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For Immediate Release

Contact: Debbie Williams

San Antonio Speedway Vice President & Asst. Gen. Mgr.

(210) 648-7373 (office); (210) 685-0400 (cell)



Lonestar Legacy Series headed to San Antonio Speedway


San Antonio, TX (September 3, 2006) – Following a five-month tour of racetracks all over the state of Texas, the Lonestar Legacy Series will make its appearance at San Antonio Speedway next Saturday, September 9, for Allstate Night at the Races.


The Lonestar Legacy Series staff has been negotiating with San Antonio Speedway for quite some time to set up a race at the high-banked “super speedway,” according to one of its most loyal drivers, Tom Harwell. “We’re all really excited about racing at San Antonio Speedway next weekend. We’ll have the opportunity to go ‘all-out’ and run our cars wide open,” commented Harwell.


During the first weekend in August, the Lonestar Legacy Series made to trip to the 2.9-mile road course at Texas World Speedway (TWS) in College Station. “The front straightaway alone was half a mile, so adjusting to a track that’s the same size as the TMS straightaway will be a challenge,” added Harwell. “And I know the fans will enjoy watching us race. When we were at Thunder Hill Raceway a few weeks ago, we even got a standing ovation.”


The Legacy car is a three-quarter sized replica of a NEXTEL cup car and is powered by a four-cylinder engine. This type of racing vehicle is designed to place emphasis on the driver instead of the equipment. The Legacy cars provide an excellent way for the beginner to get his or her first exposure to racing.


Interestingly enough, the current points’ leader in the Lonestar Legacy Series is 12-year-old Dillon Spreen. This seventh-grader lives in Boerne, Texas, and has already been racing for seven years – mostly in Quarter Midgets prior to joining the Lonestar Legacy Series. Spreen is on the All-A Honor Roll and has received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.


The Lonestar Legacy Series is slated to run 50 laps or 30 minutes, whichever comes first. It will be a non-points race since the San Antonio Speedway appearance was added to the schedule near the end of the racing season.


Rick Day, San Antonio Speedway President and General Manager, is looking forward to seeing the Lonestar Legacy Series make its first appearance at the speedway this year. “We’ve been trying to fit the series into our schedule because we’ve heard that they really put on a good show. And I’m told we can expect at least 15-16 Legacy cars next Saturday.”


The full racing program will also feature Twin 25 races for the super-fast San Antonio Speedway NASCAR Late Models, along with the NASCAR Sportsman, Road Runner and Grand Stock classes.


The grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m., and the first green flag will drop at 7:00 p.m.


San Antonio Speedway is the only NASCAR sanctioned short-track in the state of Texas. It is located 3.5 miles south of Loop 410 on State Highway 16 South towards Poteet, near the new Toyota facility.


Admission for the September 9 race is $10 for adults, $8 for Senior/Military with ID, $3 for children 7-12. Children 6 and under are free. Discount coupons for kids’ free admission are available at all 13 Express Lube locations.


For more information about San Antonio Speedway, call Rick Day at 210-827-4524 or call the SAS race hotline at 210-628-1499. The San Antonio Speedway website address is http://sanantoniospeedway.com. Information on the Lonestar Legacy Series may be found at http://lonestarlegacy.cc. Visit Dillon Spreen’s website at http://dillonspreen.com.




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