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$3000/win SUPR LM's NEXT LSS RACE SAT. MAY 23

$3000/win SUPR LM's NEXT LSS RACE SAT. MAY 23

5/10/2015

5/21 UPDATE: THIS RACE IS NOW ON SATURDAY, MAY 23...see top of our website for latest update.

LoneStar Speedway Mother's Day POSTPONED to Weather

Kilgore, TX (5/10/15) by DarinShort.com. In the interest of time regarding today's huge Mother's Day Doubleheader at LoneStar Speedway, let's get right to it:

-Severe weather is postponing both huge events that were set today at LoneStar Speedway

-There will be NO RACING at LoneStar Speedway TODAY

-The $1,300/win "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" Limited Modified event will be moved to Saturday, June 13th; making it a huge doubleheader event with the $2,000 to win Texas Outlaw Modified Series

-Ken Schrader and LoneStar officials are rescheduling this appearance until later this summer - at a date still being finalized

-THANK YOU to all of the fans that purchased 'Party with Ken' VIP Passes for this event. Since we don't have a confirmed date for this return - at this very second - we're going to refund everyone's purchase this morning (after this launch announcement gets distributed)

-We'll let everyone know when Ken Schrader's appearance date is reset, and what components are available to race fans

We hate having to get rained out again, but there's already a line of severe storms rolling through DFW and headed east - stretching all the way from northern Oklahoma to Waco...and the forecasters are saying that this is just 'round 1' for today.

Please have a safe and fun day with Mom; and make plans to join us two weeks from today, Sunday May 24th! We have a jumbo-sized event featuring $3,000 to win SUPR Late Models, Fireworks, $1,200 to win Modifieds, $700 to win Limited Modifieds and $500 to win Factory Stocks.

Complete details are posted at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and at the LoneStar Speedway Fan facebook page.

Thanks once again to all the fans who supported our Ken Schrader promotion, we'll get him back here for a night of fun and interaction later this summer. Until then, keep your eye to the sky as this extended severe weather season continues.

NEXT LSS EVENT 5/10: MOTHER'S DAY DOUBLE HEADER!

NEXT LSS EVENT 5/10: MOTHER'S DAY DOUBLE HEADER!

5/4/2015

LoneStar MOTHER'S DAY DOUBLEHEADER: $1,300/win LTD MODS - KEN SCHRADER vs LONESTAR MODS!

Kilgore, TX (4/20/15) by DarinShort.com. The wacky spring weather has inadvertently created a spectacular present opportunity for your mom on this Mother's Day at LoneStar Speedway (LSS), Sunday May 10th at 5pm. LSS has combined two major events into one doubleheader blockbuster featuring $1,300 to win and $100 to start (24th) in the "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" 25-lap feature for Limited Modifieds, plus, NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader racing his Modified with the LoneStar Modifieds!

Flowers and chocolates are great gifts for Mother's Day, and LoneStar Speedway can provide your mom a lifetime of great memories at this fun 'twilight' event with our VIP "Party with Ken" Pass!

While supplies last, you can purchase your "Party with Ken" VIP pass at www.darinshort.com/ken.html and it includes the following:

General Admission to the event, reserved section seating upgrade (bucket seats), Food and drink coupon for (1) Homemade Mexican Dinner Plate and Soft Drink at the VIP concession stand (near turn 1), Access to VIP Party with Ken (held inside reserved section). The "Party with Ken" event will be held from 4:00pm until 4:45pm sharp. Ken will be available in the VIP area at that time for pictures with fans, autograph signings and apparel purchases/signings...and it only adds $10 to the posted cost of general admission tickets for all age groups!

With the special start time of 5pm, we plan to have the races over early so everyone can get home and get ready for their upcoming week.

If you can't make the pre-race VIP Party with Ken event (from 4-4:45pm), adult general admission tickets are just $15. Ken will be signing autographs at his race trailer in the pits after the races.

PLUS, as an added Mother's Day bonus, all mothers will receive $5 in FREE 50/50 tickets at the ticket window upon their arrival! Your mom might just hit a big LoneStar 50/50 jackpot and leave with a purse full of cash!

The LSS nightly 50/50 drawing offers fans of all ages a chance for a big cash jackpot - just for purchasing a 50/50 ticket for $1! Half the money collected goes directly into the LSS Driver's Points Fund (which was $13,000 each year in 2013 and 2014), the other half goes to the lucky fan who has their winning ticket number drawn on each race night.

On April 26, 2010 Trisha and Robert Taylor received the call that forever changed their lives, as their daughter Alex had been in an accident and was being taken by air flight to East Texas Medical Center, and would not survive her injuries. The accident was attributed to texting and driving.

Trisha and Robert Taylor have stepped up to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, combined with a long list of sponsors they are assembling, raising the competitor purse in the Limited Modified division called the "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" 25-lap feature - making it one of the largest one-night, no-entry fee events for this division in the state of Texas!

Robert is veteran LoneStar Speedway driver, along with his wife Trisha, continue to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, at their Facebook page titled For the love of Alex Stop Texting and Driving. Click www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfAle ... AndDriving to ‘like’ the page and learn more about their awareness efforts.

If you, or your business, are interested in being a part of this special awareness event, send an email to ForTheLoveofAlex@embarqmail.com and Trisha Taylor will get back in touch with you with more information.

"For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" complete Limited Modified feature payback: $1,300 - $800 - $700 - $600 - $500 (5th) - $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 -$160 - $140 - $120 - $100...to 24!

We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of this event: Bill Cooper - Tyler Weathermakers Inc - KMA Motorsports - Day Motorsports - All Points Systems Marshall, Tx - Dunn Transmissions - Enerflex Energy - Whataburger/Simpson Racing - Premier Adjustment Group LLC.

Joining the special Limited Modified event will be a complete LSS points program for the Modifieds ($1,000/win and $100/start) featuring Ken Schrader, plus Factory Stocks ($300/win). The Beginner Factory Stocks will round out the packed racing program with their feature event.

There are no entry fees for any racing divisions on May 10th. Standard pit passes of $30 will be in effect. As in 2014, non-qualifier money will be awarded to any team not making their feature race: Modifieds $50, Limited Modifieds $30 and Factory Stocks $20.

Ken Schrader is one of the most popular and successful drivers in American motorsports, and LSS officials are thrilled to have him bring his Federated Auto Parts #9 Modified to LSS to compete with all the drivers in the area...and to mingle with the fans before the event in the VIP Party Pass area.

Schrader’s racing career has spanned 40 years and he has wins and/or championships in about every series in which he has competed; from NASCAR’s three national series to USAC’s Sprint and Silver Crown series. Schrader is a Daytona 500 polesitter and has won the prestigious Bud Shoot-Out at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, he has competed in literally 1,000’s of Dirt Modified and Late Model events throughout his career, so he is fully capable of hanging with the LoneStar big dogs.

2015 rules in all divisions are posted at the track website, drivers please make sure to review them prior to your arrival at the track on race night.

An event flyer is posted at the track website and Facebook page. Division payback is posted at the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the SUNDAY, MAY 10th MOTHER'S DAY event at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY:

-Pits open by 1pm, Grandstands open at 3pm, "VIP Party with Ken Schrader" from 4pm-4:45, Hot Laps at 5pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw-in for heat races (and Beginner Factory Stocks) closes at 4:15pm.

- Click www.darinshort.com/ken.html to get your advance VIP Passes and to get more information. VIP food concession stand closes at 8pm (located near corner 1). VIP Pass adds just $10 to General Admission prices below. (VIP Passes on race day cost $5 more per age group, so get them through 5/9 at the advance discounted price...and it also helps to know how many we're cooking food for.)

-General Admission just $15 (ages 12-64; general admission 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* (*note that it does not include VIP Pass food/beverage)

-All Pit Passes, All Ages are $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 event flyer, class rules and complete event details

-Go to www.SchraderRacing.com to learn more about Ken and his 2015 racing schedule

Please make plans to spend part of this Mother's Day at LoneStar Speedway! You'll have plenty of time for your traditional Mother's Day activities, then get mom out of her dress, into her racin' clothes and off to LoneStar Speedway finish out the special day of fun!

The LoneStar Family Passes Along our Condolences

The LoneStar Family Passes Along our Condolences

4/28/2015

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of LoneStar driver Josh Clinton who lost his life this past weekend in a motorcycle accident.

Here is his posted obituary:

Joshua "Bull" Clinton

KILGORE Memorial services for Joshua Bull Clinton, 37, of Overton, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Joshua passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Kilgore.

Joshua was born August 12, 1977, in Overton, to Vick and Pam Louise Clinton. He attended Leveretts Chapel schools and graduated from Sabine High School. Upon completion of high school he went to work for Patterson UTI Drilling Company of Tyler as a service tech and worked there until his death.

Bull liked to build and race cars and was a member of the Redneck Racing Crew. He was always preparing for his next race. He enjoyed motorcycling, bon fires, BBQs, and shooting guns. His family and friends were the source of his strength and spending time with them was what brought him the most joy.

Left to cherish Bulls memory are his children, Seth Clinton of New Mexico, Haley Clinton of New London, Taylor Clinton of Overton, JT Clinton of Liberty City, Madi looloo Clinton of Overton, Christian Spencer of Arp and Chey Spencer of Arp; a granddaughter, Gracie Williams of New London; mother and stepfather, Pam Louise and Marcene Johnson of Kilgore; sisters, Summer LeAnne Bonner of Troup and Adrinna Little Monkey Swanson of Kilgore; grandparents, Betty Gran Gran Clinton of Overton, Richard Swanson Sr. of Crockett and Maxine Swanson of Houston; and aunts and uncles, Terri Lee of Houston, Rocky Dale and wife, Amy Clinton, of Carthage, Richard Swanson Jr. of Kilgore, Teri and husband, Michael Fox, of Kilgore and Kathy Kat Kat and husband, Phil Holt, of Greenville. Also, left to carry on his legacy are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and other loving family members.

Preceding him in death are his wife, Nicole Marie Clinton; father, Vick Edward Clinton; grandfather, Bill Clinton Jr.; uncle, J.T. Taylor; and beloved friend, Aaron Big A Andrews.

The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. today, April 29, 2015, at the funeral home.

Visitation Schedule

Rader Funeral Home Chapel of Kilgore
401 North Martin Street
Kilgore, TX 75662
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
5-7 pm

Service Schedule

Memorial Services
Chapel at Rader Funeral Home
401 N. Martin St.
Kilgore, TX 75662
Thursday, April 30, 2015
10 am

NEXT RACE AT LONESTAR: SUNDAY MAY 10!

NEXT RACE AT LONESTAR: SUNDAY MAY 10!

4/17/2015

**NO RACING AT LONESTAR THIS WEEKEND***

LoneStar Schrader/Texas Outlaw Mods now POSTPONED until MAY 10 & JUNE 13!

Kilgore TX (4/17/15) by DarinShort.com. Tumultuous spring weather is forcing LoneStar Speedway's (LSS) highly anticipated showdown between NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader taking on the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) on Saturday April 18th to be postponed.


The jumbo-sized event is now being SPLIT between TWO existing LSS events:

-Kenny Schrader will take on the stout field of LSS Modified drivers in the Sunday, May 10th Mother's Day Spectacular, which also features the $1,300 to win 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' event for Limited Modifieds. Again, Kenny will be racing in the Modified division, and the pre-race "Party with Ken" VIP passes will be held from 4pm-4:45pm. Details are at www.darinshort.com/ken.html and the event flyer for May 10 will be released very soon (it was ready, but it needs to be adjusted due to this addition)

-The Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) will have their portion of the April 18th event rescheduled to Saturday June 13th, which is the LSS 6th Anniversary event. It will still pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start, with TOMS/USRA rules in effect for the Modified division. It will be a LSS points race in all divisions.

-We will let you know if the DISCOVERY Channel is able to reschedule their live taping at LSS as well. Negotiations are now underway.

Due to this excessively wet start to the racing season, we have to become the best event jugglers we can be. Between the 1.5" of rain last night, and NOAA's current prediction of another 1"-4" between now and Saturday night, there's no option for racing at LSS this weekend. We were going to try to move the show to Sunday, April 19th, but the latest forecast now shows rain not ending until after dark Saturday night, which is not enough drying time for a Sunday afternoon race either.

DETAILS on BOTH events, May 10th and June 13th, will be announced in the days to come. We wanted to get out this April 18th postponement announcement immediately. Thanks for your understanding as this is an outdoor venue, but we'll get Ken Schrader back to LoneStar on May 10th, and the TOMS back on June 13, now we all just have to wait.

NEXT LSS RACE 4/18: SCHRADER Takes on TEXAS' BEST!

NEXT LSS RACE 4/18: SCHRADER Takes on TEXAS' BEST!

4/6/2015

FOR ADVANCE VIP PARTY PASS TICKETS GO TO: www.darinshort.com/ken.html

Ken Schrader Takes on Top Texas Modified Drivers at LoneStar Speedway - Saturday April 18!

Kilgore TX (4/6/15) by DarinShort.com. Racers and fans alike are set for a night of personal interaction and racing action with Ken Schrader as he will take on the best Modified drivers in the state of Texas, Saturday April 18th at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) near Kilgore, TX.

This will be a Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) points event, with an excellent competitor purse being posted; $2,000 to win and $200 to start (24th). The full driver payback is listed below. This is also a full LSS points event for all race divisions (see below).

Ken Schrader is one of the most popular and successful drivers in American motorsports, and LSS officials are thrilled to have him bring his Federated Auto Parts #9 Modified to LSS to compete with all the drivers in the region...and meet with the fans.

Schrader’s racing career has spanned 40 years and he has wins and/or championships in about every series in which he has competed; from NASCAR’s three national series to USAC’s Sprint and Silver Crown series. Schrader is a Daytona 500 polesitter and has won the prestigious Bud Shoot-Out at Daytona International Speedway. In addition, he has competed in literally 1,000’s of Dirt Modified and Late Model events throughout his career, so he is fully capable of hanging with the LoneStar big dogs.

This special event is also a chance for race fans to get up close and personal with Ken, as LSS is hosting a pre-race "Party with Ken" VIP Pass.

While supplies last, you can purchase your "Party with Ken" VIP pass at www.darinshort.com/ken.html and it includes the following:

-General Admission to the event

-Reserved section seating upgrade (bucket seats)

-Food and drink coupon for (1) Homemade Mexican Dinner Plate and Soft Drink at the VIP concession stand (near turn 1)

-Access to VIP Party with Ken (held inside reserved section). The "Party with Ken" event will be held from 6:00pm until 6:45pm sharp. Ken will be available in the VIP area at that time for pictures with fans, autograph signings and apparel purchases/signings.

...and it only adds $10 to the posted cost of general admission tickets for all age groups!

If you can't make the party, Ken will also be signing autographs and meeting fans after the races at his race trailer in the pit area.

General Adult Grandstand Admission to this event is just $15, and $5 for kids ages 6-11; as we want everyone to be able to afford to come see this special night of racing and fun!

Along those same lines, the "Party with Ken" VIP Pass costs just $25 for Adults, in other words $10 more than General Admission. Ages 6-11 are $15 and ages 5 and under are $10 (and include all of the VIP Pass components described above).

The VIP food area will be served from the South concession stand (near corner 1) until 8pm. Advance VIP ticket sales are open through 4/17PM, or while supplies last. Event day VIP Party with Ken tickets may, or may not, be sold at the track, and will be $5 higher for all ages - if available. In the case of weather forcing cancellation of this event, your online purchases will be refunded within 24 hours. The pre-race Party with Ken is from 6pmto 6:45pm on April 18th, so make sure to be on time, as Ken has to race as soon as the VIP event ends!

Make sure to take in all the fun on this special night by clicking www.darinshort.com/ken.html - and in a few clicks you'll be all set for race night on April 18th!

As previously stated, this special night of racing and fun will be a sanctioned points event for the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS), featuring drivers such as Clyde Dunn Jr., Wesley Veal, Kyle Sweeny, Bobby Malcus, Cody Smith, Josh Landers, Danny Veal, Troy Taylor, Colby Smith, Charlie Smith, Kevin Sustaire, Triston Dycus, Chase Allen, Billy Brierton and B.J. Blaze.

Plus, DISCOVERY Channel will be filming the popular TV program "MegaSpeed" at this special event and will be broadcast on one of their upcoming 2015 episodes. MegaSpeed is now filming for its second season on Discovery Channel, and transports viewers on a six-episode high-intensity thrill ride - with each hour featuring multiple story arcs.

This is a point's event for the LoneStar Speedway Modified teams. Joining the strong TOMS contingent will be the top LoneStar Speedway Modified drivers, like Jason Ingalls, Larry Fears, Wes Armstrong, Billy Melton, Billy Jack Brutchin, Kelly Lockey, Jeff Harris, Robert Taylor, T.J. Steele, Greg Penny, Glen Perry, Donnie Powers, Dennie Gieber, Clint Mayne and Donny McBride Jr.

The Modified feature race will be contested over 30 green flag laps, and a very solid competitor purse is being offered by LSS: $2,000 - $1,000 - 800 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 280 - 260 - 240 - 220 - 200...through 24th. All Non-Qualifiers will receive $100. The standard TOMS entry fee of $50 will be in effect, and this is a USRA sanctioned points event. Non-USRA licensed drivers can purchase a temporary USRA license at the track on race night for $10.

Joining the special Modified event will be a complete LSS points program for the Limited Modifieds ($500/win) and Factory Stocks ($300/win). The Beginner Factory Stocks will round out the packed night of racing and fun with their feature event. There are no entry fees for these racing divisions on April 18th. Standard pit passes of $30 will be in effect. As in 2014, non-qualifier money will be awarded to any team not making their feature race: Limited Modifieds $30 and Factory Stocks $20.

2015 rules in all divisions are posted at the track website, drivers please make sure to review them prior to your arrival at the track on race night.

As in the past several years, LSS offers a fantastic awards program to drivers that compete in at least 75% of the completed LSS points events - with a minimum of $10,000 cash being distributed to top performing drivers in each of the LSS points divisions. Over $13,000 was paid out in 2013 and again in 2014, with all nightly 50/50 drawing funds and driver registration fees adding to the points fund. There are now only 11 weekends of racing on the 2015 LSS schedule, which makes plenty of time for drivers to visit other tracks, go on family vacations; etc., yet still compete for a sizable points fund championship.

An event flyer is posted at the track website and Facebook page. Division payback is posted at the track website.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, APRIL 18th LONESTAR SPEEDWAY event:

-Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open at 5pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw-in for heat races closes at 6:15pm.

-Pre-race "Party with Ken" event for VIP Pass holders from 6pm-6:45pm sharp. Click www.darinshort.com/ken.html to get your advance VIP Passes and to get more information. VIP food concession stand closes at 8pm (located near corner 1). VIP Pass adds just $10 to General Admission prices below. (VIP Passes on race day cost $5 more per age group, so get them through 4/17 at the advance discounted price.)

-General Admission just $15 (ages 12-64; general admission 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* (*note that it does not include VIP Pass on 4/18)

-All Pit Passes, All Ages are $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 event flyer, class rules and complete event details

-Go to www.SchraderRacing.com to learn more about Ken and his 2015 racing schedule

-For Texas Outlaw Modified Series information, visit www.TexasMods.com

Please make plans now to join us Saturday April 18th for one of the most special events in LoneStar Speedway history, when Ken Schrader will be on hand to meet and greet the LoneStar fans - and then provide thrills on the high banks when he races against the top Modified drivers Texas has to offer - it's going to be a FANtastic night for the entire family!