TeamDKMS and LSGP Donor Drive set for Saturday March 2

February 23rd, 2013

Team DKMS will be having a Donor Drive at the Texas Lonestar Grand Prix in the vendor are a in Lockhart Texas on Saturday March 2.
Please come out and support the LSGP and let’s save Aidan!
This is a challenge to all of the competitors and support crews as well as the families.
www.teamdkms.com
We look forward to seeing everyone.

Lone Star Grand Prix

February 22nd, 2013

February 21, 2013 News
Lone Star Grand Prix Building Excitement with Move to Lockhart, Texas

Street racing is a rare form of motorsports across the country and around the world. Monaco, Singapore, Long Beach and Le Mans – all have their own history, uniqueness and glamour that make them a unique destination for motor racing. Karts on a street circuit have been taking place for many years, and always sparks interest no matter what area you are from. The upcoming Lone Star Grand Prix is looking to build its own history when karts hit the streets of Texas on March 2-3.

The Lone Star Grand Prix will be held this year in Lockhart, Texas, located roughly 25 miles from Austin and the new Circuit of the Americas Formula One facility. Since securing the new location for the second year event, the city of Lockhart is behind the LSGP 100%. The city is hosting a festival on the same weekend, hoping to attract over 40,000 people to Lockhart for a number of activities, live music and other events in addition to the Lone Star Grand Prix.

“Like all small Texas towns, it seems like there is a racer on every block. It is not unusual to see some form of race car or hot rod in what seems like two or three garages on every block,” stated Lone Star Grand Prix’s Robert Miller. “Many of the folks at The City who have helped us prepare for LSGP are racers, pit crew members or racing enthusiasts of one form or another. Lockhart has also followed the Rock Island Grand Prix and what a great job they have done there for the last 20 years. The Circuit of the Americas has certainly put racing on the radar of the media in Central Texas. That is a good thing for all forms of racing, including the LSGP and Lockhart have already benefited from it.”

The course for the Lone Star Grand Prix maps out to approximately 7/10-mile, right in the heart of the Lockhart city. The class structure for the LSGP will host a diverse lineup of 10 classes over the two days; Stock Honda Light/Heavy/Junior, 125 Modified/ICC, TaG Senior/Masters/Junior/Cadet, KT100 and Chonda (known as Clone to most organizations). Racers will have just two days to conquer the streets of Lockhart, with practice taking part Saturday morning, with qualifying and the Prefinal set for the afternoon. Sunday will host the main events, scheduled to begin at 11am local time. Numbers are close to the 200 mark, which should be about a 20 drivers per class average. Some of the classes will see higher numbers, such as the Stock Honda Light and Heavy categories along with TaG Senior and TaG Masters.

The revised Lone Star Grand Prix layout for 2013

“Racers are coming from 14 different states, as well as Mexico, Bermuda and Columbia,” added Miller. “I believe those numbers come from a combination of things. It’s a new event which always peaks racers’ curiosity. But more importantly, Lockhart is a great venue with smooth streets. The competitors find the circuit layout interesting and we have appreciated all of the feedback from racers on the circuit. It is invaluable. Early indications are that we will have a lot of spectators. The festival that accompanies the LSGP includes four live music venues, multiple food and alcohol vendors and arguably the best BBQ in the State of Texas. That is good for many reasons. The most important is that it introduces kart racing to the general public. That is one of the greatest challenges in our sport. Most folks have no idea what kart racing is. Racers also like to race in front of folks. It looks likes that will happen for them.”

Another perk for competitors racing at this year’s Lone Star Grand Prix event is the ability to view the Become One premiere Friday, March 1 during event weekend. Home Town Cinema will host the event before the karts hit the track Saturday morning. Since last summer, Texan John Shofner has worked with the karting community and industry to raise money and develop a documentary surrounding the sport. If the footage seen in the trailer (http://vimeo.com/johnshofner/becomeonetrailer) is any indication of what the film will be, it surely is something every karter can take to their non-racing friends to demonstrate the love they have for karting.

The Lone Star Grand Prix will also be broadcasted live on the web via the services of Kart Racing Network, allowing those unable to attend the event to view it live from their laptop while at home. LSGP is still taking entries leading up to the event, with at-track registration available as well. For more information, visit http://www.lonestargrandprix.us or find them at Facebook.com/texaslonestargrandprix for continuing updates.

TeamDKMS and WillPower Racing join forces for 2013

January 27th, 2013

 

The Lonestar Grand Prix by John Shofner

April 6th, 2012

Team DKMS and Team KRS attend LSGP

March 19th, 2012

Team KRS had a successful weekend at the Lonestar Grand Prix at Dallas Fair Park with all drivers placing in the the top ten in their respective classes!

Thanks to DJ Ortiz, Kart Racing Solutions, DKMS Americas, Total Concept Racing Engines, Motul, George Shear, Mr. Kelly, Mr. Boyd, and JT Matthews.

Team DKMS also had a very sucessful donor drive signing potential life savers!

Thanks DD and Erica for making it a success, and to all the folks who contributed and signed up to save lives!

A very special thanks goes to Rob Miller, Mike Love, and their entire staff for putting this fantastic event together!

 

Team DKMS announces new Partner

March 15th, 2012

Team DKMS is proud to announce “A Shindig Southern Event Planning” as an additional partner to our team for the 2012 season!

Located in North Carolina, owned and operated by Jessica Gibbs, A Shindig is a one stop shoppe for true southern events!

Please visit www.AShindigEvents.com

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TeamDKMS teams with Lonestar Grand Prix to help Save Noel!

March 14th, 2012

     

Noel is a lively 7 year old who likes to play with Legos and loves to go to the movies and play outside with his friends. Noel is currently battling AML, Accute Myeloid Leukemia, a life-threatening illness, his only chance to survive is to find his life-saving bone marrow donor as soon as possible.

“On December 22nd, everything changed when  we heard the diagnosis… just before Christmas Eve the chemo began. Every kid looks forward to Christmas and a vacation but instead Noel had chemo. Now we need your help to give Noel a chance to survive!”   -Noel’s Parents

YOU might be the match Noel and other patients need.  Join TeamDKMS to register as a bone marrow donor!

 

 

BECOME A LIFESAVER!

BONE MARROW DONOR DRIVE

Texas Lone Star Grand Prix Pit Area

            Saturday March  17, 2012 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

TeamDKMS to have Donor Drive at the Lonestar Grand Prix

February 17th, 2012

 

TeamDKMS will be signing potential donors at the Texas Lonestar Grand Prix on Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18.

Come by and let us share with you the way you could possibly save someone’s life.

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TeamDKMS announces new Partner

February 12th, 2012

Team DKMS is proud to announce an agreement with Kart Racing Solutions (KRS) to run a new Rotax motor this year. DJ Ortiz is the horsepower behind KRS and with ten National championships there should be no question that TeamDKMS has chosen the right group to join forces with.

We are really excited about going to the track to race and sign up potential donors and KRS has provided the support necessary for us to be successful.

You can visit Kart Racing Solutions by clicking here.

Texas Grand Prix March 17th

February 9th, 2012

Not since 1984 has street racing been a part of the sports scene at Fair Park. On March 17th grand prix-style racing returns, as kart racers take to the streets in the first ever Texas Lone Star Grand Prix. Much of the course will follow the course formerly used for Formula One racers in the Dallas Grand Prix.

Don’t miss this exciting start to a new era of grand prix street racing!
For more information contact us at lsgp2012@gmail.com

Racers from 12 states have now entered to compete in the inaugural Texas Lone Star Grand Prix, Inc., (LSGP) on the streets of Fair Park in Dallas, Texas on March 17 & 18, 2012. This will be the first time since the 1984 F1 race on portions of this circuit that Fair Park will host open wheel racing.

Temperatures in Dallas in March typically range from 49 degrees to 69 degrees. The City of Dallas will begin repaving portions of the circuit so as to make the track suitable for the inaugural race.

Texas Lone Star Grand Prix, Inc., President, James “Mac” McMillan said, “The intermediate 1.4 mile course is appealing to both sprint and road racers who are entering in about equal numbers. It is really nice to see Donnie Cluck’s vision of a street race at Fair Park come to fruition.” “This is an exciting time in karting. Entry numbers across the country are improving,” said McMillan. He continued, “We are hosting this race to attract more people to karting and all of the early indications are that it is happening. All of the regional tracks and clubs are onboard and supporting the event. It is a really great thing to be a part of.”

Based upon current entry rates it is expected that 400 to 500 entries will be received by race time. Both national champions and regional contenders are entering LSGP.

SKUSA S2 2011 National Champion Kyle Hathcox (GP) from Arizona will compete in the Stock Light Class along with SKUSA front runner and Daytona 2011 Road Race Winner Josh Lane of Illinois. Other SKUSA front runners Christian Schureman of Colorado, Conner Iseli of Texas and more than 20 others fill out what will be a really competitive field.

WKA 2011 Road Race Champion, Steven Rougeou, of Louisiana will race against IKF Road Race Champions Chris and Ryan Hegar of Oregon as well fellow Louisiana native, Anthony Harwin in the Modified/ICC class. They will be joined by a large contingent of racers from Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas.

IKF 2011 multiple Duffy winner Michael Mantel (Texas) heads up a stout class of Stock Heavy racers. SWRA Modified Honda 80 Champion, Mark Bourgeois of Texas has entered the Stock Heavy class and is sure to give Mantel a run for his money as will Bill Cox of California, Brad Johnson of Texas and a number of others.

TAG SR. has the largest number of entries so far with racers coming from Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Mitch “Say Goodbye” McKie of Texas will get a chance to prove it in the KT 100 class against racers like fellow Texans, Jamie Brown and Scott & Glen Cherry. Anthony Honeywell of Oklahoma is the one that they all may be following.

The entry level “Chonda” or clone class is filling up with regional racers like 2009 IKF Duffy winner, Tommy Muth of Texas. Entries in this class have come from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana so far.

Racers can enter at http://www.lonestargrandprix.us