3rd LoneStar SPRINT SMACKDOWN & Bumped-Up SEASON POINTS OPENER: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th at 6PM!
Kilgore, TX (01/01/17) by DarinShort.com. The 70' wide expanses of LoneStar Speedway hosted several phenomenal racing events in 2016. Nightly there was side-by-side racing, drivers coming from the back to win, wild finishes - and the new season fires up NEXT MONTH, Saturday night, February 11th at 6pm, when fans will be treated to a huge night of racing: the 3rd Annual SPRINT SMACKDOWN and bumped-up LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SEASON POINTS OPENER.
Action fires off Saturday February 11th at 6PM. (The sun goes down at 6:01pm, 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 5:15pm, with a driver's meeting set for 5:45pm. Hot laps will fire off at 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:
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!).
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. Rules at www.RaceSaver.com and www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for track general rules.
And for all LoneStar Speedway divisions, rules are posted at http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/rules/ as 2017 rules are posted are now available. More specifically, the Modifieds, Limited Modifieds and FWD 4-Cylinders currently have no LoneStar rules updates. The Factory Stocks have updates in the body section, which are posted here: http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/downloads/get.aspx?i=348752
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: $150 - $120 - $100 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $20...to 20th.
No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available
REMINDER: A limited supply of reserved seat tickets are available for the Craftsman World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at LoneStar Speedway on Friday, March 3rd. Details are at the track website and the track Facebook page (that can be found by searching 'LoneStar Speedway'. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series event tickets will go on sale soon, and that is our third event of the season, Sunday March 26th.
Note that we have two practice days scheduled in February. The first practice is being changed to the night before the Sprint Smackdown (February 10th, 7-10pm), as the originally scheduled date is Super Bowl Sunday. The final open practice will be on Sunday February 26th from 1-4pm.
We hope this gets you PUMPED UP for these three great LoneStar Speedway racing events as the 2017 season kicks off, with the 3rd Annual Sprint Smackdown & LoneStar Season Points Opener coming Saturday, February 11th at 6pm!