The Fairbury American Legion Speedway is excited to announce the addition of electronic scoring with transponders to the race program for the 2014 race season and beyond. This opportunity to continue building our race program and to run it at the highest level is the main reason in adding this scoring system. With the help of a couple generous investors, we will be giving our racers an opportunity to take advantage of our AMB /Mylaps Transponder System. We are currently working on the ability to upload individual results through the My-Laps website which will allow teams who buy them outright the opportunity to track each lap they turn. We hope to have this option available as soon as possible. The following options are available for drivers to buy outright, who are expected to race at least 5 times throughout the year at FALS. If you do not decide on option 1 or 2, you must comply with option 3 if you wish to race with us each night.
Option #1 – Drivers have the option to buy a complete new AMB Mylaps Transponder which includes its own personal charger and mounting bracket. The cost of this option is a very generous $225.00 per unit. Only one unit per driver is allowed at this price and there are limited quantities available to start the season. Payment must be paid in full to take advantage of this price. This deep discounted price will only be guaranteed to start the 2014 race season. We are encouraging drivers to take advantage while supplies last. This will also be the fastest way to register at the pit shack each night.
Option #2 – Drivers have the option to rent-to-own a complete new AMB Transponder which includes its own personal charger and mounting bracket. The cost of this option is $300.00 and must be paid in full before the end of the season. We are strongly recommending drivers pay a weekly amount throughout the season with the balance due be paid at any-time or by the last night of the year.
Option #3 – Drivers will be required to rent a transponder from the FALS pit shack upon registration for the evening. The charge for this weekly option will be $5.00 per night. Drivers will be given a transponder and mounting bracket in which it will be the responsibility of the driver to mount and return at the end of the evening. If you rented a transponder for the evening you must turn it in at the time you pick up your pay. Failure to do so will result in No Pay for the evening.
With the addition of electronic scoring to the race program, FALS has decided to experiment with a qualifying format for all divisions starting opening night. Each class will get their regular hot lap session to iron in the track. Once the Late Models are complete with their final hot lap session, the Street Stocks will take to the track for qualifying. Equal number of cars will be sent onto the track with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 cars per group. All cars will get two laps, counting their best time of the two and scaling in the infield when complete. Same procedure will be used for the Sportsman as well. The Modifieds and Late Models will qualify with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 cars per group. All cars must scale after their lap to be official. All divisions will use the Fairbury Format on regular nights. All specials will start straight up based on qualifying times.
On nights with specials in the Modifieds and Late Model divisions, Street Stocks and Sportsman will not qualify and line-ups will be set through pill draw like the past. At any time, the Race Director has the right to change qualifying procedures due to time, car counts, weather or anything else that might affect the night’s ability to stay on schedule.
We would also like to mention that we partnered up with Vermillion County Speedway in Danville, IL to purchase these systems and they will be using electronic scoring and transponders this season as well. Any transponder bought at FALS or VCS will be able to be used at either track or any other tracks that uses AMB Transponders.
There will be a designated mounting position for each division; failure to comply with the proper mounting position will result in disqualification of the night’s events. If you are involved in a photo finish your transponder and mounting location will be subject to inspection by FALS Officials.
Any FALS regular drivers that are interested in purchasing a transponder or have any questions before the weekend please contact either Matt Curl or Gunner Sullivan, This will expedite registration on race day.