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Sprint Car Bandits Series championship at LoneStar Speedway, Saturday


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THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 1: SPRINT CAR BANDITS SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP PLUS ALL LONESTAR DIVISIONS RACING at 7pm!

 

Kilgore, TX (9/26/16) - This coming Saturday night, October 1st, racing fans are in for a real treat when the Milestone Electric Sprint Car Bandits® Series (SCB) returns to the LoneStar Speedway (LSS) 1/3 mile high-banks with their brand of high-speed 360C.I. racing excitement. Joining the SCB on Saturday, October 1st at LoneStar Speedway will be a complete program for the high-powered LSS Modifieds ($1,000/win), Factory Stocks ($300/win), Limited Modifieds ($500/win); plus FWD 4-Cylinders will round up the 5-division racing program. Rules and complete payback by division are posted at the LSS website under 'resources.'

 

The long-range forecast shows dry conditions all day Saturday, October 1st with race time (7pm) temps in the upper 70's (not a typo!)...making for spectacular racing conditions.

 

NOTE that LSS 'Summer Hours' are over. Pit gates open Saturday October 1st at 3pm, with the main grandstand entrance opening by 5:30pm. Draw cut-off for all divisions is at 6:15pm, Drivers meeting at 6:45pm with hot laps and racing immediately following. The sun goes down by 7pm on this date, so it will make for excellent racing conditions.

 

An excellent Sprint Car purse is slated, paying $2,000 to win and paying down to $300 to start. The SCB feature is currently scheduled to be the second feature race out. All area Sprint Cars are invited to compete in this event as long as they are SCB legal (go to www.SprintCarBandits.com for rules, and if you have questions, contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. The SCB has added $1,000 in cash to the Series base purse structure - at no added cost to the racers, fans, or the track. Here is the complete SCB payback for LoneStar Speedway A-feature, 25 laps: $2,000 - $1,000 - $600 - $500 - $400 (5th) - $380 - $370 - $360 - $350 - $340 (10th) - $330 - $320 - $310 - $300...to start. Any non-qualifier or non-starter will receive $100. All pit passes are $30.

 

Race fans can expect a full field of young and veteran SCB race teams, such as: Michael Lang, Junior Jenkins, Dustin Gates, Colton Goodwin, Justin Melton, Claud Estes III, Larry Howery, Charlie McDonald, Ryan Hall, Brandie Jass, Brad Welborn, Robert Vetter, Michelle Melton, Brad Queen, Bruce Griffith, Chance McCrary, Gary Floyd, Raven Culp, Justin Fifield, Blake Baccus, Zane Lawrence, Channin Tankersley, Dale Wester, Johnny Miller, Brandon Long - and more!

 

There are no registration or entry fees in any of the five racing divisions on October 1st.

 

All Sprint Cars signing in will draw for heat race starting position and will race for passing points. The A-feature will be lined straight up by heat race passing points (no redraw).

 

SCB series promoter Steve Lang comments: "We had lost some events to rain this season, so we're taking our sponsor dollars and applying them to our final event, as we did at every SCB event this season. Our series really doesn't have much overhead, so we can truly make effective use of the sponsor funds that we've received...and there's no better use of those funds than to pass them along in the form of increased competitor purses. Plus, Darin Short is adding to that by providing his 'Free Pass to the Feature' award; which is really unique, simple and exciting."

 

Here's how the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature works:

 

-Any SCB driver that finishes outside of a transfer spot to the A-feature (after the B-feature) will have their names thrown in a hat, and the drivers name that gets pulled out will forgo their "$100 Non-qualifier status" and become the 21st starter in the feature race - and in this case - it pays $300 to start!

-Eligible drivers must finish the B-feature to be considered for drawing. (In other words, let's say 9 cars finish the B-feature, and the first 4 transfer to the A. That means those 5 drivers are normally done for the night. However, with this award, drivers finishing in 5th through 9th in the B-feature will be eligible drivers for the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature award.)

 

For those of you that are still unfamiliar with the Sprint Car Bandits series, they are dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them. Race fans can expect a great mix of young and veteran drivers competing with the Sprint Car Bandits.

 

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

 

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality, high-speed sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

 

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

 

Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the new event flyer for LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, October 1st. You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

 

As this season ending event is upon us for the SCB, we would like to thank the drivers, fans, area racetracks and sponsors for their support of this new series. We're looking forward to having another great night of racing when the Sprint Car Bandits series takes on the high banks of LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, October 1st with the Series Championship!

 

As the season is winding down at LoneStar Speedway, there are three points nights remaining and several great points battles going on in the top-10 in all divisions. Reminder that LSS drivers finishing in the top-10 in points must have participated in at least 75% of the completed points events to be eligible for post-season awards. (November 26th is not a points event.)

 

Here's where the LSS points sit going into the October 1st event:

 

Modified

 

Pos Driver Car # City, State Points Behind
1 Jason Ingalls 12 Longview Tx 516
2 Wes Armstrong 5 Marshall Tx 496 -20
3 Max Thomas* 8,82T,57T 490 -26
4 Larry Fears 11 Kilgore Tx 482 -34
5 Jerry Jackson 161 Tyler Tx 445 -71
6 Jeff Harris 16x Longview Tx 390 -126
7 Zack McMillan 14Z Gladewater Tx 387 -129
8 Kyle Taylor 75T Longview Tx 377 -139
9 Chad Migues 84 Longview Tx 376 -140
10 Tye Clampitt 10C Henderson TX 309 -207

* Note that Max was in a new car on 9/3 and his points will be added soon.

 

Limited Modified

 

Pos Driver Car # City, State Points Behind
1 Jason Ingalls 12 Longview Tx 536
2 Kelly Lockey 14 Tyler Tx 502 -34
3 Nathan Gaines 7 Kilgore Tx 455 -81
4 Darryl Moseley 9B Diana Tx 424 -112
5 Royce Jones 07,07 Troup Tx 399 -137
6 Kevin Simpson 561 Flint TX 351 -185
7 Billy Joe Brutchin 78,78 Kilgore Tx 347 -189
8 Terry Roach 4 Gladewater Tx 340 -196
9 David Armstrong 575 281 -255
10 Daniel Whitehill 5D,5,5W,10K Mineola Tx 278 -258

 

Factory Stock

 

Pos Driver Car # City, State Points Behind
1 Kenneth Chamberlain 70 Jacksonville Tx 597
2 Alan Lindow 136 Hallsville Tx 520 -77
3 Justin Holt 31H,31H White Oak Tx 493 -104
4 Michael Hail H93 Kilgore TX 461 -136
5 Alex Bates 14XB 441 -156
6 Wesley Langley 44W Kilgore Tx 398 -199
7 Austin Hail 13X,13 349 -248
8 Jeff Bates 17X Tyler Tx 326 -271
9 Billy Davis 91 Lindale TX 255 -342
10 Donny McBride Jr 18M Palestine Tx 245 -352

 

Adult tickets (ages 12-64) to this huge event are just $15! Kids ages 6-11 are $5 with Military/Seniors $12. Pit passes for this very special event are remaining at $30 for all ages.

 

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. Their web address is www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and search for them on Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway Fan Page."

 

We hope to see you all this coming Saturday, October 1st at LoneStar Speedway for a great night of high-banks action - all at a family-affordable price!

 

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