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Official Summary of Results May 23, 2023 Fairbury Speedway

Official Summary of Results May 23, 2023 Fairbury Speedway

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Event Entry List & Point Scheme Released for the Inaugural Illinois Dirt Shootout at Fairbury Speedway
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Event Entry List & Point Scheme Released for the Inaugural Illinois Dirt Shootout at Fairbury Speedway

Event Entry List & Point Scheme Released for the Inaugural Illinois Dirt Shootout at Fairbury Speedway

FAIRBURY, IL (May 13, 2024) After months of anticipation the Illinois Dirt Shootout Presented by Popejoy Incorporated & HOTROD Septic Treatment weekend is now only less than 2 weeks away. 180 drivers from 18 states and 2 countries will take settlement in the small town of Fairbury, Illinois for the largest DIRTcar UMP Modified event in the country this season, and one of the largest of all-time. The complete list of those 180 drivers is below.

NOTE: A handful of drivers have withdrawn their entry since the initial list of 180 was posted in January. Those spots were filled first by drivers following the MARS Modified tour in 2024 that did not make the initial list, and the remaining were filled by the next cars in line on the waitlist. If you entered and are not on this list of 180, you will be refunded by check within the next couple of weeks. Additional Modified entries for this event will not be accepted at the track.

MARS Modified Championship Powered by Summit Racing Equipment Illinois Dirt Shootout Presented by Popejoy Incorporated & HOTROD Septic Treatment Entry List (180 cars)

0 Garrett Jameson – Royal Center, IN
0F Matt Fabrizius – Genoa, IL
0K Travis Kohler – Morris, IL
00 Longhorn Chassis House Car – Driver TBA
00S Cody Stilwell – Godfrey, IL
1 Dave Lilja – Burr Ridge, IL
1A Steve Meyer Jr – Caseyville, IL
1D Dean Hoffman – Troy, IL
1J Kelly Jones – Cornell, IL
1M Donnie Martin II – Oakwood, IL
1S Brian Shaw – Robinson, IL
1KJ Kenny Johnson – Washington, WV
1WX Bob Pohlman – Cedar Lake, IN
01 Don Kiger – Tilton, IL
2* Tyler Allison – Germantown, KY
3 Mike Brooks – Peoria, IL
3F Rob Fuqua – Paris, IL
3G Bryce Graber – Paris, IL
3H Jason Hollon – Middletown, OH
J3 Jody Puckett – Melvin, KY
3L Jeff Leka – Buffalo, IL
3CF Carson Friedman – Fairbury, IL
X3 Wyatt Scott – Garland, PA
4 Dylan Woodling – Warsaw, IN
4L Victor Lee – Glasgow, KY
4M Dustin Moore – St. Marys, OH
4UW Bobby Regot – St. Peters, MO
5 Owen Steinkoenig – Highland, IL
5B Steven Brooks – Bourbonais, IL
5H Joshua Hotsinpiller – Twelve Mile, IN
5CS Curt Spalding – Watervliet, MI
05 Dave Wietholder – Liberty, IL
6ST Joseph Thomas – Glyndon, MN
7 Brad Deyoung – Wheatfield, IN
7C Anthony Chaney – Hooven, OH
7L Mark Lamont – Crossville, IL
7M Steve Maughan – Florence, AL
7N Tim Nash – Farmington, MO
7SM Steve Mattingly – Chenoa, IL
7LEX Richie Lex – Morgantown, IN
07 Curtis King – Wooler, Ontario Canada
8 Kyle Steffens – St. Charles, MO
A8 Austin Holcombe – Elm City, NC
8K Levi Kissinger – Mount Vernon, IN
8L Jeffrey Ledford – Chenoa, IL
8KS Kyle Strickler – Mooresville, NC
9 Cory Balkey – Paducah, KY
A9 AJ May – East Peoria, IL
K9 Will Krup – Mt. Carmel, IL
T9 Ryan Thomas – Brownstown, IN
10Y Trent Young – Crofton, KY
11 Jeremy Rayburn – Lucasville, OH
12 Jeff Curl – Fairbury, IL
12L Lucas Lee – Paris, TN
12W Kevin Weaver – Gibson City, IL
13 Charlie Mefford – Belton, KY
14 Dalton Lane – Botkins, OH
14G Trent Green – Milton, KY
14K Shane Kelley – Peoria, IL
M14 Scott Martin – Hebron, IN
14S CJ Springer – Damiansville, IL
14CM Caden McWhorter – Fairbury, IL
15 Chris Smith – Highland, IL
15H Jeff Hamby – Lancing, TN
16 Caden Alexander – Orrville, OH
16C John Clippinger – Evansville, IN
17D Degan Dozard – Peoria, IL
17V Michael Vanderiet – Laddonia, MO
18 Ryan Sutter – Coldwater, OH
18D Trey Davenport – Paducah, KY
18L Michael Long – Fowler, IL
18S Jarrett Stryker – Breese, IL
19 Chad Bauer – Farwell, MI
19H Trey Harris – Hillsboro, MO
20 Brian Skaggs – Pedro, OH
P20 Ervin Vance – Beaver, KY
20T Tanner Sullivan – Pontiac, IL
21 Randy Dickman – Troy, MO
21A Nick Allen – Wheatfield, IN
21C Drew Charlson – New Bremen, OH
21D Danny Schwartz – Ashmore, IL
21L Derek Losh – Rensselear, IN
21S Denny Schwartz – Ashmore, IL
21W Wesley Ricketts – Fairbury, IL
21CZ Cole Czarneski – Denmark, WI
21JR Justin McCoy – Tonica, IL
21LW Lyndon Whitfill – Fairbury, IL
22 Will Bennett – Frankfort, IN
22B Austen Becerra – Carthage, MO
22H Josh Harris – Utica, KY
22W Cody Wright – Coatesville, IN
24 Trevor Ringle – Pontiac, IL
24D Jesse Dill – Desoto, MO
24H Mike Harrison – Highland, IL
J24 Jeremy Nichols – Findlay, IL
24L Sydney Landes – West Terre Haute, IN
24M Zeke McKenzie – Claypool, IN
25 Rob Neubauer – Desloge, MO
25N Tyler Nicely – Owensboro, KY
25W Allen Weisser – Bartonville, IL
26 Anthony Carter – Hamlet, IN
27 Beau DeYoung – Wheatfield, IN
27X Justin Cundiff – Shelburn, IN
28M Frank Marshall – Valparaiso, IN
29L JD Laster – Arcola, IL
31 Mark Anderson – Canton, IL
32 Mason Duncan – Metamora, IL
A34 Tony Hume – Tilton, IL
34W James Walters – Brazil, IN
35 Scott Heath – Moneta, VA
35S David Stremme – Mifflintown, PA
35W Ethan Weber – Fairbury, IL
36 Eric Vaughan – Fairbury, IL
36V Macy Vaughan – Fairbury, IL
37 Devin Wright – Rensselear, IN
37L Michael Ledford – Pontiac, IL
C40 Mike Chasteen Jr – Peoria, IL
42 Clint Young – Ava, IL
42G Justin Gregory – Westpoint, IN
43 Jared Thomas – Edinburg, IL
45 Kyle Hammer – Clinton, IL
45M Wes McClara – Coatesville, IN
48 Adam Pockrus – Lowell, IN
49 Brian Ruhlman – Clarklake, MI
51 Timmy Hill – Pacific, MO
54 Zachary Hawk – Rockford, OH
55 Blaze Melton – Hawesville, KY
57 Joshua Malott – Montpelier, IN
58R Ryan Hamilton – Fairview Heights, IL
59R Jacob Rexing – Brighton, IL
60 Jim Manka – Newington, GA
61 Chris Osborne Jr – Marquette Heights, IL
63 Dustin King – Charleston, IL
66 Cole Falloway – Owensboro, KY
71 Jeff Graham – Stonington, IL
71R Troy Ricketts – Fairbury, IL
72 Todd Neiheiser – Panama City, FL
B75 Brayden Berry – West Portsmouth, OH
77 Ray Bollinger – Kewanee, IL
77B Dalton Bishop – Gas City, IN
77C Jason Cox – Clinton, IN
77M Scott McDonald – Streator, IL
77S Drake Stevenson – Wright City, MO
81 Victor Strong – Fairbury, IL
J82 Treb Jacoby – O’Fallon, MO
83 Kasey Schrock – Ashmore, IL
83J James Weintraut – Clayton, IN
84G Gary Gross – Farmington, MO
86 Andrew Smith – Port Lambton, Ontario Canada
87 Collin Shain – Sullivan, IL
88S Alan Stipp – Chatsworth, IL
89 Austin Friedman – Fairbury, IL
92 Kenny Carmichael – Terre Haute, IN
93W Brayden Watson – Bedford, IN
94 Austin Rettig – Sikeston, MO
95 Rick Salter – Highland, IL
95R Ed Roley – Humboldt, IL
96C Marshall Call – Taylorville, IL
96M Mike McKinney – Plainfield, IL
98 Zac Harris – Hopkinsville, KY
D98 Danny Smith – Argenta, IL
99 Wes Steidinger – Fairbury, IL
99B Blake Brown – Corbin, KY
99G Hunt Gossum – Mayfield, KY
110 Landen Miller – Tonica, IL
114 Clayton Bryant – Yoder, IN
121 Caleb Slaughter – Lewisburg, KY
121S Deece Schwartz – Ashmore, IL
124 Ryan Unzicker – El Paso, IL
130 Chase Allen – Midlothian, TX
150 Collin Alexander – Decatur, IL
225 Bud Watson – Kingsville, OH
242 Evan Fink – Glasford, IL
292 Josh Allen – Glasford, IL
310 Guy Sutton – Hobard, IN
389 Matt Dillon – Newman, IL
463 Daniel Sanchez – Averill Park, NY
661 Jay Humphrey – Bloomington, IN
757 Bradley Jameson – Galveston, IN
ZERO Brent Hole – New Knoxville, OH

One difference in this event compared to standard MARS Modified Championship events is the “every-lap-matters” format for the weekend. The point structure for Thursday and Friday is listed as follows:

Thursday, May 23 Qualifying Points (Each group will receive points based on this structure. There are 4 groups of qualifying in total on Thursday): 1. 100 points, 2. 96 points, 3. 94 points, 4. 92 points, 5. 90 points, down 2 points per position.

Thursday, May 23 Heat Race Points (12 heats in total are scheduled): 1. 200 points, 2. 197 points, 3. 194 points, 4. 192 points, 5. 190 points, down 2 points per position.

Thursday, May 23 Last Chance Showdown Points (8 Last Chance races are scheduled): First non-transfer: 388 points, 2nd non-transfer: 384 points, 3rd non-transfer: 380 points, down 4 points per position.

Thursday, May 23 A-Main Points (2 features will be ran): 1. 500 points, 2. 496 points, 3. 492 points, 4. 488 points, 5. 484 points, down 4 points per position.

Friday, May 24 Qualifying Points (Each group will receive points based on this structure. There are 4 groups of qualifying in total on Friday): 1. 100 points, 2. 96 points, 3. 94 points, 4. 92 points, 5. 90 points, down 2 points per position.

Friday, May 24 Qualifying Race Points (8 in total are scheduled): First non-transfer: 388 points, 2nd non-transfer: 384 points, 3rd non-transfer: 380 points, down 4 points per position.

Friday, May 24 A-Main Points (2 features will be ran): 1. 500 points, 2. 496 points, 3. 492 points, 4. 488 points, 5. 484 points, down 4 points per position.

Following the Friday night program, the top-12 in overall points from the 2 preliminary nights will be automatically locked into the Mullins Race Engines Redraw held on Saturday, May 25 during opening ceremonies. Those 12 drivers will redraw 1-12. If the winner of the 60-lap main event comes from the twelfth place starting position the driver will earn an extra $1,200 for their efforts. If the winner comes from ninth, they will earn an extra $900. If they winner comes from third, they will earn an extra $300, etc.

ILLINOIS DIRT SHOOTOUT WEEKEND FORMAT

Thursday, May 23

MARS Modified Championship Powered by Summit Racing Equipment Full Show with split features $1,500-to-win, $200-to-start. (Hot Laps, Qualifying, Heat Races, Last Chance Showdowns, 2 Feature events)

Optional practice for Late Models

Friday, May 24

MARS Modified Championship Powered by Summit Racing Equipment Full Show with split features $1,500-to-win, $200-to-start. (Qualifying, Qualifier Events, 2 Feature events)

Full show for FALS Cup Late Models $2,500-to-win, $300-to-start.

Saturday, May 25

MARS Modified Championship Powered by Summit Racing Equipment C-Mains, Last Chance Showdowns, and the Popejoy Incorporated Presents the Illinois Dirt Shootout Powered by HOTROD Septic Treatment $20,000-to-win, $2,000-to-start main event.

MARS Late Model Championship Powered by FK Rod Ends $5,000-to-win, $500-to-start full-program.

CAMPING INFORMATION

Reserved camping for the Illinois Dirt Shootout is sold out. The traditional overflow lot located across from the speedway at the school WILL NOT be available for the Illinois Dirt Shootout. Please make plans accordingly.

Please contact the below camping lot for additional information for overflow camping. We suggest securing your spot prior to Illinois Dirt Shootout week.

Steve Crews Lot: (815) 867-0280 (located within walking distance of the speedway)

For further camping inquiries please email falstickets@gmail.com and we will do our best to help accommodate you.

RESERVED SEATING

Reserved seating is still available for the Illinois Dirt Shootout Presented by Popejoy Incorporated & HOTROD Septic Treatment at www.fairburyspeedway.com.

The complete Illinois Dirt Shootout Presented by Popejoy Incorporated & HOTROD Septic Treatment event guide is posted online at: fairburyspeedway.com/printable/2024/IDS-Information-Guide.pdf.

For more information about the MARS Dirt Series, please contact Jonathan Clayton at 731-467- 1316 or marsracingseries@gmail.com, visit the tour’s webpage at marsracingseries.com, or visit @MARSDirtRacing on Facebook, X, and Instagram.


Article Credit: Jonathan Clayton

Submitted By: Jonathan Clayton

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