LoneStar Speedway (near Kilgore, TX; Exit 583 and I-20) is prepping for the 2018 Season Opener plus the 4th annual LoneStar Sprint Smackdown - slated for THIS Saturday night, March 3rd at 6pm. Adult grandstand tickets are just $15 and are available at the track on race night only (no online sales).
Here are a bunch of pictures from last year's event (to get you fired up). And here is complete event information for this coming weekend:
>FRIDAY MARCH 2, Open Practice, Registration, Reserved Pit Parking from 7pm-10pm. All pit passes $15. Free grandstands.
>SATURDAY MARCH 3rd at 6pm, 4th LONESTAR SPRINT SMACKDOWN, (draw cutoff 5pm sharp), featuring the RaceSaver IMCA sanctioned winged Sprint Cars PLUS LSS Season Points Opener with $1,200/win LSS OUTLAW MODIFIEDS, $500/win FACTORY STOCKS, $700/win LIMITED MODIFIEDS and $200/win FWD 4-CYLINDERS. Grandstand adults just $15, all pit passes $35; complete details below.
>LIMITED MODIFIED TEAMS: there is a grace period for the new 2018 header rules. This will allow you through the February LSS events to make your car compliant in time for the March 31st event. Those rules are posted at the following link (if you missed them), as well as all division rules:
HERE ARE COMPLETE MARCH 3rd SPRINT SMACKDOWN EVENT DETAILS:
Kilgore, TX (02/27/18) by DarinShort.com. The 70' wide expanses of LoneStar Speedway hosted several phenomenal racing events in 2017. Nightly there was side-by-side racing, drivers coming from the back to win, wild finishes - and the new 2018 season fires up THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, MARCH 3rd at 6pm, when fans will be treated to a huge night of racing: the 4th Annual SPRINT SMACKDOWN and LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SEASON POINTS OPENER, featuring added purses in all divisions.
The 2017 edition of the event drew a fantastic crowd and a jammed pit area with 27 Winged Sprint Cars, 22 Outlaw Modifieds, 36 Factory Stocks, 22 Limited Modiifeds and 19 Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders.
Action fires off Saturday MARCH 3rd at 6PM. (The sun goes down at 6:14pm, which will coincide perfectly.)
The Pit Gate will open by 3pm, while the main grandstand area will open by 4:30pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 5:00pm, with a driver's meeting set for 5:30pm. Hot laps will fire off by 6pm with racing to follow immediately.
Adult grandstand general admission (ages 12-64) to this massive event is just $15! Ages 6-11 are $5, while ages 65+ and military will be $12. All pit passes for all ages are $35.
A JUMBO-SIZED competitor purse is slated in all racing divisions, and the breakdown is as follows, transponders are required for all divisions except FWD 4-Cyl, and a working RACEceiver is required for all divisions:
SPRINT CARS (note that we chose to add more purse in the middle of the field instead of putting it all on top, so it benefits more race teams): $1,200/win - $800 - $600 - $550 - $500 (5th) - $450 - $400 - $350 - $320 - $300 (10th) - $280 - $260 - $240 - $220 - $200 (to 24th...not 20th!). 25-lap feature.
All sprint car NQ's or Non-Starters will receive $100. Sprint Car heats will include passing points which will determine the feature lineups...straight up by points. No redraw. Rules at www.RaceSaver.com and www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for track general rules. This is a sanctioned RaceSaver IMCA event.
And for all LoneStar Speedway divisions, rules are posted at http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/rules/ as 2018 rules are posted are now available.
MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $1,200 - $600 - $450 - $350 - $250 (5th) - $200 - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $120 - $100...to 20th. All Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $50.
LIMITED MODIFIED FEATURE PAYBACK: $700 - $400 - $300 - $220 - $200 (5th) - $180 - $160 - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60...to 20th. All Limited Modified NQ's or Non-Starters $30.
FACTORY STOCK FEATURE PAYBACK: $500 - $300 - $200 - $180 - $160 (5th) - $140 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $80 - $60 - $40...to 20th. All Factory Stock NQ's or Non-Starters $20.
FWD 4-Cylinders: $200 - $150 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $30...to 20th.
If you've yet to order your transponder, please email email@example.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).
No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside main grandstand entrance; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.
Teams can register their cars for the 2018 season, as well as purchase reserved pit spaces for the season at each of the practice dates.
Here is the revised 2018 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE - As of 2/26/18. 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, $2-3 off.
MARCH 2 (FRIDAY 7PM-10PM) OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION: Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.
MARCH 3 (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).
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 & $150/START! Southern Topless Modifieds Touring Series (STEM). 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! 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.)
The Track 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.
We hope to see you at the 4th Annual Sprint Smackdown & LoneStar Season Points Opener THIS SATURDAY, March 3rd at 6pm.