Kilgore, TX (8/15/11) by DarinShort.com. Two weeks ago online registration launched for the October 13-15th LoneStar Sprint Nationals, presented by Smiley's Racing Products, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, KJC Auto Title Loans and Palm Harbor Homes at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore Texas.
43 new drivers have been confirmed in this “second wave” of early entries, bringing the total Sprint Car count to 106, with 10 states represented. There are eight additional driver entries received but they are mailing in payments, and their names do not appear on the list at this time. Online registration for the Sprint Car division is ongoing, however entries to the RaceSaver® Sprint Car division closed on August 7th.
Please click www.darinshort.com
(then select the LoneStar link on the homepage) for more event information, or to get registered. We will update this list in the weeks to come, including a final entry list, which will be published on Tuesday, October 11th.
A reminder, this event is not a “split field qualifying” format. In other words, entries will be allowed to compete in either, or both, of the qualifying nights without any penalty to the team. The driver’s best qualifying night will be used to determine their Saturday point’s total and feature race starting positions. Registered drivers are urged to read the rules/format page of the event website so they know how the show will be run.
Race fans: we have four quality host hotels established for the event, please visit the event website to get yours reserved.
Regarding weather: according to NOAA, the average statistical high temperatures during these calendar days average 80 degrees, while overnight lows are 62 degrees (which typically occur just before sunrise). This is generally a dry time of the year, with daily averages of .06” precipitation.
It’s really shaping up to be an instant fall classic, so mark your calendars - as it’s an event Sprint Car fans will not want to miss!