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.