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ROUGHNECK 125 to fire off 2015 LoneStar Speedway season


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ROUGHNECK 125 to fire off 2015 LoneStar Speedway season


Kilgore TX (11/13/14) - LoneStar Speedway (LSS) officials are excited to announce a brand new event that will kick off the 2015 racing season, titled the Roughneck 125.

Some of you may be asking yourself, what is a Roughneck? For those not familiar with the oil drilling industry, a Roughneck is one of the hard-working laborers in a oil-drilling operation...of which there are many in this part of Texas.

The two-day event will take place on February 20th-21st, 2015; highlighted by 125 laps worth of championship feature racing for the Modifieds, RaceSaver® Sprint Cars, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds atop the high-banked 1/3 mile LoneStar Speedway.

And today, the event website has launched. By clicking www.DarinShort.com/125.html racers and fans can check out the event flyer, complete purse breakdown, rules, online driver registration (which opens on December 26th), track info, directions, camping, hotels; and much more.

A fantastic competitor purse is being offered, as well as a fan-friendly 2-day racing format. Modifieds will be racing for $4,000 to win and $350 to start. Factory Stocks will compete for $1,500 to win and $200 to start, while the Limited Modified field will be gunning for $2,000 to win and $225 to start.

RaceSaver Sprint Cars will have a complete 1-night show on Saturday February 21st, paying $1,000 to win and $400 to start.

24 starters will take the green flag in each of the Roughneck 125 championship events Saturday night.

Friday night's racing program (February 20th) will fire off at 7pm and will consist of heat races (with passing points) for the Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Limited Modifieds; plus Twin Qualifying Features. The top 4 finishers in each Qualifying feature will lock in to their respective Saturday Roughneck 125 championship event; while the balance of each field will be lined straight up by overall points into B-features.

Saturday's Roughneck 125 finale (February 21st) will consist of B-features and A-features for the Modifieds (40 laps), Factory Stocks (25 laps) and Limited Modifieds (30 laps); plus a complete program of heat races (with passing points) and features for the RaceSaver Sprint Cars (30 lap A-feature).

Fans can expect a stellar field of drivers for this 2015 season lid-lifter; and for Modifieds, the Roughneck 125 will serve as their 'warm up' race for their Saturday March 14th USMTS series event at LSS.

Speaking of upcoming events, the complete 2015 LoneStar Speedway schedule is assembled and will be released soon.

An excellent payback is posted for the four Roughneck 125 divisions on February 21st:

Modified Feature: $4,000, $2,000, $1,600, $1,200, $1,000, $800, $700, $600, $500, $450, $400, $350... to 24th. All 2-day NQ's receive $125. Early online registration is just $50, or $75 at the track.

Limited Modifieds: $2,000, $1,200, $1,000, $800, $600, $500, $450, $400, $350, $300, $250, $225... to 24th. All 2-day NQ's receive $75. Early online registration is only $25, or $50 at the track.

Factory Stocks: $1,500, $1,000, $800, $600, $500, $450, $400, $350, $300, $250, 200... to 24th. All 2-day NQ's receive $75. Early online registration is just $25, or $50 at the track.

RaceSaver Sprint Cars (racing Sat. Feb 21st only): $1,000, $800, $600, $500, $450, 400... to 24th. $100 to NQ's. Early online registration is $50, or $75 at the track.

Pit parking on Friday night will be on a first-come basis. However, since the Sprint Cars do not race until Saturday night, LSS will close off an area of 24 parking spaces prior to the pits opening on Friday. Those spaces will be reserved for the first 24 Sprint Cars that enter online, for those Sprint teams wishing to pit near each other.

With the sunset being right at 6:15pm on Roughneck 125 weekend, special start times are in effect for this event, so fans and teams can have a two great nights of racing at the track. Hot laps are scheduled for 7pm with racing to follow on Friday night, then bumped up to at 5pm hot laps for Saturday night.

Although the event site is open now, online registration doesn't open up until Friday, December 26.

Here are some quick facts for the Fri. Feb. 20th and Sat. Feb. 21st Roughneck 125 event at LSS:

-Friday Pits open by 3pm, Grandstands open at 5pm, Drivers Meeting 6:45pm, Hot Laps at 7pm, with Racing to follow immediately. The draw for sign-in closes at 6:30pm.

-Saturday Pits open by 2pm, Grandstands open at 3pm, Drivers Meeting 4:45pm, Hot Laps at 5pm, with Racing to follow immediately. Draw cutoff (Sprint Cars) and sign in for new drivers in the LSS points divisions is 4:30pm.

- Friday Adult General Admission $12 (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 Seniors (Ages 65+) General Admission $10.

- Saturday Adult General Admission $17 (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 Seniors (Ages 65+) General Admission $15.

-Upgrade any ticket to the Reserved Section (bucket seats) for $5 per person per night.

-All Pit Passes, all ages are $35 per night.

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

-Event website: www.DarinShort.com/125.html (event flyer, purse, rules, registration; etc.)

-Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for division rules, or www.RaceSaver.com for Sprints.

Although we're still three months from the start of the 2015 racing season at LoneStar Speedway (and still have the Turkey Nationals on November 29th), mark your new 2015 calendar now for two nights of fantastic racing action at the inaugural Roughneck 125 at LoneStar Speedway on February 20th and 21st!

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