Lone Star Night Series

14th Annual

2020 LONE STAR NIGHT SERIES

PAGE UPDATED:  March 31, 2020
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APRIL 11-12 RACES ARE CANCELLED

It is with heavy hearts that we must cancel our upcoming races on April 11-12. This decision has been made out of concern for everyone’s health and safety. We hope to be able to make it up in May. We will not add an additional date to the calendar, so we hope we can move it to one of our already scheduled May dates. We will keep you updated once we have more information and are able to make a decision.
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This past weekend, Smith County enacted a Shelter in Place order for us for the next 2 weeks. We have closed our track and facility in order to comply and to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus. We understand that many of you are also ordered to stay home as well.
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There is currently a travel ban for anyone entering Texas from Louisiana. This alone would affect many of our racers who travel from, or pass through there when coming to race.
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It would not be prudent to have so many people coming together from different states during a worldwide pandemic, even though it is an outdoor event. This would increase the chances of spreading the virus and taking it back home.
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We also feel that it is important not to add to our local hospital’s concerns! They have enough to deal with during this time, and it is not wise to potentially add to their already full plate.
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We will be using this time while we are closed to make some new fun track changes, put in an additional RV section, hopefully get our long awaited new registration building in use, and continue to improve our facilities in some other areas for our customers!  We will be ready for everyone to come back once this is all over!
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We pray that everyone is staying safe and are finding peace throughout this unprecedented time in history. Hang in there! Let’s ride this out together.
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There will be Organized Practice offered on all race weekends!

★  Round 1   February 29 

★  Round 2   April 11  CANCELLED  

★  Round 3   May 23

★  Round 4   June 13  

★  Rounds 5/6   July 4  DOUBLE POINTS!  

★  Round 7   August 8

★  Round 8   September 5 

★  Round 9   October 2  FRIDAY NIGHT RACING! 
+ 29th Annual Texas Pro-Am Challenge

★  Round 10   November 7  FINAL ROUND!  Overall Awards will be given out.

* Must race in 7 of 10 rounds to be eligible for night series OVERALL AWARDS.  If you race more than 7 rounds, your best 8 of 10 will count


Weekend Schedule | May 23-24

Friday  |  May 22
Gate Hours:  7pm-11pm  Gates will be locked at 11pm, so please plan accordingly. No entry/exit after 11pm.
Early Registration:  8pm-9pm

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Saturday  |  May 23
Gate Hours:  7am-11pm  Gates will be locked at 11pm, so please plan accordingly. No entry/exit after 11pm.
Registration:  7:30am-9pm

  Organized Practice  9am-3pm

★  Lone Star Night Series
Night Race Practice:  5pm  (No late or clean bike practice)
Night races immediately following practice (around 6:15pm)

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Sunday  |  May 24
Gate Hours:  6am
Registration:  6:30am
Sunrise Service: 7:15am

★  Texas Lone Star State Championship MX Series
Practice:  8am  (No late or clean bike practice)
Races following practice (around 9:15am)

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Fees:

Gate Admission:
Friday-Sunday:       $20/Person
Saturday-Sunday:  $20/Person  ($10 after 8pm)
Sunday Only:          $10/Person

★  Upon entry you will be charged for the entire weekend.  If you leave early, you will receive a refund for the remaining days.  (Ticket AND gate receipt required for gate refund upon leaving.)
★  All persons entering the park will be charged a gate fee (includes racers, spectators, guests, etc.).
★  Front gate admission may be paid with cash, check, or credit card.
★  Children 5 & under are FREE!

Dry Camping:  FREE!

RV Hookups:  $30/day ($60/weekend)  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED  (We currently have 15 spots available (30amp). More information HERE)

Organized Practice:  $25/Rider  Register & pay at tower for practice sticker

Race Entry:  $30/Night Class  |  $35/Sunday Class

*Gate Admission and Race Registration accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.

 


RV Hookups:

We sell our RV spots for the season; all remaining unsold spots (15 spots) will be available FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED at each event ($30/day/30amp).  No reservations will be made before the gates open for a race weekend.  More info here: RV Hookups

 


Registration:

All registration will take place on race weekends at the scoring tower using our easy touchscreen self-registration system!  (There is no online pre-registration.)  

Save time on race day if you’re already in our racing system!  If you have not raced at Swan before (or you do not find yourself when you search under ‘Profile’ in our RESULTS), this means that you are not in our racing system. We can add you beforehand so you can register yourself using the kiosks when you arrive!  Enter your information and we will get you added!  ADD RACER INFORMATION!

 


Minor Release:

NO VALID RELEASE = NO RIDE!  All riders under 18 years MUST have a parent present to sign a release. Or you may bring a NOTARIZED release signed by a parent.  

AN UNACCOMPANIED MINOR WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RACE UNLESS THEY HAVE A VALID CONSENT FORM.  All minors attending this event without parents, must come with a NOTARIZED statement from parents or legal guardian giving permission for another adult to act as guardian to sign releases.

PRINT A MINOR RELEASE

 


Membership:

This is not an AMA sanctioned race.  No memberships of any kind are needed to race on this weekend.  Just show up, sign up, practice, and race!

 


Class Specifics:

★  Age Effective Dates:  Amateur classes:  January 1, 2020  |  Vet classes: Day of event.

★  Age Minimum:  Must be 14 to practice or race on a 250cc motorcycle  |  Must be 16 to practice or race on a 251cc+ motorcycle.  ** Be prepared to show proof of age if requested. **

★  Awards:  Every event:  1st – 5th Place  |   Series Overall:  1st – 8th Place.

★  Purse:  Open Pro pay 200% per moto (100% if 6 riders or less)

★  All classes are considered modified.

★  Series Tie Breaker:  If a tie is recorded in the final point standings, the tie breaker will be the best finish in the last event that either or both riders attended in that series.

 


Beginner Class Riders  NEW FOR 2020!

A “beginner” is defined as a rider that has NOT competed in any form of motorcycle racing at any track prior to January 1, 2019.  
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We are most likely the only track in America that grants beginner riders 2 years to race in the beginner class.  Over the years we have seen new riders have bike trouble, get injured, or have other issues in their first year of racing and not be able to complete a full season of racing.  And all riders do not advance at the same rate, so in an effort to be as fair as possible, we allow them to race for two years.  
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Beginner classes are for new riders to try racing to see if they like it.  It is not a place to plan on winning a series championship.  When a rider moves up in bike size, they CANNOT DROP BACK to a beginner class.
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Swan MX Raceway Park reserves the right to place riders according to their speed & ability. Riders will be advanced at our discretion and may be advanced throughout the year out of the beginner class, if necessary.  Series points will not transfer from class to class.  
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★  Protests:  All protests concerning rider eligibility must be submitted BEFORE Round 4 (June 12, 2020).  Protests concerning bike eligibility or any other racing issues must be submitted the day of the event, before awards are given out!  This applies to all classes, not just beginner classes.  
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★  Sandbagging:  If it is determined that a rider is sandbagging, they will immediately be advanced and will lose any accumulated series points.
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FIRST YEAR BEGINNER RIDERS:
★  All riders competing in their FIRST year of racing will be allowed to race without being subject to advancement.  They will be allowed to complete the entire series and not be protested or bumped out of their beginner class.  
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★  The rules of advancement (listed below) do not apply to first year beginner riders.  However, if prior results are found for a rider competing elsewhere previously, they are then subject to be advanced.  So PLEASE be honest and sign up for the correct class.  We truly hate having to bump riders out of the beginner classes.  
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★  First year beginner riders may race another class.    
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SECOND YEAR BEGINNER RIDERS:
★  Riders who are in their second year of racing may ride in the Beginner class again, HOWEVER, they will now be subject to the rules of advancement listed below:  
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- Three 1st place finishes in a Beginner class = rider will be advanced  
- Four 2nd place finishes in a Beginner class = rider will be advanced  
- Or a combination of a total of four 1st & 2nd place finishes.  
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* Subject to a class entry minimum of 5 riders, or at the discretion of Swan MX Raceway Park.
* Double Points paying races will be counted as ONE event for this purpose.  
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★  Second year beginner riders may race another class. BUT if they place in the TOP 30% they will be moved out of the beginner class.  (Top 30% based on 8 rider class minimum.)

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Championship Series Classes

Updated: February 21, 2020

           50 Beginner (4-8)   51cc 2S max or 90cc 4S max  Please read all Beginner Class criteria listed above to make sure you qualify.

           50 (4-6)   51cc 2S max or 90cc 4S max; 10″ wheel max  (Junior bikes.  No 59cc or 60cc engine kits.)

           50 (7-8)   51cc 2S max or 90cc 4S max; 12″ wheel max  (Senior bikes.  No 59cc or 60cc engine kits.)

           50 Open (4-8)   51cc 2S max or 90cc 4S max

           65-85 Beginner (7-11)   65cc-85cc 2S max or 110cc 4S max. No 150cc bikes.  Please read all Beginner Class criteria listed above to make sure you qualify.

           65 (7-9)   65cc 2S max or 110cc 4S max

           65 (10-11)   65cc 2S max or 110cc 4S max

           65 Open (7-11)   65cc 2S max or 110cc 4S max

           85 Beginner (12-15)   79-112cc 2S SW & BW or 75-150cc 4S SW & BW  Please read all Beginner Class criteria listed above to make sure you qualify.

           85 (9-11)   79-85cc 2S SW or 75-150cc 4S SW (No BW)

           85 (9-13)   79-85cc 2S SW or 75-150cc 4S SW (No BW)

           85 (12-15)   79-85cc 2S SW or 75-150cc 4S SW (No BW)

           Supermini (9-16)   79-112cc 2S SW & BW or 75-150cc 4S SW & BW

           Schoolboy 1 (12-16)   86-125cc 2S BW or 75-150cc 4S BW (No SW)

           Schoolboy 2 (13-16)   100-150cc 2S BW or 126-250cc 4S BW (No SW)

           125-650 Open Nov/Beg (C/D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

           Amateur Open (B,C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S (No Pro (A) riders)

           Collegeboy Open Amateur (16-24)   122cc+ 2S & 4S (No Pro (A) riders)

           Two-Stroke Amateur (12+)  122cc+ 2S (No 4-Stroke; No Pro (A) riders)

           Women   80-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)

           Open Beginner   122-450cc 2S & 4S  Please read all Beginner Class criteria listed above to make sure you qualify.

           250 Nov (C)   122-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)

           250 Int (B)   122-250cc 2S & 4S (No 450F)

           450 Nov (C)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

           450 Int (B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

           Open Pro (A)   122cc+ 2S & 4S; 200% payback (100% if 6 riders or less)

           25+ Open (A,B,C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

           30+ Adv (A,B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

           30+ Amt (C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

           40+ Adv (A,B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

           40+ Amt (C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

            50+ Adv (A,B)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

            50+ Amt (C,D)   122cc+ 2S & 4S

            55+ Open   122cc+ 2S & 4S

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Notes: 2S= 2-stroke 4S= 4-stroke SW= Small Wheel BW= Big Wheel

 


Other Information:

★  Water is available for washing bikes; bring your own power washer.
★  Friendly dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash at all times, even in your pit area.
★  PARENTS, PLEASE help us! Pit riding is allowed, BUT must be kept in 1st gear, and no riding in the grass.
★  Permitted pit vehicles include: Pit bikes, Golf carts, Side X Side, Scooters & bicycles with helmets.
All riders under 21 MUST wear a helmet when riding through the pits. 
★  All permitted pit vehicles must be parked for the night by 10 PM.
★  Race day radio broadcast: 96.9FM.

 


Series Rules

New for 2020!  Protests:  All protests concerning rider eligibility must be submitted BEFORE Round 4 (June 12, 2020).  Protests concerning bike eligibility or any other racing issues must be submitted the day of the event, before awards are given out!  This applies to all classes, not just beginner classes.  

1.  Riders MUST be signed-up and have the correct practice sticker on their helmet before they get on the track.

2.  If a rider experiences a mechanical breakdown or other problem that prevents them from riding the machine that they used in the first moto, they ARE PERMITTED to CHANGE to another machine provided they follow the guidelines below:
……….a.  The machine must be legal for the class.
……….b.  They must notify the registration tower immediately of the bike change and of any number change.

3.  Emergency and track staff are the ONLY persons allowed within the track boundries while a race or practice is in progress.  THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!!  *50cc class parents are the ONLY EXCEPTION!

4.  No Big Wheel bikes or Honda 150 4-Strokes allowed in the following 85cc age classes:
……….85cc (9-11)
……….85cc (9-13)
……….85cc (12-15)

5.  YELLOW Flag = NO PASSING and NO JUMPING (wheels on the ground).  THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE & WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!!  (There is no red cross flag, so pay attention to the YELLOW FLAG!)  *Minimal penality of docked positions

6.  FIGHTING – Riders involved in fighting will be DISQUALIFIED for the event

7.  NO PIT RACING – Speed limit of 1st gear while on the pit roads/grounds.  No riding in the grass!

8.  PRACTICE – Riding with the wrong practice group is grounds for disqualification.

9.  CHECK YOUR RESULTS.  The protest period is 20 minutes after results have been posted.

10.  Rider MUST Cross The Finish Line UNASSISTED to be scored.  If a rider experiences a mechanical breakdown or other problem that prevents them from riding their machine, a rider is allowed to push across the finish line in full view of the scorers through the checkered flag to be scored.  It is the RIDER’S RESPONSIBILITY to notify the staff at the registration tower within the 30-minute protest period of the “push beside the finish” to be sure they were scored correctly.

 

*Penalties for any infractions will be administered at the discretion of Swan MX Raceway Park.

 


 

Racer Supporting Hotels:

Be sure to ask for your “Swan Racer’s Discount!”

★  Hampton Inn Lindale  903.882.1002

 


Series Details:

★  Age Effective:  January 1, 2019
★  No membership of any kind is required to participate in this series.
★  All classes are considered modified unless specified.
★  Amateur Awards: 1st – 5th at each event (No trophies to Pros).
★  Overall Series Awards: 1st – 8th at Series Finale in November.
★  Rider must compete in a minimum of 7 events to be eligible for an Overall Night Series Award.
★  Best 7 of 10 events count for series points.
★  If you race more than 7 rounds, your best 8 of 10 will count.
★  All 7 events must be in the SAME class.  If you change classes mid-season, your points will NOT transfer.
★  Rider MUST attend last round to receive Overall Series Award.
★  Pro Payback:  Open Pro 200% per moto (100% if under 7 riders).
★  2 Moto Format
★  Points Paid Overall using Point Scale: 1st=25 points, 2nd=22, 3rd=20, 4th=18, 5th=16, and minus one point scale from 6th place through 20th.
★  At the Series Finale in November, you may pick up your award soon after you have raced your 2nd moto.
★  To be able to pick up your Lone Star Night Series overall series award, you must show a valid photo ID. (Children must have a parent with a valid photo ID present to claim their prizes.)

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