KILGORE, Tex. (November 23, 2016) On the purview of this Saturday afternoon’s $30,000 LoneStar Topless Turkey Nationals, LoneStar Speedway is pleased to release its 2017 events schedule to its fans and race teams.
As with each year, we will provide updates as they develop, but this first-round schedule will provide everyone the primary nuts-and-bolts so they can start making plans with their work schedules, and such.
Jumping right to the main course on this Thanksgiving Eve, a viewable/printable version of the new schedule is now available at:
Season headliners include the return of three national touring series – the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and United State Modified Touring Series. Details, such as tickets and pricing for these national touring events will be posted when they become available at the track website. All event dates are posted at the above link and at the complete schedule listed below.
Plus there are 10 weekends of regional touring divisions making LoneStar Speedway stops, including two each for the Sprint Car Bandits 360 C.I. and COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Late Models; and one each for the Gulf South ASCS Sprint Cars, Southern Topless Modifieds (STEM), SUPR Late Models, Texas Winged Modified Association, Touring Outlaw Modified Series and Elite Non-Winged Sprint Cars.
The season fires off as it did in 2016 with the running of the 3rd Annual Sprint Smackdown on February 11th and concludes with the LoneStar Topless Turkey Nationals featuring the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on Saturday November 25th.
Another annual season featured event is the running of “For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving” on Saturday April 29th, where LoneStar Speedway race teams compete for jumbo-sized purses while drawing attention to this special cause, presented by Robert and Trisha Taylor who lost their daughter when texting played a part in the incident.
LoneStar Speedway offers race teams that support the track regularly with a significant added bonus. Without paying a track sanctioning or track licensing fee, teams get to compete for season-ending cash awards and prizes. A one-time $30 driver registration fee (which goes directly into the point fund) is all that is needed. As with every year, drivers must compete in at least 75% of the completed LSS events for the season to be eligible.
One item of note, in light of some events being squeezed out from weather events in 2016, we have added a couple of ‘TBA’ dates to the middle of the 2017 schedule, which will allow us to possibly reschedule an earlier rainout to these new TBA dates. So we’ll cross that bridge if/when it arrives in 2017, but at least we have a contingency plan in place.
Speaking of, the 2016 racing season was tough on a lot of the fans, teams and the speedway due to so many weather ‘irregularities’, and we’re hoping for a much more sedate weather year in 2017…as it’s hard to keep pumped up about outdoor events when Mother Nature’s shenanigans continued to be such a regular occurrence this year. All we can do is stay positive and keep plugging away and hope for better weather on race days next year.
One final reminder, this Saturday concludes the 2016 racing season at LoneStar Speedway with the running of the $30,000 LoneStar Topless Turkey Nationals, featuring $3,000 to win and $500 to start for the Topless SUPR Late Models; plus supercharged purses for the Modifieds ($1,500/win), Factory Stocks ($500/win), Limited Modifieds ($750/win); plus FWD 4-Cylinders ($200/win). Make plans to join us if you can for this wild and exciting conclusion to the season, action fires off at 2pm. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for all of the latest event news, or visit our Facebook page by searching ‘LoneStar Speedway.’
2017 LONESTAR SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE – As of 11/23/16. 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 off.
FEB 5 (SUNDAY NOON-4PM) OPEN PRACTICE & REGISTRATION: Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.
FEB. 11 (SAT 6PM) 3rd ANNUAL SPRINT SMACKDOWN! Plus LoneStar Points Night Opener! $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus $300/win FWD 4-Cylinders. RaceSaver national points/rules/sanction. ($15 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).
FEB 26 (SUNDAY) OPEN PRACTICE & REG’N: NOON-4PM. Open to any racing division. All pit passes $15, grandstands free.
MARCH 3 (FRIDAY 7PM) WORLD OF OUTLAWS SPRINT CAR SERIES & Limited Modifieds. (PRICING & TICKET INFO COMING SOON).
MARCH 24 (FRIDAY 7PM) WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES; plus Ltd Mods & Factory Stocks (Pricing/Ticket info coming soon.)
APRIL 1 (SAT. 7PM) 4rd Annual BUNNY HOP 40: COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS; plus Mods, Ltd Mods & Factory Stocks ($20 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35). Plus FWD 4-Cylinders. LSS Points night for all divisions. Plus Easter Egg Hunt & Kids Prize Drawings!
APRIL 22 (SAT. 7PM) SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! Plus LSS Points Night: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).
APRIL 29 (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 (JUST $12 GA, $5 Kids; All Pit Passes All Ages $30).
MAY 13 (SAT. 7PM) UNITED STATES MODIFIED TOURING SERIES. LSS Points Night All Divisions; $700/win Ltd. Mods, $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus FWD 4-Cylinders ($20 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $35). ALL MOTHERS: G.A. is just $10!
MAY 28 (SUNDAY 7PM) $3,000/win GULF SOUTH ASCS SPRINT CAR SERIES. Plus Championship Points:$1,200/win Modifieds,$700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus FWD 4-Cylinders.(GA $17, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)
JUNE 10 LSS 8th Anniversary Special (SAT 8PM) Southern Topless Modifieds Touring Series (STEM) Plus Championship Points Night $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Ltd Mods, $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus 4-Cylinders (JUST $12 GA, $5 Kids, Pits $30).
JUNE 24 (SAT 8PM) TBA, Plus: Championship Points Night: $1,000/win Modifieds; plus Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks & 4-Cylinders (GA and PIT PRICES TBA).
JULY 1 (SAT 8PM) FIRECRACKER 40 $3,000/win, $400/start SUPR LATE MODELS & FIREWORKS! Plus Championship Points: $1,200/win Mods; $700/win Ltd Mods, FACTORY STOCK SPECIAL (Details TBA). Plus 4-Cylinders. (GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)
JULY 22 (SAT 8PM) 5th Annual LoneStar SUMMER SIZZLER! TBA, Plus LSS Points Night : $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds & $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus FWD 4-Cylinders (GA and PIT PRICING TBA).
AUGUST 5 (SAT 8PM) Twin Factory Stock Feature Night, $10 CARLOAD NIGHT, BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT & Championship Points Night: $1,000 to win Modifieds; Plus Limited Modifieds and FWD 4-Cylinders ($10/CARLOAD G.A. Grandstand, $30 pits).
AUGUST 26 (SAT 8PM) ABC Auto Parts Night featuring Texas Winged Modified Assn. Plus Championship Points: Modifieds, Limited Modifieds & Factory Stocks. Plus FWD 4-Cylinders.(GA $15, Kids $5. All pit passes $30. 8PM Start time.)
SEPTEMBER 9 (SAT 7PM) MONSTER TRUCK NATIONALS (Details TBA at www.MonsterTruckFallNationals.com)
SEPTEMBER 30 (SAT 7PM) SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES 360 C.I. Sprint Cars! $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus 4-Cylinders ($17 GA. $5 Kids, Pits $35).
OCTOBER 13-14 (7PM each night) 4th ARMADILLO NATIONALS! TOURING OUTLAW MODIFIED SERIES, LTD MODS, FACTORY STOCKS & FWD 4-Cylinders! (Details in summer) LSS points all divisions. PLUS Thursday, Oct. 12 is practice night from 7pm-10pm.
NOV. 11 (SAT. 6PM) ELITE NON-WINGED SPRINT CAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP $1,000/win & $250/start! LSS Points Championships: $1,200/win Modifieds, $700/win Ltd Modifieds & $500/win Factory Stocks; Plus FWD 4CYL. $15 GA, $5 Kids, Pit passes, all ages $35.
NOVEMBER 25 (SAT 2PM) LONESTAR TURKEY NATIONALS $3,000/win, $500/start COMP CAMS SUPER DIRT SERIES LATE MODELS. Plus $1250/win Modifieds, $750/win Limited Modifieds, $500/win Factory Stocks. Plus FWD 4-Cylinders.(GA $20, Kids $5. All pit passes $35.)
POST SEASON: 11/26: 2017 LSS Awards Bash & Points Fund Distribution for Mod, Ltd and FS must compete in 75% of completed events.
Please click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for details on all events and the latest updates.