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Vicksburg to Gladewater, TX… and Lone Star Speedway

Sunday 4/1/2012

Antique Capital RV Park

Gladewater, TX

I forgot to include pictures in the last post of the campground we stayed at in Vicksburg.Disappointed smile  So here they are now.
We left River Town Campground in Vicksburg on Saturday morning the 31st of March.  About five and a half hours later, we arrived at the Antique Capital RV Park in Gladewater, TX.
I had called ahead and made a reservation this time.  It’s a good thing too because there was what appeared to be a Monaco Motorhome rally going on.  We were parked amongst about 15 or 20 Monacos.  This was a nice park with concrete pads to park on.  The utility hookups were toward the back of the site but not nearly as bad as the last place.  The sewer hose reached this time without an extension.Smile  Cable was available and it worked well, and I could get a satellite signal with the dish.  There was also a nice laundry room which we made use of.  Here are a couple of photos of our site.  I took these late Sunday afternoon after most of the Monacos had left the campground.

After we got settled in Saturday afternoon, I left to go to another night of stock car racing for the second night in a row.  This time the track, Lone Star Speedway near Kilgore, was only about ten miles away from the campground.
It was another Lucas Oil Late Model Series event.  Again this was my first visit to this track, it too was nicely prepared, and they had an excellent turnout of racecars.  Here are a few pictures of the track.
This track was originally a 1/2 mile track.  When the new owners took over in 2008, they shortened it to a 3/8 mile track.  In the pictures above, you can see the “old” turns 1 and 2 for the half mile and the “new” turns 1 and 2 for the shorter track.  This track is known to be the fastest half mile dirt track in Texas, and I can just imagine what it was like to see the speed of the cars on the “old” track with that banking in the turns.
The dark colored seats are molded plastic and are anchored to the concrete.  Behind the top row is room for lawn chair seating.  That’s where I sat for the evening, and it was much more comfortable.  I decided to try the Texas Lonestar Nachos which consisted of nacho chips, melted cheese, ground beef, and jalapeño peppers.  The nachos were excellent.  I washed it all down with a 32 ounce unsweetened iced tea.  Jared Landers of Batesville, AR, won the 50 lap, $10,000 to win feature event.  It was another great night of racing, and once again the weather was excellent.

Sunday, the 1st of April, was a quiet day at home.  We did some laundry, and I watched the NASCAR race at Martinsville on TV.  I also fueled up both the car and the truck in preparation for travel day on Monday.

SmileTomorrow, Monday, the 2nd, we head to Waco, TX.Smile


  1. I am beginning to suspect that you like racing. :-) Have you ever done any yourself??

    Safe travels to Waco and on to the rally.

    1. I've been a race fan as long as I can remember. No, I've never actually raced, just a "fan in the stands."

  2. So...can hardly wait till you catch up and finally get here :)

  3. Sorry to hear you had to slum it with all those Monacos. Sometimes ya' gotta' do what ya' gotta' do. ;c)

    Nice pictures of the track, glad to see you're enjoying all the racing. I'm beginning to think you're a hardcore fan...surely beats doing warranty claims at a Honda dealer. :c)