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Lone Star Speedway Brings High Bank Dirt Racing to Longview Area
10/23/2012 10:25:00 AM
Lone Star Speedway Brings High Bank Dirt Racing to Longview Area

Supporting and promoting business in the Longview trade area is a core competency of the Longview Chamber of Commerce. Our Chamber understands in order to have a healthy economic climate we must have a strong and diverse business base that creates jobs.

This week’s business feature is on Lone Star Speedway. The last time that sprint cars took to the track at Lone Star Speedway was on March 12, 2004 when the World of Outlaws were in town. In fact, that was the last time a race of any kind took place at the blazing fast high-banked half-mile located in Kilgore, Texas. After sitting dormant for the better part of the last five racing seasons, the track came back to life in 2009 under the guidance of Lisa and Sam Hafertepe Sr., the parents of World of Outlaws competitor Sam Hafertepe Jr.

Lone Star Speedway joined the Chamber to network and educate people about the racetrack. People travel all over the U.S. to come and race at Lone Star Speedway. "The track is in an area where they don’t get to see sprint car racing all that much, so it will be good for the fans,” said Carson of the World of Outlaws about Lone Star Speedway. "I’m glad to see the Hafertepe family with the track and they’ll do a good job. It was always a racy track and I enjoyed racing there.”

Recently the 2012 $120,000 Lone Star Sprint Nationals were held at Lone Star Speedway. Over 2,500 fans traveled from all over the racing world to participate in the three day event. The next race is scheduled for November 24th, The Original Turkey Nationals for Topless Supr Late models.

Check it out:
Lone Star Speedway
3131 FM 1252
Kilgore, TX 75662

Phone: (903)-986-9731


Directions: Take I-20 to Exit 583, .5 Miles North on SR135, 1.0 Miles East on FM1252 then .5 Miles South to the Speedway.

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