle for the 2009 World of Outlaws championship, with just 18 markers separating the pair with three events remaining in 2009.

Schatz, who is the current point leader, was fastest in time trials at Lone Star Speedway back in April and finished second in the A-Feature event, while Meyers turned in a fourth-place performance. Meyers, who leads the series with 52 Top-10 finishes has finished eighth or better in 14 consecutive World of Outlaws events as he chases his first career title.

“That’s a pretty cool place, it’s pretty wide open,” stated Meyers recently when asked about Lone Star Speedway. “It depends on what the weather is like as well. Usually it gets pretty slick there, but this time of year, who knows what you could get down there. We’ll just to have wait and see.”

The inaugural WoO Fest will feature games for kids, drawings for Halloween costumes and other prizes. Also, a special event T-shirt will be for sale at the track on the day of the race.

On Saturday, October 24 at Lone Star Speedway, general admission tickets for adults will be $25, with general admission tickets for Seniors/Military $20, with children ages 6-12 $15 and kids ages five-under admitted free of charge in the general admission seats. All reserved tickets will be $30. For tickets visit www.lonestarspeedway.com or call the track at 903-986-9731.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Crane Cams (Official Valvetrain), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Fusion Energy Boost (Official Energy Boost), Quaker State (Official Motor Oil), SuperClean (Official Cleaner-Degreaser), VP Racing (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, Jake’s Custom Golf Carts, KSE Race Products, Penske Shocks, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo; Engine Builder's Challenge participants Don Ott Racing Engines, Kistler Engines, Shaver Specialties and SpeedwayEngines; and Chassis Builder’s Challenge participants J&J Auto Racing, Maxim Racing and XXX Race Company.

WoO FEST is Nearing; Monster Trucks This Weekend!

10/5/2009

Very exciting times coming to Lonestar Speedway starting this weekend; Monster Truck Nationals on the 10th, followed by WoO FEST on the 24th of this month!

This Saturday Lonestar Speedway will be featuring the Monster Truck Nationals, an event produced by “Ed Beckley’s Checkered Flag Productions”. The show will be benefitting the White Oak Foundation and will feature the TV stars of Bigfoot, Shock Therapy, Excaliber and Straight Jacket! The Monster Truck Nationals begin at 7:30 PM on the 10th of October and VIP seating in advance are $30 and $35 at the gate the day of. General Admisson Adults are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate with kids 6-12 being $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Don’t forget, the little ones’ under 6 get in FREE! Call 903-757-4444 for ticket outlets.

Following the Monster Truck Nationals this Saturday will be the much anticipated October 24th WoO FEST. If you enjoy the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, be sure to attend this event. The show last April topped all others with a sellout crowd and a race that was second to none in terms of excitement! Joey Saldana came out on top on the 10th of April, so get your tickets now to see if he can defend his title at the fastest half-mile dirt track in Texas. Alongside the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars will be the Lenmar Motorsports Late Models competing for a whopping $1500 to win and $100 to start. Tickets for WoO Fest are as followed: Pit Passes - $35; Reserved Seats - $30; General Admission Seats - $25; Seniors/Military ID’s - $20; Kids 6 thru 12 - $15; Kids under 6 - FREE

For more information on rules for the Lenmar Motorsports Late Models as well as ticket prices and start times, be sure to check the flyers on the right side of the Lonestar Speedway website.

Late Models, Mod's & Factory Stocks This Weekend!

Late Models, Mod's & Factory Stocks This Weekend!

9/14/2009

Lonestar Speedway is proud to announce an addition to the schedule by adding an event for this coming Saturday, the 19th of September. The dirt Late Models presented by Lenmar will be given $100 to start the main event and a chance at a $1000 top prize for the victor. Attending the speedway along with the Lenmar late Models will be the Factory Stocks and Modifieds. Factory stocks will be competing for $300 to win and the Modifieds will be shooting for $750 with $75 to start the main.

Pit Passes are $30.00, General Admission and reserved grandstand seats are $15.00 (first come/first serve). Seniors are $10.00 with kids 6-12 being $8.00 and under 5 are free! Remember, no coolers are allowed at the facility.

Racing starts at 7:30PM with the gates opening at 6:00PM.

Don’t forget, the Monster Truck’s are set to hit the speedway on October 10th. For more information on the two events, please click on the flyers on the right.

September 12th ASCS Canceled Due to Rain

9/12/2009

Rain showers have hit the track and Lonestar Speedway was forced to cancel the ASCS Lone Star Region 360 Sprint Car show. No make-up dates have been scheduled at this time, but be sure to stay tuned to the website for further details.

Don't forget! The Monster Truck Nationals are set for October 10th. Be sure to look at the flyer on the right under "Resources" for more information.

ASCS Lone Star Sprints Set to Invade on Sept. 12th

ASCS Lone Star Sprints Set to Invade on Sept. 12th

8/31/2009

Put an “X” in your calendars on the 12th of September for that the ASCS Lone Star 360 Sprints will be battling it out for the $2000 payout at Lone Star Speedway. This will be the first time the ASCS Lone Star Region will have raced at the fastest ½ mile dirt track in Texas and some of the best sprint car drivers in the country will be there aiming for that $2000 check. The Speedway will also be hosting a $300 to win Factory Stock event that same evening. Gates open at 6PM and the action starts at 7:30PM. $15 for general admission tickets, $20 for the awesome reserved seats and $30 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. Remember, no coolers are allowed, but the Speedway will have full concession stands serving your favorite foods and drinks.