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3rd Annual LoneStar Memorial Day Extravaganza & Fan Appreciation May 29th

Kilgore TX (5/22/11) by DarinShort.com. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate during Memorial Day weekend, look no further than Lone Star Speedway. O’Reilly SUPR Late Models and four support divisions will greet racing fans at the high banked 3/8 mile speed plant this Sunday, May 29th.

Normally, this event would carry ticket prices of $15.

But track owners Lisa and Sam Hafertepe would like to express their appreciation to the race fans of their outstanding support of LoneStar Speedway events in 2011 by offering “weekly” ticket prices to this special event of just $10 for adult admission.

A full field of O’Reilly SUPR Late Models will be on hand, and you can expect to see breakout driver and series points leader Morgan Bagley; plus Timothy Culp, Allen Tippen, Kevin Sitton, Robert Litton, Robbie Starnes, Howard "Ray" Moore II, Chris Holley, Robbie Stuart, Ronny Adams and many more battle it out.

In addition to the O’Reilly SUPR Late Models, a complete program of Modified, Limited Modified, Dirt Stocks and Factory Stocks will compete. Their purse and rules are located at the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the 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

Make plans now to celebrate Memorial Day weekend and enjoy a great night of O’Reilly SUPR Late Model racing and family fun at the “Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track In Texas” Lone Star Speedway on Sunday May 29th!

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Pictures Posted

Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Pictures Posted


If you'd like to see some pictures from this past Saturday's Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League event at LoneStar Speedway, click the 'photos' tab above and you will see the gallery listed. Thanks to those who came out and supported the event!

DIRT STOCK Division Added To 7 LSS Events


Dirt Stock Race Division Added to Seven LoneStar Speedway Events

KILGORE, TX (4/28/11) by DarinShort.com. Beginning May 14th, the Dirt Stock race division will be joining the racing program on seven race dates at LoneStar Speedway.

Dirt Stock division rules and payback are listed on the homepage of the www.LoneStarSpeedway.com website.

After May14th, the Dirt Stocks will be a part of six additional LoneStar Speedway race nights, as long as the division maintains a minimum of 14 cars on race night.

Those additional race dates are:

June 25
July 9
July 23
August 13
August 27
October 8

There is NO driver registration fee required for this division for the remainder of the 2011 race season and posted rules will be strictly enforced.

LoneStar Speedway welcomes the Dirt Stock division teams and fans as the excitement of the 2011 racing season continues to build!

THUNDER ON THE HIGH BANKS, Easter Egg Hunt 4/23!!

THUNDER ON THE HIGH BANKS, Easter Egg Hunt 4/23!!


Thunder on the High Banks at LoneStar Speedway April 23

Kilgore TX (4/16/11) by DarinShort.com. The Southern Thunder Sprints (STS) make their first LoneStar Speedway (LSS) appearance of the 2011 racing season on Saturday, April 23rd.

The last time the STS visited LSS it was a ½ mile track, and there was lots of great racing – plus some frightening crashes. This will be the first time the Series will be contested on the newly constructed 3/8 mile configuration.

A solid field of STS Sprint Cars will be on hand, and you can expect to see drivers such as Koty Adams, Josh Hawkins, Derek Weaver, Cody Robbins, Billy Page, Russell Enright and many more battle it out.

In addition to the STS Sprint Cars, all three LSS points divisions will be in competition.

A complete program of Modifieds will compete for $500 to win, Limited Modifieds will race for $400 to win and Factory Stocks will be gunning for $200 to win. The complete points division purses and rules are posted at the track website.


Children, ages 10 and under, are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, April 23; to be held during intermission.

Each egg will be candy filled; and there will be two special eggs, one containing a coupon for a girl's bike and one coupon for a boy's bike.

A parent for each participating child should be present at the Easter Egg Hunt to oversee their child.

Here are some quick facts for the event:

-Gates open at 5pm, Hot Laps at 6:45pm and racing at 7:30pm.
-General Admission $10 (Ages 11 and up)
-Ages 10 and under FREE with Adult admission
-Military (present ID) and Senior Citizens (Gen. Admission seating, 65+) are $8
-All Reserved Section Seats are $15 for All Ages
-All Pit Passes $30
-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.
-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for directions, class rules and much more.
-To view the full-size event flyer, please click: www.darinshort.com/042311.html
-Visit www.SouthernThunderSprints.com for additional STS series information.

Don’t miss the Southern Thunder Sprints, Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks as they take on the “Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track in Texas,” Lone Star Speedway, on Saturday, April 23rd – it will be a fun night of fast action at family friendly prices!

Bloomquist Hits $20K Payday - NO RACING 4/9

Bloomquist Hits $20K Payday - NO RACING 4/9


**SCHEDULE NOTE: We will NOT be racing next Saturday, April 9th, due to the first ever Saturday night NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway - our next race is set for Saturday April 23th with all three points classes and the Southern Thunder Sprint Series. THANK YOU to all of you that came out to our first ever Lucas Oil Series event - what a great crowd!


KILGORE, TX (April 2, 2011) – Two-time and defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN took the lead with nine laps to go and went to win the first ever LOLMDS ever held in the state of Texas on Saturday Night at Lonestar Speedway. Bloomquist, who started tenth, earned $20,000 for his second series win of the year. Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, IL, who started 17th, finished second; followed by pole-sitter Don O’Neal of Martinsville, IN; Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; and Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN.

Shannon Babb took the lead on the eighth lap and appeared to be on his way to a convincing win until a caution flag with 18 laps to go allowed the field to close up behind him. The caution allowed both O’Neal and Bloomquist to tighten the battle for the lead in a race that saw several cautions for flat tires.

Bloomquist passed O’Neal for second on lap 87 and then four circuits later he was all over Babb in the race for the lead and finally went by him heading into turn three with nine laps remaining. Babb then slowed with a flat tire with four laps to go, ending his bid to overtake Bloomquist. Bloomquist then went on to take the victory; his first in the Lonestar State.

“We just bided our time there for a while; we fired real well on the restarts. We got some breaks with the cautions and we new eventually it would be a tire game,” said the Hall-of-Famer, who’s right rear tire was bald as he stood in victory lane. “We had a good race there with O’Neal for a while, and once I got passed him, I knew there was enough time left to catch Shannon. We were fortunate enough to close quickly on him and he left the door open there just enough for us to get by,” said the driver of the Base Racing Fuels, Hawkeye Trucking, Roush-Yates Racing Engines sponsored Ford powered Bloomquist Race Cars entry.

Erb, who started on the inside of the ninth row charged through the field passing many cars and through some attrition wound up in the runner-up spot behind the driver that built his race car. O’Neal, who had a spirited battle with Bloomquist for several laps finished third at the finish to climb to within five points of series point’s leader. Jimmy Owens, gave up fourth on the final lap to Pearson.

Completing the top ten were Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN; Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR; Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA; Tyler Reddick of Corning, CA; and Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, IL.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be in action next Saturday Night, April 9th at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana for the $10,000 to win “Indiana Icebreaker.”

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series log onto www.lucasdirt.com, or call the series’ office at (951) 532-2503.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Night, April 2nd, 2011
Lonestar Speedway – Kilgore, TX

Red Buck Cigars Fast Time: Don O’Neal / 15.711 seconds (Group A)
David Breazeale / 15.358 seconds (Group B and Overall)

Wiles Driveshafts First Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Don O’Neal, Jared Landers, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr., Dan Schlieper, Steve Casebolt, Rob Litton, Robbie Stuart, Gary Christian, Jody Mayne, Timothy Culp, Wendell Wallace

Wiles Driveshafts Second Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Chris Wall, Bub McCool, Frank Heckenast Jr., Tim Isenberg, Dennis Erb Jr., John Lobb, BJ Robinson, Jack Sullivan, Josh Danzy, Jay Brunson, Kenneth Crowe, Leon Henderson

Sweet Manufacturing Third Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): David Breazeale, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Eric Wells, Earl Pearson Jr., John Blankenship, Kenny Merchant, Ray Moore, Douglas Begnaud, Jeff Chanler, Kyle Beard

HAWK Brakes Fourth Heat (10 Laps- Top 4 Advance): Shannon Babb, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Mike Marlar, Ray Cook, Tyler Reddick, Kelly Boen, Brad neat, Steve Francis, Morgan Bagler, Jon Mitchell, Ronny Adams, Dwight Falcon

JRi Shocks First B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Dennis Erb Jr., Steve Casebolt, Dan Schlieper, Gary Christian, Rob Litton, John Lobb, John Danzy, Jay Brunson, Robbie Stuart-DNS, Jack Sullivan-DNS, Jody Mayne-DNS, Timothy Culp-DNS, Kenneth Crowe-DNS, Wendell Wallace-DNS, Leon Henderson-DNS

Wrisco Aluminum Second B-Main (12 Laps- Top 3 Advance): Eric Wells, Tyler Reddick, Earl Pearson Jr., Kelly Boen, John Blankenship, Brad neat, Steve Francis, Morgan Bagler, Douglas Begnaud, Jon Mitchell, Ronny Adams, Kenny Merchant-DNS, Ray Moore-DNS, Jeff Chanler-DNS, Kyle Beard-DNS, Dwight Falcon-DNS

Feature Finish – 100 Laps

1 10 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN
2 17 28e Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
3 1 71 Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN
4 22 44 Earl Pearson, Jr. Jacksonville, FL
5 14 20 Jimmy Owens Newport, TN
6 12 36 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN
7 9 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR
8 6 17m Dale McDowell Chickamauga, GA
9 20 11t Tyler Reddick Corning, CA
10 11 99jr Frank Heckenast, Jr. Frankfort, IL
11 25 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY
12 5 777 Jared Landers Batesville, AR
13 21 s9 Dan Schlieper Sullivan, WI
14 18 18e Eric Wells Hazard, KY
15 15 9t Tim Isenberg Marshfield, WI
16 7 57J Bub McCool Vicksburg, MS
17 3 71w Chris Wall Springfield, LA
18 4 18 Shannon Babb Mowequa, IL
19 19 c9 Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN
20 24 41n Brad Neat Dunnville, KY
21 2 54 David Breazeale Four Corners, MS
22 8 18 Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Northport, AL
23 16 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC
24 23 23 John Blankenship Williamson, WV
25 13 21JR Billy Moyer, Jr. Batesville, AR

Race Statistics
Entrants: 48
Lap Leaders: David Brezeale (Laps 1-6); Shannon Babb (Laps 7-90); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 91-100)
Caution Flags: Lap 6 (Billy Moyer Jr., John Blankenship); Lap 21 (Brad Neat); Lap 31 (Ray Cook); Lap 49 (Ronny Lee Hollingsworth); Lap 50 (Debris); Lap 75 (Steve Casebolt); Lap 82 (Eric Wells); Lap 83 (Jared Landers); Lap 84 (Tim Isenberg); Lap 93 (Chris Wall); Lap 96 (Shannon Babb)
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Provisionals: John Blankenship, Brad Neat
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Emergency Provisional: Steve Francis
PBM/Erson Cams Hard Charger of the Race: Earl Pearson Jr. (Started 22nd; Finished 4th; Advanced 18 positions)
Allstar Performer of the Race: Dennis Erb Jr.
K&N Filters Clean Pass of the Race: Scott Bloomquist
Quarter Master Rookie of the Race: Tyler Reddick
COMP Cams Engine Builder of the Race: Roush/Yates Racing Engines
Dominator Race Products Hard Luck Award: John Blankeship
DirtonDirt.com Crew Chief of the Race: Tommy Hicks (Scott Bloomquist)
Time of Race: 62 minutes 32 seconds