2nd Annual Willard Bess Memorial set for Saturday Aug 1st, 2015

The 2nd Annual Willard Bess Memorial for the winged warriors of the ILLinois Lightning Sprint Series will be held on Aug 1st at the 3 time track of the year Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury IL. This race is open to any winged chain drive lightning sprint car with a stock 1000cc engine. The ILSS and the Bess Family presents the 2nd Annual Willard Bess Memorial race.This is the 2nd year this great race is named in the honor and memory of Willard Bess. Willard owned sprint cars in the late 70′s and 80′s with some of the biggest names in open wheel racing behind the wheel of his great race cars. Willard hauled his race cars all over the midwest competing on the dirt ovals and raced a few times with the WOO Sprint Cars. Willard was a great business man also in Fairbury while raisng his family and resided just a few blocks from the FALS. It is only fitting that the ILSS along with the Bess Family would hold this great race at his home track and the Family wanted to hold this special race at his home track where his family grew up watching some great racin at FALS.

The Program will consist of the popular winged 1000cc stock motor lightning sprint cars and run by the rules of the ILSS racing organization. The National weight rule of 940lbs. w/driver after the race will be enforced. The Hoosier RR tire rule will be in affect for this race and will consisit of the SP2 or SP3 tire on the RR only.The other 3 corners you may run the tire of your choice.The only adjustments from the cockpit by the driver is the left front brake and the wing slider. NO COCKPIT ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS ALLOWED. You may run adjustable shocks but may not be with in the drivers reach or adjustaded fron inside the race car.This will be a winged event and run 8 lap heat races and a 20 Lap Feature event.The race format will be discussed at the drivers meeting the night of the race on Aug 1st.

This race will pay $2000 to win . The complete payoff is listed below. There will be a $25 entry fee for cars  that are not registerd driver with the ILSS. The ILSS drivers will receive ILSS points for this race.

FEATURE PAYOUT 20 CARS WILL START THE 20 LAP A-MAIN

$2000–$1000–$500–$300–$280–$240–$225–$200–$180–$160–$140–$120–$100–$100–$100–$100–$100–$100–$100–$100.

Fairbury American Legion Speedway RACE DAY ONLY Phone # {815}692-3222 driving address is 600 South 3rd St. Fairbury IL. just off US RT. 24.

Lincoln Speedway Fri Night July 3rd $500 to win $80 to start w/Conklin Ag Front Row Challenge $900 makin ti possible $1400 to win

The Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln IL has put up $500 to win and $80 to start this Fri Night July 3rd. The ILSS and Ecotech cars under the IMRA rules will be going head to head for the big $$$$$$$$$. The Conklin Ag Products of Elkhart IL Front Row Challenge has grown to a whopping $900 to the driver who sits on the pole and elects to take the challenge and go to the last starting spot and win the A-Main could pick up the $1400. That makes it $500 for the win and the $900 challenge will pocket the $1400. The highest finishing ecotech in the A-Main will earn and extra $100. All cars must run the ILSS tire rule the Hoosier SP2 or SP3 on the RR of the car and use the IMRA rules for the ecotech cars. Lets make this a huge turn out of cars and this could lead to some great things in 2016 for both series.