The Fairbury American Legion Speedway is currently looking to fill their technical inspector position for the upcoming season. This person will work with UMP DIRTcar officials and our drivers, at every race event of the season, to enforce the UMP rules. If you are interested in this position, email Scott Drendel at falsracedirector at gmail.com or text 815-848-2871. Previous experience preferred.
When the Fairbury American Legion Speedway opens its doors marking their 73rd season of weekly dirt track racing, it will do so with new personnel at the Race Director and Marketing Director positions. Scott Drendel of Pontiac was hired as the new Race Director and Chuck Vaughan of Fairbury will be the new Marketing Director for the 2018 race season which was officially announced at a special board meeting Thursday night.
Drendel and Vaughan will replace longtime FALS promoter Matt Curl who took over the reigns as series director for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series back in November. He will be transitioning both Drendel and Vaughan to begin the season. “I am excited for the opportunity Scott and Chuck will have to continue the tradition our team has built over the years” conveyed Curl, who will be actively involved as an advisor with FALS.
Fairbury Fair Board President Leroy Rodriguez said, “we are very excited to have Scott and Chuck as a part of our team and they are very motivated to get rolling this season.” Drendel, who has been involved with the Fairbury Speedway as a key piece of Curl’s staff the past number of years, will lead a group of dedicated race committee members and officials to start the season. Vaughan, who has been a native of Fairbury his entire life, specializes in sales and marketing in his current position as district sales manager for Stine Seed Company, and will no doubt be a huge asset to the speedway moving forward.
Fairbury Speedway will shift into high gear as they anticipate arguably the biggest season in track history with four $10,000 to win events and the ever-popular Prairie Dirt Classic paying $30,000 to win on July 27th & 28th.
Updated track rules, driver payouts, and reserved seating and camping reservation information will be announced soon on the website.
Reserved tickets for the May 30th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car FVP Platinum Battery Showdown paying $10,000 to win will go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 29th at 8:00 a.m. at www.woosprint.com. The top ten rows of the entire backstretch and the top ten rows of the aluminum bleachers on the frontstretch will be available for purchase. Along with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprints, FALS is honored to host the POWRi WAR Sprint Car Series during this exciting night of racing.
Reserved Tickets - $39 (top 10 rows across all backstretch & top 10 rows in aluminum bleachers on frontstretch)
General Admission - $35 (bottom 5 rows of backstretch, bottom 10 rows in aluminum bleachers on frontstretch, and entire frontstretch covered grandstands)
General Admission (12 and under) - Free, Pit Pass - $45, Pit Pass (DIRTcar member) - $40, Pit Pass (12 and under) - $20
When the Fairbury Speedway opens its doors for their 73rd season of weekly dirt track racing, all eyes will be on the small Central Illinois town which will host one of America’s top Dirt Late Model races in the summer of 2018. Known as “FALS”, the speedway will embark on making history as four $10,000 to win races and the popular $30,000 to win Prairie Dirt Classic will highlight a dream season set for fans, teams, and officials.
The tradition continues, for the 29th year, with the Prairie Dirt Classic once again being the highlight of the 2018 FALS race season. The $30,000 to win summer classic, presented by the Bank of Pontiac, will be sanctioned with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on the weekend of July 27th & 28th. Back by popular demand, four showdown features paying a minimum of $2,500 to win will open the weekend in spectacular fashion as the PDC weekend will not disappoint fans! A number of events throughout this awesome weekend are in the final planning stages and a full release of the 2018 Prairie Dirt Classic will be announced after the first of the year.