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TONIGHT 4/6: $60,000 Purse at High Banks Havoc!

TONIGHT 4/6: $60,000 Purse at High Banks Havoc!

4/6/2013

RACE DAY UPDATE: 39 LUCAS OIL SERIES LATE MODELS IN THE PITS!

Spectacular weather conditions are forecast for today's 3rd Annual High Banks Havoc at Lonestar Speedway. (SAT. APR. 6)

A jaw dropping $60,000 is up for grabs for the Lucas Oil Late Model Series drivers, Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. The complete purse breakdown for the LSS points divisions is posted on the homepage of the track website under 'resources.'

The current forecast shows 75 degrees and sunny at hot laps and still around 65 degrees at the final checkered flag. Precip chances show 0% throughout the day and night.

This will be the only chance race fans in Texas will have to see drivers such as Scott Bloomquist (2011 Havoc winner), Jared Landers (2012 Havoc winner) Jimmy Owens (2012 Havoc runner up) and point leader Don O'Neil.

For those looking for camping spaces with hookups, the LoneStar Campground (located on premises) still has a few remaining spots available. They are $25 for the night and remaining spaces are available, and being this close to the race date, they are available on a first-come basis. Just check in at the ticket office upon your arrival. Click www.darinshort.com/SCNcamping.html for general camping with hookups info.

Here are some quick facts for the event:

-Grandstands open at 4pm, Autograph Session 4:30-5pm, Hot Laps at 5:45pm, Late Model group Time Trials at 6:15pm & Racing at 7pm.

-Pits open at Noon.

-General Admission $25 (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

-Military or Seniors (Ages 65+) General Admission just $20

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

-If you purchase tickets with MasterCard or Visa, there is a $1/ticket processing fee.

-All Pit Passes $35

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

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RACE WEEK UPDATES:

In anticipation of this Saturday's (4/6) monster-sized 3rd Annual $10,000 to win High Banks Havoc for Lucas Oil Late Model Series at LoneStar Speedway, here are a couple of quick video clips to give you a taste of the action:

Here's the first two laps of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series feature from inside the announcer's booth at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas on March 31, 2012.

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And the final lap...

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(both clips were taken from my handheld and not meant to be professional footage, just for illustration purposes)

Tickets to Saturday's event are available at the track only on race day.

Continue reading below for complete event information. The current weather forecast shows sunny and 75 degrees - which will make for excellent racing conditions.

LoneStar $10,000/win HIGH BANKS HAVOC April 6

Kilgore TX (3/25/13) by DarinShort.com. The only 2013 scheduled Texas appearance of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series will invade LoneStar Speedway (LSS) in Kilgore Texas with the 3rd Annual High Banks Havoc on Saturday, April 6th. The winner of the 50 lap feature race will take home a cool $10,000.

The 2012 edition of the annual event drew rave reviews from race fans, as Jared Landers and Jimmy Owens from Newport Tennessee swapped the lead several times the final two laps on the lightning fast racing surface, with Landers taking the $10,000 winner’s share back to his hometown of Batesville, Arkansas.

Scott Bloomquist will be on hand to attempt to regain his Havoc title after winning it at LSS in 2011.

However, a full field of Lucas Oil Late Model Series stars will be gunning for the top bragging rights this year, including: Don O'Neal, Earl Pearson, Jr., Bobby Pierce, Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Dennis Erb Jr. and Doug Drown.

Plus, fans can expect a strong contingent of late model drivers from throughout the region doing their best to keep the $10,000 top prize local.
In addition to the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, a complete program of Modified (paying $1,000 to win), Limited Modified ($500 to win) and Factory Stocks ($300 to win) will compete. Their purse and rules are located at the track website.

The $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model 50-lap feature is scheduled to be the second feature race of the night.

Here are some quick facts for the event:

-Grandstands open at 4pm, Autograph Session 4:30-5pm, Hot Laps at 5:45pm, Late Model group Time Trials at 6:15pm & Racing at 7pm.

-Pits open at Noon.

-General Admission $25 (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

-Military or Seniors (Ages 65+) General Admission just $20

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

-If you purchase tickets with MasterCard or Visa, there is a $1/ticket processing fee.

-All Pit Passes $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 for event flyer, class rules and complete event details.

-Visit www.LucasDirt.com for more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Series.

Don’t miss the only 2013 Texas appearance of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series on Saturday April 6th, with the 3rd Annual High Banks Havoc at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas!

FRIDAY MARCH 29th RACE DAY UPDATES!

FRIDAY MARCH 29th RACE DAY UPDATES!

3/29/2013

MARCH 29 UPDATES:

Racing Program – IT’S CARLOAD NIGHT at LoneStar Speedway! Instead of the regular ticket prices of $12 for adults – IT’S $10 FOR YOUR ENTIRE CARLOAD for GENERAL GRANDSTAND ADMISSION ! Whether you have 2 people in your carload or 10, it’s just $10 total for all of you to watch the races! Regular pit passes of $30. No charge for parking. No outside food/drink allowed through main grandstand entrance.

Weather – Current forecast shows 77 and partly cloudy at race time, 65 and partly cloudy by final checkered flag.

Schedule – Pits Open at 5:00, Grandstands at 6:00, Wheel packing at 7, hot laps to follow, Sign in closes at 7:30, Green flag drops on first heat race at 8:00.

Easter Egg Hunt – Open to all kids ages 10 and under, at 7:30pm. Race teams are encouraged to bring filled Easter Eggs to add to the loads of them that LSS will be providing. The Easter Bunny will also be greeting kids.

Points Opener for Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and tonight will be the first ever Beginner Factory Stocks race.

Factory Stock teams – make sure you are aware of the weight rules for your body type. Go to the ‘resources’ section of the track website to view the rule update.

CLICK www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for complete event information, including purse breakdown for each of the five divisions, directions, rules – and much, much more. Kick off Easter Weekend with $10 Carload Night tonight at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore!

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MARCH 24 UPDATE: Since the March 23 season opener was rained out, is has been rescheduled IN ITS ENTIRETY for THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 29!

Here are some quick facts for the FRIDAY MARCH 29 POINTS OPENER event:

-Grandstands open at 6pm, with hot laps at 7:30pm and racing at 8pm. Pits open at 5pm.

-IT'S CARLOAD NIGHT! $10 PER CARLOAD FOR ADMISSION! No charge for parking, $10 for GRANDSTAND ADMISSION regardless how many people are in your vehicle!

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

-All Pit Passes $30

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

-FACTORY STOCK RULES UPDATE: Factory Stock teams, read the body rules update posted under 'Resources', dated 3/24/13.

-MODIFIED TEAMS: It now pays a minimum of $100 to start all points races. The complete payback for all points races is posted under 'Resources.'

-BEGINNER FACTORY STOCKS: You are still racing the rescheduled season opener on this Friday.

-YES, we are having the Easter Egg hunt for kids ages 10 and under at 7:30pm. The Easter Bunny will also be there. Drivers please bring Easter Eggs filled with candy for the kids. Plus we will give away a boys and a girls bicycle!

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for complete event flyer, purse structure and much more. Any further updates will be posted at the track website immediately.

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LoneStar Speedway’s Season Fires Off This Saturday, March 23

Kilgore, TX (3/20/13) by DarinShort.com. The first point’s race of the season is scheduled at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Saturday, March 23rd and will feature $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds.

This will also be the first appearance of a new division at LSS, which is the Beginner Factory Stocks. The Beginner Factory Stocks will compete in a six lap event at the conclusion of the regularly scheduled races.

The Easter Bunny will make an appearance this Saturday night during the massive Easter Egg hunt for the kids. Drivers are urged to bring Easter Eggs as well. There will also be drawings for two kids bicycles.

So grab the kids, have them do their stretching exercises and be ready to grab a bunch of Easter Eggs – and maybe a brand new bike too!

The Factory Stocks rules have the following posted edits in 2013. Complete rules are available for download at the track website. These are the only rules changes from 2012 to 2013, but they will be in force this coming Saturday night.

-If you have any aluminum aftermarket body panels on your car, you must weigh 3,300# with driver after race.

-OEM Steel bodied cars still must weigh a minimum of 3,000# with driver after race.

Reminder: 10” wheels are not allowed. 8” wheels only. All weight must be painted white with car number.

Also mark your calendars for Saturday, April 6th when the Lucas Oil Late Models return to LoneStar Speedway with the 3rd Annual $10,000 to win High Banks Havoc. All three LSS points divisions will also be in action. Last year’s event saw three lead changes in the last two laps of the 50-lap championship event and had fans on the edges of their seat. Don’t miss what will certainly be a wild night of racing, with the top Late Model drivers from across the country converging at LSS.

Here are some quick facts for the March 23 event:

-Grandstands open at 5pm, with racing at 7:00pm. Pits open at 4pm

-General Admission just $12 (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 $10

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

-All Pit Passes $30

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

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for directions, class rules, payback and much more.

LoneStar Speedway Primed for 2013 Racing Season

LoneStar Speedway Primed for 2013 Racing Season

3/13/2013

LoneStar Speedway Primed for 2013 Racing Season

KILGORE TX (3/13/13) by DarinShort.com. The new LoneStar Speedway (LSS) schedule for the 2013 racing season is now available for view & printing from the track website www.LoneStarSpeedway.com .

And there is now an update to the Factory Stock rules. Drivers, please review the update under 'Resources' to the right of this page.

There will be three divisions racing for the track point’s championship & point’s fund. Those classes are Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks. Last year there was over $10,000 in cash distributed to top point’s drivers; and there is a guaranteed $10,000 posted for 2013.

The first point’s race of the season is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd and will feature $1,000 to win Modifieds; plus Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds. This will also be the first appearance of a new division at LSS, which is the Beginner Factory Stocks. This will also be the only appearance of the Easter Bunny…which will keep youngsters engaged during the massive Easter Egg hunt. Drivers are urged to bring Easter Eggs as well.
Rules and purse structure for each division are also posted at the track website.

The second race of the season is the highly anticipated return of the Lucas Oil Late Model Series (LOS) on Saturday, April 6th and will pay $10,000 to win during the 3rd annual High Banks Havoc.

Last year’s LOS event produced an intense 50 laps of racing that saw three lead changes in the last two laps. The track was so fast, many drivers commented that they felt like they had just completed a hundred lap feature. There was only one caution flag during the entire feature race.

Tickets to the LOS event are available only on race day, and a special 6pm start time is scheduled. Visit www.LucasDirt.com to check out all of the latest in Series news. A complete press release for the event will be published prior to race week.

In addition, the revitalization of LoneStar Speedway has continued over the off-season, as track owners Lisa and Sam Hafertepe continue to make improvements to the facility. Another 15 loads of clay have been added to the racing surface. This is in addition to the clay that was added prior to the LoneStar Sprint Nationals this past October. And to help manicure the racing surface, a maintenance vehicle has been purchased that features large implement tires; which will aid in prepping. The existing asphalt driveway behind the main grandstand has been pulled up and resurfaced with crushed driveway rock, which will make a smoother ride in and out of the facility for race fans.

The complete 2013 season schedule is posted below and includes several post-season specials. Information on those events will be provided during the middle of the racing season.

2013 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE:

MAR 16 – (SATURDAY) PRACTICE DAY, Any and all cars are welcome (Noon-4pm, $15/person pit passes)

MAR 23 – Season Opener Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM START TIME, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks & Easter Egg Hunt for Kids – Drivers bring eggs!

APR 6- 3rd Annual $10,000 to win “HIGH BANKS HAVOC” for Lucas Oil Late Model Series. Plus Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (6PM START TIME, $25 GA. Kids 6-11 are $5.)

APR 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 1) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

MAY 11 – ‘Fan Appreciation’ CARLOAD NIGHT $1000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $10 GETS YOUR ENTIRE CARLOAD OF FANS INTO THE GRANDSTAND! No charge for parking). Plus TWMA Wing Modifieds & Beginner Factory Stocks.

MAY 26 – (SUNDAY) “MEMORIAL DAY 50” SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (7PM, $18 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.)

JUNE 8 – Points Race: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (“Summer Race Hours” begin: 8PM START TIME, $12 GA.) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

JUNE 22 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 2) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 $5). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

JULY 6 – 4th Annual FIRECRACKER SPECTACULAR, SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES, Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $18 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5.)

JULY 27 – THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 3) RaceSaver SPRINTS, Plus: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA, Kids 6-11 $5). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

AUG 17 – “BACK TO SCHOOL BASH” Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (8PM, $12 GA) Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

AUG 31 – “LABOR DAY 40” for SUPR LATE MODEL SERIES. Plus $1,000 to win Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks (Final ‘Summer Hours’ Start Time: 8PM, $18 GA, Kids 6 to 11 are $5)

SEPT 21 – MONSTER TRUCKS (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

SEPT 28 – $2,000/win FACTORY STOCK NIGHT SPECIAL. Points Race for all 3 divisions: $1,000 to win Modifieds; and Limited Modifieds 7PM, $15 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5). Plus Beginner Factory Stocks.

OCT 5 – LoneStar RaceSaver SPRINT NATIONALS. Final THUNDER ON THE HIGHBANKS (Round 4) 7PM, Additional event info TBA. RaceSaver Sprints are awarded STS series points.

OCT 25-26 – LONESTAR NATIONALS. (Details TBA, 7PM Start Time)

NOV 30 – LONESTAR TURKEY NATIONALS for SUPR LATE MODELS, Plus: MODIFIEDS, LIMITED MODIFIEDS, FACTORY STOCKS (2PM START TIME, $18 GA, Kids 6-11 are $5)
Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for more information.

2013 Factory Stock Rules Revert Back to 2012

2013 Factory Stock Rules Revert Back to 2012

2/27/2013

Kilgore, TX (2/27/13) by DarinShort.com. The 2013 LoneStar Speedway Factory Stock rules have an amendment that will be in effect for the first race night in 2013.

The rule change is that the former 2012 rules will be in effect for the 2013 season.

There was only one change for 2013 originally, which was the option for drivers to choose to run either 8" or 10" wide steel wheels.

10" wheels are not going to be allowed for the 2013 racing season. All drivers must run 8" wide wheels.

This means the wheel rules at LoneStar Speedway are the same as area tracks such as RPM Speedway and Ark-La-Tex Speedway, so Factory Stock teams will run the same wheels at which ever track they choose to compete at.

2013 Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

2013 Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

2/19/2013

2013 LoneStar Speedway Season Kicks Off with 2/23 Practice

Kilgore, TX (2/19/13) by DarinShort.com. The revitalization of LoneStar Speedway has continued over the off-season, as track owners Lisa and Sam Hafertepe continue to make improvements to the facility. Teams and race fans can get their first look at the new changes this Saturday, February 23rd as Open Practice and Registration will commence at Noon and run until 4pm.

Another 15 loads of clay have been added to the racing surface. This is in addition to the clay that was added prior to the LoneStar Sprint Nationals this past October.

And to help manicure the racing surface, a maintenance vehicle has been purchased that features large implement tires; which will aid in prepping.

The existing asphalt driveway behind the main grandstand has been pulled up and resurfaced with crushed driveway rock, which will make a smoother ride in and out of the facility for race fans.

The LoneStar Speedway has come a long way since Hafertepe’s purchased it back in 2009. They have spent a tremendous amount of time and money to help give race fans and teams a quality facility for racing.

And those efforts are showing. Car counts and fan counts have risen dramatically over the period the past four years, especially since the reconfiguration of the surface two seasons ago. That reconfiguration has also led to lots of side-by-side racing, resulting in more excitement for race fans.

Sam Hafertepe comments: “It is our goal to give our teams and fans a quality racing experience, and we’re going to keep making enhancements and improvements to the facility. It’s produced really good racing since the reconfiguration and we are looking forward to a fun and exciting 2013 racing season.”

Open Practice (any racing division) & Registration opens at Noon this Saturday and runs until 4pm. All pit passes are $15 and there is no charge for grandstand admission. Fuel will be available.

Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for a complete 2013 racing season schedule, updated division rules, ticket prices, start times, directions and more.

The Hafertepe family would like to take this chance to thank all of the fans, race teams and track workers for their past support and look forward to seeing everyone again in 2013, beginning with open practice this Saturday, February 23rd from Noon until 4pm.