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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series First Ever Visit


CORONA, CA (October 12, 2010) – Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have released the 2011 racing schedule. It currently shows 41 confirmed dates in 19 different states. In 2011, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will begin its seventh season as the premier dirt late model sanctioning organization in North America. Coming off of the most successful season in series’ history in 2010, the series ran 39 events with 13 different winners and 500 drivers making at least one appearance in ’10. The series looks to build on its past success, that saw an unprecedented 14 drivers compete full-time with the tour. Heading into 2011, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is elated to release its official national schedule, having confirmed all dates with promoters, and having no TBA or TBD dates on the docket.

The 2011 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series national tour will kick off at the “Clay by the Bay” on February 7th with the six consecutive nights of action packed racing during the 35th Annual Dart Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will again be sanctioning some of the sports biggest events such as the DART Show-Me 100, Comp Cams Topless 100, Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100, and the 43rd Annual Hillbilly Hundred.

The series will be making its first ever visits to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, TX and Roaring Knob Motorsports Park in Markleysburg, PA. “We are glad to have added a pair of new venues to the schedule this year. The 2010 schedule looked great, but this year looks even better,” said Lewis. “We feel that we have the best show in Dirt Late Model Racing, and I can’t thank our promoters, my staff, our drivers, car owners, sponsors, and our fans enough for their support. We have put together a great infrastructure for making the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series the foremost national late model touring series in the country.”

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series takes great pride in the fact that 100% of the tracks that sanctioned an event in 2010 are on the slate again for ’11. “It really goes to show you how devoted our promoters, staff, drivers, and fans are to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, that we have put together such a solid schedule as we head into the next season,” exclaimed Series Director, Ritchie Lewis.

Bo Bice headlines "Rocktoberfest" October 30


Bo Bice Headlines “Rocktoberfest” at LoneStar Speedway on October 30

Kilgore TX (10/1/10) by DarinShort.com. East Texas is going to be rockin’ when Bo Bice headlines Rocktoberfest at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday night, October 30th. Joining Bo will be the sounds of two fantastic performing groups, Blackberry Smoke and Whiskey Myers.

The “Southern Rocker” style of Bo Bice first gained national notoriety from his performances on American Idol. Bice made it all the way to the finale in 2005. The Huntsville Alabama native then cranked out singles such as “Inside Your Heaven” and “The Real Thing;” as well as three albums, including the 2010 release “3.”

Atlanta based Blackberry Smoke continues to grow into the premiere Southern Rock band of America. Over the last 12 months they have shared the stage with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shooter Jennings, Cross Canadian Ragweed and countless others. The band has recently finished recording their sophomore effort “Little Piece of Dixie” with legendary producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts) and engineer Justin Niebank.

East Texas based Whiskey Myers’ musical style was forged from several different genres of music from several different eras. The most obvious of these are the blues rock jam bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, and Led Zeppelin. Whiskey Myers is best known for their high energy twin guitars, soulful vocals, and unstoppable rhythm.

Links to each of the performers are located below and you can listen to their music on each of their sites.

Online tickets to this triple-header are currently on sale – and at an incredible value. General admission tickets are just $15. Or, if you’d like to be right in the middle of the action, the reserved section tickets are just $20. The stage is located right in the front center of the reserved section.

To order advance tickets, click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and you will see the ‘tickets’ link on the Rocktoberfest info box. Online tickets are available through Sunday October 24th at midnight. Tickets will also be available at the gate for purchase upon arrival for the same price; $15 for general admission and $20 for reserved section.

Gates open at 5:30pm and Rocktoberfest performances begin at 7:30pm. Full food and drink concessions will be available, including beer sales; all at affordable prices. No outside food or drink allowed in to the gated grandstand area. A variety of apparel will also be for sale from the performers.

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore Texas. Take exit 583 off of I-20, go north to the stop sign (less than a mile). Then go east (less than a mile) and you will see the track entrance on the south.

Don’t miss this great night of upbeat Southern Rock music, when Bo Bice, Blackberry Smoke and Whiskey Myers perform live at LoneStar Speedway near Kilgore Texas on October 30th, 2010!

For more information on Bo Bice, visit: www.BoBice.com

Blackberry Smoke, visit: www.BlackberrySmoke.com

Whiskey Myers, visit: www.whiskeymyers.com

2nd Annual Monster Truck Fall Nationals Revs It Up


Lone Star Speedway and the White Oak Education Foundation welcomes the Townsquare Media Monster Truck Fall Nationals presented by Miller Light and Coors Light for one big show on Saturday, September 18th at 7:30 pm at Lone Star Speedway.

This year’s show features an awesome list of television stars including the legendary king of the Monster Trucks, “Big Foot” as he competes in side by side racing against “Shock Therapy”, “Excaliber”, “Barbarian”, “Raisin Kane” and the 30’ Tall Car Eating Robotic Dinosaur “Transaurus” brought to you by Patterson Dodge in Kilgore. Plus you can take a ride in a Monster Truck prior to the show and during half time. Local Hot Rodders can compete in the Quad races & Tuff Truck challenge obstacle course. Anyone can enter. Gates open at 6:00 pm and the Pit Party starts at 6:30pm.

Get your picture taken with the trucks and meet the drivers at the following on site appearances:

“Transaurus” Patterson Dodge in Kilgore on Friday, September 17th from 3p – 6p
“Big Foot” Baskins Department Store in Tyler on Friday, September 17th from 3p – 6p
“Shock Therapy” Baskin’s Department Store in Longview on Friday, September 17th from 3p-6p

Save $5 when you buy your tickets in advance at the Baskin’s Department Stores in Tyler, Longview, Henderson and Marshall or the ABC Auto Parts Store all over East Texas. Cash only please at the presale ticket locations.

Reserved / VIP Tickets are $30 in advance / $35 at the gate includes a Pit Pass. Reserved tickets are ONLY available at the Baskin’s Department Stores or at the gate night of show. Children over 6 that take a seat will need this ticket.

Adult General Admission are $20 in advance / $25 at the gate & Children 6 to 12 are $10 in advance / $15 at the gate. Children 5 and under are Free. General Admission tickets are available at ABC Auto Parts and Baskin’s Department Stores. It is recommended that you bring ear plugs for younger children.

This is the second year the White Oak Education Foundation has hosted this event at the Lone Star Speedway. All proceeds will be used to benefit the White Oak Schools. For more information call (903) 757-4444 or go to www.LoneStarSpeedway.com.

Tuff Trucks - "Run whatcha brung"
$20 to enter
100% of entrie fees paid to top 3 fastest.
Run on an obsticle course.
Quads - One Class
"Horshoe" Track with 3' tall jumps.
$20 to enter
100% of entries fees - paid to top 3
Enter onsite DAY OF SHOW ONLY - registration gate is open from 5pm - 7pm.

ASCS Lone Star Region Tackles Lone Star High Banks


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


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.