first_imgABILENE, 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.last_img