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Fast facts: 24th annual Prairie Dirt Classic

July 25, 2013, 1:07 pm
From series and track reports

24th annual Prairie Dirt Classic

Dates: July 26-27 (time trials, heat races and Race of Champions on Friday; consolations and main event on Saturday)

Track: Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway (high-banked quarter-mile black dirt oval)

Purse: $20,000-to-win, $1,500-to-start.

Tickets: General admission $40 for weekend (individual days $15 Friday, $30 Saturday). Children 12-and-under free with paying adult. Pit passes $70 for weekend (individual days $30 Friday, $45 Saturday).

On the web: fairburyspeedway.com and woolms.com

Phone: Race director Matt Curl (309) 532-7862.

Last year’s winner: Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill.

Notes: Sponsorship from Varsitee Screen Printing and Red Bull will add two local drivers as provisional starters for the 26-car lineup. ... The Race of Champions presented by Pontiac RV will cap Friday’s event. The 25-lap event pays $1,000-to-win and $200-to-start for drivers who are former Prairie Dirt Classic winners, former Prairie Dirt Shootout winners or former track champions: The potential field: Daren Friedman, Scott Bull, Joe Harlan, Eric Smith, Mike Mullvain, Snooky Dehm, Kevin Weaver, Brian Shirley, Jimmy Mars, Brian Birkhofer, Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Billy Drake, John Gill and Junior Shickel. ... The Prairie Dirt Shootout non-qualifiers’ race pays $2,000-to-win on Saturday. ... Late Model drivers must use Hoosier LM-20, -30 or −40 compound tires, the track’s standard rubber for UMP DIRTcar rules. ... Complete programs pay $2,000- and $3,000-to-win on Friday and Saturday.

Prairie Dirt Classic winners

Year - Driver, hometown
1990 - Snooky Dehm, Chatsworth, Ill.
1991 - Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, Ill.
1992 - Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1993 - Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1994 - Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.
1995 - Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.
1996 - John Gill, Mitchell, Ind.
1997 - Billy Drake, Bloomington, Ill.
1998 - Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
1999 - Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.
2000 - Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.
2001 - Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.
2002 - Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2003 - Don O’Neal, Martinsville, Ind.
2004 - Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.
2005 - Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.
2006 - Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
2007 - Brian Birkhofer, Muscatine, Iowa
2008 - Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
2009 - Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis.
2010 - Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.k
2011 - Eric Smith, Bloomington, Ill.

2012 - Jason Feger, Bloomington, Ill.

Prairie Dirt Classic purse

1. $20,000
2. $10,000
3. $6,000
4. $5,000
5. $4,000
6. $3,000
7. $2,750
8. $2,500
9. $2,300
10. $2,100
11. $1,900
12. $1,800
13. $1,700
14. $1,650
15. $1,600
16. $1,580
17. $1,560
18. $1,540
19. $1,520
20. $1,500
21. $1,500
22. $1,500
23. $1,500
24. $1,500
25. $1,500

26. $1,500

Non-qualifiers’ race purse

1. $2,000
2. $1,200
3. $900
4. $800
5. $700
6. $600
7. $575
8. $550
9. $525
10. $500
11. $475
12. $450
13. $425
14. $400
15. $375
16. $350
17. $325
18. $300
19. $300

20. $300

Event schedule

Friday, July 26
Drivers' meeting: 5:30 p.m.
Hot laps: 6 p.m.
Time trials: 6:30 p.m.
Order of events
• UMP modified hot laps
• World of Outlaws Late Model Series hot laps
• Modified time trials (one lap)
• Late Model time trials (two laps)
• Modified heat races (10 laps)
• Late Model heat races (15 laps)
• Modified consolation races (12 laps)
• Intermission and introduction of Race of Champions entrants
• Modified feature (30 laps)
• Race of Champions (25 laps)
Saturday, July 27
Drivers’ meeting: 5:15 p.m.
Hot laps: 5:45 p.m.
Time trials (modifieds only): 6:15 p.m.
Order of events
• Modified hot laps
• Late Model hot laps (consolation cars)
• Modified time trials (one lap)
• Late Model redraw and pre-race festivities
• Late Model consolation races (20 laps)
• Selection of two Fairbury provisionals
• Modified heat races (10 laps)
• Late Model hot laps (cars locked in through heats)
• Modified consolation races (12 laps)
• 24th annual Prairie Dirt Classic driver introduction
• 100-lap Late Model feature
• Modified feature (30 laps)
• Late Model non-qualifers’ Prairie Dirt Shootout (30 laps)
 
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