The Fairbury American Legion Speedway has decided to move the final night of track points to Saturday night, August 24th. The race committee wanted to continue the tradition of having a "Championship Night" which will be the final racing night of the year (August 31st). We will introduce the champions for the four divisions that night as well as take our top 10 in points around the speedway for the fans to congratulate them on a terrific season. We are excited to continue the Labor Day weekend racing experience by having race specials in all four of our divisions. This will be the 1st Annual Modified Nationals paying $5,000 to win as well as $3,000 to win for the Late Models and $500 to win for the Sportsman and the Street Stocks.
New July 26-27 Date, Record Purse & World of Outlaws Late Model Series Sanction Highlight Prestigious Weekend’s 2013 Makeover
FAIRBURY, IL – Fairbury American Legion Speedway’s marquee event is getting a spectacular makeover in 2013.
With a new mid-summer date, a record purse and sanctioning from the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the 24th annual Prairie Dirt Classic is set to become the biggest and richest dirt Late Model race in the history of the popular quarter-mile oval.
A $20,000 first-place prize will be on the line when the 100-lap Prairie Dirt Classic is run as a two-day festival of speed over the July 26-27 weekend, FALS and WoO LMS officials jointly announced on Friday.
Traditionally contested as a 50- or 75-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event over Labor Day weekend, the Prairie Dirt Classic’s move to an earlier place on the 2013 racing calendar and first-ever affiliation with the WoO LMS promises to take the event to unprecedented heights.
The Fairbury American Legion Speedway would like to announce the hiring of a new race director and marketing director for the 2013 racing season. Matt Curl will take over the reins of the two-time UMP Track of the Year as the new director of race operations. He has been heavily involved within the speedway for many years, and will be a huge asset as the speedway moves into the future. Gunner Sullivan will take the lead as the new marketing director of the speedway. His dedication and vision for the speedway through the years will be a great strength moving forward.
Matt and Gunner are in the process of evaluating all aspects of the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. They are preparing an exciting 2013 schedule to be announced soon. Also in the works, the race committee is currently pursuing vacant positions throughout the speedway and will be making final decisions on personnel soon. FALS track rules, procedures, track prep, and other race topics (i.e., the Delaware double file restarts, lock eight regular night format, etc.) are currently being evaluated and improved for the upcoming season.
The Fairbury American Legion Speedway would like to thank Rusty Allen for his hard work and dedication as promoter for the past several years. His guidance and leadership has gone a long way in what will be the continuing success of the speedway. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family for a full recovery.
We hope everyone is as excited as we are in this transition and are looking forward to the upcoming season!