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$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.
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$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!