October Classic Ready to Roll into Fairbury

mowaPOWRi and Fairbury American Legion Speedway officials are pleased to release the dates for the inaugural Sprint Mania’s FALS Classic on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th.  In what will feature some of the best action-packed racing for wing and non-wing sprint cars, the famed quarter mile bullring known as FALS will come to life in October for the first time in speedway history. 

The weekend will be dual highlighted by the 410 winged sprints which will be sanctioned by MOWA and IRA, while the 410 non-wing sprint cars will be sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car Series and the Wisconsin WingLESS Series.  Open Wheel Modifieds will be in action both nights, making three outstanding classes for this inaugural event. 

"It has been a vision of ours to build a fun, exciting weekend of racing in the fall once all of our fairground improvements were finished,” stated Matt Curl, Promoter of Fairbury American Legion Speedway.  “The excitement becomes a reality this year when we get a chance to see 410 winged and 410 non-winged sprints in the same venue for a weekend.  The opportunity to work with Kenny Brown and Jason McCord at POWRi, along with Steve Sinclair from the IRA series, and Kenny Dobson from the MOWA series, will ensure this event is very successful and around for many years to come."

410-non-wingFriday, October 6th will pay $2,000-to-win for both sprint car divisions, while Saturday, October 7th will feature $4,000-to-win sprint car main events.  Complete payouts and further event information for the inaugural Sprint Mania’s FALS Classic will be released when available. 

“POWRi is very excited to work with Matt Curl, Leroy Rodriguez, and the entire Fairbury American Legion Speedway staff to create what will turn into a staple event in sprint car racing,” stated Jason McCord, POWRi Director of Competition.  “This new event will be a weekend that all sprint and race fans will want to circle on their calendar.  Matt and the entire fair board staff care about what the fans want and always make sure the track is in great condition to put on an exciting show.  This is going to be a lot of fun for everyone.”

$3O,OOO to win 28th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic Sets Stage for Fairbury Speedway’s 2O17 Race Season

pdcWhen Fairbury Speedway embarks on its 72nd season of weekly dirt track racing, all eyes will be on the small Central Illinois town which will host one of America’s top Dirt Late Model races in the summer of 2017. The history of FALS will continue with the $30,000 to win Prairie Dirt Classic presented by the Bank of Pontiac, and will be sanctioned with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Dirt Late Model Series on the weekend of July 28th & 29th. Winning DirtonDirt.com's National Race of the Year honors three out of the last four years, this 100-lap main event never disappoints fans. In addition to the PDC weekend festivities, Fairbury Speedway officials are excited to announce the continuance of the #FALS Draw, a $5,000 to win PDC Showdown feature during Friday night’s racing action. With all the specific details of the Prairie Dirt Classic weekend to be announced at a later date, a driver entering the Prairie Dirt Classic weekend has a chance to take home a FALS record of $35,000 straight to the bank.

With a nice mix of races up and down the 2017 schedule, the first of many huge race weekends on the FALS schedule is the $10,000 to win FALS Frenzy, an American Late Model Series sanctioned special on May 13th. This 50-lap feature event will be held in conjunction with Farmer City Raceway’s huge $20,000 to win show on May 12th. Drivers all over the Midwest will showcase their talent to the FALS faithful which will 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 10th. Lynn Chevrolet-Buick’s UMP Summer Nationals will roll into town with a 50-lap $10,000 to win feature on June 24th, which will host the best from the Midwest. A pair of $2,000 to win Late Model shows on May 27th & July 15th will continue a solid season of local purses. The season ending UMP DIRTcar $3,000 to win Late Model Special on Labor Day Weekend will conclude an unprecedented Late Model season of specials and payouts during 2017. 

mod-nationalsThe Casey’s Modified Nationals will once again highlight an exciting season for the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds in 2017. The 5th annual showcase is scheduled for September 2nd and will continue to pay a top prize of $10,000 to win and now pay a very strong $500 to start the 50-lap feature event. Sanctioned with the American Modified Series again in 2017, Modified drivers from all over the country will take part in what will continue to be an elite marquee weekend of Modified racing at the Fairbury Speedway. This will be one weekend Modified drivers will not want to miss in 2017! The running of the Memorial Day Weekend AMS Series event will be on May 27th paying $2,000 to win and will be the first of two American Modified Series events at FALS in 2017. The Summit DIRTcar Modified Nationals will pay $1,500 to win this year as part of the “Hell Tour” schedule this summer. The UMP Modifieds will continue to play a huge role on the weekend of the Prairie Dirt Classic as they will run for a top prize of $5,000 to win. This 40-lap feature event will be part of the Summit DIRTcar Modified Nationals Championship Weekend where the series champion will be crowned Saturday night of the Prairie Dirt Classic. Full Prairie Dirt Classic weekend information will be released at a later date.

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Next Events

4.15.2017   Test-N-Tune Practice
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
4.22.2017   Opening Night of Racing for LM, MD, SP, SS, HM
    Alkota "Keep it Clean" Series points
 
4.29.2017   Regular Night of Racing for LM, MD, SP, SS, HM
    Alkota "Keep it Clean" Series points
 
5.06.2017   DIRTcar Spring Nationals Street Stock Special
    $2,000 to win, 43 laps
    LM, MD, SP regular night
 
5.13.2017   FALS Frenzy
    $10,000 to win, 50 laps MARS/ALMS Late Model Shootout
    $2,000 to win UMP Modifieds
    $400 to win UMP Sportsman
 
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