2018 LoneStar Speedway Schedule Provides Fans & Teams with Wide Range of Premier Events!
Kilgore, TX (12/24/17) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway (LSS) is pleased to release the 2018 events schedule to its fans and race teams. As with each year, we will provide updates as they develop, but this first-round schedule will provide everyone with the primary nuts-and-bolts, so they can start making plans with their work schedules, and such.
A viewable/printable version of the new schedule is now available at the track website – here’s the direct link:
http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloa ... x?i=420392
Race fans and teams can pick up an 11”x17” color LSS events poster at the season opener on Saturday, February 17th, during the running of the 4th annual LoneStar Sprint Smackdown & 2018 LSS Season Points opener for all four points divisions.
2018 season headliners include the return of the national touring World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday, February 24th. Details, such as tickets and pricing for this event are at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com under the 2/24 WoO event press release posted previously. The Monster Truck Fall Nationals make their LSS return on Saturday, September 8th, pitting all your favorite national drivers in this blockbuster event.
Plus there are nine weekends of regional touring divisions making LoneStar Speedway stops, including three for the NCRA 360 C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series, two each for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Late Models &Texas Winged Modified Association, and one each for the Southern Topless Economy Modifieds (STEM), and Elite Non-Winged Sprint Cars. Dates for these events are listed below, within the complete schedule.
Brand new for 2018, there are four special event nights that feature each LoneStar division in their own “LoneStar Championship” night. The high-powered LSS Modifieds will have their Championship event on Saturday June 9th as a part of the 9th LoneStar Speedway Anniversary night and will pay $3,000 to win and $200 to start. The Limited Modifieds take the center stage on Saturday July 14th paying $2,000 to win and $150 to start, while the Factory Stocks get their turn on Saturday August 18th with a $1,500 payday to the winner and $100 to start. Not to be left out, will be the FWD 4-Cylinders with their $500 to win and $50 to start event Memorial Day weekend event, Sunday, May 27th.
Saturday May 12th will be another ‘must see’ LSS event, with the ‘For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting & Driving’ night, where LoneStar Speedway race teams compete for jumbo-sized purses while drawing attention to this special cause, presented by Robert and Trisha Taylor who lost their daughter when texting played a part in the incident.
LoneStar Speedway offers race teams that support the track regularly with a significant added bonus. Without paying a track sanctioning or track licensing fee, teams get to compete for season-ending cash awards and prizes. A one-time $30 driver registration fee (which goes directly into the point fund) is all that is needed. As with every year, drivers must compete in at least 75% of the completed LSS events for the season to be eligible. $12,000 was paid out to eligible LSS drivers in 2017 – similar to the past several seasons…even though the 2017 season was plagued with several rainouts.
Speaking of weather, the 2016 and 2017 racing seasons were especially tough on a lot of the fans, teams and the speedway due to so many weather 'irregularities', and we're hoping for a much more sedate weather year in 2018...as it's hard to keep pumped up about outdoor events when Mother Nature's shenanigans continued to be such a regular occurrence. All we can do is stay positive and keep plugging away and hope for better weather on race days next year.
Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all the latest event news, or visit our Facebook page by searching 'LoneStar Speedway.' Here is the complete schedule, and reminder, if you’d like a printable version of the schedule, it is posted at the link near the top of this press release.
2018 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE - As of 12/23/17. Promoter reserves right to adjust schedule as need be. “GA” means adult General Admission ticket prices. Kids generally $5. Reserved Section (bucket seats) available, generally $5 add-on per ticket. Senior & Military pricing generally available, $2 off. YELLOW indicates NATIONAL TOURING SERIES EVENT, BLUE indicates REGIONAL.
FEB 16 (FRIDAY 7PM-10PM) OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION: Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.
FEB. 17 (SAT 6PM) 4th ANNUAL SPRINT SMACKDOWN! Plus 2018 LSS Points opener $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. RaceSaver national points/rules/sanction. ($15 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).
FEB 24 (SAT. 6PM) WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES! Plus Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks. Tickets/info at track website.
MARCH 31 (SAT. 7PM) 5th Annual BUNNY HOP 40: $3,000/win COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS; LSS points $1200/win Mods, $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win FS & $200/win FWD 4-Cyl. ($20 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35) Plus Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Prize Drawings!
APRIL 21 (SAT. 7PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! Plus LSS Points Night: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $200/win 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35. Factory Stocks are off.).
MAY 12 (SAT. 7PM) "For the Love of Alex Don't Text and Drive” *SPECIAL INCREASED PURSE TBA. LSS Points Night Modifieds; Ltd. Mods, Factory Stocks & FWD 4-Cylinders ($15 GA, $5 Kids; All Pit Passes All Ages $35).
MAY 27 (SUNDAY 7PM) TEXAS WINGED MODIFIED ASSOCIATION, PLUS LONESTAR FWD 4CYL CHAMPIONSHIPS $500/win & $50/start! Plus $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds & $500/win Factory Stocks.(GA $15, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)
JUNE 9 LSS 9th Anniversary Special (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIPS $3,000/win & $200/start! Plus Points Night $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win Factory Stock & $200/win 4-Cyl ($15 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35).
JUNE 30 (SAT 8PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars & FIREWORKS! Plus $1,200/win Mods; $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. (GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)
JULY 14 (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR LIMITED MODIFIEDS CHAMPIONSHIPS $2,000/win LTD MODS & $150/START! Plus LSS Points Night: $1,200/win Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders ($15 GA and Pits $35).
AUGUST 18 (SAT 8PM) LONESTAR FACTORY STOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS $1,500/win & $100/start! Southern Topless Modifieds Touring Series (STEM) & Texas Winged Modified Assn. Plus $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, & $200/win FWD 4-Cylinders. (GA $15, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)
SEPTEMBER 8 (SAT 7PM) MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS (Details TBA at www.MonsterTruckFallNationals.com)
SEPTEMBER 29 (SAT 7PM) NCRA SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! PLUS LSS Points: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).
NOV. 3 (SAT. 6PM) ELITE NON-WINGED SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP Plus LSS Season Championships: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Ltd Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks & $200/win FWD 4CYL. $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pit passes, all ages $35.
NOVEMBER 24 (SAT 2PM) LONESTAR TURKEY NATIONALS $5,000/win, $500/start COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS. Plus $1,500/win Modifieds, $750/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks, $200/win FWD 4-Cyl.(GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)
Promoter has the right to change schedule and events at their discretion. Please visit the track website at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com or on Facebook at ‘LoneStar Speedway’ for the latest event news, weather; etc. As in the past several seasons, to be eligible for post-season awards, registered LoneStar Speedway drivers must compete in a minimum of 75% of completed LoneStar Speedway events during the calendar year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS & we hope you have the BEST-EVER NEW YEAR in 2018...from all of us at LoneStar Speedway!