When 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.
The 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.
FALS fans asked for it, Fairbury Speedway makes it a reality, with two huge open wheel events on the schedule for 2017. Mark your calendars for Thursday night June 1st as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, Lucas Oil POWRi WAR 410 Non-Winged Sprints, and the Lucas Oil DII Midgets will converge on the famed ultra-competitive quarter mile bullring known as FALS. This Thursday Night Thunder race will bring some of the top Midget and 410 Non-Winged Sprint Car drivers in the country to this Speedweeks event.
For the first time since 2002, Fairbury Speedway will host a 410 Winged Sprint Car Race with the MOWA / IRA co-sanctioned Sprint Car Shootout on Saturday night July 15th. This $3,000 to win special will host a large number of drivers coming from all areas of the Midwest. This unique venue will mix Sprint Car fans and Stock Car fans alike as the UMP Late Models ($2,000 to win) and UMP Modifieds ($1,000 to win) will be racing together on one night.