World of Outlaws Prairie Dirt Classic
Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL
Friday, July 29, 2022
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Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (815) 692-3222

Event Info

World of Outlaws Prairie Dirt Classic
July 29, 2022 to July 30, 2022
Fairbury Speedway
600 South Third Street
Fairbury, IL 

Event Description
The highly anticipated Prairie Dirt Classic returns to the schedule in 2022, again paying $50,000-to-win. Some of the best drivers in Late Model racing will make the trek to Central Illinois to try to win one of the most prestigious races of the season. Kyle Larson held off Bobby Pierce to win his first World of Outlaws Late Model Feature in 2021.

This event also caps off the Summit Modified Nationals Hell Tour with $500/feature on Friday and $5,000-to-win on Saturday, followed by the crowning of a champion.

Series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals

Late Model Track Record
Kyle Strickler – 12.143 on 9/15/20

To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Feature Laps Length
20

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No backs

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are not allowed

Handicapped Seating
In front of main covered grandstands on front stretch and a few select handicap spots on the first row of bleachers

Handicapped Parking
Near the main front grandstands

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
3rd Street entrance

Personal Coolers
They are allowed on the grounds, but NOT in the stands

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Pit Gate

Alcohol Sales
alcohol is available to purchase at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the main covered grandstand

Family Section
N/A

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
onsite

Camping Cost
Available day of race only

Closest Airport
Bloomington, IL (BMI / KBMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal

Other Airport
Champaign, IL (CMI / KCMI) University of Illinois Willard Airport

Track Info
Track Phone
(815) 692-3222

Ticket Phone
(815) 692-3222

Track Email
fairburyspeedway@gmail.com

Track Size & Type
Semi-banked, 1/4 mile

Competitor Info
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
Friday Tire Rule:
(Hoosier Tire LM-20 on all four (4) corners.)(LM-30,LM- 40 RR Option) You can change right rear tire for the showdown features.

Saturday Tire Rule:
(Hoosier Tire LM-20, LM-30 on all four (4) corners.)(LM- 40 RR Option)
(No limit on tires)

{Grooving and Siping is allowed both days}

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: WE FOUR KINGS: Marshall, McKinney, Long and Nicely Win Modified PDC Showdowns at Fairbury

Sixty-two answered the bell, and sixteen are now locked-in to the main event. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals portion of the 32nd Prairie Dirt Classic kicked off Friday night at Fairbury Speedway and contested four individual 20-lap Showdown Features, taking the top-four finishers from each into Saturday’s 40-lap, $5,000-to-win main event.

Any other driver not yet qualified for the Modified Prairie Dirt Classic Feature will compete in one of two Last Chance Showdown events on Saturday evening, from which the top-two finishers will transfer into the main event, followed by four provisional starters to make up the remainder of the 24-car field.

Saturday’s events begin with a round of Hot Laps, followed by the redraw for the top-2 transfers from each of the Showdown Features. Tickets are available at the gate, but if you can’t be there in person, watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

Showdown Feature #1 – Frank Marshall
In similar fashion to his Friday night victory in 2021, Frank Marshall bagged the win in the first Showdown Feature of the evening.

In short, Marshall was dominant, winning the caution-free 20-lapper unchallenged in nine minutes and fifteen seconds. He took off at the drop of the green and crossed the stripe with a gap of nearly eight seconds over runner-up Chase Holland.

Marshall, of Valparaiso, IN, put on a clinic in traffic, whizzing past the slower cars in multiple lanes at a blazing pace.

Marshall repeated his 2021 PDC Showdown performance to get his second career Summit Modified victory. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

“I may have taken a few less chances had I known I had that lead,” Marshall said. “I didn’t realize I had that lead until I got back to the trailer; I thought that was Curt Spalding right next to me at the finish line, I thought I beat him by half a car.”

In his eyes, a smooth and hammer-down racetrack was just what he was looking for to bag his second career Summit Modified Feature win and get into the redraw on Saturday.

“We got a perfect racetrack as the first race out, smooth and tacky, a little bit slick at first then it tacked-up,” Marshall said. “Soft tires worked out nice, and everything fell into place.”

Showdown Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:09:15.603 | Summit Racing Equipment

  1. 28M-Frank Marshall[1]; 2. 45-Chase Holland[4]; 3. 22-Josh Harris[3]; 4. 130-Chase Allen[7]; 5. 5CS-Curt Spalding[2]; 6. 777-Trevor Neville[5]; 7. 50-Tyler Weiss[8]; 8. 3-Mike Brooks[11]; 9. 28-Rodney Standerfer[9]; 10. 21-Lyndon Whitfill[6]; 11. 15-Chris Smith[12]; 12. 48-Adam Pockrus[10]; 13. 34T-Tanner Reed[13]; 14. 83-Kasey Schrock[14]; 15. 11S-Nick Seplak[15]; 16. 73-Mark Rhoades[16]

Showdown Feature #2 – Mike McKinney
In what was the most action-packed Modified Showdown of the night, Mike McKinney emerged victorious after putting a last-lap pass on Brian Shaw in Turn 4 to seal the win.

McKinney trailed Shaw for 19 laps around the quarter-mile of Fairbury, digging harder each lap to try and find a way around the #1s.

“Dad said we had some room, so just started searching around trying to find a line to get by him,” McKinney said. “I knew that getting under him or above him on entry wasn’t going to be the ticket, so I started opening-up my entry super high into Turn 3. I’d enter on the top and turn it down the hill to try and beat him down the straightaway.”

McKinney (96M) racing with Shaw (1s) for the lead (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

A few laps of the new strategy, and McKinney found himself on the rear bumper of Shaw. He got a big run out of Turn 4 coming to the white flag and threw it into Turn 1 under Shaw. With the #96M right at his door panel, Shaw slid up the track in Turns 1-2, creating the lane McKinney needed to get by.

McKinney, of Plainfield, IL, kept it low in Turns 3-4 and held off Shaw for his 15th career Summit Modified Feature win, and first-ever in the Prairie Dirt Classic.

“That was definitely the hardest I’ve ever worked for $500, but it was awesome to win in front of these fans and have ‘em all cheer when I got out,” McKinney said. “This is a race I want really bad. We’ve accomplished a lot here, and this is the last thing on my list.”

Showdown Feature 2 20 Laps | 00:12:30.323 | All-Star Performance

  1. 96M-Mike McKinney[1]; 2. 1S-Brian Shaw[2]; 3. 2-Nick Hoffman[7]; 4. 8K-Levi Kissinger[3]; 5. 24H-Mike Harrison[5]; 6. 77- Ray Bollinger[4]; 7. 66-Cole Falloway[6]; 8. 463-Daniel Sanchez[10]; 9. 1D-Dean Hoffman[11]; 10. 59R-Jacob Rexing[9]; 11. 88S-Alan Stipp[14]; 12. 14-Caden McWhorter[13]; 13. 12-Wyatt Harms[15]; 14. 43-Jared Thomas[8]; 15. 7-Tim Nash[12]

Showdown Feature #3 – Michael Long
Michael Long waited several years to make his first PDC appearance, and made it count Friday night, winning his Showdown Feature from the pole to lock himself into the redraw Saturday evening.

Though he’s competed at Fairbury several times in the past, Friday was his first PDC appearance – one which he won right up on the well-noted Fairbury cushion. But it took getting past Allen Weisser in the opening laps, which he did on Lap 4 with a great run off the top of Turn 4.

“Once we got rolling, the car was good and the tires got warmed-up a little bit,” Long said. “Got my momentum going, was able to get back to the lead and held on for the rest.”

Long scored his sixth career Summit Modified victory (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

Long, of Fowler, IL, led the rest of the way to collect his sixth career Summit Modified Feature win.

Showdown Feature 3 20 Laps | 00:12:47.687 | Hooker Harness

  1. 18L-Michael Long[1]; 2. 8A-Austin Holcombe[4]; 3. 8-Kyle Steffens[3]; 4. 25W-Allen Weisser[2]; 5. 37-Michael Ledford[9]; 6. 35-Jason Hastings[11]; 7. 00-Ethan Dotson[6]; 8. 10-Garrett Jameson[15]; 9. 7T-Drake Troutman[5]; 10. 64-Dawson Cook[14]; 11. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[7]; 12. 32-Mason Duncan[10]; 13. 1W-Bob Pohlman[12]; 14. 36-Eric Vaughan[13]; 15. 71R-Troy Ricketts[16]; 16. 89-Austin Friedman[8]

Showdown Feature #4 – Tyler Nicely
He missed Prairie Dirt Showdown Victory Lane last year by one spot. This year, Tyler Nicely was not going to be denied.

Now professionally reunited with his previous car builder Nick Hoffman of Elite Chassis, Nicely piloted his #25 to Fairbury Victory Lane Friday night with authority, leading all 20 laps en route to his fourth career Summit Modifieds Feature win.

“Ever since I got back in this Elite [Chassis] car, it fits me and I’m a lot more comfortable,” Nicely said. “I knew tonight we needed a good Qualifying effort, and that put us up front. We’ll get to that redraw tomorrow and hopefully we’ll be on that stage by the end of the night.”

Nicely won his third career Modified PDC Feature Friday night (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

Nicely, the 2015 PDC finale winner from Owensboro, KY, hasn’t seen PDC Victory Lane since 2019 when he won a Showdown. Friday’s Feature showed what he and the car have can do, which he’ll use again Saturday in pursuit of a $5,000 check.

Showdown Feature 4 20 Laps | 00:17:54.659 | Deke Trucking

  1. 25-Tyler Nicely[1]; 2. 21D-Danny Schwartz[4]; 3. 35W-Ethan Weber[3]; 4. 12H-Jason Hughes[7]; 5. 5-Steven Brooks[12]; 6. 24S-Jacob Steinkoenig[6]; 7. 99W-Chris Arnold[2]; 8. 3L-Jeff Leka[9]; 9. 62E-Deece Schwartz[10]; 10. 757-Bradley Jameson[8]; 11. 6-Ryan Ayers[14]; 12. 1-Nash Hilmes[13]; 13. 54-Zachary Hawk[15]; 14. 94-Tom Pasek[11]; 15. 16C-John Clippinger[5]
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