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TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - COMING SAT. OCT. 10!

TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - COMING SAT. OCT. 10!

9/22/2015

***this is the next race at LSS...flyer and payback posted under 'resources'***

FOUR DRIVERS WILL CLAIM A TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AT LONESTAR OCTOBER 10!

Kilgore TX (9/22/15) by DarinShort.com. Race fans have been waiting so long for the return of the ground-pounding Sprint Cars to LoneStar Speedway (LSS), that LoneStar Speedway (LSS) is going to double-down and give fans TWO great Sprint Car shows on Saturday October 10th with the running of the Texas State Championships!

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products competitors will be on hand with a complete program of heats and feature races. LSS is offering up a great competitor purse of $3,000 to win and $300 to start to ASCS teams. Fans can expect superb field of ASCS Sprint Car drivers such as Kade Morton, Shawn Petersen, Joe Wood Jr, Mickey Walker, Chance Morton, Harli White, Charles McManus, Alex Sewell, Brandon Hanks, Andy Shouse, Kevin Ramey, John Carney II, Johnny Herrera, Fred Mattox, Jake Martens; plus a strong contingent of ASCS 'invaders' from the Gulf South and possibly National Series, as they are both scheduled off that night. Again, LSS has prepared an excellent competitor purse for the ASCS Sprint Car teams: $3,000 - 1,500 - 1,000 - 700 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 380 - 360 - 340 - 320 - 300...start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers will each receive $100.

And for the first time ever, Non-Winged Sprint Cars will take on the LSS high banks! The Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series will host their final event of 2015 at LSS on October 10th. Elite Series drivers such as John Ricketts, Johnny Miller, Thomas Johnson, Dustin Gates, Sebie Davis, Robert Vetter, Jeff Day, Michael Day, Steven Elliott, Chris Clark, Michelle Melton, Jeff Day Jr., Charlie McDonald, David Burke, Justin Melton, Carl Large, David Garland, Mitchell Clement, Ryan Hall, Cody Robbins, Josh McCord, Richard Miller, Justin Fifield and Dalton Stevens are possible, as well as several other non-winged drivers from throughout the region. Elite teams will be racing for a solid purse of: $800 - 500 - 400 - 350 - 300 - 250...to start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers in the feature will receive $200.

But that's just half of the action at LSS on October 10th!

It is also the Texas State Championship for the Factory Stocks and the Limited Modifieds! Each division will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Here's the complete breakdown for each division: $1,000 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 260 - 220 - 200 - 180 - 160 - 140 - 120 - 100...to start. Non-starters and non-qualifiers in the Limited Modifieds will each receive $30, while Factory Stock non-starters and non-qualifiers will collect $20.

Additionally, there are no LSS entry fees or track fees due from any of the four racing divisions...just your pit pass gets you in!

Besides the jumbo payday in each of the Texas State Championship divisions, beautiful, custom and Texas-sized trophies will be presented to each winner.

And the best part for the race fans: you can take in all of this action for just $17! Many tracks charge a lot more for an event of this caliber, and we are pleased to offer it at that price to the great LSS fans. Kids ages 6-11 can take in the night of fun for just $5. Seniors and Active Military are $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

A complete event flyer and payback by division for the Saturday October 10th event is posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website.

Mufflers at LoneStar Speedway are not required, so race fans can hear the cars the way nature intended for them to be heard!

Here are the quick facts for the Saturday October 10th LoneStar Speedway TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP event:

-Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open by 5:30pm, LSS divisions Draw Cut off at 6:30pm sharp, LSS Drivers Meeting at 6:45pm, Track Packing and Hot laps at 7:00pm and Racing to follow immediately after Hot Laps.

-General Admission just $17 (ages 12 to 64)

-Kids (ages 6-11) just $5

-Ages 5 and under admitted free with adult admission

-Active Military or Senior (Ages 65+): General Admission $15

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section 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

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to check it out all of the event flyer, details, rules, purse breakdown; etc.

-Visit www.ASCSRacing.com for complete information on The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley’s Racing Products tour.

-Check out the Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series at www.EliteSprintCars.com

Don't miss this massive night of racing excitement at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, October 10th, when four drivers in four divisions will leave with a Texas State Championship!

ARMADILLO RESULTS/TX STATE CHAMPS - SAT. OCT 10

ARMADILLO RESULTS/TX STATE CHAMPS - SAT. OCT 10

9/20/2015

3rd Annual Armadillo Nationals Championship Feature Results - Sept. 19, 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Armadillo Nationals at LoneStar Speedway. It was 3 action packed nights of racing - and without weather interference - which was probably some sort of record for the 2015 racing season. Lots of pictures are going up on the track Facebook page, so make sure to check them out (link at bottom).

Special thanks to all the track workers for their long hours and to DAY Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, Blaine's Motor Supply and P&W Sales for their support throughout the season.

COMING NEXT to LoneStar Speedway is the TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS on Saturday October 10th, featuring $3,000 to win ASCS Sprint Cars, plus $1,000 to win each Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks!

The October 10th event flyer is attached here and at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com - see you then!

Modifieds - A-Main September 19, 2015
Pos Car # Driver (drivers from 6 states made up the first 4 rows)
1 2 Grant Junghans, Manhattan, KS $10,000
2 16 Chris Henigan $5,000
3 12X Corey Babbitt $3,000
4 57 Wes Armstrong $1,500
5 78 Billy Jack Brutchin $1,200
6 88 Chad Wheeler $1,000
7 87 Billy Melton $800
8 8T Dustin Hyde $700
9 75 Kyle Taylor $640
10 11F Larry Fears $600
11 64B Mark Washburn $580
12 32 Doug Byrns $560
13 22 Ralo Pilkington $540
14 10 Tye Clampitt $520
15 27 Justin Romine $500
16 48 Taylor Rateliff $500
17 29 Keith Hammett $500
18 1ST Johnny Scott $500
19 12 Jason Ingalls $500
20 19 Jamie Burford $500
21 C8 Timothy Culp $500
22 52 Justin Ingalls $500
23 8 Mike Lane $500
24 14T Triston Dycus $500
25 86 Jerry Jackson $500

Limited Modified - A-Main September 19, 2015
Pos Car # Driver
1 12 Jason Ingalls $3,000
2 1T Kelly Lockey
3 0 Eddie Martin
4 7 Nate Gaines
5 8 Rick Murray
6 78 Billy Joe Brutchin
7 07 Royce Jones
8 87 Billy Melton
9 25 James Bingham
10 5S Bud Reed
11 26B Andy Burson
12 1B Scotty Nichols
13 77T John Jarrel Jr.
14 95C James Welborn
15 9B Darrel Mosely
16 15 Dennie Gieber
17 30 Kenneth Chamberlain
18 47 Gary Stuckey
19 10P Jody Prince
20 9 Taylor Williams
21 11 Danny Keel
22 8H Jim Hitz
23 23C Robert Taylor
24 81 Ricky Ingalls
25 39T Ben Tennimon

Factory Stocks - A-Main September 19, 2015
Pos Car # Driver
1 70 Kenneth Chamberlain $2,000 (started 7th)
2 50 Billy Meazell Jr
3 XXX Shawn Graham
4 77 Colton Furrh
5 26S Jeff Sonntag
6 27X Jeffrey T. Bates
7 6 Alex Williams
8 18M Donny McBride Jr
9 16 Sean Gajewski
10 50X Joey Vergo Jr.
11 333 T. Ray Burkett
12 34JR Josh Daughtry
13 13X Austin Hail
14 3 John Tuggle Jr
15 28 Clayton Costlow
16 75 Anthony Boatman
17 8B Gene Boyter
18 12 Bo Perry
19 7 Johnny Reed
20 115 Billy Meazell III
21 10P Jody Prince
22 H93 Michael Hail
23 29 Johnathan Stewart
24 93 Tracey Cundieff
25 68 Richard Smith

NEXT UP AT LONESTAR SPEEDWAY is the Texas State Championships on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th...visit www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for complete event information!

...and there are some great action shots from the 2015 Armadillo Nationals from Kandice Hornbeck Photography posted at our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/LoneStar-Speedway-Fan-Page-172714742765279/timeline/

TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP COMING OCT. 10!

TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP COMING OCT. 10!

9/19/2015

While we're waiting for the September 5th Labor Day 40 at LoneStar Speedway, we have a BRAND NEW EVENT to announce:

The TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS is coming to LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, October 10th!

Each division will receive special TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP awards, plus an excellent payday!

Purse details and all other information will be posted in the next week or two, but for now you can check out the event flyer here.

It should be a lot of fun:

WINGED ASCS SPRINT CARS
NON-WINGED SPRINT CARS (first time at LSS!)
LIMITED MODIFIEDS
FACTORY STOCKS

...ALL in 1 NIGHT...NO DRIVER ENTRY FEES...on SATURDAY OCTOBER 10th at LoneStar Speedway...the TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

IT'S ARMADILLO NATL'S RACE DAY! 7PM 9/17-19!

IT'S ARMADILLO NATL'S RACE DAY! 7PM 9/17-19!

9/17/2015

$10,000 to win LONESTAR SPEEDWAY ARMADILLO NATIONALS - SEPT. 17-19

Kilgore TX (9/12/15) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) in Kilgore Texas is pleased to announce the return of one of the biggest paying Modified and Stock Car events of the season with the 3rd Annual $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals, September 17th-19th, 2015.

A special event site is now open for racers and fans. By clicking www.darinshort.com/arm.html you can view the event flyer, review the event format/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.

The previous two versions of the Armadillo Nationals featured incredible racing on all three nights, with 160+ race teams from a dozen states participating in the fast-paced, three-division program.

All three LSS points divisions will again be in action over the three day extravaganza, which utilizes a very exciting and fan-friendly format. The drivers really enjoy our unique qualifying format, and it will be exactly the same as the past two Armadillo's. (Details are posted on the 'event rules' page of the event website.)

All cars must be LSS legal, and track points will be awarded. All drivers will receive 50 track points for participating in the Armadillo Nationals. 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 super-sized competitor purse is being offered – yet without excessive entry fee or pit pass costs for the drivers; plus a great 3-day grandstand pass offer for the race fans.

Modifieds Saturday Feature Payback (50 Laps):

$10,000-5,000-3,000-1,500-1,200 (5th) -1,000-800-700-640-600 (10th)-580-560-540-520-500...to 24th. Early online entry $100 through 9/15/15, and it guarantees 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 15th (two days before the race). Entries received at the track on race night are $25 higher.

Limited Modified Saturday Feature (30 Laps):

$3,000-1,500-1,000-800-600 (5th) -500-400-350-300-280 (10th)-260-240-220-200...to 24th. Early online entry is $60 through 9/15/15, and it guarantees 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 15th (two days before the race). Entries received at the track on race night are $25 higher.

Factory Stock Saturday Feature (30 Laps):

$2,000-1,200-900-700-500 (5th) -400-300-275-250-225-200-175...to 24th. Early Factory Stock pre-entry is $50, and it guarantees teams of a minimum of $100 in non-qualifier money if they do not make the championship event. Early entry runs through Tuesday night, September 15th (two days before the race). Entries received at the track on race night are $25 higher.

All divisions will be electronically scored, to ensure promptness and accurateness. A one-time transponder rental fee of $25 per car for the race weekend will be charged upon your arrival to the track on race night. Drivers will also receive a smart phone link that will allow them to see real-time lineups and results.

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. 15th.

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 $20. Seniors/active military can enjoy the racing action for $10 each on Thursday and Friday, with $18 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.

FAN BONUS: Three-Day General Admission Grandstand Pass is just $35! That’s right, you can get in to see all three nights of the $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals for less than going to three regularly priced LSS events! There are no advance ticket sales to this event, and you can purchase your three-day armband when you arrive to the speedway on opening night of the event, Thursday September 17th.

Complete division rules are posted at the track website. An event flyer has been posted under the ‘resources’ section of the track website as well.

Here is the basic event structure for all three divisions for the 3rd Annual LoneStar Armadillo Nationals:

-This is not a ‘split field’ qualifying format. Meaning, all cars race all three days. 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 in the Saturday finale 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 directly into two B-features (and possibly C-feature). 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. There is no penalty whatsoever for racing both Thursday and Friday night. We encourage drivers to race all three nights.

-Any driver that races Thursday night can come back to improve their starting positions for Saturday night without any penalty whatsoever. This includes locked-in drivers. For example, if you finish 4th in the Thursday night qualifying feature, you can come back on Friday night. Let's say you finish 2nd on Friday night in the feature, that would move you from 4th row inside to 2nd row outside in the feature on Saturday. Conversely, if you finish 4th in the Thursday night feature, then come back to requalify on Friday and finish 10th that night, you will still be locked-in from Thursday night and will start 4th row inside on Saturday night.

-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, as they have the past several years at LSS.

Here are some quick facts for the Sept. 17th-19th LoneStar Armadillo Nationals:

- Pits open at 4pm (most likely earlier on Thursday), Grandstands open at 5pm, Draw cut-off at 6:30pm sharp, Mandatory Drivers meeting 6:50pm, Hot laps at 7:00pm, and racing to immediately follow. (Note that the sun sets shortly after 7pm this time of the year, so it will make for great racing conditions.)

-Adult general grandstand admission just $12 each on Thursday and Friday, with Saturday’s championship night being $20.

-Adult 3-day Grandstand General Admission Pass is available at the track on race night for just $35 (a $9 savings!).

-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 $18 for Saturday (or $35 for 3-day).

-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 9/23 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.

Don’t miss one of the biggest and most exciting short track racing events of the season! Make plans to join us for the 3rd annual running of the $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals at LoneStar Speedway on September 17th-19th!

Here are the championship night feature results from last year's Armadillo Nationals:

Modifieds - A-Main September 27, 2014
Pos Car # Driver
1 21 Chris Brown
2 89C Steve Whiteaker
3 51 Rodney Wing
4 16 Chris Henigan
5 5** Johnny Scott
6 5 Jon Mitchell
7 3M Kyle Taylor
8 6X Kyle Pleasant
9 65 Tyler Davis
10 13B BJ Robinson
11 52 Justin Ingalls
12 777 Derek Perkins
13 20 Robbie McClain
14 7P Greg Penny
15 5X Wes Armstrong
16 33 Dennie Gieber
17 19 Jamie Burford
18 4M Bobby Malchus
19 22 Ralo Pilkington
20 11A Jason Armstrong
21 78 Billy Jack Brutchin
22 12 Jason Ingalls
23 5W John Whittington
24 14T Triston Dycus

Limited Modified - A-Main September 27, 2014
Pos Car # Driver
1 12 Jason Ingalls
2 89C Steve Whiteaker
3 5W John Whittington
4 15W Dennie Gieber
5 19 Randy Seals
6 69 Derick Grigsby
7 1T Jason Tiner
8 B17 Brandon Ball
9 1C Curtis Caldwell
10 30 Billy Joe Brutchin
11 13B BJ Robinson
12 63 Shane Hoefling
13 33 Brian Holland
14 7 Nate Gaines
15 7G Greg Penny
16 8M Rick Murray
17 14C Cory Tutt
18 47 Gary Stuckey
19 1X Robert Taylor
20 18X Ricky Ingalls
21 0 Cade Dillard
22 561 Kevin Simpson
23 23 Steven Nabors
24 9 Taylor Williams

Factory Stocks - A-Main September 27, 2014
Pos Car # Driver
1 22 Ralo Pilkington
2 50 Billy Meazell
3 XXX Shawn Graham
4 29 Johnathan Stewart
5 99 Jeff Crane
6 77 Colton Furrh
7 7 Billy Davis
8 44 Wesley Langley
9 3 Jeffrey T. Bates
10 115 Billy Meazell Jr
11 50F Eddie Fleming
12 SK1 Sean Gajewski
13 3B Cody Brantley
14 92 Kenneth Chamberlain
15 12 Bo Perry
16 50X Joey Vergo Jr.
17 11G Jason Tiner
18 18M Donny McBride Jr
19 21X Chris Brittan
20 6 Alex Williams
21 15K Jesse Meazell
22 93 Tracey Cundieff
23 42 Jonathan Evans
24 72 Cory Weatherford

MONSTER TRUCK FALL NATIONALS - SEPT 12

MONSTER TRUCK FALL NATIONALS - SEPT 12

9/6/2015

Note we lease out LoneStar for this event. If you have questions, CLICK www.MonsterTruckFallNationals.com for ticket prices, event times & details.

The event will be held on Saturday night, September 12th at LoneStar Speedway (near Kilgore; I-20 exit 583, then go north to stoplight ~ 1/2 mile, then turn east ~ 1 mile; track entrance is on the south side of road).

The Monster Truck Fall Nationals is a fund raiser created and supported by a dedicated group of individuals that wanted to improve the quality of life and education for the students and teachers of White Oak.

The White Oak Education Foundation (WOEF) was established to maintain programs and initiatives that will enhance the learning of the children and adults of the White Oak Community.

The WOEF is dedicated to provide funding for student, teacher, and school programs, projects, and initiatives that are not provided through the WOISD funding.

THANK YOU for your past support of this event and please make plans to join us again for the Monster Truck Fall Nationals at LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, September 12th!

Here are the top-line specifics:

September 12, 2015 Gates open at 5:30

For more information: (903) 297-6540

Pit Party starts at 6:00
*See the Trucks, meet the drivers
*Live band featuring "Westbound 21"
*Remote control Cars and trucks
*Monster Ride Truck - $10 per person

Monster Truck Racing starts at 7:30
* Featuring 6 Monster Trucks Including
Bigfoot, Stinger, Shock Therapy, Sudden Impact, Ground Pounder, Ice Monster
* Tough Truck Competition - for local competitors

Tickets are on sale at:
Boot Barn - Longview & Tyler
ABC Auto Parts - all over East Texas

Tickets are:
Adults - $25 in advance / $30 at the Gate
Child - $10 in advance / $15 at the Gate (6 to 12 years old)
Children under 6 are free

No Coolers allowed