First-Ever LoneStar CCSDS SUPER LATE MODEL SPRING NATIONALS - SAT. APRIL 1, 7pm
Kilgore, TX (3/10/17) by DarinShort.com. LoneStar Speedway near Kilgore Texas is proud to announce that the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil will invade the high-banked 1/3 mile clay oval for the Super Late Model Spring Nationals on Saturday night, April 1st at 7pm. (To avoid any possible confusion, note that our next event is Sunday, March 26th at 6pm with the running of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the CCSDS is the following Saturday, April 1st.)
This marks the first-ever visit of the CCSDS to LoneStar Speedway.
The event will attract the top Super Late Model teams from a 6-state region, as the feature event pays $3,000 to win and $450 just to take the green flag; plus there are cash awards of $100 each for Fast Time, the feature race Hard Charger and the Hard Luck driver.
The Super Late Models are just part of a jam-packed night of racing, as the LoneStar Speedway points season resumes, with the high-powered Modifieds racing for $1,200 to win, $700 to win for the first Limited Modified driver to cross the checkers, $500 to the winner of the Factory Stock feature; with Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders rounding out the 5-division racing card.
This will be the first weekend of racing for CCSDS competitors for the 2017 racing season.
For fans not familiar with the CCSDS, it is based out of Beebe Arkansas, with Chris Ellis at the helm. Chris states: "It is our goal to provide quality regional late model racing to the fans and tracks of the mid-south. In doing so, we will provide mid-south promoters an affordable series which is financially attractive to the racers, fans, and the tracks."
The CCSDS is essentially aligned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) rules, which are why they are considered 'Super Late Models', with 400+C.I. engines. This rules alignment also allows them to co-sanction with the LOLMDS series on occasion - when they are in the area. Drivers that compete in the SUPR Late Model series can, and do, run with the CCSDS series; so you can expect to see several of those great racers at LoneStar Speedway on April 1st as well.
The 2016 CCSDS season literally came down to the final lap of the final event. Jack Sullivan edged Hunter Rasdon by just three points to take the championship. Kyle Beard rounded out the Top three in the final standings. Both drivers are expected to compete in the LoneStar event.
A CCSDS driver roster will be announced in the days to come, and will be available for viewing at all the usual LoneStar Speedway news outlets, such as www.LoneStarSpeedway.com , www.Facebook.com/LoneStarSpeedway , www.MidSouthForums.com, www.OklahomaTidbits.com and www.ElbowsUp.com - to name a few.
Action fires off Saturday April 1st at 7PM. The Pit Gate will open by 3pm, while the main grandstand area will open by 5pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 6pm, with a driver's meeting set for 6:15pm. Track packing and Hot laps are slated for 6:30pm, then CCSDS Time Trials & racing to follow immediately.
Adult grandstand general admission (ages 12-64) to this massive event is just $20! Ages 6-11 are $5, while ages 65+ and military will be $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35.
Here's the fantastic purse breakdown for the Super Late Model Spring Nationals and all of the LoneStar Speedway points divisions:
CCSDS Late Models (40 Laps): $3,000 - 1,500 - 1,000 - 900 - 800 - 600 - 550 - 500 - 475 - 450...paying $450 all the way to 20th. Non-qualifiers or non-starters will each receive $150. Normal CCSDS rules, entry and procedures are in effect. Click www.COMPdirt.com for complete details.
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. Transponders go into effect for this division on April 1. If you've yet to order yours, please email email@example.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).
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. Transponders go into effect for this division on April 1. If you've yet to order yours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).
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. Transponders do not go into effect for this division until the first race in June. If you've yet to order yours, please email email@example.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).
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.
DON'T FORGET, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event is next up at LoneStar Speedway, on Sunday March 26th at 6pm (the Sunday prior to the CCSDS event). Complete details are posted at our track website and Facebook pages.
All tickets to both of these events are sold at the ticket window on race day when you arrive.
THANKS AGAIN to all the great LoneStar Speedway fans and teams for a fantastic start of the 2017 season - and we're really looking to putting on these next two events for you all...they're going to be keeping you on the edge of your seat, with high-powered high-flying racing action on the LoneStar high-banks...see you all on March 26th and April 1st!