BELLEVILLE, Ill. — POWRi and Fairbury American Legion Speedway officials announced the dates for the track’s inaugural Sprint Mania FALS Classic on Tuesday.
The two-day, three-class spectacular is set for Oct. 6-7 at the famed Midwestern quarter-mile, marking the first time in speedway history that the track will come to life in the month of October.
The weekend will be dual-highlighted by 410 winged and non-winged sprint cars.
The winged portion of the event will be co-sanctioned by the Midwest Open Wheel Ass’n and IRA Bumper to Bumper Outlaw Sprint Series, while the non-winged sprint cars will be sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car Series and the Wisconsin WingLESS Series.
Open wheel Modifieds will also be in action both nights.
“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,” said 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.”
The opening night of the program will pay $2000-to-win for both sprint car divisions, while the Saturday finale will feature $4000-to-win sprint car main events.
“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,” said Jason McCord, POWRi’s 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.”
CREDIT: POWRi Communications