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MARCH 14 - $3,000/win USMTS/LSS Points Opener!

MARCH 14 - $3,000/win USMTS/LSS Points Opener!

3/6/2015

**SEE EVENT UPDATE, POSTED 3/11/15**

Kilgore TX (2/27/15) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) has an incredible event schedule set for race fans and teams in 2015, and continues with the points opener for all divisions on Saturday, March 14th featuring $3,000 to win in the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). A total purse in excess of $20,000 is posted.

This is the first USMTS event at LSS in several years, and race fans can expect to see many of the nation's finest Modified drivers taking on the strong contingent of LSS Modified drivers.

Drivers such as Jason Hughes, Dereck Ramirez, Philip Houston, Austin Arneson, Jesse Sobbing, Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, Adam Penn, Johnny Scott, Grant Junghans, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Clyde Dunn Jr., Jason Ingalls, Larry Fears, Wes Armstrong, Billy Melton, Billy Jack Brutchin, Kelly Lockey, Jeff Harris, Robert Taylor, T J Steele, Greg Penny; plus a host of many others are expected.

This is also the first time the Series has visited LoneStar under the new wide, high-banked .33 mile oval configuration. It was the 3/8 mile configuration before, so many of Series drivers have not raced on it, which will make for added excitement.

In addition to the $3,000 to win USMTS event, a complete program of Limited Modified ($700 to win) and Factory Stocks ($400 to win) will compete with heats and features. There is the standard USMTS entry fee in the Modifieds, while the Limited Modified and Factory Stock divisions have no entry fee. Again, all three divisions will receive LoneStar Speedway points, as this is the first points event of 2015.

A very solid payback is posted for the Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks:

Limited Modifieds: $700 - $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 to start. All NQ $30.

Factory Stocks: $400 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40 to start. All NQ $20.

Special start times are in effect for this event, with Hot laps scheduled for 6pm, with racing to follow. Pit gates open by 3pm, and the grandstand entrance opens at 4:30pm. Draw cutoff is 5:15pm, so drivers, please plan accordingly.

An event flyer are posted at the track website and Facebook page.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, MARCH 14th event:

-Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open at 4:30pm, Hot Laps at 6pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw-in for heat races closes at 5:15pm

-General Admission just $15 (ages 12-64; 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

-All Pit Passes, All Ages are $35

-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available

-Event flyer link: www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/1003/fi1003_3022.jpg

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for event flyer, class rules and complete event details

-Visit www.USMTS.com for complete Series information. The event entry form will be posted there under the 'downloads' section soon

Don’t miss this exciting LSS points opener event of the season, when the USMTS drivers takes on the LoneStar heavy hitters, Saturday, March 14th at 6pm...and all for just $15 Adult grandstand admission!

MAY 10th LSS SPECIAL EVENT CONTINUES GROWING...

MAY 10th LSS SPECIAL EVENT CONTINUES GROWING...

3/5/2015

Kilgore, TX (3/6/15) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway would like to thank Jim Hitz with All Points Systems Wholesale Copiers (Marshall, TX 318-465-5075) for joining in on the sponsor list for the Sunday May 10th "For the Love of Alex Stop Texting and Driving" special event at LoneStar Speedway.

Jim has generously added prize money to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers in the Limited Modified feature race.

This purse addition brings current feature race payback in the 25-lap Limited Modified feature race to: $1,300, $750, $500, $300, $200, $180, $160, $140, $120 and $100 down to 24th place. All non-qualifiers receive $30, and there is no driver entry fee in any division that night.

We anticipate more businesses to come on board between now and race day to continue building the competitor purse. When new sponsors come on board, we will update the purse structure. An event flyer will be posted in the weeks to come.

GRANDSTAND SPECIAL! May 10th also falls on Mother's Day, so we are letting all Mother's in to the main grandstand area for just $5!

So after all the brunches, BBQ's and get togethers are over, change into your racing clothes and finish off the special day with an awesome race! A special 5pm 'twilight' start time will be in effect, so we can get everyone on their way back home at an early time.

All three LoneStar points divisions (Modifieds, Ltd Mods and Factory Stocks) are racing that night, but the Limited Modifieds are the featured division.

Trish and Robert Taylor are spearheading the effort to raise awareness of the dangers or texting and driving to the public through this event, and are seeking additional businesses to help sponsor and build this event.

If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please email the Taylor's at: fortheloveofalex@embarqmail.com or you can email Darin at dssm93@msn.com

To help the Taylor's and LoneStar Speedway spread awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, please visit: www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfAlexStopTextingAndDriving

And please contact Jim Hitz with All Points Systems Wholesale Copiers (Marshall, TX 318-465-5075) for copier solutions at your business.

Up next at LoneStar Speedway is the 2015 season points opener on Saturday March 14th, featuring $3,000 to win USMTS Modifieds. Limited Modifieds will be racing for $700, while the first Factory Stock to receive the checkers will take home $400. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for complete track details and more information.

picture info: Trish (left) and Alex Taylor (right) work on Robert's race car prior to an event at LoneStar Speedway.

IT'S LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN RACE DAY!! 6PM!

IT'S LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN RACE DAY!! 6PM!

2/21/2015

8:30AM LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN RACE DAY UPDATE:

None of the forecast rain fell yesterday or overnight. We are pressing on with race TONIGHT at 6PM!

'Early' sprint car registration is being left open until about noon, in deference to the ever changing forecast. But as of right now, it appears bulk of precip is headed NE and E of track.

Click www.darinshort.com/022115.html for event details or to get your sprint car entered at the 'early' price through noon.

Pits open at 3pm. Grandstands 4:30pm, Draw Cutoff 5:15pm. Drivers Meeting 5:30pm. Hot Laps at 6pm. No entry fee for Mods, Ltds or FS.

SEE YOU TONIGHT at LoneStar Speedway near Kilgore, Texas - it's going to be an AWESOME night of racing on the high banks!!!

PAID EARLY SPRINT CAR ENTRIES, as of 2/21 AM:

51 Sebie Davis, Red Oak, TX
2j Zach Blurton, Great Bend, KS
3 Steve Holland, Lufkin TX
80 Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, TX
30 Regan Hawkins, Whitehouse, TX
9 Tyler Neubaum, Magnolia, TX
99x Dalton Stevens, Scurry TX
21 Butch David, Geismar, LA
9 Josh McCord, Bossier City LA
11 Justin Melton, Flower Mound, TX
74e Claud Estes, Mansfield, TX
8a Alan Myers, Sibley, LA
55 Brad Queen Richardson, TX
48 Nathan Moore Tyler, TX
1 Logan Scherb, Paradise TX
7m Kevin Ramey, Ft. Worth TX
49 Justin Fifield, Mesquite TX
v8 Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, TX
20 Chad Wilson, N. Richland Hills, TX

**LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN - SAT. FEB. 21, 6PM!**

**LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN - SAT. FEB. 21, 6PM!**

2/20/2015

SAT. FEB 21 6PM - LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN IS ON, AS SCHEDULED!

Kilgore, TX (2/20/15) by DarinShort.com. A wild roller coaster forecast is currently showing that whatever precip that may fall should be over by early afternoon on Saturday; ...so LoneStar Speedway is moving forward with the highly anticipated LoneStar Sprint Smackdown on Saturday, February 21st at 6pm.

Here's everything you need to know:

- Sprint Car driver registration has been extended through tonight (saves $25) at www.darinshort.com/022115.html We understand that the forecast wasn't looking so hot and there are several drivers that held off on entering. In the chance that the forecast changes and the event does fall to weather, refunds will be promptly issued. So get entered if you're coming! Sprint Car feature starts 24 cars ($400/start!) and is 25 laps.

-The forecast tomorrow at race time is right at 60 degrees with a 10% chance of precip throughout the night. Bring some warm clothes so you can enjoy the races.

-We're not going to keep any of you hanging. If the weather does take a turn for the worse, we will immediately post here, and the track website and area racing forums any change to our race status. They've actually watered the track today, so it needs the moisture anyway.

-The RaceSaver tire rule for all LoneStar Speedway events in 2015 is as follows: The Right Rear must be the RaceSaver plated Hoosier tire (that went into effect later last year). The other 3 corners of your car are open to driver preference. Grooving/siping is OK.

-The Modifieds ($1,000/win), Factory Stocks ($300/win) and Limited Modifieds ($500/win) will also be racing a complete program (not a LSS points event, and no entry fees). Complete event flyer is at the link below. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for full purse breakdown and rules (all divisions).

-Mufflers in any division are NOT required at LoneStar Speedway, so race fans get to hear them the way they were intended!

TOP LINE EVENT SPECIFICS:

-Pits Open by 3pm
-Stands Open by 4:30pm
-Draw Cutoff 5:15pm
-Pit Meeting 5:30pm
-Track Packing 5:45pm
-Hot Laps 6pm
-Racing to follow
-No food or drink allowed through ticket gate
-Great food and drink available at family affordable prices!
-Adult grandstand admission $15
-Ages 65+ or Active Military (with ID) is $13
-Ages 6-11 $5; Ages 5 and under Free with Adult admission

RACE DAY CONTACT INFO/DIRECTIONS:

LoneStar Speedway 3131 FM 1252 - Kilgore, TX 903-986-9731.

Take I-20 to Exit 583. Go north to stoplight (around 1/2 mile). Head east (right) about 1 mile and track entrance is on the right.

ANY UPDATES will be posted here, at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and the racing forums: www.ElbowsUp.com www.MidSouthForums.com and Hoseheadforums.com

PLEASE CHECK back tomorrow morning just in case there are any further updates, but with any luck we will be able to get this race in and kick off the 2015 racing season with the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown!

A great list of sprint car drivers are already entered - and several more are pending this announcement. We'll make further updates as new entries come in:

51 Sebie Davis, Red Oak, TX
2j Zach Blurton, Great Bend, KS
3 Steve Holland, Lufkin TX
80 Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, TX
30 Regan Hawkins, Whitehouse, TX
9 Tyler Neubaum, Magnolia, TX
99x Dalton Stevens, Scurry TX
21 Butch David, Geismar, LA
9 Josh McCord, Bossier City LA
11 Justin Melton, Flower Mound, TX
74e Claud Estes, Mansfield, TX
8a Alan Myers, Sibley, LA
55 Brad Queen Richardson, TX
48 Nathan Moore Tyler, TX
1 Logan Scherb, Paradise TX
7m Kevin Ramey, Ft. Worth TX

LoneStar SPRINT SMACKDOWN - SAT. 2/21 6pm!

LoneStar SPRINT SMACKDOWN - SAT. 2/21 6pm!

2/11/2015

2/19 EVENT UPDATE: LSS fans and teams:

As you are, we will continue to monitor the weather for this weekend. We know the long distance many people travel and we will not leave anyone hanging. If there is any weather intervention, we will post it immediately at our website and on our FB page.

One other note. LoneStar has a great history of getting races in primarily due to it's incredible underground drainage system under the track. It's literally big enough to walk in. By Friday afternoon the forecast will start tightening up enough for us to know if there will be a problem or not.

We're really looking forward to this event, as is everyone, but we will also be realistic if the forecast shows high precip chances during race time and the hours leading up to it. Check back tomorrow afternoon for event updates, and thanks for your patience.

PREVIOUSLY RELEASED EVENT INFO:

Don't miss our huge season lid-lifter THIS Saturday, February 21st with the running of the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown! Featuring Winged Sprint Cars; plus Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks.

Complete event flyer is at the link below. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for full purse breakdown and rules (all divisions).

To get your Sprint Car team registered to the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown in just a few clicks, go to www.darinshort.com/022115.html