Corn Belt Clash / ALMS Late Model Special Highlight Winter News

The Corn Belt Clash Dirt Late Model Series will invade the Fairbury American Legion Speedway for the first time in the series history in the inaugural CBC / ALMS Triple Shot Weekend. The $3,000 to win, $300 to start, 40-lap features will host the best that the Midwest has to offer in a trio of Central Illinois tracks on Labor Day Weekend August 29th – 31st. Farmer City Raceway will lead-off the holiday weekend on Friday, FALS will spotlight Saturday night, and Vermilion County Speedway in Danville will host the Sunday night finale. All three nights will be co-sanctioned with the UMP ALMS Series, have the same purse, same rules, and same procedures which will be released soon through the website.

In putting the finishing touches on the 2014 FALS schedule, the KidModz Racing Series will return to the Fairbury Speedway on June 14th. The Sportsman Topless Special has been moved to Fair Night on Wednesday, August 13th. The Street Stocks will move to the Saturday Fair Championship Night on August 16th. Details for the Sportsman Topless Special will be announced before the season begins.

Fairbury Speedway is excited to announce a new championship points format FALS will be implementing in 2014 for its track champions. With all the debate on specials, rainouts, and the number of nights counted in each division, the speedway has made the decision to accumulate points every night of racing in each division and drop the lowest points night throughout the race season. A driver must have perfect attendance in order to drop a night.

To give an example on how this works (which hopefully will make the points chases extremely exciting in mid-August): The Modified division this year has 20 scheduled races throughout the season leading up to Fair Championship Night. If there are no rainouts, a driver will count a max of 19 total nights of points. If they run 20 nights, they will drop the lowest points night from the season to come up with 19 nights of points. If a driver races 19 times during the season and misses just one night, the driver will have to count all of his/her points nights because it is based off of the total number of races minus one night. If there are 3 rainouts for the mods, 17 races will have been run concluding with Fair Championship Night and a driver will count 16 nights of points. Each of the divisions will have a different number of total races leading up to the finale. The Prairie Dirt Shootout will not count as full track feature points, but will count as UMP feature points. Drivers making the PDC shootout will receive 20 starting points; all other drivers not making either the PDC or PDC Shootout will receive 10 track points.

Here is a list of new information being released from the speedway. All rules, payouts, and other speedway material will be added to the website as soon as possible:

  • The Alkota “Keep it Clean” Series will officially have 10 race nights scheduled throughout the year. These dates are noted on the FALS schedule. Rainouts will not be rescheduled throughout the season. This year’s champion will be the “Hard Charger of the Year”. Specific details will be posted on the website this spring.
  • Season passes for the 2014 season will be $225 for general admission and $525 for pit admission. Anyone interested in purchasing a season pass can send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Payouts for the 2014 race season will be posted in early March. Regular night payouts for all classes have remained the same. A list of all the special payouts including the PDC, PDC Shootout, and Summer Nationals will be posted as soon as possible.
  • Provisional starters have been announced for the 2014 season. Street Stock and Sportsman provisionals will be determined on a per race basis. The following positions are ones that have been approved and will be determined as follows:
    • Late Model UMP Summer Nationals
      • Current 2014 points leader (total number of points leading up to the weekend)
    • Summit UMP Modified Summer Nationals
      • Current 2014 points leader (total number of points leading up to the weekend)
    • World of Outlaws Prairie Dirt Classic
      • 25th Position: 2014 points leader (total number of points leading up to the weekend)
      • 26th Position: 2013 point standings
    • PDC Modified Saturday
      • 21st Position: 2014 points leader (total number of points leading up to Saturday night)
      • 22nd Position: Top finisher from Friday’s feature that doesn’t make Saturday’s feature
    • Modified Nationals
      • 23rd Position: 2014 final point standings
      • 24th Position: 2013 point standings

• The weekly racing format for all divisions in 2014 will stay the same as it was in 2013 to start the season; however FALS will monitor the racing on a week by week basis and can change the format at any time during the season if warranted. A one week notice will be given on any changes, announced on the FALS website.

• Reserved tickets and reserved camping will go on sale for the June 21st UMP Summer Nationals and the July 25th & 26th Prairie Dirt Classic in mid-April. All announcements will be published on the Fairbury Speedway website and Facebook page when released.

• Late Model tire choices for the 2014 season will be the LM 20-30-40 which can be run on any regular night, including FALS specials, both ALMS shows, UMP Summer Nationals, and the Prairie Dirt Classic. The season ending Corn Belt Clash / ALMS special will have a separate tire rule: LM-40 / WRS 55’s on the rear, LM-20/40 WRS 55’s option on the front.

• FALS will be implementing a new tire rule in the Modified division. Beginning June 1st, Modifieds will only be allowed to use A’s & H’s. A run off period prior to June 1st will allow drivers to use D’s. This tire rule is in conjunction with surrounding tracks that will be adopting the same tire rule as well.

• Street Stocks will be able to use the D’s, A’s, & H’s in 2014. Beginning in 2015, Street Stocks will only be allowed to run A’s & H’s. This allows the Street Stock drivers to have a one year run-off period and extended notice on the change in their tire compounds for 2015.

• Fairbury Speedway and Macon Speedway are working together to put out the same rules package for the Sportsman division. These rules, which will be released in early March, will allow drivers to compete at either track with no problems and also allow drivers to run the State Sportsman Special at the Springfield Mile. A Wynn’s Sportsman Qualifier will be announced soon at FALS.

• FALS is excited to announce the addition of a new scoreboard that has been purchased and is scheduled to be up and ready for opening night. The new scoreboard, which is dedicated to the late Fair Board President Jim Schahrer, will have a pre-recorded video screen along with a new timing, scoring, and lap counter. We would like to thank the Jim Schahrer Memorial Fund, Livingston Stone Company, and the Fairbury Fair Board for their involvement in making this possible. The new scoreboard will have options for permanent advertising; anyone interested should call Gunner Sullivan (309-838-9304) for more information.