Non-Qualifiers Feature to become the 4th Annual Prairie Dirt Shootout

The Prairie Dirt Shootout will continue its tradition on the World of Outlaws 24th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic weekend, FALS officials announced today. The $2,000 to win, 25-lap feature will consist of the top 20 Late Model drivers that did not transfer through the consolation races. These weekend events, which are scheduled for Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27, will be the third largest purse on the World of Outlaws schedule this season.

A Shootout purse of over $12,000 will be on the line in the finale of the 2013 Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. Official Late Model payouts have been posted on the website. Any drivers interested in pre-registering can do so by emailing the speedway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This will allow drivers to get seasonal updates leading up to this prestigious event. The World of Outlaws will be the official sanctioning body and will register and tech all cars. Event information including reserved seating and camping will be available soon. Stay close to the website for all the up-to-the-minute Prairie Dirt Classic information.

FALS and the American Modified Series Team Up for the Modified Nationals

The Fairbury American Legion Speedway is proud to announce that they will work together with the American Modified Series to sanction the 1st Annual Modified Nationals paying $5,000 to win on Labor Day weekend. The series, which is based in southern Indiana, will bring the best of the UMP southern Modifieds vs. the best that UMP has in the Midwest and locally for a weekend that Modified drivers will be talking about all year. Series officials have announced that Spoon River Speedway will also host the American Modified Series on Sunday, September 1st paying $5,000 to win as well. Also in the works, series officials and the FALS are continuing the search for a third track to make the richest weekend in Illinois Modified history come true. This track, which will be run on Friday, August 30th, will be announced soon. All the details and payouts for the Modified Nationals will be posted soon.

Any drivers interested in preregistering for the Modified Nationals can do so by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Registration is free and will allow you to get updates from FALS leading up to the Modified Nationals weekend. All official registration and technical inspection will be done through the American Modified Series the day of the event. You can check out the series website at www.americanmodifiedseries.com.

We look forward to hosting this spectacular event for our Modified drivers. Good luck on your season.

Last Points Night Changed to August 24

The Fairbury American Legion Speedway has decided to move the final night of track points to Saturday night, August 24th. The race committee wanted to continue the tradition of having a "Championship Night" which will be the final racing night of the year (August 31st). We will introduce the champions for the four divisions that night as well as take our top 10 in points around the speedway for the fans to congratulate them on a terrific season. We are excited to continue the Labor Day weekend racing experience by having race specials in all four of our divisions. This will be the 1st Annual Modified Nationals paying $5,000 to win as well as $3,000 to win for the Late Models and $500 to win for the Sportsman and the Street Stocks.

This Year’s 24th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic Set To Become Biggest Event In History Of Fairbury American Legion Speedway

New July 26-27 Date, Record Purse & World of Outlaws Late Model Series Sanction Highlight Prestigious Weekend’s 2013 Makeover

FAIRBURY, IL – Fairbury American Legion Speedway’s marquee event is getting a spectacular makeover in 2013.

With a new mid-summer date, a record purse and sanctioning from the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the 24th annual Prairie Dirt Classic is set to become the biggest and richest dirt Late Model race in the history of the popular quarter-mile oval.

A $20,000 first-place prize will be on the line when the 100-lap Prairie Dirt Classic is run as a two-day festival of speed over the July 26-27 weekend, FALS and WoO LMS officials jointly announced on Friday.

Traditionally contested as a 50- or 75-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event over Labor Day weekend, the Prairie Dirt Classic’s move to an earlier place on the 2013 racing calendar and first-ever affiliation with the WoO LMS promises to take the event to unprecedented heights.

New FALS Race Director and Marketing Director Named

The Fairbury American Legion Speedway would like to announce the hiring of a new race director and marketing director for the 2013 racing season. Matt Curl will take over the reins of the two-time UMP Track of the Year as the new director of race operations. He has been heavily involved within the speedway for many years, and will be a huge asset as the speedway moves into the future. Gunner Sullivan will take the lead as the new marketing director of the speedway. His dedication and vision for the speedway through the years will be a great strength moving forward.

Matt and Gunner are in the process of evaluating all aspects of the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. They are preparing an exciting 2013 schedule to be announced soon. Also in the works, the race committee is currently pursuing vacant positions throughout the speedway and will be making final decisions on personnel soon. FALS track rules, procedures, track prep, and other race topics (i.e., the Delaware double file restarts, lock eight regular night format, etc.) are currently being evaluated and improved for the upcoming season.

For any questions regarding race operations contact Matt at (309) 532-7862 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Any questions regarding marketing or advertising contact Gunner at (309) 838-9304 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Fairbury American Legion Speedway would like to thank Rusty Allen for his hard work and dedication as promoter for the past several years. His guidance and leadership has gone a long way in what will be the continuing success of the speedway. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family for a full recovery.

We hope everyone is as excited as we are in this transition and are looking forward to the upcoming season!