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$10,000 to win LoneStar Armadillo Nationals Sept. 25-27; Registration Open


Kilgore TX (8/5/14) - LoneStar Speedway (LSS) in Kilgore Texas is pleased to announce the return of one of the biggest paying Modified and Stock Car events of the season with the 2nd Annual $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals, September 25-27, 2014; presented by DAY Motorsports, Smileys Racing Products and Blaines Motor Supply.

A special event site is now open for racers and fans. By clicking www.darinshort.com/arm.html you can view the event flyer, preregister your car, purchase 3-day pit passes, review the rules, area hotels, check out the LoneStar Campground and much more. Race teams are required to read the rules section prior to race weekend so they are familiar with the unique qualifying format.

The 2013 event saw incredible racing on all three nights, with 169 race teams from 11 states participating in the fast-paced, three-division program.

All three LSS points divisions will again be in action over the three day extravaganza, which utilizes a very exciting and fan-friendly format. The drivers really enjoyed our Armadillo format last year and it will be exactly the same in 2014.

All cars must be LSS legal, and track points will be awarded. All drivers will receive 25 track points for participating in the Armadillo Nationals. There is no car registration fee due if your team is not a LSS points driver.

Modifieds will be racing for $10,000 to win and $500 to start (24th). The Limited Modified feature winner will take home $3,000, and the first Factory Stock to take the checkers will receive $2,000.

A super-sized competitor purse is being offered yet without excessive entry fee or pit pass costs for the drivers, plus a great 3-day pass offer for the race fans.

DAY Motorsports Modifieds Saturday Feature Payback (50 Laps):

$10,000-5,000-3,000-2,000-1,600-1,200-1,000-900-820-780-740-700-660-620-600-580-560-540-520-500...to 24th. Early online entry $80 through 9/23/14, and it guarantees teams of a minimum of $150 in non-qualifier money if they do not make the championship event. Early entry runs through Tuesday night, September 23rd (two days before the race). Entries received at the track are $25 higher and are not guaranteed non-qualifier money.

Smileys Racing Products Limited Modified Saturday Feature (30 Laps):

$3,000-1,500-1,000-800-700-600-500-400-380-360-340-320-300-280-260-240...to 24th. Early online entry $55 through 9/23/14, and it guarantees teams of a minimum of $125 in non-qualifier money if they do not make the championship event. Early entry runs through Tuesday night, September 23rd (two days before the race). Entries received at the track are $25 higher and are not guaranteed non-qualifier money.

Blaines Motor Supply Factory Stock Saturday Feature (30 Laps):

$2,000-1,300-1,000-800-700-600-500-400-380-360-340-320-300-280-260-240...to 24th. Early Factory Stock pre-entry is $55, and it guarantees teams of a minimum of $100 in non-qualifier money if they do not make the championship event. Early entry runs through Tuesday night, September 23rd (two days before the race). Entries received at the track are $25 higher and are not guaranteed non-qualifier money.

All divisions will be scored electronically, to ensure promptness and accurateness. A one-time transponder rental fee of $25 per car for the race weekend will be charged upon your arrival to the track on race night. Drivers will also receive a smart phone link that will allow them to see real-time lineups and results.

Pit passes are at regular prices for qualifying nights, $30. Championship night pit passes are $35. However, you can purchase a 3-day pit pass on the event website for $90. 3-day online pit passes will be on sale through Sept. 23.

Ticket prices to this event are very affordable and are available on race nights only. No advance tickets will be sold. On Thursday and Friday, its just $12 for adult general admission, while the Saturday night championship is $20. Seniors/active military can enjoy the racing action for $10 each on Thursday and Friday, with $18 tickets on Saturday. Youth ages 6 to 11 are $5 each night. Seating in the reserved section is a $5 upgrade to any ticket on each night.

New for 2014: Three-Day General Admission Grandstand Pass is just $35! Thats right, you can get in to see all three nights of the $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals for less than going to three regularly priced LSS events! There are no advance ticket sales to this event, and you can purchase your three-day armband when you arrive to the speedway on opening night of the event, September 25th.

Complete division rules are posted at the track website. An event flyer has been posted under the resources section of the track website as well.

Here is the basic event structure for all three divisions for the LoneStar Armadillo Nationals:

-This is not a split field qualifying format. Meaning, all cars race all three days. Your highest point total on Thursday OR Friday will be used to determine your Saturday night lineup. Except, the top 4 finishers in the Thu/Fri A-features will automatically lock in the front four rows of the Saturday night feature. The next six positions in the Saturday finale will be locked in by the top six drivers in points (from Thursday or Friday points). The balance of the cars in each division will go directly into two B-features (and possibly C-feature). A total of 10 cars total will advance from the B-features to the A-feature. Nightly heat races will be draw for position with finishing position and passing points being awarded. There is no penalty whatsoever for racing both Thursday and Friday night. We encourage drivers to race all three nights.

-Electronic timing and scoring will be used for all divisions. A one-time $25 transponder rental fee is due at sign in. This will ensure all teams being scored to the best that is possible, along with having live lineups and results quickly available for all of the teams and fans to keep tabs on their smart phones during the event. Professional Motor Sports Solutions of Charlotte, NC is providing timing and scoring throughout the weekend, as they have the past three years.

Here are some quick facts for the Sept. 25-27th LoneStar Armadillo Nationals:

- Pits open at 4pm (most likely earlier on Thursday), Grandstands open at 5pm, Draw cut-off at 6:30pm sharp, Hot laps at 7:00pm, and racing to follow.

-Adult general grandstand admission just $12 on Thursday and Friday, with Saturdays championship night is $20.

-Adult 3-day Grandstand General Admission Pass is available at the track on race night for just $35 (a $9 savings!).

-Youth ages 6-11 are $5 per night, while ages 5 and under are free with adult admission.

-Senior/Active military are $10 each general admission on Thursday/Friday; and $18 for Saturday (or $35 for 3-day).

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section for $5 per person per night.

-All Pit Passes for all ages are $30 each on Thursday and Friday, with $35 on Saturday. 3-day advance pit passes are for sale at the event website through 9/23 for $90.

-No outside food/drink coolers are allowed inside grandstand, a full selection of economically priced food concessions, including beer, are available

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com to view/print rules for each of the classes of cars racing.

-Click www.darinshort.com/arm.html to visit the event website, view flyer, register your team, purchase 3-day pit passes, read the rules/format, area hotels and track directions/info. In case you forget this link, you can access the event website at the homepage of DarinShort.com between now and the event.

Dont miss one of the biggest and most exciting short track racing events of the season! Make plans to join us for the 2nd annual running of the $10,000 to win Armadillo Nationals at LoneStar Speedway on September 25th 27th!

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