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July 22 Races Canceled

The races scheduled for tonight have been rained out. Join us next Friday and Saturday for the 28th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic.

Prairie Dirt Classic Reserved Camping and Overflow Camping Instructions for PDC Weekend

Gates will NOT open until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26th.

  • pdc-logo17All camping reservations #1 - 249 must enter First Street main entrance.
  • Camping reservations #250 - 285 must enter camping lot to the north of the school.
  • All overflow camping and tent camping will enter at south ball field entrance only (watch for the new signs this year).
  • There is very limited staging room for campers and motorhomes. FALS has the right to ask anyone at any time to continue on their way if traffic is being hung up. There are plenty of parking lots around town to park until the gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Prairie Dirt Classic Sets New Race Format, Payouts, and Weekend Information for the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series $3O,OOO to win Event on July 28th & 29th

pdc-logo17When Fairbury American Legion Speedway and World of Outlaw Craftsman Dirt Late Model Series Officials first announced their partnership back in the spring of 2013, one thing was certain: the Prairie Dirt Classic was set for greatness. Taking home DirtonDirt.com's National "Race of the Year" honors three out of the past four years, the Prairie Dirt Classic has become one of the elite events in the country.

Set apart by the green-to-checkered excitement on the track and the passionate FALS fans off it, the 28th annual Prairie Dirt Classic presented by the Bank of Pontiac will again set the bar high in 2017. The two-day $30,000-to-win World of Outlaws-sanctioned event set for July 28-29 will feature the top drivers in the country chasing a total payout of $93,000 that includes $1,500 to start for the 100-lap feature event.

Macedo Sweeps Land of Lincoln Trek

by Rocky Ragusa

Winged 410 Sprint Cars made their first appearance to the Fairbury American Legion Speedway Saturday night in nearly 15 years. A large crowd was on hand as California’s Carson Macedo (Sprint Car), Frank Heckenast Jr. (Late Model), and Mike McKinney (Modified) grabbed the hardware.

jul15-sprThe Interstate Racing Association and Midwest Open Wheel co-sanctioned Sprint Car race drew 39 drivers to the 1/4-mile dirt oval. Twelve drivers broke the old track record in qualifying as Carson Macedo turned a 11.219 to earn fast time honors. Four heat races were held as Macedo, Kody Kinser, Dave Uttech, and Jeremy Schultz advanced to the 30-lap feature. Bret Tripplett was the winner of the B-Main. In the $3,000 to win race, Schultz took an early lead with Tayler Malsam and Scotty Thiel following. Macedo started fifth and was on the move. He quickly moved in to second and executed a slide job on Schultz to take the top position on the 11th lap, as Thiel followed. In the waning laps, Bill Balog looked to have the fastest car on the track. Using slower traffic, Balog worked his way by Thiel but ran out of laps in his bid to catch Macedo. After taking the win the previous night at Lincoln, Macedo commented in victory lane. “This track reminds me of one back home. You have to get up there on the curb and let it rip around there. I can’t say enough about my team. They give me a car that can win about every single night. It’s all I can ask for.” Following Macedo to the line were Balog, Thiel, Paul Nienhiser, Schultz, Malsam, Blake Nimee, Tripplett, Kinser, and Kris Spitz.

Next Events

7.22.2017   Regular Night of Racing for LM, MD, SP, SS, HM
    Alkota Series Points | Kids Dash 4 Cash | HM June 17 Makeup Feature
7.28.2017   Prairie Dirt Classic Showdown Night
    Four World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown Features $2,500 to win each
    Four DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals Showdown Features $500 to win each
    SP, SS off
7.29.2017   28th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic
    $30,000 to win World of Outlaws LM Series | Presented by Bank of Pontiac
    DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals Championship Finale $5,000 to win
    Prairie Dirt Shootout LM Non-Qualifiers Feature $2,000 to win | SP, SS off
8.05.2017   Regular Night of Racing for LM, MD, SP, SS, HM
    Alkota Series Points | Kids Dash 4 Cash | LM June 17 Makeup Feature
8.12.2017   MARS/ALMS Late Model Summer Shootout
    $3,000 to win | Sponsored by Central Illinois Buildings
Gates Open 3:00, Drivers Meeting 5:30, Hot Laps 6:00, Qualifying 6:30, Racing Follows

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