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$10,000/win ARMADILLO NAT'LS FINALE: SAT. NOV. 2!

$10,000/win ARMADILLO NAT'LS FINALE: SAT. NOV. 2!

10/29/2013

**10/29 update: THE FORECAST FOR SATURDAY'S FINALE SHOWS 74 DEGREES & SUNNY - DON'T MISS THE EXCITING FINALE!

**10/11 update RACE FANS: Your new Armadillo Event Flyer Now Posted! Click link under 'resources' at the right side of this page**

**10/10 update DRIVERS: View your new event flyer at www.darinshort.com/arm.html **

LoneStar Armadillo Nationals Finale Pushed Back to Nov. 2

Kilgore, TX (9/28/13, 4:45pm) by DarinShort.com. A rapidly changing forecast coupled with the reality that it is now raining, and much more is on the way tonight and tomorrow, has left LoneStar Speedway officials no other choice than to postpone the finale of the Armadillo Nationals to Saturday, November 2nd.

Complete details and added attractions to the event will be posted in the days to come.

Note to LoneStar Campground campers: you are welcome to come back on the November 2nd event and camp in your spot free of charge.

It’s unfortunate that Mother Nature made an appearance – that wasn’t supposed to arrive until after the races tonight were over – but she did, and there’s nothing any of us can do about that.

But with two great nights of racing in the books at the Armadillo Nationals, we can all look forward to a fantastic finale on Saturday, November 2nd.

Event details will be posted at the event website: www.darinshort.com/arm.html and at the track website: www.LoneStarSpeedway.com in the days to come.

Also be watching for an exciting announcement regarding the November 30th LoneStar Turkey Nationals – our racing ‘plate’ is going to be full for that season finale!

IT'S $62,000 ARMADILLO RACE WEEK! This Thu-Sat!

IT'S $62,000 ARMADILLO RACE WEEK! This Thu-Sat!

9/25/2013

9/27AM UPDATE: We had an AWESOME kick off night last night! Click www.darinshort.com/armlive.html to view pictures and videos. Click speednetdirect.com/mobile/mobilelineup.php?&tid=8199 for lineups and results from last night - and throughout the weekend.

RACING CONTINUES TONIGHT AT 7PM - DON'T MISS IT!!! Pits open by 4, grandstands at 5, draw cutoff at 6:30. Adult tickets just $12! Details...continue reading:

FINAL $62K LSS ARMADILLO 'Early Entries;' RACING THU-SAT!

Kilgore, TX (9/25/13) by DarinShort.com. The $62,000 LoneStar Armadillo Nationals will be contested at LoneStar Speedway near Kilgore Texas on September 26-28, and the drivers listed below have submitted their early entries into the event, as of 9/24 PM.

Early online registration is now closed, however race teams can enter the event upon their arrival at the speedway this weekend. Click the event website at: www.darinshort.com/arm.html for complete registration details, including qualifying format and rules, purse breakdown, registration pricing and much more.

The DAY Motorsports Modified division will be racing for $10,000 to win and $500 to start (24th) in their 50-lap championship feature.

The Smiley's Racing Limited Modified division will be racing for $3,000 to win and $200 to start (24th) in their 30-lap championship feature.

The Blaine's Motor Supply Factory Stocks will be racing for $2,000 to win and $200 to start (24th) in their 30-lap championship feature. Factory Stocks do not have a registration fee or preregistration. Drivers will register upon their arrival to the speedway.

Pit gates open all three days by 4pm, Grandstands open at 5pm and Racing at 7pm. The draw cutoff (to be eligible for heat race passing points) is 6:30pm on Thursday and Friday's qualifying night.

Adult tickets are $12 on Thursday, $12 on Friday and $17 on Saturday. Kids ages 6-11 are $5 nightly. Ages 5 and under are free nightly with an adult. A three-day pit pass is available at the pit gate for $90. Individual pit pass prices are $30 on Thursday, $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday.

All cars in all divisions must have working RaceCeivers. This event will be electronically timed and scored and every car in all three divisions must run transponders to ensure your car being scored properly. Transponders are a $25 rental for the weekend, and electronic timing and scoring services are provided by Professional Motor Sport Solutions based out of Kannapolis, NC.

FANS and RACE TEAMS: A live Armadillo timing and scoring link is now posted at the homepage of www.DarinShort.com - and will be active at 7pm on Thursday night.

Armadillo Nationals drivers will also be racing for the following special awards:

-IRP (Ingalls Racing Products) will be providing the top overall point getter a $500 cash bonus. Drivers in all three of the racing divisions are eligible, and the award will go to the driver receiving the highest overall point total from their qualifying night and championship night combined.

-Express Race Cars will award $250 cash for the Hard Charger in the Smiley’s Racing Products Limited Modifieds championship feature race.

-Gary Bassett of Mr. Plumber in Longview is providing $250 cash for the Hard Charger in the DAY Motorsports Modified championship feature race.

-Ultra Shield Race Products will provide each championship feature winner with an Ultra Shield Race Products Harness System Latch and Link set, and an Ultra Shield Track Mat. The Smiley’s Racing Products Modifieds will also have a Hard Luck award and that driver will receive $150 off Retail Purchase of an Ultra Shield Halo Seat & Cover Combo. Several drivers will receive boxes Ultra Shield Tear offs throughout the race weekend along with gift certificates towards 20% off Retail Price of an Ultra Shield Race Products Harness System.

2013 Armadillo Nationals Early Driver Entries - as of 9/24 PM:

MODIFIEDS:

57 Armstrong, Jason Marshall, TX
5 Armstrong, Wes Marshall, TX
409 Babbit, Corey Baytown, TX
21 Brown, Chris Baytown, TX
78 Brutchin, Billy Jack Gladewater, TX
32 Byrns, Doug Irving, TX
L1 Clevenger, Larry Shreveport, LA
39c Cunningham, Chad Mt. Vernon, TX
51x Dunn, Eoin Belcher, LA
11 Fears, Larry Kilgore, TX
16x Harris, Jeff Longview, TX
16 Henigan, Chris Marshall, TX
18c Hyde, Tater Texarkana, TX
12 Ingalls, Jason Longview, TX
8 Ingalls, Justin Longview, TX
10 Ishmael, Jeremy Tyler, TX
00x Johns, Darrell White Oak, TX
15g Lary, Geoff Sarepta, LA
14 Lockey, Kelly Tyler, TX
95 Lodge, Donovan Houston, TX
4m Malchus, Bobby Red Oak, TX
83 Martin, Eddie Stillwell, OK
11m McBride, Donny Jr. Palestine, TX
5m Mitchell, Jon Texarkana, TX
28 Mitchell, Josh Fisher, LA
43f Mullins, Bubba West Monroe, LA
25 Murphrey, Dougie Tullos, LA
222 Neel, Duane Tyler, TX
0 Oneal, Jake Tucson, AZ
88n Oneal, Nick Tucson, AZ
15p Parker, John Jasper, TX
12P Parker, Trent Florien, LA
0x Pearson, Sam Rockwall, TX
7m Penny, Greg Mt. Vernon, TX
22* Perkins, Derek Oakdale, LA
6 Powers, Donnie Henderson, TX
f28 Provence, Eddie Little Rock, AR
27 Romine, Justin Gladewater, TX
51 Strength, Brooks Florence, MS
97 White, George Ft. Worth, TX

LIMITED MODIFIEDS:

26 Abbey, Dean Waco, TX
54 Autery, B.J. Palestine, TX
b75 Ball, Waylon El Dorado, AR
21x Brittain, Chris Longview, TX
30 Brutchin, Billy Joe Longview, TX
70 Chamberlain, Kenneth Jacksonville, TX
0 Collins, Fran Cleveland, TX
00 Coon, John Kilgore, TX
87 Darland, Billy Longview, TX
23m Day, Jimmy Greenville, TX
7 Gaines, Nathan Kilgore, TX
15w Geiber, Denny Jacksonville, TX
18 Henderson, Matt Reno, TX
31 Holt, James White Oak, TX
69x Honea, Jeff Mineola, TX
14 Hornbeck, Barry Longview, TX
14j Jones, Royce Troup, TX
11k Keel, Danny Gilmer, TX
67 Lindow, Allen Longview, TX
01 Martin, Eddie Stillwell, OK
9b Moseley, Darryl Diana, TX
b1 Nichols, Scotty Gilmer, TX
74 Nolen, Keith Mabank, TX
51 Peters, Jason Rusk, TX
5s Reed, Bud Troup, TX
4 Roach, Terry Gladewater, TX
29 Stewart, Johnathan Kilgore, TX
13 Taylor, Robert Frankston, TX
X Tiner, Jason Gilmer, TX
15r Tucker, Dusty Bossier City, LA
c14 Tutt, Cory Kilgore, TX
88 Williams, Ray Longview, TX

Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for track information and www.darinshort.com/arm.html for complete Armadillo Nationals event information - and good luck to all race teams this weekend. It's going to be a FANtastic weeked of racing!

It's $10,000/win Armadillo Nationals  RACE WEEK!

It's $10,000/win Armadillo Nationals RACE WEEK!

9/22/2013

RACING THURS-SAT, SEPT. 26-28!!! DRIVERS GET REGISTERED BY 9/24 to Save $25!

$10,000 to win LoneStar Armadillo Nationals officials/awards announced

Kilgore, TX (9/17/13) by DarinShort.com. The $10,000 to win LoneStar Armadillo Nationals is now just around the corner, September 26-28th. The three-day racing bonanza features the $10,000 to win DAY Motorsports Modifieds, the $3,000 to win Smiley’s Racing Products Limited Modifieds and the $2,000 to win LoneStar Speedway Factory Stocks. The event will be held atop the reconfigured .33 mile high banks of LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX.

And today, the official’s team for the event has been announced:

-The Pit Steward will be Greg Holmes (owner of the SUPR Series and two-time LoneStar Sprint Nationals Pit Steward), Flagman David Corbello (SUPR Series flagman), and Tech Official Jesse Schwettmann.

-Electronic Timing/Scoring services are provided by Professional Motor Sports Solutions, based out of Charlotte, NC (who also has provided timing/scoring for the past two LoneStar Sprint Nationals).

All cars in all three divisions will be using transponders for the weekend, to help ensure proper line-ups and race results.

Online driver registration continues at the event website www.darinshort.com/arm.html through Tuesday night of race week (September 24th). At-track registration is $25 higher. (The Modified and Limited Modifieds pre-register, the Factory Stocks do not have an entry fee.)

In other event news, special Armadillo Nationals awards continue to build:

-IRP (Ingalls Racing Products) will be providing the top overall point getter a $500 cash bonus. Drivers in all three of the racing divisions are eligible, and the award will go to the driver receiving the highest overall point total from their qualifying night and championship night combined.

- Express Race Cars will award $250 cash for the Hard Charger in the Smiley’s Racing Products Limited Modifieds championship feature race.

-Gary Bassett of Mr. Plumber in Longview is providing $250 cash for the Hard Charger in the DAY Motorsports Modified championship feature race.

-Ultra Shield Race Products will provide each championship feature winner with an Ultra Shield Race Products Harness System Latch and Link set, and an Ultra Shield Track Mat. The Smiley’s Racing Products Modifieds will also have a Hard Luck award and that driver will receive $150 off Retail Purchase of an Ultra Shield Halo Seat & Cover Combo. Several drivers will receive boxes Ultra Shield Tear offs throughout the race weekend along with gift certificates towards 20% off Retail Price of an Ultra Shield Race Products Harness System.

Make plans now to join us for what’s certainly going to be three wild and dramatic nights of racing at LoneStar Speedway on September 24th-26th at the $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals!


7/30 EVENT UPDATE:

DAY MOTORSPORTS now Modified Division title sponsor at Armadillo Nationals

Kilgore, TX (7/30/13) by DarinShort.com. DAY Motorsports of Tyler Texas (located just 20 miles from LoneStar Speedway) has been providing racers and racing industry businesses with great quality parts, components and tires for over 40 years. And today, they have become the title sponsor for the Modified division at the $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals at LoneStar Speedway on September 26-28.

DAY Motorsports provides teams with a full line of parts and components. Plus they supply American Racer tires for the Modified division. Their mobile sales unit will be located in the upper deck of the LoneStar Speedway pit area.

If you're in a time cruch, DAY Motorsports will also be glad to bring your parts order to the track on race weekend, saving you time and money. Contact DAY Motorsports online at www.DAYMotorsports.com or by phone at 800-543-6238.

CONTINUE READING FOR PREVIOUSLY RELEASED EVENT INFORMATION:

$10,000 to win LoneStar Armadillo Nationals – Sept. 26-28!

Kilgore TX (7/19/13) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) in Kilgore Texas is pleased to announce one of the biggest paying Modified and Stock Car events of the season with the running of the $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals, September 26-28, 2013.

All three LSS points divisions will be in action over the three day extravaganza, which utilizes a very exciting and fan-friendly format. All cars must be LSS legal, and track points will be awarded on the finale night. There is no car registration fee due if your team is not a LSS point’s driver.

Modifieds will be racing for $10,000 to win and $500 to start (24th). The Limited Modified feature winner will take home $3,000, and the first Factory Stock to take the checkers will receive $2,000.

A special event site is now open for racers and fans. By clicking www.darinshort.com/arm.html you can view the event flyer, preregister your car, purchase 3-day pit passes, review the rules, area hotels, check out the LoneStar Campground and much more. Race teams are required to read the rules section prior to race weekend so they are familiar with the unique qualifying format.

Modified pre-entry is just $80, and it guarantees their teams of a minimum of $150 in non-qualifier money if they do not make the championship event. Early entry runs through Tuesday night, September 24th (two days before the race). Entries received at the track are $25 higher.

Limited Modified pre-entry is $55, and it guarantees their teams of a minimum of $125 in non-qualifier money if they do not make the championship event. Early entry runs through Tuesday night, September 24th (two days before the race). Entries received at the track are $25 higher.

There is no pre-entry for the Factory Stock teams. But each team is required to rent a transponder for the weekend, which is a one-time charge of $25. All divisions will be scored electronically, to ensure promptness and accurateness.

Car numbers will be assigned on a first-entered basis, so if you have a particular car number you’d like to have, make sure to enter early for the best chance to get it.

Pit passes are at regular prices for qualifying nights, $30. Championship night pit passes are $35. However, you can purchase a 3-day pit pass on the event website for $90. 3-day online pit passes will be on sale through Sept. 24.

Ticket prices to this event are very affordable – and are available on race nights only. No advance tickets will be sold. On Thursday and Friday, it’s just $12 for adult general admission, while the Saturday night championship is $17. Seniors/active military can enjoy the racing action for $10 each on Thursday and Friday, with $15 tickets on Saturday. Youth ages 6 to 11 are $5 each night. Seating in the reserved section is a $5 upgrade to any ticket on each night.

Complete purse breakdown, rules; etc. are posted at the track website. A complete event flyer has been posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website as well.

Again, the complete rules and qualifying procedure are listed at the track website, but here is the basic structure for all three divisions for the LoneStar Armadillo Nationals:

-Your highest point total on Thursday OR Friday will be used to determine your Saturday night lineup. Except, the top 4 finishers in the Thu/Fri A-features will automatically lock in the front four rows of the Saturday night feature. The next six positions will be locked in by the top six drivers in points (from Thursday or Friday points). The balance of the cars in each division will go into B-features and possibly C-features. A total of 10 cars total will advance from the B-features to the A-feature. Nightly heat races will be draw for position with finishing position and passing points being awarded.

-Electronic timing and scoring will be used for all divisions. A one-time $25 transponder rental fee is due at sign in. This will ensure all teams being scored to the best that is possible, along with having live lineups and results quickly available for all of the teams and fans to keep tabs on their smart phones during the event. Professional Motor Sports Solutions of Charlotte, NC is providing timing and scoring throughout the weekend.

Here are some quick facts for the Sept. 26-28th LoneStar Armadillo Nationals:

- Pits open at 4pm (most likely earlier on Thursday), Grandstands open at 5pm, Draw cut-off at 6:30pm sharp, Hot laps at 7:00pm, and racing to follow.

-Adult general grandstand admission just $12 on Thursday and Friday, with Saturday’s championship night is $17.

-Youth ages 6-11 are $5 per night, while ages 5 and under are free with adult admission.

-Senior/Active military are $10 each general admission on Thursday/Friday; and $15 for Saturday.

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person per night.

-All Pit Passes for all ages are $30 each on Thursday and Friday, with $35 on Saturday. 3-day advance pit passes are for sale at the event website through 9/24 for $90.

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

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to view/print rules for each of the classes of cars racing.

-Click www.darinshort.com/arm.html to visit the event website, view flyer, register your team, purchase 3-day pit passes, read the rules/format, area hotels and track directions/info. In case you forget this link, you can access the event website at the homepage of DarinShort.com between now and the event.

Make plans now to witness one of the biggest short track events of the season, with the running of the Armadillo Nationals, at the “Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Track in Texas” – LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas!

Monster Truck Fall Nationals - SAT. SEPT. 21!

Monster Truck Fall Nationals - SAT. SEPT. 21!

9/21/2013

***SEE EVENT FLYER UNDER 'RESOURCES' at RIGHT***

Monster Truck Fall
Nationals at Lonestar Speedway - coming September 21st!

This is the major fundraiser for the White Oak Education Foundation.

For information, please click the event website, at:
www.MonsterTruckFallNationals.com

Facebook page www.facebook.com/monstertrucktexas

EVENT DAY INFO:

September 21st, gates open at 6, pit party starts at 6:30, Monster
Trucks start at 7:30.
5 Nationally know trucks (Iron Outlaw, The Barbarian, Stinger, Fatal
Attraction, Bounty Hunter), Plus
freestyle Motorcross Exhibition,
Monster Ride Truck,
Remote Controlled Monster trucks Exhibition in the Pit Party,
Live Band 6p-7:30.

Tickets on sale at ABC Auto Parts Store and on the website.

Watch Facebook for details on where the Monster Trucks will be on
Saturday prior to the event.

FLYER LOCATED IN THE RESOURCES AREA

LITTON RELENTLESS DRIVE FUELS LONESTAR WIN

LITTON RELENTLESS DRIVE FUELS LONESTAR WIN

9/1/2013

AUGUST 31 SUPR RESULTS from LONESTAR...LITTON RELENTLESS DRIVE FUELS LONESTAR WIN

Defending and three-time Southern United Professional Racing Series' Champion, Rob Litton of Alexandria, La., notched career win #31 in his belt Saturday night, taking the victory at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas.

The win marked Litton's fourth SUPR triumph this season and all but guarantees him a title with CURRENTLY three races remaining and a 414-point lead coming into the LoneStar race. The P&W Sales SUPR Series still pursues another fall event, but none are slated to date.

Litton's amazing consistency of averaging over 115 points per event (out of a possible 130), in (19) tour events this year, will regard him as the first driver in series' history to win four championships, soaring him well into elite status.

SUPR will wrapped up the Labor Day Weekend tripleheader on Sunday, as the tour heads east to Greenville Speedway in Mississippi. The 6x of Rob Litton has swept both SUPR events this year on the gumbo quarter-mile, visiting Victory Lane in April and June.

P&W Sales SUPR Series results at LoneStar:
(1) Rob Litton, (2) Shane Hebert, (3) Jon Mitchell, (4) Kevin Sitton, (5) Jim Bryant, (6) Robbie Stuart, (7) Allen Tippen, (8) Patrik Daniel, (9) Jeff Chanler, (10) Tyler Erb, (11) Mikey Kile, (12) Rick Duke Jr, (13) Zach McMillan, (14) Shane Walker, (15) Brandon Hightower, (16) David LaFleur, (17) Dee Williams, (18) Jason Ingalls.

*PHOTO COURTESY OF DANCER MOTORSPORTS*

(Write-up by Bryan Wimberley)