LoneStar Speedway MODIFIEDS vs USMTS $3,000/win SATURDAY MAY 13th - Plus Much More!
Kilgore TX (04/13/17) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) racers and fans are champing at the bit (after last year's rainout) for the LSS Modified teams to get their chance to take on the best in the nation, the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Saturday night May 13th.
$3,000 will go to the Modified winner, with a total posted purse in excess of $21,000; which includes the Limited Modifieds competing for $700/win, while the first Factory Stock driver to cross the checkers will take home $500. This is a full points night for all LSS points divisions. The FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 4-division racing card.
This is the first USMTS event at LSS in over five years (the past three were rained out), and race fans can expect to see many of the nation's finest Modified drivers taking on the strong contingent of LSS Modified drivers who are poised to defend their home turf.
USMTS drivers expected include: Cade Dillard, Ricky Thornton Jr., Chris Brown, Jason Hughes, Ryan Gustin, Stormy Scott, Zack VanderBeek, Dereck Ramirez, Johnny Scott, Travis Saurer, R.C. Whitwell, Joe Duvall, Tyler Wolff, Billy Vogel, Trevor Egbert, Rodney Sanders, Adam Kates, Mickey Lassiter, Kyle Pleasant, Thomas Tillison Jr., Philip Houston, Logan Robertson, Zane Hunter, J.R. Owen, George Egbert IV, Kevin Rutherford, Jon Mitchell, Steve Whiteaker Jr., Cody Leonard and Phil Dixon.
Plus, fans can expect a solid field of LoneStar Modified drivers, such as Blake Tennimon, Chad Migues, Chris Henigan, Dennie Gieber, Donnie Powers, Jason Ingalls, Jeff Harris, Jerry Jackson, Justin Ingalls, Kelly Lockey, Kenny Gaddis, Kyle Taylor, Larry Fears, Sean Gaddis, Taylor Rateliff, Tye Clampitt, Billy Jack Brutchin, Wes Armstrong and Zack McMillan. Plus there certainly will be other regional drivers to add to the mix.
In recent LSS history, there have been two occasions where 'LoneStar drivers' have won huge events here - so we're really excited to showcase our 'local' talent to the national teams and fans.
In addition to the $3,000 to win USMTS event (purse details posted at Series website), a complete program of Limited Modified ($700 to win) and Factory Stocks ($500 to win) will compete with heats and features. The FWD 4-Cylinder division will round out the 4-division program. There is the standard USMTS entry fee and rules in the Modifieds, while the Limited Modified and Factory Stock divisions have no entry fee. Again, all three divisions will receive full LoneStar Speedway points.
A very solid payback is posted for the Limited Modifieds and Factory Stocks:
Limited Modifieds: $700 - $500 - $300 - $220 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80...to start. All NQ $30.
Factory Stocks: $500 - $350 - $250 - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60...to start. All NQ $20.
FWD 4-Cylinders: $150 - 120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $20...to start.
Licensed USMTS Purse: $3,000 - 1,700 - 1,200 - 1,000 - 900 - 800 - 700 - 650 - 600 - 550 - 500 - 450 - 425 - 400 - 375 - 350 - 325 - 300...24th; Tow $90. Non-licensed payback is posted at USMTS site, along with entry/license information, as always. No mufflers are required at LSS.
Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45pm, with racing to follow immediately. Pit gates open by 3pm, and the grandstand entrance opens at 5pm. Draw cut-off is 6pm, so drivers, please plan to arrive accordingly.
An event flyer are posted at the track website and Facebook page.
Here are some quick facts for the SATURDAY, MAY 13th event:
-General Admission just $20 (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 $15
-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person
-All Pit Passes, 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 http://www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or www.Facebook.com/LoneStarSpeedway for event flyer, class rules and complete event details
-Visit http://www.USMTS.com for complete Series information. The event entry form is posted under the 'downloads' section
Now the big question is, when the USMTS drivers roll through the pit gates on May 13th to take on the LoneStar heavy hitters, who will be standing in victory lane at the end of the night? A touring driver or one of the many quality LSS drivers? You don't want to miss one of the most intense races of the season - make plans now to join us!