Fresh off back-to-back DirtonDirt.com National “Race of the Year” honors for the prestigious Prairie Dirt Classic, the Fairbury American Legion Speedway will open the gates for their 70th season of weekly racing at the ultra-competitive quarter mile bullring. In a season where expectations could not be any higher, the track known as FALS delivers again with a schedule filled with marquee races highlighted by the 26th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic on the weekend of July 24th and 25th. Sanctioned with the World of Outlaws again in 2015, the Prairie Dirt Classic will pay $26,000 to the winner of the 100 lap feature event. In addition to the weekend festivities, Fairbury Speedway officials are excited to announce the addition of the #FALS Draw, a $5,000 to win PDC Showdown during Friday night’s racing action. With all the specific details of the Prairie Dirt Classic weekend to be announced soon, a driver entering the Prairie Dirt Classic could take home a FALS record of $31,000 throughout the weekend.
With a nice mix of races up and down the 2015 schedule, the season opener will be on April 18th. The first of two huge additions to the FALS schedule is the $10,000 to win FALS Fan Frenzy ALMS Late Model Special on May 9th. This 50 lap feature event will showcase local, regional, and national drivers to kick start a season filled with big money races. The annual Pappy & Bob Allen Memorial Late Model Special will again pay $2,000 to win on June 13th. The following week, June 20th, the UMP Summer Nationals will roll into town with a 50 lap $10,000 to win feature that will host the best from the Midwest. The season ending Corn Belt Clash $5,000 to win Late Model Special on Labor Day Weekend will conclude an unprecedented Late Model season of specials and payouts during the 2015 season.
It is with great excitement that we announce the running of the 3rd annual Casey’s Modified Nationals paying a record $10,000 to win for the 50 lap national event. Sanctioned with the American Modified Series again in 2015, Modified drivers from all over the country will take part in what is to be the start of an elite marquee weekend of Modified racing at the Fairbury Speedway. This will be one weekend Modified drivers will not want to miss in 2015!! The running of the Second Annual Gary Cook Jr. Memorial Modified Special on Memorial Day Weekend May 23rd paying $2,064 to win will be the first of two American Modified Series events at FALS in 2015. The Summit UMP Modified Nationals will pay $1,500 to win this year as a part of the “Hell Tour” schedule this summer. The Modifieds will play a huge role on the weekend of the Prairie Dirt Classic as they will run two separate shows on July 24th & 25th. Both UMP Modified shows will pay $2,000 to win and be part of the Summit UMP Modified Nationals Championship Weekend where a champion will be crowned Saturday night of the Prairie Dirt Classic.
Adding to the season’s excitement in 2015, mark your calendars for Saturday night July 11th as the Lucas Oil POWRi Midgets will be invading the racy quarter mile. The $3,000 to win feature event will be one that draws some of the top Midget drivers across the country. A large field of Midgets is expected for the weekend and FALS is looking forward to bringing the open wheel cars back to their old stomping grounds this summer. Running with the Midgets that night will be the UMP Late Models racing for $2,000 to win and the UMP Modifieds for $1,000 to win. Back again in 2015, the Illinois Lightning Sprint Series will take to the track on August 1st for the 2nd Annual Willard Bess Memorial Sprint Special paying $2,000 to win. This nationally advertised Sprint special will play host to a number of Sprint teams throughout the Midwest.
The UMP Street Stocks will have their annual special on May 2nd. The UMP Sportsman will continue their tradition of running the annual Eden-Piercy Memorial Special on May 23rd. The annual Fair Championship Night will again play host to the Sportsman Topless Special in 2015. Both the Street Stocks and Sportsman will have $400 to win specials throughout the year on specific nights. The Hobby Mod division will take part in regular nights of racing throughout the season. This beginner class will release its information for the upcoming season following the holidays.
FALS is proud to announce the continuance of the Alkota “Keep it Clean” Series in 2015. This series will be run 11 times throughout the year when all four weekly divisions are racing regular night events. Specific details will be announced soon but the winner will receive a brand new pressure washer from the great folks from Rural Route Repair and M&M Pumps. Fair Championship Night will conclude track points for the season on Saturday night, August 22nd. Champions will be crowned on that night with recognition scheduled for August 29th which will be FALS Drivers Appreciation Night. All drivers racing in the night’s events will be admitted free upon arrival. Nostalgia Night along with the racers reunion and vintage race car display will highlight Fan Appreciation Night on May 30th.
On behalf of the American Legion, Fairbury Fair Board, and the FALS Race Committee, we thank you for your continued support of the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. We continue to showcase our facility in the best possible way each week and throughout the year. Our race committee will go to work after the holidays and evaluate all the weekly rules, procedures, and thoughts to make 2015 memorable.
Happy Holidays from everybody here at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway!