2/13AM UPDATES: IT'S (FINALLY!) RACE DAY at the LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN! 5pm SAT. FEB. 13 at LONESTAR SPEEDWAY!
Weather looking GREAT for our 5pm start time...daytime high of 62°, most importantly *DRY*, and the final checkers TWC is saying it will be 52°; so just dress accordingly and you're in for a FANtastic night of high speed drama featuring the Sprint Cars (National and regional points event), high-powered Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds...all racing for big opening night purses! Plus, it's the first race for the new FWD 4 Cylinder division!
PITS OPEN by 2pm, GRANDSTANDS OPEN by 3:30pm, DRIVER DRAW CUT-OFF 4:15pm, HOT LAPS at 5pm with racing to follow IMMEDIATELY!
He is a video clip of some of the sprint cars practicing last night...which shows how smooth, wide, fast and race-able the track was - with drivers being able to pass each other cleanly:
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL at the big season opener TODAY at 5pm - Exit 583 off of I-20 near Kilgore with the running of the LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN!
...Complete information for today's event is posted at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com - including full purse breakdown, event flyer, rules and more.
continue reading for previously released event information...
**ALL TIMES SCHEDULED on 2/13 NOW 1 HOUR EARLIER!**
2nd Annual LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN *PLUS* 2016 LoneStar POINTS OPENER is now SAT. FEB. 13 at *5PM*!
*OPEN PRACTICE NIGHT FRIDAY, FEB. 12 from 6pm to 10pm*
Kilgore, TX (2/8/16) by DarinShort.com. Now that the weather forecast for this coming Saturday's (Feb. 13) LoneStar Sprint Smackdown at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) is coming closer together, we are moving the entire previously posted schedule to ONE HOUR EARLIER - across the board.
Pits/registration now opens at 2pm, with Grandstands opening at 3:30pm, hot laps at 5pm and racing by 6pm (which coincides with the sun setting, 6:02pm)
The draw cutoff for heat races is now 4:15pm, with drivers meeting at 4:30pm. Race teams: please adjust you schedule accordingly, as we will be staying on schedule
The current forecasts shows DRY conditions for Saturday, February 13th, with temps at race times in the low 60's (which is a bit lower than forecasted last week). We are moving the schedule one hour earlier to make sure the fans get to enjoy the races - until the end - comfortably, and this earlier start time will help accomplish that.
The Sprint Car feature race will race no later than 2nd feature in running order.
This event is 2nd running of the LoneStar Sprint Smackdown, featuring $1,200 to win and $300 to start (24th) RaceSaver® IMCA Sprint Cars. There is no entry fee due from any of the competitors in any racing division on race night.
The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be awarded IMCA Weekly Racing, National and State points.
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.
There is an Open Practice at LoneStar this Friday night, Feb. 12 from 6pm-10pm. LSS points divisions can also register their cars at the open practice. All pit passes for all ages on 2/12 are $15 and there is no cost for fans to take in the practice for the grandstands.
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.
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.
Again, Hot laps February 13th now fire off at 5pm, with the Pits opening by 2pm and the Grandstands by 3:30pm. Draw Cut-Off at 4:15pm with the drivers Pit Meeting at 4:30pm. 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.
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 2pm, Grandstands open by 3:30pm, Hot Laps at 5pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw for sign-in closes at 4:15pm 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 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, with hot laps at 5PM!