ABILENE, Texas (Feb. 14) – Opening weekend for the Texas Lone Star Series doubles as Abilene Speedway’s Ice Breaker special Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-23.
Series feature events are on the card each night for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.
Top prize for Modifieds each night is $700. SportMods run for $600 to win, Stock Cars for $400 to win and Hobby Stocks for $250.
All applicable IMCA points, including track points, will be awarded for each draw/redraw show. Home region points will be awarded to Modified, Stock and Hobby drivers; Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods can race with Southern SportMods but not for points.
Selby Holder returns as tour director. Southwest Racing Specialties of Hobbs, N.M., is title sponsor of the Southern SportMod series and Wild Child Race Cars of Burleson is title sponsor for the Stock Car series.
Spectator admission at Abilene is $12 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12, with five and under free. Pit passes are $25 each night.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. hot laps are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The pits open at 3 p.m., hot laps are from 5-6 p.m. and racing is at 7 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, church services at the track are at 10 a.m., pit gates open at 11 a.m., hot laps are from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 1 p.m.
Overnight accommodations are available at America’s Best Inn & Suites, 325 795-8888; Motel 6, 325 672-8462; or the Whitten Inn, 800 880-7666. Callers should request racers’ rates.
Gates open at 11 a.m. and practice is from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. Gates open at 5 p.m. and an open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.
More information about the Ice Breaker, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, Showtime Signs & Designs and NAPA Auto Parts, can be directed to promoter Rob Poor at 325 725-3849 or 325 692-8800.
Additional information is also posted on the www.abilenespeedway.com website.