Deadline to Renew Reserved Seats March 25

The renewal deadline to reserve your seats is March 25th at 5:00 PM. Those who have reserved seats in the past should have received a renewal email on March 1st. On April 2nd at 10:00 AM, the remaining reserved seats will be released to the general public. Reserved tickets can be purchased for the following five events: FALS Frenzy (May 12), Summer Nationals (Jun 23), Prairie Dirt Classic (Jul 27-28), Modified Nationals (Sep 1), and Sprint Mania (Oct 5-6). Visit to renew your seats today.

Reserved Tickets for World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Sale Now

woo-sprints-event18After a successful half-decade of Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) hosting the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its first ever visit to the ¼ mile semi-banked dirt oval on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Fairbury American Legion Speedway ran two 410-Winged Sprint Car races in 2017, both co-hosted by the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA). The most recent coming on October 7, which saw Carson Macedo pass Joey Saldana on the last lap for the victory in thrilling fashion.

FALS, voted three-time DIRTcar Track of the Year, is a well-decorated dirt track facility that races Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, and Street Stocks on a weekly basis. Additionally, FALS hosts one of Late Model Racing’s Crown Jewels – The Prairie Dirt Classic – featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models.

With FALS being in the heart of Central Illinois and the Midwest racing scene, a strong regional sprint car count is expected to compete with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Reserved tickets for the May 30th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car FVP Platinum Battery Showdown paying $10,000 to win are on sale now at The top ten rows of the entire backstretch and the top ten rows of the aluminum bleachers on the frontstretch are available for purchase.

Looking for National Anthem Singers

Here is a great way to showcase your singing talents! We are currently looking for individuals who might be interested in singing our country’s national anthem on Saturday nights at FALS. We have many nights open to choose from and your admission into the race is free. If you are interested, please contact our Marketing Director Chuck Vaughan at 815-842-7882 or via email at letsgoracingFALS at

Alkota “Keep it Clean” Series Returns in 2O18

alkota-logoThe Fairbury American Legion Speedway is proud to announce that for the sixth year in a row Rural Route Repair and M & M Pumps will be sponsoring the ever popular Alkota “Keep it Clean” Series for the 2018 race season. Top prize will be a pressure washer valued at over $4,000 and also a barrel of soap for the runner-up.

The format will follow the hard charger point system as it did in 2017. Drivers receive points in the feature combined with the number of cars they passed in the feature. Feature winners will receive 10 points, 2nd place 9 points, 3rd place 8 points, etc. Drivers will also receive one point for each car they pass in the feature with the combination of the two determining their points for the week.

The Alkota “Keep it Clean” Series races are indicated on the schedule. No rain dates will be rescheduled. The champion will be announced at the 6th Annual FALS Modified Nationals on September 1st.

The Fairbury Speedway would like to thank Ricky Bane of Rural Route Repair and Rod Wertz of M & M pump for their continued support of the Alkota Series and the Fairbury American Legion Speedway.

Race Director, Marketing Director Named

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.