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3:00PM 9/26/13 - OPENING NIGHT of
ARMADILLO NATIONALS now 4
Already cars and campers are coming
in at a steady stream with driver
registration starting at 4pm!
3:15pm - the track looks in tip-top
shape and it's just about 90 degrees
right now, but the sun sets right at race
time...7:10pm, and temps then are
supposed to be around 84, falling into
the upper 60's and no precip forecast!
41 Limited Modifieds, 41 Modifieds and
40 Factory Stocks battled it out on the
high banks in 4 heats, 2 B's and an A
in each class - and the same format is
set for Friday night!
image: Tim Aylwin
All drivers were reported uninjured
from this wild and scary crash on the
backstretch in the Modified feature.
image: Tim Aylwin
The fastest way around the track was 'Eldora style' up against the wall - as
demonstrated by Tom Lorenz of Smiley's racing - who finished 4th and got locked
into the Smiley's Racing Limited Modified Armadillo Nationals championship feature
on Saturday. (Even though he's locked in and doesn't have to race tonight, I bet
he's still taking the day off from work today. HAHA!)
The Catman, Jon Mitchell had a strong
run in his potent modified in the
A-feature, coming home in 6th place.
Drivers and crew members listen intently
during our drivers meeting...sorry it's a bit
blurry, I haven't quite mastered talking and
taking pictures at the same time yet, LOL!
5:45PM 9/27 UPDATE: PITS FILLING UP FAST! Come on out to LoneStar's
Armadillo Nationals tonight and be a part of all the excitement...we have
drivers racing here from as far away as Tucson and Illinois!
Current car count totals are 51 modifieds, 44 limited modifieds and 52 factory
stocks after our first two nights of the LoneStar Armadillo Nationals
Even with Friday night football in Texas, there's a nice size crowd tonight
for Night #2 of the LoneStar Armadillo Nationals!
Pits open at 4pm Saturday, grandstands at 5pm, and CHAMPIONSHIP
NIGHT RACING at 7pm!
The current weather forecast shows "GREEN FLAG" racing conditions
with precip chances not arriving until 6am Sunday - so COME JOIN US!
Adults just $17, Kids 6-11 are $5, ages 5 and under free with adult.
Seniors and active military $15.
|WILD LTD MOD CRASH on night 2 of
the Armadillo Nationals...all drivers
were reported uninjured.
Armadillo 'Night 2' Modified winner,
Steve Whitaker Jr from Corpus Christi
kicks up the LoneStar clay!
|4:30PM SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28th UPDATE:
LoneStar Armadillo Nationals Finale Pushed Back to Nov. 2
Kilgore, TX (9/28/13) by DarinShort.com. A rapidly changing forecast coupled with the reality that it is now raining, and much more is on the
way tonight and tomorrow, has left LoneStar Speedway officials no other choice than to postpone the finale of the Armadillo Nationals to
Saturday, November 2nd.
Complete details and added attractions to the event will be posted in the days to come.
Note to LoneStar Campground campers: you are welcome to come back on the November 2nd event and camp in your spot free of charge.
It’s unfortunate that Mother Nature made an appearance – that wasn’t supposed to arrive until after the races tonight were over – but she
did, and there’s nothing any of us can do about that.
But with two great nights of racing in the books at the Armadillo Nationals, we can all look forward to a fantastic finale on Saturday,
Event details will be posted at the event website: www.darinshort.com/arm.html and at the track website: www.LoneStarSpeedway.com in
the days to come.
Also be watching for an exciting announcement regarding the November 30th LoneStar Turkey Nationals – our racing ‘plate’ is going to be
full for that season finale!