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Topic: $26,000 THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS Returns to LoneStar Speedway SUNDAY 5/28!
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May 11, 2017 at 10:06:21 AM
Joined: 09/15/2005
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$26,000 THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS Returns to LoneStar Speedway - SUNDAY MAY 28th!

Kilgore TX (5/11/17) by The $3,000 to win 'Thunder on the High-Banks' returns to LoneStar Speedway (LSS) on Sunday, May 28th (Memorial Day weekend, 7pm), featuring the high powered ASCS Gulf South Sprint Car teams. Last year's event was a great battle between Channin Tankersley, Johnny Herrera and eventual winner Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

The ASCS Sprint Cars will be racing for $3,000 to win, $1,500 for 2nd, $1,000 for 3rd, then paying generously down to $310/start the A-feature. Any sprint non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100.

Joining them will be a complete LSS points program - with bumped-up purse structures: Modifieds will pay $1,200/win and $100/start, while the Limited Modified winner will take home $700 and it pays down to $80/start, the first Factory Stock driver to cross the checkers will receive $500 in their feature that pays down to $60/start. Complete purse structure in all divisions is posted below. The Front Wheel Drive 4-Cylinders will round out the 5-division racing card that fires off at 7pm.

A fantastic field of ASCS Sprint Cars is expected, including drivers such as Ray Allen Kulhanek (current points leader), Zane Lawrence, Dustin Gates, Jacob Lucas, Tommy Bryant, Travis Rilat, Channin Tankersley, Scottie McDonald, Caleb Martin, Scott Smith, Chad Wilson, Scott Bogucki, Casey Burkham, Cody Stacy, Michael Lang, Randy Allen, Austin Mundie, Cody Barksdale, Tony Russell, John Pate, Bobby Breen, Chris Sweeney, Tommy Hall, Larry Howery, Brandie Jass & many more from throughout the region. This is the only ASCS event within several hundred miles on this date, so several 'invaders' can be expected.

Keeping up with LoneStar's goal to offer quality racing, great competitor purses - while still at family-affordable pricing - Adult (ages 12-64) tickets to Thunder on the High Banks are $20, while ages 6-11 are $5, and ages 65+/Active Military can take in the full night of racing for just $15. All pit passes for all ages are $35.

Hot laps Sunday May 28th fire off at 7pm, with the Pits opening by 3pm and the Grandstands by 5:30pm. LSS Draw Cut-Off at 6:15pm with the LSS drivers Pit Meeting at 6:45pm. Drivers, please make sure to arrive on time so we can keep the show moving on schedule.

Annual driver registration for the LSS points divisions is required (if you've yet to race at LSS in 2017), and the $30 registration fee goes right back into the LSS Drivers Point Fund - which has averaged over $10,000/year the past four years.  Sprint Cars do not register.

Here is the complete minimum event payback by division for Sunday May 28th:

ASCS Sprint Cars: $3,000 - 1,500 - 1,000 - 750 - 650 - 550 - 450 - 425 - 400 - 375 - 355 - 350 - 345 - 340 - 335 - 330 - 325 - 320 - 315 - 310. All non-starters and non-qualifiers receive $100. Mufflers are not required by LSS.

Modifieds: $1,200 - 600 - 500 - 400 - 300 - 200 - 180 - 160 - 140 - 120 - 120 - 120 - start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $50. Transponders required, no mufflers required.

Limited Modifieds: $750 - 400 - 300 - 200 - 180 - 160 - 140 - 120 - 100 - 100 - start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $30. Transponders required, no mufflers required.

Factory Stocks: $500 - 300 - 200 - 180 - 160 - 140 - 120 - 100 - 80 - 80 - 60 - start. Any non-starters or non-qualifiers receive $20. Transponders not required, no mufflers required.

Drivers, if you've yet to order your transponder, please email with your name, car number, division, preference (hard-wired or rechargeable).

FWD 4-Cylinders: $150 - $120 - 100 - 80 - 70 - 60 - 50 - 40 - start. No mufflers required.

Here are some quick facts for the SUNDAY MAY 28th LoneStar THUNDER on the HIGH BANKS event:

- Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open by 5:30pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The LSS heat race draw-in closes at 6:15pm sharp

-Adult General Admission $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 or pit pass to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person

-All Pit Passes for 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 for event flyer, class rules, full division payback and complete event details

-Visit for ASCS Gulf South rules, information and Series drivers

From everyone at LoneStar Speedway, we wish you all a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend, and we hope many of you can join spend part of it with us, at our $26,000 Thunder on the High Banks, featuring the ASCS Gulf South Sprint Cars, Sunday May 28th at 7pm!

May 23, 2017 at 02:16:46 PM
Joined: 09/15/2005
Posts: 4165
And now, ages 12-64 can get general admission tickets to this event for $3 less...without having to do lift a finger!
Track promoter Sam Hafertepe comments: "Although $20 is a pretty standard ticket price for ASCS events at most tracks, and it is a substantial purse increase, we feel that by dropping the ticket prices to $17, it will allow more families to take in this great night of racing - and that's what it's all about."

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