LONESTAR SPEEDWAY EVENTS for 4/29 POSTPONED to 6/24; USMTS UP NEXT 5/13
Kilgore, TX (4/29/17) by DarinShort.com. Tonight's big $18,000+ "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving" Night at LoneStar Speedway event has been POSTPONED from tonight (April 29th) to SATURDAY, JUNE 24th due to inclement weather. This makes the next LoneStar Speedway event the $3,000 to win Spring Modified Nationals sanctioned by United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Saturday, May 13th at 7pm.
The complete program from April 29th (tonight) will be rescheduled, in its entirety, with the exact same previously posted purse structures and awards for all divisions on June 24th. However, this now allows more time for additional businesses and individuals to participate in growing the event even further.
If you, or your business, are interested in being a part of this special awareness event, send an email to Racemanrt90@gmail.com and Trisha Taylor will get back in touch with you with more information. Again, the 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' night will now be held on Saturday, June 24th. (Complete event information is reposted after the end of this press release, in case you missed out on the previous rounds.)
MOVING FORWARD TO OUR NEXT EVENT, SATURDAY MAY 13th - Featuring $3,000 to win United States Modified Touring Series:
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 Spring Modified Nationals feature 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. The FWD 4-Cylinders will round out the 4-division racing card. There is the standard USMTS entry fee and rules in the Modifieds, while the Limited Modified and Factory Stock divisions have no entry fee. All four divisions will receive full LoneStar Speedway points.
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.
A very solid payback is posted for all divisions:
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 - $30...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!
HERE IS THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED EVENT INFORMATION on 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' night, which will now be held on Saturday, June 24th at 8pm (edited, after the April 29th rainout):
This is one of the biggest points nights of the season at LoneStar Speedway (LSS) with over $18,000 in cash being paid out to race teams, and without any driver Entry Fees!
Trisha and Robert Taylor have stepped up to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, and also helping to increase the competitor purse in the LSS points divisions for this special night of racing. LoneStar Speedway has matched those increases, creating a doubling effect.
On April 26, 2010 Trisha and Robert Taylor received the call that forever changed their lives, as their daughter Alex had been in an accident and was being taken by air flight to East Texas Medical Center, and would not survive her injuries. The accident was attributed to texting and driving.
Robert is veteran LoneStar Speedway driver, along with his wife Trisha, continue to help raise awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, at their Facebook page titled For the Love of Alex Stop Texting and Driving.
Click www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfAlexStopTextingAndDriving to ‘like’ the page and learn more about their awareness efforts.
If you, or your business, are interested in being a part of this special awareness event, send an email to Racemanrt90@gmail.com and Trisha Taylor will get back in touch with you with more information.
Each division winner will also receive and oversized check from the Taylor's, and a 12" commemorative plaque from LSS.
THANK YOU to the following event sponsors for stepping up to help make this event as large as it is: Tyler Weathermakers Inc., Taylor Drywall, Section 8 Racing, Dunn Transmissions, Whataburger/Simpson Racing, Bill Cooper, Jayson Chandler Homes, Uncle Sam's Fireworks, Landmark Homes, DAY Motorsports, SETEC, Drywall Blues, Liquid Print, Mark Tatum, TMRC - Taylor Made Race Cars, Jalapeño Tree; and we would also like to thank Jim Hitz of All Points Systems Wholesale Copiers - Marshall, TX (phone 318-465-5075) for adding $500 to the total event purse. Jim races at LSS regularly.
This will be a point’s race for all LoneStar divisions. There are no added competitor entry fees in any division on June 24th. Here is the complete purse structure for all divisions:
MODIFIED FEATURE - 25 LAPS: $1,300-800-600-500-400-350-300-275-250-225-200-175-150-125...to start! $50 to any NQ or Non-Starter. No entry fee. No mufflers required. Complete rules posted at track website. Transponders went 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 - 20 LAPS: $1,300-700-500-350-250-225-200-180-160-140-120-100...to start! $30 to any NQ or Non-Starter. No entry fee. No mufflers required. Complete rules posted at track website. Transponders went 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 - 20 LAPS: $1,300-500-400-300-200-180-160-140-120-100-80...to start! $20 to any NQ or Non-Starter. Transponders will go into effect for this division on June 1. If you've yet to order yours, please email email@example.com with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).
No entry fee. No mufflers required. Complete rules posted at track website.
FWD 4-CYLINDERS: The Taylor's have now added $100 to the FWD purse, and LoneStar has matched that amount; so the new feature payback is as follows: $200 - $145 - $125 - $80 - $60 - $40 - $30...to 20th.
No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside; a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available.
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. All tickets are sold at the ticket window on race day when you arrive.
Action fires off Saturday June 24th at 8PM (as summer hours go into effect on June 1). The Pit Gate will open by 4pm, while the main grandstand area will open by 6pm. The driver's draw cut-off for heat races is 7pm, with a driver's meeting set for 7:30pm. Track packing and Hot laps are slated for 7:45pm & racing to follow immediately.
Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and www.Facebook.com/LoneStarSpeedway for all of the latest news from the speedway.
Please make plans to join us on "For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting & Driving" night, featuring TRIPLE $1,300 to win feature events, SATURDAY, June 24th at LoneStar Speedway!