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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

SUNDAY FEB. 8 & 15: OPEN PRACTICE at LSS!

SUNDAY FEB. 8 & 15: OPEN PRACTICE at LSS!

2/3/2015


***SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!!*** Open Practice for All Racing Divisions at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas!

Here are the details:

Gates open at Noon this Sunday, Feb. 8. Practice sessions run until around 4pm. (the 2nd, and final, open practice of the season is the following Sunday, Feb. 15)


All Pit Passes are $15 (all ages). FREE Grandstand Admission.

Drivers can also register their cars for the 2015 LSS racing season, which annually features an excellent point fund for the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. Registration for the season is $30/car.

The main Concession Stand will be open with beverage and snack sales. Fuel will be available for purchase.

The NOAA weather forecast at this point is looking amazing: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

This is one of two pre-season chances racers will have to check out the new clay and banking that was recently completed for the 2015 LSS racing season.

So if you are a driver needing to get some laps on your new car, tweak your LSS setup to the new banking; or a race fan that would like to get a preview of the 2015 racing season at LSS, join us this Sunday (and the following Sunday) for Open Practice, firing off at noon!

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for directions and track details.

And don't miss our huge season lid-lifter on 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

EXCITING 2015 LoneStar SCHEDULE UPDATES!

EXCITING 2015 LoneStar SCHEDULE UPDATES!

2/2/2015

SEVERAL EXCITING LoneStar Speedway SCHEDULE UPDATES Revealed; RACES FEB 21!

Kilgore, TX (1/7/15) by DarinShort.com. The 2015 LoneStar Speedway schedule has just been edited and republished with several exciting updates, so lets jump right in:

1) The February 21, 2015 LoneStar SPRINT CAR SMACKDOWN event flyer is now posted and Sprint Car driver registration is now open. Click www.darinshort.com/022115.html and in just a few moments teams can get all set up for the event.

Registering for this event now helps us pre-publicize drivers that will be competing, which is really appreciated by fans and the speedway - the result is it helps us to keep paying these much larger-than-normal size competitor purses. Online registration also saves teams $25, and is open through February 19 (two days before the event).

2) The April 4th Bunny Hop 25 has taken more of a 'leap' than a 'hop,' as it will now feature the first ever SOUTHERN CRATE MODEL SERIES event. And the best part for race fans, there will be NO increase in ticket prices to catch this first-ever Series event!

3) The 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' event featuring a 25-lap Limited Modified feature event (with a JUMBO SIZED purse and NO ENTRY FEE) is now slated for SUNDAY, MAY 10 at 5PM!

Yes, this is also Mother's Day...and all Mother's will receive $5 Grandstand Admission! It is a LSS points event for all divisions and we're really excited about hosting a Sunday twilight event before it gets hot out. It will allow racers and fans from across the area to take in this event - without missing their Saturday night track. And our plan is to have the races over with by 9pm, so everyone can get back home at a decent hour.

4) The Saturday June 27th points race has now reached 'event' status, as the ASCS GULF SOUTH Region Sprint Cars will invade LoneStar Speedway with a complete racing program...in addition to the previously scheduled LSS points divisions! Adult GA tickets are just $15!

5) The 3rd Annual $10,000 to win ARMADILLO NATIONALS has a NEW RACE DATE! It will now be held on the third weekend of September, the 17th-19th. This will allow all Modified teams to be accommodated, due to an event at another track that has changed their traditional September race date to the 4th weekend of September.

And, the Texas Motor Speedway U.S. Dirt Track National Championships is a week before the Armadillo Nationals, which will work out great for teams and fans as well.

6) The October 10th Texas Sprint Car Championships is now sanctioned by the ASCS RED RIVER Region, and teams from throughout the area will be on hand. The Texas Factory Stock Championships will round out this doubleheader event.

The continued three track alliance between LoneStar, Boothill and Ark-La-Tex Speedway's has really made it a challenge for the promoters schedules...especially when it comes to accommodating traveling series.

But those efforts will serve as a huge benefit to all area racers and fans, as they don't have to pick or choose which race they go to - as now they won't miss a lap at any of them in 2015! It's going to be a great season of action, so make plans now to be a part of it all!

For more information, and to print out the new 2015 LoneStar Speedway schedule, visit www.LoneStarSpeedway.com (and the schedule link is at the bottom of the 'resources' section). Best of luck to all competitors as the 2015 season fires up in about six weeks!

Lots of OFF-SEASON LoneStar PROJECTS; 2/8 PRACTICE

Lots of OFF-SEASON LoneStar PROJECTS; 2/8 PRACTICE

1/27/2015

Lots of Off-Season Projects at LoneStar Speedway; OPEN PRACTICE DATES FEB. 8 & 15

Kilgore, TX (1/27/15) by DarinShort.com. Several off-season projects have either been completed, or are well underway at LoneStar Speedway in anticipation of the 2015 racing season:

-The entire backstretch has been raised one food with new clay, which allows for a consistent banking from bottom to top.

-200 yards of new clay has been added to turns 3 and 4.

-Two handicap bathroom stalls (men and women) have been built. They are located by main concession stands along with new concrete handicap ramps.

-At the entrance to ticket gate, enlarged concrete walking area with new hand railing.

-New grandstand sound system going in. (after the last one chose to 'retire itself' at the end of the last race of 2014, LOL)

-Increased underground track drainage, which allows for even quicker drainage from rainstorms. LoneStar has been able to get in a lot of races due to the underground drainage system.

-Track entrance in corner 4 wall extended (to help keep excess rainfall from flooding track surface and to discourage drivers from making a track exit there).

Make plans now to join us for OPEN PRACTICE & Registration for ALL RACING DIVISION - SUNDAY FEB. 8 & 15; from Noon-4pm. All pit passes are $15, while the grandstands are free to anyone that would like to check out the new track changes and the new cars drivers have been working on during the off-season.

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for the 2015 schedule and visit www.darinshort.com/022115 for the first event of the season, the February 21st LoneStar Sprint Car Smackdown!

'For the Love of Alex' $1300/win LTD MODS - 5/10!

'For the Love of Alex' $1300/win LTD MODS - 5/10!

1/20/2015

'For the Love of Alex' $1,300/win LIMITED MODIFIEDS - LoneStar Speedway SUNDAY MAY 10th!

Kilgore, TX (1/20/15) by DarinShort.com.This Mother's Day will be extra special, as once the brunches and special dinners have concluded, the day of fun will continue, as LoneStar Speedway will be hosting a special racing event, the $1,300 to win LIMITED MODIFIEDS For the love of Alex Stop Texting and Driving spectacular! A special 'Twilight' starting time of 5pm is set.

Once again, 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 as well.

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.

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/ForTheLoveOfAlexStopTextingAndDriving 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.

It will be a point’s race for all LoneStar divisions, and will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start for Modifieds, and $300 to win and $40 to start for Factory Stocks. The full purse breakdown will be posted as the additional sponsorships are finalized, well before race day.

There are no competitor entry fees in any division.

Rules for all divisions are on the track website. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for details.

As in every 2015 LoneStar point’s night events, non-qualifier money will be paid in all three divisions: $50 for Modifieds, $30 for Limited Modifieds and $20 for Factory Stocks. There is no entry fee in any race divisions; all pit passes are $30.

PLUS! It's Mother's Day, so we're having a general grandstand admission promotion, where all mothers can get in to watch the racing event for just $5! All other Adult tickets will be $12 (ages 12-64), while Seniors/Active Military are $10, Kids (ages 6-11) are $5, and youngsters ages 5 and under are free with Adult admission. All pit passes for all ages will be $30.

Fans can expect a great field of drivers from throughout the region competing in the event, as there are currently no other known tracks racing that day.

Make plans now to join us for a special 'twilight' racing program focusing on this special cause on Mother's Day at 5pm, at LoneStar Speedway featuring the running of the "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving 25" for Limited Modifieds!