To all Fans, Drivers, Crews, Spectators & FALS Supporters:
Over the past months, the speedway has encountered many changes through personnel, directors, races, rules, payouts and even the track has been heavily worked on this past fall. These changes have all occurred through the direct involvement with the race committee and fair board. Each year, different people head these committees or positions for the well being of the Fairbury Fairgrounds, American Legion and the Speedway races. As everyone knows, Fairbury has something that not too many tracks in the country have and that is great fans and the support of the local community and businesses. Whether you are a driver, sponsor, crew member, official, whatever, we are ALL FANS of the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Each person that is involved with the speedway or fairgrounds want nothing but the best for everyone enjoying what the races hold each and every Saturday night since 1946. Everyone remembers times when different rules or races were in effect, but the fact of the matter is, times are changing.
The fairboard members set up great committees and those committees have a long year preparing for many events throughout the summer for those fans, drivers and spectators. The Fairbury American Legion Speedway has always been the spotlight track when it comes to progression and leader in the racing family. New ideas, technology, payouts, races and other leading edge information is what we strive for. I have grown up here at the speedway, just like everybody else here has, and changes are made every year. These changes are the result of many discussions from our fans, drivers and officials with the direction of your race committee leading the way. Everybody has their own opinion on each and every rule that we have here at the FALS. The forum has been a place where people have gone to show frustration or to criticize anything or "anyone" that went on from what they personally didn't think was right or wrong. The forum is not a place to question the decisions of these people in charge.
In a business view, no business owner in the world would want negative and argumentative information posted on a site that promotes and builds excitement for the fans and their community. FALS has always been hands on with the communication with their fans and are one of the few tracks that actually listens to drivers and fans for new ideas and changes. The forum will continue to build with the new direction of promotion and entertainment. I will never be against someone posting information on the FALS forum unless it promotes negative feedback in conversation or questions the decisions of the people that donate a lot of time for the well being of the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Like always the committee has fielded questions and will continue to do so professionally. In the future, if your post gets deleted for some reason, do not take it personally. We will be monitoring it closely for the well being of promoting our great race track.
In response to the post on Rule #37:
Many different factors contribute throughout the night for great racing. Anywhere from a timely caution to great track conditions. Not to mention the drivers that put on a great show for us each and every week. When looking at this rule, the adjustment has been made to give the racers the best possible finish he has earned. Too many times cautions come out and half the field are already through the finish line with a lot of passing on that lap. In researching this, laps are earned and not taken off the scoreboard, time limits will be met and great racing will be rewarded throughout the race. The scorers will do great in getting everything up to the caution and we will set the lineup from there. The leader plus 3 rewards guys for a pass they have been working on for laps and also gives the starter the ability to reward and keep safe track conditions at the same time. In this rule it must be at least 4 positions, but it could work out to be scored as many cars crossed the line before the caution comes out. Scoring will be just as simplified as before and hard racing will be rewarded, not taken away from a caution. Too many times drivers that pass someone and the caution comes out, they get penalized. We are not in the market to penalize people here! I feel we will have a great team of officials this year and will be on top of many ongoing events.
Agree or disagree, these rules are FOR the drivers and fans.
The Fairbury American Legion Speedway is committed to the ongoing success from the past and into the future!
Fairbury American Legion Speedway