Weaver, Thomas closing in on career win mark at FALS

by Darlene Miller

Kevin Weaver and Rick Thomas inched ever closer to the top in career wins on a full moon Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Fithian’s Roger Long currently holds the top spot with 66 victories. Dwight’s Thomas notched No. 64 and Gibson City’s Weaver won his 62nd feature on a beautiful night for racing.

may21-lmJay Morris grabbed an early lead over the pack in the 30-lap Late Model feature. Just two laps into the race, McKay Wenger and Weaver were even at the stripe for first place. Weaver took the slight lead with 26 laps to go followed closely by Wenger and Mike Spatola. Weaver and Wenger kept the battle brewing when both of them edged each other at the line several times. Wenger kissed the wall in turn two with 11 to go and was passed by a hard charging Scott Bull and Spatola. A caution flag flew for debris in turn four and bunched the field with five circuits to go. Weaver jumped to the top side while Bull stayed low battling back and forth. Weaver held on to win the race by a car length. Bull, Spatola, Wenger, and Mike Glasscock completed the top five. Joe Godsey, Joe Harlan, Dan Flessner, Brian Lynn, and Steve Thorsten followed in the next group of five to the finish line. “It was a fun race and exciting. I went up to the top, but wished I would have stayed at the bottom,” said Weaver, who seemed to have his car hooked up for the bottom of the track. Weaver, Harlan, and Morris were heat winners and Morris also had fast time with a 13.314 second trip.

may21-mdIn the Modified feature, it was an eye-blink finish between Steven Brooks and Jay Ledford. The pair started on the front row and after several cautions, the two began to pull away from the pack. Several drivers tried the top shelf to try and catch the leaders but no one could make a serious challenge. Brooks led the entire race until the lap that counts most - the last one - as Ledford went to the top side in the last turn and edged Brooks at the line. 

New Northside Bleachers Reserved Seating On Sale Now

frontstretch-stands-tnReserved seats for the four major events of the season in the new northside bleachers are on sale now. You can reserve your seat for only $5.00 per event. You will buy the general admission portion of your ticket at the gate the day of the event. The four major events are: May 7th FALS Frenzy, June 25th UMP Summer Nationals, July 29th & 30th Prairie Dirt Classic (your seat will be good for both nights), and the September 3rd Casey's Modified Nationals. -- Fairbury Speedway Tickets

Next Events

6.4.2016   Fan Appreciation Night
    Nostalgia Night / Racers Reunion & Vintage Racing of Illinois
    $5.00 Gate Admission - LM, MD, SP, SS, HM regular night
6.11.2016   Regular Night of Racing
    LM, MD, SP, SS, HM - Rusty Allen 5-6 year old Kids Dash for Cash
    Alkota "Keep it Clean" Series race
6.18.2016   Pappy & Bob Allen Memorial Late Model Special
    $2,000 to win - Sponsored by Allen Automotive
    MD, SP, SS, HM regular night, KidModz Series
6.25.2016   UMP Summer Nationals
    $10,000 to win - Sponsored by Lynn Chevrolet Buick
    Modified Nationals $1,500 to win, $400 to win SS, SP off
Gates Open 3:00, Drivers Meeting 5:30, Hot Laps 6:00, Qualifying 6:30, Racing to Follow



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