Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, Illinois
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

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

Event Info

Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Fairbury Speedway
600 South Third Street
Fairbury, Illinois 61739 

Event Description
The Hell Tour heads to the 1/4-mile black dirt bullring of Fairbury Speedway for the fourth race on the 2023 schedule with $10,000 on the line for Late Models.

The Modifieds chase a $2,000 grand prize in a tune-up race before returning to #FALS in July for the 33rd annual Prairie Dirt Classic.

series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals

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

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Hashtag
#HellTour #FALS

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Back stretch: sections A through I; front stretch: sections R, S, T, U.

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. Please email Infoatfals@gmail.com to request accessible seating at least one week in advance.

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 bleachers or grandstands.


Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available to purchase at the track. Only FALS purchased cans and alcohol allowed in the bleachers or grandstands. Alcohol is prohibited in the pit area until the races are over for the evening.

Smoking Policy
No smoking or vaping in the bleachers or grandstands at any time.

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, offsite, 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

Track Email

Track Type
0.250; Semi-banked

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

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
Harrison Holds off Ledford to Win Summit Modifieds at Fairbury

The box scores will show Mike Harrison led every lap en route to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified victory Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway, but his journey to get there was anything but a cakewalk.

Harrison, the six-time Summit Modified champion from Highland, IL, led comfortably from the drop of the green in the 30-lap main event and was leading the field by a considerable margin heading into the final five laps. Behind him, 18-year-old Michael Ledford had just won the battle for second between he and Mike McKinney and was approaching him quickly.

Harrison’s pace had notably dropped-off, and he feared something was amiss on his racecar.

“I thought my right-rear tire was going down – something just didn’t feel right,” Harrison said. “I just slowed down and tried to just ride around up there. I actually tried to spin my tires some on the straightaways just to keep air in the tire.”

Terry Page Photo

Ledford had shrunk Harrison’s gap to almost nothing as they crossed the stripe with the white flag in the air. Ledford got a good run off of Turn 2 and carried the speed into Turns 3-4, throwing it way down low in a big slide job attempt for the lead, but was unsuccessful.

Harrison powered around the outside lane with just enough momentum to deny Ledford of his first career Summit Modified victory and the $2,000 prize.

“I knew what [Ledford] did the previous lap,” Harrison said. “I knew that I just needed to do what I had been doing, and if he did try to slide me, I’d be able to counter him and drive underneath of him.”


The Summit Modifieds will take Sunday off before returning to action for the start of Week #2 on Tuesday, June 20 at Moberly Motorsports Park in Moberly, MO. Tickets will be on sale at the gate on race day; streaming is available on DIRTVision.


Feature (30 Laps): 1. 24H-Mike Harrison[1]; 2. 37L-Michael Ledford[3]; 3. 8-Kyle Steffens[7]; 4. 24Z-Zeke McKenzie[8]; 5. 25W-Allen Weisser[11]; 6. 96M-Mike McKinney[2]; 7. 5CS-Curt Spalding[6]; 8. 5-Steven Brooks[5]; 9. 10Y-Trent Young[19]; 10. 0F-Matt Fabrizius[15]; 11. 45-Don Hammer[17]; 12. 89-Austin Friedman[12]; 13. 757-Bradley Jameson[18]; 14. 8K-Levi Kissinger[14]; 15. 13-Charlie Mefford[16]; 16. 35-Ethan Weber[20]; 17. 14-Caden McWhorter[13]; 18. 94-Tom Pasek[24]; 19. 36-Eric Vaughan[23]; 20. 24T-Trevor Ringle[10]; 21. 88S-Alan Stipp[9]; 22. 25-Tyler Nicely[21]; 23. 18L-Michael Long[4]; 24. 1S-Brian Shaw[22]

Feature Results
11024HMike Harrison 300.00030Running80$2,000
23+137LMichael Ledford 30-0.4420Running75$1,000
37+48Kyle Steffens 30-1.8470Running70$700
48+424ZZeke McKenzie 30-2.1540Running65$500
511+625WAllen Weisser 30-2.8170Running60$400
62-496MMike McKinney 30-4.1720Running55$300
76-15CSCurt Spalding 30-5.0280Running53$280
85-35Steven Brooks 30-5.2680Running51$260
919+1010YTrent Young 30-6.4750Running49$240
1015+50FMatt Fabrizius 30-7.5610Running47$220
1117+645Don Hammer 30-8.6680Running45$200
1212089Austin Friedman 30-10.1540Running44$200
1318+5757Bradley Jameson 30-11.0020Running43$200
141408KLevi Kissinger 30-11.1880Running42$200
1516+113Charlie Mefford 30-11.7340Running41$200
1620+435Ethan Weber 30-11.7890Running40$200
1713-414Caden McWhorter 30-13.1730Running39$200
1824+694Tom Pasek 29-1 Laps0Running38$200
1923+436Eric Vaughan 29-1 Laps0Running37$200
2010-1024TTrevor Ringle 29-1 Laps0Running36$200
219-1288SAlan Stipp 15-15 Laps0DNF35$200
2221-125Tyler Nicely 15-15 Laps0DNF34$200
234-1918LMichael Long 14-16 Laps0DNF33$200
2422-21SBrian Shaw 14-16 Laps0DNF32$200
Hard Charger: Trent Young
Last Chance Showdown Results
16+545Don Hammer 100.0005Running0$0
23+110YTrent Young 10-1.2750Running0$0
34+194Tom Pasek 10-2.9015Running0$0
47+336Eric Vaughan 10-3.7050Running0$0
58+371RTroy Ricketts 10-4.9680Running31$60
65-12CRonnie Chance 10-6.5340Running30$60
71-654Zachary Hawk 10-8.1120Running29$60
810+223LGLuke Gebhardt 1-9 Laps0DNF28$60
92-71Nash Hilmes 0-10 Laps0DNS27$60
109-143Jared Thomas 0-10 Laps0DNS26$60
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
110757Bradley Jameson 100.00010Running0$0
22035Ethan Weber 10-0.9310Running0$0
34+125Tyler Nicely 10-3.4840Running0$0
46+221Lyndon Whitfill 10-5.5000Running31$60
59+41SBrian Shaw 10-6.9960Running0$0
68+29DDaniel Flessner 10-9.4330Running30$60
77081PAustin Phelps 10-10.1050Running29$60
83-582Dalton Lane 8-2 Laps0DNF28$60
95-432Mason Duncan 6-4 Laps0DNF27$60
1010036VMacy Vaughan 6-4 Laps0DNF26$60
Heat 1 Results
11096MMike McKinney Plainfield, IL0.000
2205Steven Brooks Bourbanais, IL-3.071
33088SAlan Stipp Fairbury, IL-4.560
44014Caden McWhorter Fairbury, IL-5.250
57+254Zachary Hawk Rockford, OH-5.525
68+210YTrent Young Crofton, KY-6.232
79+22CRonnie Chance Elkton, FL-8.864
86-236Eric Vaughan Fairbury, IL-6 Laps
95-443Jared Thomas Edinburg, IL-8 Laps
Heat 2 Results
11037LMichael Ledford Pontiac, IL0.000
2208Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO-1.071
33025WAllen Weisser Peoria, IL-2.050
4400FMatt Fabrizius Genoa, IL-4.218
5501Nash Hilmes Walnut, IL-5.836
67+194Tom Pasek Momence, IL-5.944
76-145Don Hammer Clinton, IL-6.709
88071RTroy Ricketts Fairbury, IL-8.888
99023LGLuke Gebhardt Streator, IL-10.569
Heat 3 Results
11024HMike Harrison Highland, IL0.000
2205CSCurt Spalding Watervilet, MI-0.517
33024TTrevor Ringle Pontiac, IL-2.306
4408KLevi Kissinger Mt. Vernon, IN-2.758
57+2757Bradley Jameson Royal Center, IN-3.416
68+282Dalton Lane Botkins, OH-5.312
76-132Mason Duncan Metamora, IL-7.112
89+181PAustin Phelps Hillsdale, IN-1 Laps
95-41SBrian Shaw Robinson, IL-8 Laps
Heat 4 Results
11018LMichael Long Fowler, IL0.000
22024ZZeke McKenzie Claypool, IN-1.315
33089Austin Friedman Forrest, IL-1.940
45+113Charlie Mefford Belton, KY-2.903
57+235Ethan Weber Fairbury, IL-4.470
66025Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY-5.540
74-321Lyndon Whitfill Fairbury, IL-5.932
8809DDaniel Flessner Roberts, IL-8.304
99036VMacy Vaughan Fairbury, IL-10.449
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1596MMike McKinney 14.2280.000
21437LMichael Ledford 14.296-0.068
325Steven Brooks 14.309-0.081
498Kyle Steffens 14.329-0.101
51388SAlan Stipp 14.458-0.230
61225WAllen Weisser 14.496-0.268
71114Caden McWhorter 14.507-0.279
840FMatt Fabrizius 14.508-0.280
91543Jared Thomas 14.562-0.334
1071Nash Hilmes 14.647-0.419
11136Eric Vaughan 14.655-0.427
12645Don Hammer 14.678-0.450
131854Zachary Hawk 14.764-0.536
14394Tom Pasek 14.782-0.554
151010YTrent Young 14.819-0.591
16871RTroy Ricketts 15.000-0.772
17172CRonnie Chance 15.059-0.831
181623LGLuke Gebhardt 15.594-1.366
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11824HMike Harrison 14.0080.000
21118LMichael Long 14.010-0.002
335CSCurt Spalding 14.074-0.066
41424ZZeke McKenzie 14.126-0.118
51024TTrevor Ringle 14.202-0.194
6189Austin Friedman 14.251-0.243
778KLevi Kissinger 14.258-0.250
8921Lyndon Whitfill 14.411-0.403
9151SBrian Shaw 14.423-0.415
101713Charlie Mefford 14.434-0.426
11532Mason Duncan 14.438-0.430
121225Tyler Nicely 14.463-0.455
136757Bradley Jameson 14.470-0.462
141335Ethan Weber 14.535-0.527
151682Dalton Lane 14.697-0.689
1689DDaniel Flessner 15.100-1.092
17281PAustin Phelps 15.129-1.121
18436VMacy Vaughan 15.244-1.236