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Prairie Dirt Classic Weeklong Information Guide

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World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series $50,000 to win
“One for the Road” Late Model Night in America $20,000 to win
July 24, 26 & 27 at the Fairbury Speedway!


Ticket Prices

Weeklong General Admission Wristband - $95
Weeklong Pit Pass Wristband - $125

Wednesday “One for the Road” General Admission - $30
Wednesday “One for the Road” Pit Pass - $40
Wednesday “One for the Road” Kids 12 & Under - Free with paid adult admission
Wednesday “One for the Road” Kids Pit Pass - $15
Reserved Seats for “One for the Road” - $6 available online at www.fairburyspeedway.com

2-Day Prairie Dirt Classic General Admission (ALL AGES) - $65
2-Day Prairie Dirt Classic Pit Pass (ALL AGES) - $85
PDC Friday Only General Admission (ALL AGES) - $30
PDC Friday Only Pit Pass (ALL AGES) - $40

PDC Saturday Only General Admission (ALL AGES) - $40
PDC Saturday Only Pit Pass (ALL AGES) - $50

Overflow FALS Camping - $65
FALS Tent Camping - $30
Golf Cart Registration - $25

**You may upgrade your general admission wristband to a pit pass at any pit pass gate.

General Information       

  • CASH ONLY - We do not accept credit cards at the admission gates or concession/beer stands. Please plan accordingly. An ATM is located underneath the covered grandstands on the front stretch.
  • General admission or pit armbands MUST be purchased at the time of arrival. Armbands will be placed on your wrist when entering the gates.  No armbands will be given to you to put on later.  Once the gates open on Tuesday, everyone on the grounds must have an armband on. (No exceptions)
  • If you lose your ticket with the ticket stub or your wristband you received with your stub, you must purchase a new one.
  • Rainout bands and FALS Cup event tickets will NOT be accepted for payment on PDC weekend.
  • Any person 17 years of age or under must have a parental consent form signed before entering the pit area.
  • Prairie Dirt Classic reserved seating is SOLD OUT. General admission will be available for purchase at the gates. General admission covered grandstands open at 12 pm Wednesday, and 10 am Friday/Saturday.
  • All official Fairbury Speedway reserved camping is SOLD OUT.

Reserved/General Admission Seating

PDC Reserved Tickets: All reserved tickets purchased in advance will be available at our WILL CALL table located at Gate 1 (First Street). No tickets will be mailed for this event. If you need to transfer tickets into someone else’s name, please email falstickets@gmail.com at least one week prior to the event.

All PDC reserved seats (backstretch: sections A through I; frontstretch: sections R, S, T, U) are SOLD OUT for the PDC. NO general admission seating will be allowed in those sections. Attendants will be checking reserved ticket stubs to allow people into those areas.

Reserved seats for “One for the Road” - $6 available online at www.fairburyspeedway.com. No physical tickets will be issued for Wednesday’s race. Reserved tickets will be available on your confirmation email.

Wheelchair/ADA Seating: Please email infoatfals@gmail.com to request accessible seating at least one week in advance to ensure availability.

Continuing in 2024: No drop-off or unattended blankets or chairs in staging lines for general admission seating for the grandstands.  Staging lines will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th, Friday July 26th, and Saturday, July 27th. Any unattended property will be removed from the lines.

Blankets for the “One for the Road” may be put down for general admission seats on the frontstretch main covered grandstands at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th.

Blankets for the Prairie Dirt Classic may be put down for general admission seats on the frontstretch main covered grandstands at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26th, and Saturday, July 27th. Any blankets/seats put down before that time (unless authorized) will be picked up and placed near the closest stairs. Continuing in 2024, you will not be able to leave your blanket overnight for Wednesday’s, Friday’s, or Saturday’s show. All blankets and unauthorized seating remaining Friday or Saturday morning will be placed at the nearest exit and cleaned for each day’s events. FALS will not be liable for stolen or lost blankets. Any blankets not in use at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night will be removed and stored by the fairgrounds.

Additional Rules and Regulations for PDC Seating:

  • Personal stadium seats are NOT allowed in any sections of the bleachers or grandstands.
  • Fairbury Speedway has an “approved” seat back cushion available for purchase at both merchandise buildings.
  • No smoking or vaping allowed in the bleachers or grandstands at ANY TIME!
  • No coolers or bottles allowed in the bleachers or grandstands.
  • Only FALS purchased cans and alcohol allowed in the bleachers or grandstands.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in the pit area until the races are over for the evening.
  • Fans are required to have their reserved seating stub as proof of reserved seating.
  • FALS will have attendants checking for reserved tickets, stadium seats, and non-FALS purchased alcohol prior to entrance into the bleachers and grandstands.
  • Pit bleachers will open at 2 p.m. each day for seating.

Camping Information

Overflow Camping: Opens at 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 24th, 2024.

FALS Reserved Camping: Opens at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024. (Spots 1-285) ONLY

Tent Camping: Opens at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 24th, 2024.

**Reserved camping sweep will be conducted from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you bring your camper or motorhome onto the grounds on Tuesday or Wednesday, you must purchase a ticket for the “One for the Road” race upon entry.  If you do not want to purchase tickets for the Wednesday race, the earliest you can bring in your camper on the grounds for the PDC is Thursday, July 25th at 9 a.m.

BE PREPARED TO PURCHASE YOUR WEEKEND TICKET UPON ARRIVAL – NO ENTRY WITHOUT TICKETS

If you are planning to get a pit pass, you must purchase your GA ticket upon arrival, and you can upgrade to a pit pass when the pit gates open for business on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

- With limited space to maneuver around the grounds, ALL campers must be parked in their spots by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24th and Friday, July 26th. No campers will be allowed to park after 3 p.m. on Wednesday due to the high amount of traffic on the grounds on race night. Parking will resume Thursday morning at 9 a.m. for any campers coming for the Prairie Dirt Classic. Any questions can be directed to the track at falstickets@gmail.com.

Reserved and Overflow Camping

All camping traffic must come down First Street from the north, off Route 24.

Camping reservations #1-225 must enter through the First Street main entrance (Gate 1).

Camping reservations #250-285 must enter the camping lot to the north of the school.

  • Reserved camping is SOLD OUT for the weekend. However, if you are camping and do not have reservations, there will be an overflow lot offsite (across the street from the track).
  • Overflow camping (first come, first served) will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th. All overflow camping will enter at the south ballfield entrance only.
  • Entry for overflow camping will not be allowed until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th. Any campers staging before that time will be asked to leave the property.
  • Gate 1 (First Street entrance) will not close throughout the weekend and will be staffed. People entering or exiting the grounds who are part of a camping spot must have their camping pass voucher to re-enter the grounds. (NO EXCEPTIONS) Campers will be allocated ONE parking voucher per reservation.
  • Each camping spot MUST have an RV/Camper on it. No camping spots will be allowed to house only a tent or car/van/truck/golf cart trailer (or anything else) - only RVs/Campers are allowed in the camping spots. Failure to obey these rules will result in FALS pulling your voucher.
  • If you are not going to be able to make the event and you have a reserved camping spot, please let our team know. Failure to notify us will result in the loss of your reserved spot for 2025. Please email falstickets@gmail.com.
  • Campers that bring golf cart trailers or other trailers for the weekend must put them on their camping spot. If they do not fit within your reserved camping space, you must find alternate parking arrangements for these items. These items will NOT be allowed to utilize car parking spots on the grounds. FALS has the right to tow/remove any unauthorized vehicles/trailers on the grounds at any time.

There will be around 60 camping spots available for the overflow lot. After our overflow lot is full, we will direct you to the private camping lots listed below. If they are full by the time you arrive, you will have to find alternative lodging. Please check online to look up area campgrounds if needed.

Please contact the camping lots below for additional information about overflow camping. We suggest securing your spot prior to the PDC weekend:

  • Bazzell Lot – 309-830-3863 (Greg Bazzell)
    • Two blocks west of the speedway, on Clay Street.
  • Grani’s Acres Lot – 309-825-9687 (Amy Randazzo)
    • Two blocks west, one block south of the speedway on Clay Street
    • www.granisacres.com for reservations
  • Ziegenhorn’s Timber – 815-692-0692 (Steve Ziegenhorn)
  • Popejoy Lot’s – 815-848-5574 (Sue Popejoy)
    • (Trailer/RVs)
  • Kester Lot – 815-848-2658 (Dianna Kester)
    • Three blocks west of speedway on Chestnut St.
Additional Camping Rules
  • There are NO hookups for campers.
  • All campers must have wood under their camper jacks.
  • Only quiet generators are allowed. The quiet time for the week will be from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • No campfires are allowed in the overflow lot or tent camping areas on school grounds at any time.
  • Reserved FALS camping areas: Campfires will be allowed ONLY in raised fire pits. Please dispose of your ashes in the metal barrels around the speedway grounds.
  • Please dispose of your garbage in bags, and the FALS staff will be around daily to pick it up.
  • Please be respectful of others around you at all times!
Tent Camping Rules & Regulations

Begins Wednesday, July 24th at 11 a.m. (at First Street gate)

  • Tent Camping: $30 (Per tent, for the weekend)
  • NO tent camping allowed outside of the ballfield fence lines. Fairbury Speedway officials have the right to relocate any tent campers at any time.
  • You will be required to purchase a weekend general admission ticket upon arrival.
  • Quiet generators are allowed. The quiet time for the weekend will be from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • No campfires allowed.
  • FALS will have porta potties and hand-rinse stations available at the school for the weekend.
  • Please dispose of your trash in cans and dumpsters in the designated areas.
  • Please be respectful of others around you at all times.
  • Fairbury Speedway is not responsible for lost or stolen items. It is your responsibly to secure your camping area for the weekend.

Failure to obey camping rules, regulations, and respect for the fairgrounds and school property will result in the loss of privileges for future events.

Golf Cart Rules

General Rules That Apply Every Race Night

  1. All drivers must be at least 16 years of age. No Exceptions!
  2. No dangerous driving, riding, or shenanigans allowed on FALS or school property. Any golf carts caught participating in these behaviors will be parked for the weekend.
  3. No 4-wheelers, “gators”, side-by-sides, or motorbike-type vehicles are allowed outside of the pit area. GOLF CARTS ONLY will be allowed in the general admission area.
  4. General admission area and pit area vehicles are restricted to their respective areas after the pits are closed to the public.
  5. A reasonable, slow (approximately 5 mph) speed limit will be enforced at all times.
  6. No golf carts will be allowed in the following areas:
    1. Backstretch: between the bleachers and the fence.
    2. Frontstretch: on the horse track in front of the grandstands.
    3. ANYWHERE it is posted “NO GOLF CARTS.”
  7. NO PIT BIKES ALLOWED AT THE PDC IN 2024.

Special Event Rules

  1. All general rules apply.
  2. All general admission area golf carts must be registered to be allowed on the property. A $25 event registration fee will apply for all golf carts. Golf cart stickers can be purchased at the First Street ticket gate (Gate 1) or main ticket office upon arrival for the weekend.
  3. All general admission area golf carts must be parked on race nights from 5 p.m. until one hour after the races have concluded. This rule will be strictly enforced in 2024.
  4. Special exemptions to the rules for special needs will be considered if applied for in writing in advance. Applications must be received by FALS at P.O. Box 165, Fairbury, IL 61739, at least one week prior to the event, or email infoatfals@gmail.com.

Anyone violating the above rules may forfeit their right to operate their vehicle on our property and may be required to “load up” or remove their vehicle immediately at the discretion of the FALS officials.

GOLF CART OPERATION ON THE PROPERTY IS A PRIVILEGE THAT WE GRANT…NOT A RIGHT! YOUR HELP IN OBEYING THESE RULES AND REPORTING THOSE WHO CHOOSE NOT TO OBEY THEM WILL HELP TO ENSURE THAT THIS PRIVILEGE CONTINUES.

Gate Entrance Times

  • First Street (Gate 1) will open at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23rd, for all FALS camping reservations 1-225 and 250-285, to secure their spots. (You must pay for a full week wristband of $95 or have your reserved ticket upon arrival.) Reminder: if you bring your camper in on Tuesday or Wednesday, you MUST purchase a “One for the Road” ticket to enter the grounds, NO exceptions!
  • Gate 1 will remain open and staffed throughout the weekend. No entrance to the fairgrounds will be allowed unless purchasing a ticket for the 34th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic Weekend.
  • First Street walk-up gate will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th, Friday, July 26th, and Saturday, July 27th. General admission tickets will be available for purchase at this gate.
  • Second Street (Gate 2) will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th, Friday, July 26th, and Saturday, July 27th, for handicap parking and walk-up general admission ticket sales only. No car parking will be available at Gate 2.
  • Race car haulers MUST use the Third Street Pit Gate (Gate 3) all week leading up to the event!
  • Pit Gate (Third Street only) will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday through Saturday. No personal vehicles will be allowed through this entrance at any time.
  • No personal vehicles will be allowed in the pit area at any time. Failure to obey will result in your vehicle being towed.

Race Teams will be parked upon arrival by speedway officials for maximum capacity. There will be no saved spots for the PDC. All haulers will be parked by size. If you want to park next to someone, please arrive with them. Also, NO pit bikes will be allowed on the grounds in 2024. Only 4-wheelers will be allowed in the pits and infield for driver and crew use.

Event Parking

  • Fairbury Speedway grounds parking will be for handicap parking and camper vouchers only. No other parking will be allowed inside the speedway grounds.
  • PDC event car parking in all overflow areas and on the town streets is free. Private homeowners may offer easy-out or special/close parking for a fee until full.
  • All parking spots on the Fairbury Speedway grounds must be occupied by a vehicle if available. Absolutely no additional spots will be allowed to be saved without a vehicle in them (NO CAUTION TAPE, TENTS, OR STAKES ALLOWED). These rules apply to everyone without exception.
  • FALS will have parking attendants throughout the lots and around the speedway to assist fans in finding a spot for the night. Please be aware of your surroundings and be safe when driving on the grounds during the PDC weekend.
  • Handicap parking will be limited. All vehicles must have proper identification to be parked in these spots. Parking shuttles will be available if needed.
  • Vendor trailers must be parked by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th. All vendors must be pre-registered by contacting Matt Curl at fairburyspeedway@gmail.com for approval and placement.

All fire lanes MUST be kept clear. If you park in a fire lane, your vehicle will be towed at your expense.

Additional Weekend Information

  • All pets must be on a leash at all times. No exceptions!
  • All pets must be cleaned up after immediately, and contents disposed of properly.
  • All credential requests must be sent to FALS owner, Matt Curl, prior to the PDC weekend at infoatfals@gmail.com.
  • If your credential request is approved, please note it will be for your entrance ONLY. No guests will be placed on the credential list. All guests will need to pay for a wristband to enter the premises.
  • Once credentials are approved, they can be picked up at the Third Street (Gate 3) track office beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24th.
  • No unauthorized drones will be allowed on the grounds of the Fairbury Speedway at any time.
  • No remote-controlled cars will be allowed on the grounds of the Fairbury Speedway at any time.
  • FALS will not be responsible for the loss or damage of your property.
  • All events are conducted by the LMNIA & World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series officials and follow the DIRTcar/WoO/LMNIA general rules and specifications. Decisions of the officials are final.
  • Racing fuel and tires will be available from a vendor at the track each night.
  • FM broadcast channel “105.3 The Drive” will be available around the town of Fairbury.
  • Rain date (if needed) for the 34th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic is scheduled for Sunday, July 28th.
  • FALS merchandise will be located on both the north and south sides of the speedway.
  • ATM is located underneath the main covered grandstands on the north side of the speedway.
  • Hospital: OSF Saint James, Pontiac, IL (15 miles)
    • Emergencies - CALL 911 (Livingston County)
  • Race day only phone number: 815-692-3222
  • Racing action for Wednesday, July 24th, will be streamed live on Flo Racing.
  • All racing action for the Prairie Dirt Classic on July 26th and 27th will be streamed live on DIRTVision.com.

Weekend Entertainment Schedule

Wednesday

  • One for the Road” Flo Racing Night in America $20,000 to win Late Models only
    • Drivers Meeting: 5:45 p.m.
    • Hot Laps: 6:15 p.m.
    • Qualifying: 6:30 p.m.
    • Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Thursday

  • PDC Shriner’s Hospital for Children’s Golf Classic: Indian Creek Country Club
  • Shriners Children’s Auction: 6:30 p.m. (Frontstretch Midway)
  • Dirty Grass Soul Country Band: 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (North Side Beer Stand)

Friday

  • VFW PDC Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (VFW Building, 205 E. Locust St.) 815-692-4210
  • Bags Tournament: 12:00 p.m. (North Side Beer Stand)
  • Drivers Meeting: 5:00 p.m. (WoO Command Center)
  • Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m.
  • Qualifying: 5:50 p.m.
  • Racing to follow!

Saturday

  • VFW PDC Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (VFW Building, 205 E. Locust St.) 815-692-4210
  • Live Suave Talk-College Gameday: 3:00 p.m. (At the Bus, on the Backstretch, Turn 2)
  • Driver Autograph Session: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Vendor Row, on the Backstretch)
  • Drivers Meeting: 5:00 p.m. (WoO Command Center)
  • Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies: 6:00 p.m.
  • Racing to follow!

Race Program Information

Friday Night, July 26th: Drivers Meeting at 5:00 p.m., Hot Laps at 5:30 p.m., Qualifying at 5:50 p.m., Racing to Follow!

Order of Events: (Subject to change)

  • WoO LM Hot Laps
  • Summit DIRTcar Modified Nationals Hot Laps / Qualifying
  • WoO LM Qualifying (A/B group qualifying, 2 laps per car, 2 cars per session)
  • Track Prep, if needed
  • DIRTcar Modified Summit Racing Equipment Showdown Feature #1 – 15 laps, $500 to win, $100 to start
  • DIRTcar Modified All-Star Performance Showdown Feature #2 – 15 laps, $500 to win, $100 to start
  • WoO LM Dyer’s Top Rods Showdown Feature #1 – 25 laps, $5,000 to win, $300 to start
  • WoO LM Pontiac RV Showdown Feature #2 – 25 laps, $5,000 to win, $300 to start
  • Track Prep, if needed
  • DIRTcar Modified HotRod Septic Treatment Showdown Feature #3 – 15 laps, $500 to win, $100 to start
  • DIRTcar Modified Collision Concepts Showdown Feature #4 – 15 laps, $500 to win, $100 to start
  • Track Prep, if needed
  • WoO LM FK Rod Ends Showdown Feature #3 – 25 laps, $5,000 to win, $300 to start
  • WoO VP Race Fuels Showdown Feature #4 – 25 laps, $5,000 to win, $300 to start

Saturday Night, July 27th: Drivers Autograph Session at 4:00 p.m. on Vendor Row, Drivers Meeting at 5:00 p.m., Hot Laps at 5:30 p.m.

Order of Events: (Subject to change)

  • DIRTcar Modified B-Main Hot Laps
  • WoO Late Model B-Main Hot Laps
  • WoO Late Model & Modified Re-Draw & Pre-Race Festivities (approximately 6:20 p.m.)
  • (2) UMP Modified LCS – 12 laps, Top 2 to Summit Modified Nationals
  • UMP Summit Modified Nationals Feature Cars Hot Lap Session
  • (2/3) WoO Late Model LCS – 15 laps, Top TBA to the PDC
  • WoO Late Model Feature Cars Hot Lap Session
  • Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature ($5,000 to win, 40 laps)
  • 14th Annual Summit Racing Equipment Prairie Dirt Shootout – 25 laps, winner’s choice to take the $3,500 or transfer to the Prairie Dirt Classic
  • Intermission – FALS Draw Recap & Track Prep
  • 34th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic – 100 laps, $50,000 to win, $500 a lap leader bonus, presented by the Bank of Pontiac & Illinois State Rifle Association

Payouts

Prairie Dirt Classic

  1. $50,000
  2. $20,000
  3. $12,000
  4. $7,500
  5. $6,000
  6. $5,000
  7. $4,750
  8. $4,500
  9. $4,250
  10. $4,000
  11. $3,900
  12. $3,800
  13. $3,700
  14. $3,600
  15. $3,500
  16. $3,400
  17. $3,300
  18. $3,200
  19. $3,100
  20. $3,080
  21. $3,060
  22. $3,040
  23. $3,020
  24. $3,000
  25. $3,000
  26. $3,000

Prairie Dirt Shootout

  1. $3,500
  2. $1,500
  3. $800
  4. $700
  5. $600
  6. $500
  7. $475
  8. $450
  9. $425
  10. $400
  11. $375
  12. $350
  13. $325
  14. $300
  15. $300
  16. $300
  17. $300
  18. $300
  19. $300
  20. $300

Summit Modified Nationals

  1. $5,000
  2. $2,000
  3. $1,500
  4. $1,000
  5. $900
  6. $800
  7. $700
  8. $600
  9. $550
  10. $500
  11. $475
  12. $450
  13. $425
  14. $400
  15. $400
  16. $400
  17. $400
  18. $400
  19. $400
  20. $400
  21. $400
  22. $400
  23. $400
  24. $400

Late Model Showdowns

  1. $5,000
  2. $2,000
  3. $1,500
  4. $1,000
  5. $300
  6. $300
  7. $300
  8. $300
  9. $300
  10. $300
  11. $300
  12. $300
  13. $300
  14. $300
  15. $300
  16. $300
  17. $300
  18. $300
  19. $300
  20. $300

Modified Showdowns

  1. $500
  2. $250
  3. $175
  4. $150
  5. $100
  6. $100
  7. $100
  8. $100
  9. $100
  10. $100
  11. $100
  12. $100
  13. $100
  14. $100
  15. $100
  16. $100
  17. $100
  18. $100
  19. $100
  20. $100

Tire Rules

LMNIA & World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series

Left Front, Left Rear, & Right Front Tire: Hoosier (90) NLMT2 or (90) NLMT3

Right Rear Tire: Hoosier (92) NLMT3, (92) NLMT4

**No Marking or Limit on Tires**

**Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

DIRTcar Modified

Hoosier M-30S and M-60 – 26.5/8.0/15 or 27.5/8.0/15

Hoosier M-60 may be used as a right rear option tire only.

**Grooving & Siping will be allowed**

 

The Fairbury Speedway would like to thank our Prairie Dirt Classic sponsors which make an event like this possible:

Bank of Pontiac, Illinois State Rifle Association

Dyer’s Top Rods, Pontiac RV, FK Rod Ends, VP Race Fuels, Summit Racing Equipment, All Star Performance, HotRod Septic Treatment, , Varsitee Screenprinting, Dave’s Supermarket, MDI Security, Aftershock Decal & Design, Driscoll Motors, Schahrer Farms, Collision Concepts


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