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FIRST RACE OF 2016! SPRINT SMACKDOWN 2/13 - 6pm!

FIRST RACE OF 2016! SPRINT SMACKDOWN 2/13 - 6pm!

2/1/2016

2/1 UPDATES: This race *WILL* be an IMCA RaceSaver points race! OPEN PRACTICE is now SATURDAY, FEB. 6 from NOON-4pm (instead of Sunday 2/7).

LoneStar Sprint Smackdown/Points Opener Fires off Season on February 13th

Kilgore, TX (1/13/16) by DarinShort.com. The 2016 LoneStar Speedway (LSS) schedule was released a few weeks back, and the first event of the season is going to be a wild one, with the 2nd running of the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown featuring $1,200 to win and $300 to start (24th) RaceSaver® IMCA Sprint Cars. The event will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 6pm. There is no entry fee due from any of the competitors in any racing division on race night.

This will also be the first time the drivers get to race on the even wider LSS surface - which is now a minimum of 70' wide at any point around the 1/3 mile high-banked track.

The Sprint Cars are just one of the focus points of the event, as it is the LSS 2016 Championship Points opener as well, with jumped-up purses in the high-powered Modifieds ($1,200/win), Limited Modifieds ($600/win) and Factory Stocks ($400/win). Rounding out the 5-division racing card will be the first points race for the new Front Wheel Drive (FWD) 4-Cylinder division.

Average climatology for Kilgore Texas on this date shows the sunset at 6:02pm (coinciding with our start time) and daytime highs of 65°. Assuming we have a 'average' day when the race date arrives, it should make for excellent racing conditions - as was the case in the 2015 running of this event.

Adult (ages 12-64) tickets to the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown are just $15, while ages 6-11 are $5, and ages 65+/Active Military can take in the full night of racing for just $13. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

Hot laps February 13th fire off at 6pm, with the Pits opening by 3pm and the Grandstands by 4:30pm. Draw Cut-Off at 5:15pm with the drivers Pit Meeting at 5:30pm. Drivers, please make sure to arrive on time so we can keep the show moving on schedule.

Driver registration for the LSS points divisions is required, and the $30 registration fee goes right back into the Drivers Point Fund - which has averaged over $10,000/year the past three years. Sprint Cars do not register.

There is an open practice/registration for any/all dirt track racing divisions set the previous Sunday, February 7th from Noon-4pm. All pit passes are $15, with free grandstand admission for race fans that want to check out the drivers brand new 2016 designs.

For a taste of the 2015 LoneStar Sprint Smackdown, please click here: youtu.be/ikh7XAxpRzg video notes: make sure to watch full-screen, H/D if you can, as you can really see a lot more detail, and make sure to read the posted video notes, as in this case - the race is never over til it's over...and then sometimes it's still not over! The 2016 edition of the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown should certainly be as exciting - so don't miss it!

There is also a schedule update. On Saturday May 21st will be the annual 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' event at LoneStar Speedway, featuring a very special racing purse and much more. Details will be forthcoming soon and will be posted in all of our communication channels, such as ElbowsUp.com, MidSouthForums.com, HoseheadForums.com and at our Facebook page. Click www.facebook.com/LoneStar-Speedway-Fan-Page-172714742765279/ for our official LSS Facebook page.

Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th LoneStar Sprint Smackdown event:

-Early start times are in effect: Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open by 4:30pm, Hot Laps at 6pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw for sign-in closes at 5:15pm sharp

-Adult General Admission $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 for 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_3094.jpg (and if your web browser truncates the full link, just go to www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and click the event flyer link under the 'Resources' section)

-Event purse breakdown for all race divisions (all LSS rules in effect):
www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/1003/fi1003_3093.pdf (and if your web browser truncates the full link, just go to www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and click the event payback link under the 'Resources' section)

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

From everyone at LoneStar Speedway, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable upcoming 2016 racing season, and we hope many of you can join us at our $20,000 lid-lifter, the 2nd Annual LoneStar Sprint Smackdown, on Saturday February 13th at 6pm!

2016 LSS SCHEDULE UNVEILED

2016 LSS SCHEDULE UNVEILED

1/7/2016

2016 LoneStar Speedway Schedule Unveiled - More Races, More Specials!


Kilgore TX (01/07/16) by DarinShort.com. During this short off-season, LoneStar Speedway (LSS) officials have been working nonstop on continued track reconfiguration, which will result in 70'+ racing surface all the way around, and today, the first round of the 2016 schedule is being unveiled.


The season is highlighted by the addition of new events, more races and the inclusion of the 4-Cylinders to the LSS points divisions, which already include the high-powered Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks.


The long-term goals of the LSS points divisions is really starting to payoff, as higher and more consistent car counts have become the norm, so virtually little to no changes in those divisions will be forthcoming in the 2016 rules.


The new 4-Cylinder division rules will be posted very soon. This division will serve as a gateway for new drivers to get a 'taste' of the dirt without the higher investment cost of some of the other divisions. Beginner Factory Stocks will no longer be part of the LSS division lineup, and those cars are encouraged to blend into the Factory Stock division.


As with every season, our 'first round' schedule contains some TBA dates that are still in the process of being finalized. But this schedule will let racers, fans and track workers know when LSS will be operating in 2016.


Make sure to stay tuned to www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and the LoneStar Speedway Fan Page on Facebook for the latest developments.


In the meantime, we wish everyone the best-ever year to come in 2016.


note: for a printable 2016 LSS schedule, go to the track website and click the '2016 schedule' link under 'Resources'.


2016 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE - As of 12/30/15. Promoter reserves right to adjust schedule as need be.


“GA” means adult General Admission ticket prices. Kids generally $5. Reserved Section (bucket seats) available, generally $5 add-on per ticket. Senior & Military pricing generally available, $2 off. Special Event pricing shown in RED dates (go to print version on LSS website for color coding).

02/7 (SUNDAY) OPEN PRACTICE & REG'N: NOON-4PM. Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.


FEB 13 (SAT. 6PM) 2nd SPRINT SMACKDOWN: $1,000/win & $300/start RaceSaver Sprint Cars (no entry fees). LSS Points opener: $1,200/win Modifieds, $600/win Ltd Modifieds & $400/win Factory Stocks; Plus 4-Cylinders. $15 GA, $5 Kids, All pit passes, all ages $35.


02/28 (SUNDAY) OPEN PRACTICE & REG'N: NOON-4PM. Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.


MARCH 5 ELITE Non-Winged Sprint Car Series & Championship Points Night: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders. (7PM START TIME, $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30).


MARCH 26 3rd Annual BUNNY HOP 30 for Texas Outlaw Modified Series; plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30). Plus 4-Cylinders. LSS Points night for all divisions. Plus Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Prize Drawings!


APRIL 9 TWMA vs ALT WINGED MODS! Plus LSS Points Night: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders (7PM START TIME, $15 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $30).


APRIL 30 $3,000/win USMTS Modifieds & Points Night for all 3 divisions, plus $750/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders. (7PM START TIME, JUST $17 GA, $5 Kids, All Pit Passes, All Ages $35).


MAY 21 "SPECIAL EVENT - TBA” Mothers: $5 Grandstand! LSS Points Night $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Ltd. Mods, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30).


MAY 29 (SUNDAY) $3,000/win GULF SOUTH ASCS SPRINT CARS. Plus Championship Points:$1,250/win Modifieds,$750/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders.(GA $17, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 7PM Start time.)
JUNE 11 LSS 7th Anniversary Special. Championship Points Night $1,200/win Modifieds, $600/win Ltd Mods, $400/win Factory Stocks; PLUS Southern Topless Modifieds Touring Series (STEM) & 4-Cylinders (8PM START TIME, JUST $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30).


JUNE 25 Sprint Car Bandits Series! Plus: Championship Points Night: $1,000/win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders (8PM START TIME, JUST $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30).


JULY 2 FIRECRACKER 40 $3,000/win, $400/start SUPR LATE MODELS & FIREWORKS! Plus Championship Points: $1,200/win Mods; $600/win Ltd Mods, $400/win Factory Stocks Plus 4-Cylinders. Details TBA. (GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 8PM Start time.)


JULY 23 4th Annual LoneStar SUMMER SIZZLER! TWMA vs ALT WINGED MODS! Plus LSS Points Night : $1,200/win Modifieds, $600/win Limited Modifieds & $400/win Factory Stocks Plus 4-Cylinders (7PM START TIME, $15 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $30).


AUGUST 6 Twin Factory Stock Feature Night, $10 CARLOAD NIGHT & “BACK TO SCHOOL BASH” Championship Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds; Plus Limited Modifieds and 4-Cylinders (8PM, $10/CARLOAD Grandstand, $30 pits).


AUGUST 20 $3,000/win GULF SOUTH ASCS SPRINT CARS. Plus Championship Points:$1,200/win Modifieds,$600/win Limited Modifieds & $400/win Factory Stocks plus 4-Cylinders.(GA $17, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 8PM Start time.)


SEPT. 3 TBA. Plus Championship Points Night: Modifieds, Limited Modified, Factory Stocks plus 4-Cylinders (Purse details TBA).(GA $##, Kids $5. All pit passes $##. 8PM Start time.)


SEPTEMBER 10 MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS (Details TBA at www.MonsterTruckFallNationals.com, 7PM Start Time)


OCTOBER 1 TBA, Plus LoneStar Points Night for Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders (7PM START TIME, $## GA, $5 Kids, Pits $##).


OCTOBER 20-22 4th Annual ARMADILLO NATIONALS! DETAILS TBA. MODIFIEDS, LTD MODS, FACTORY STOCKS & 4-Cylinders! (Details coming this summer) LSS points.


NOV. 12 TBA, Plus Final LoneStar Points Night for Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders (6PM START).


NOVEMBER 26 TURKEY NATIONALS $5,000/win, $500/start SUPR Late Models. Plus Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders.(GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35. 2PM hot laps; Plus LSS Annual Holiday Food Drive.)


POST SEASON: 11/27: 2015 LSS Awards Bash & $10,000+ Points Fund Distribution. Points division drivers (Mod, Ltd and FS) must compete in 75% of completed LSS point’s events to be eligible for prize money/awards.

2016 LSS 4-CYLINDER DIVISION RULES POSTED

2016 LSS 4-CYLINDER DIVISION RULES POSTED

1/4/2016

2016 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY 4 CYLINDER RULES - as of 1/4/16

This is meant to be an entry level division. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) officials have the final decision on the safety enforcement in this division. There are no car claim rules at LSS in this division, however our officials have the final say if a car doesn't fit within the competitive guidelines of the rules for this division. Must be front wheel drive compact car with four cylinder (or 3 cylinder) engine. All cars must remain strictly OEM.

The 4-Cylinder division will be competing at all LSS points events in 2016. For viewable/printable rules, please click the following link:

www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/1003/fi1003_3090.pdf

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from LoneStar!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from LoneStar!

12/7/2015

THANK YOU to the 132 race teams, fans and track workers that made the Stocking Stuffer 25 event at LoneStar Speedway on December 5th such an exciting afternoon and evening of fun.

There are 4 videos publishing now at the link below of some of the action.

Even with the track receiving 6" of rain, the track crew was able to get the surface hard enough prior to race day to keep it from rutting up. Then just a sprinkle here and there kept it racy throughout the event.

For results go to our SpeedNet link at: speednetdirect.com/mobile/mobilelineup.php?tid=8954

It's been a tough year for race tracks across the country due to record rains, but we all made it through til the end. Hopefully next year will be more suitable for racing on race nights.

Have a great Holiday season and we will post 2016 event information in the weeks to come at LoneStarSpeedway.com and on our Facebook page.

Until then, enjoy some of the racing action from last night:

m.youtube.com/user/DarinShortcom (Then click the videos tab, and they are listed at the top)

IT'S RRRRRACE DAY at LONESTAR! SAT. DEC 5, 2pm 61°

IT'S RRRRRACE DAY at LONESTAR! SAT. DEC 5, 2pm 61°

12/5/2015

IT'S RRRRRRRACE DAY at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY'S "STOCKING STUFFER 25!" SATURDAY - DEC. 5! PERFECT WEATHER at 2PM RACE TIME!

*FLYER & PAYBACK under 'Resources'

HERE'S YOUR TOP-LINE EVENT INFO FOR TODAY'S SEASON FINALE:

-PIT AREA opens at 11AM

-GRANDSTAND AREA opens at 1PM

DRAW CUTOFF at 1:30PM SHARP (you will tag your heat arriving after 1:30)

-DRIVER'S MEETING at 1:45pm

-QUICK TRACK PACKING/HOT LAPS at 2pm, then we'll go straight into RACING!

-RACE TEAMS: NO mufflers required, NO registration fees, NO draw fees, NO license fees, NO entry fees today. You'll just pay for your pit pass and go racin'!

-FORECAST is still DRY and very pleasant...61 degrees! Races should conclude around 7pm, so fans dress accordingly for the final hour or so after the sun goes down.

-Adult General Admission $15* (ages 12-64; tickets available at the gate on race day only. *With Holiday Food Drive donation, each adult with a donation will receive $3 off adult ticket prices. Promotion discount applies to adult tickets only in the main grandstand area. One discount per adult donation.)

-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 $12

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes $35

-RACE TEAMS: LSS has gathered up a Santa-sized amount of Christmas presents and Christmas stockings that we'll be doing prize drawings for kids throughout the event. If you'd like to make sure more kids get a present, please bring a toy or wrapped gift with you and leave it at the office or pit gate! Your help is greatly appreciated! If you wrap your gift, please indicate if it is for a boy or girl...and feel free to write your race team's name on it!

-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/downloa ... 3_3082.jpg

-Event purse breakdown for all race divisions (all LSS rules in effect):
www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloa ... 3_3083.pdf

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

-MEET THE DRIVERS AFTER THE RACES! AWESOME TROPHIES will be presented to our LoneStar Speedway points champions at the post-race POINTS BASH immediately following the races on Saturday night (estimated around 7pm)...the LSS Points Bash is FREE to everyone in the stands to attend. We encourage you to stick around after the final checkers to meet and mingle with the great LoneStar Speedway drivers. The concession stands will remain open 1 hour following the final checkers.

-LONESTAR SPEEDWAY STOCKING STUFFER 25 PAYBACK - SATURDAY DEC. 5, 2015:

MODIFIEDS $1,250/win and $120/start. $50 to any non-qualifiers.

LIMITED MODIFIEDS $750/win and $70/start. $30 to any non-qualifiers.

FACTORY STOCKS $500/win and $50/start. $20 to any non-qualifiers.

4-CYLINDERS $150/win and $35/start.

MODIFIEDS
1 $ 1,250
2 $ 700
3 $ 500
4 $ 400
5 $ 300
6 $ 240
7 $ 200
8 $ 180
9 $ 160
10 $ 140
11 $ 120
12 to 20$ 120

LIMITED MODIFIEDS
1 $ 750
2 $ 400
3 $ 300
4 $ 250
5 $ 220
6 $ 200
7 $ 180
8 $ 160
9 $ 140
10 $ 120
11 $ 100
12 to 20 $ 70

FACTORY STOCK
1 $ 500
2 $ 300
3 $ 250
4 $ 200
5 $ 180
6 $ 160
7 $ 140
8 $ 120
9 $ 100
10 $ 80
11 $ 60
12 to 20 $ 50

4-CYL
1 $150
2 $125
3 $100
4 $80
5 $70
6 $ 60
7 $ 50
8 $ 40
9 $ 35
10 $ 35
11 $ 35
12-20 $35

COME ENJOY a great finale to the 2015 racing season, along with our Holiday Food Drive, Kids Prize Drawings & LSS Points Bash (following the races)...details of each component are listed on our Facebook page and at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com