Saturday, August 1, 2020

RAINED OUT! 8/1/20

Due to continued rain fall over night and heavy rains yesterday. We are forced to cancel tonight's events.

Mother nature just decided she didn't like racing the last couple of weeks!

Our club meeting will also be moved to August 8th!

Next up: Performance Electronics, Ltd. PRELUDE TO THE SPRAGUE! $1000 TO WIN $100 TO START NON WING OUTLAW!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Terry Sprague Memorial Entry

The 13th Annual terry Sprague Memorial is quickly approaching and the pre-entry rate is set to increase on August 8th!!

Get your entries in here to compete at the famed highbanks against some of the best non-wing micro drivers in the country for a $7500 prize!!

http://www.southernillinoisraceway.org/p/2020-prairie-farms-tsm-entry.html

FRANK FLUD WINS 2020 HIGHBANKS HUSTLE

Photo Credits: 357 Studios

Race Recap

Marion, IL. (7/26/20) After a rainout Saturday night, 98 drivers were able to remain in Marion for a Sunday-night running of the Driven Performance Championship Finale of the 8th Annual Engler Machine and Tool Highbanks Hustle at Southern Illinois Raceway. The 24-car starting field was set after 10 Heat Races, 6 A-Main Qualifiers, one A-Main Dash, and one Last Chance Qualifier. When the weekend's final checkered flags were waved, it was Pryor, Oklahoma's Frank Flud taking home the $12,000 check.

Friday's Winner Alex Bright was the A-Main's pole sitter after winning the 6-lap Dash. The only change between Friday's Top 6 finishing order and the Dash finish was Frank Flud moving by teammate Harley Hollan to finish fourth, lining him up on the outside of row two for the main event behind Alex Bright, Brian Carber, and Nathan Benson and ahead of Hollan and Dylan Kadous.

Mechanical issues ended Kadous's night before the green flag dropped on the 40-lap Feature. On the races start, Carber got around Prelim Winner Bright to lead the opening lap. Bright fell to second and Flud moved up one position to third. On lap two, the race's only red flag flew when two cars got upside down on the front straightaway. The two were Dan Souder and Laydon Pearson. Both were uninjured. 

On the restart, Flud began to battle with Bright for P2. Flud lost ground to the PA driver after jumping the cushion in turn two. When Flud finally got around Bright for the second position, Carber had opened up a sizable lead and was working through lap traffic. Carber struggled to get by lap cars, allowing Flud to catch him within just a couple laps. Flud pulled even with Carber at the start/finish line on lap 24. In the very next corner, Flud got by Carber with a slidejob in turns one and two. On the next lap, Carber tried to regain the lead with a slider of his own, only for Flud's crossover move to deny that effort. 

From there, Flud would be untouched the rest of the way. He held off Carber through multiple late-race cautions to take the win. It took eight runnings of the Highbanks Hustle until a driver won the Micro Sprint crown jewel event twice. Flud, who's first Hustle triumph came in 2016, etches his name in the history books as that driver.

Southern Illinois Raceway would like to thank its staff and volunteers for working so hard to host the three-day turned four-day event. We thank all the sponsors who supported the event so generously, it would be impossible without them. We would like to thank the track crew, led by Trey Holmes for working countless hours and days to give the drivers and fans a great racetrack all weekend long. Thank you to Kyler Shaw for live-steaming the event on FastFourMedia.com. Saturday's broadcast was the most-watched PPV in FFM history and SIR could not be more proud to now hold that record. A huge thank you to all the fans who watched, both in the grandstands and those watching on PPV. And last but not least, we appreciate the 119 drivers who attended this weekend. We enjoyed having every one of you and your teams and families spend the weekend with us, and can not wait to have you back. Southern Illinois Raceway is proud to have hosted the 2020 Engler Machine and Tool Highbanks Hustle, and looks forward to putting on more premiere events in the future!

Complete results for Saturday night can be found below

Heat Race Results

Heat 1 (Results): 1-Young.D 2-Marcham.T 3-Robb.T 4-Mehler.K 5-DeVault.T 6-Saldana.R 7-Stephans.K 8-Christensen.C 9-Despain.C 10-Carley.L

Heat 2 (Results): 1-Porter.C 2-Day.C 3-Schaeffer.A 4-Wolf.C 5-Peters.A 6-goodwin.c 7-Sawyer.S 8-Camp.J 9-Clifton.T 10-Booten.C

Heat 3 (Results): 1-Souder.D 2-Taylor.Z 3-Brummitt.M 4-Pearson.L 5-Wright.E 6-Warner.L 7-Dowdy.D 8-Englehart.C 9-Conde.S

Heat 4 (Results): 1-Naida.D 2-Doney.X 3-Quick.A 4-Purdue.A 5-Kaiser.S 6-Harris.E 7-Leonard.T 8-Tinsley.C 9-Eigenrauch.J

Heat 5 (Results): 1-Bryson.K 2-Milan.S 3-Schmidt.A 4-Marcham.J 5-Mehler.T 6-Cobin.C 7-Winter.C 8-Palmisano.J 9-Kirkman.T

Heat 6 (Results): 1-Bullock.M 2-Erickson.J 3-Hagopian.J 4-Siegel.W 5-Wirth.B 6-Renfro.B 7-Lamb.B 8-Mahoney.B 9-Sawyer.D

Heat 7 (Results): 1-Disinger.R 2-Kirkman.K 3-Ronk.C 4-Littleton.T 5-Timms.R 6-Bishop.A 7-Roark.B 8-Jones.Q 9-Wirth.J

Heat 8 (Results): 1-Bright.B 2-Wiedeman.B 3-Miller.J 4-Wells.J 5-Heady.C 6-Roberts.C 7-Galusha.J 8-McFarland.N 9-Harbert.R

Heat 9 (Results): 1-Rennison.T 2-Robb.G 3-Williams.B 4-Cabre.C 5-Carr.M 6-Bishop.J 7-Criswell.R 8-Null.L 9-Radney.J

Heat 10 (Results): 1-Robinson.D 2-Barth.A 3-Gatewood.A 4-Key.K 5-Avedisian.J 6-Sampson.B 7-Boschele.G 8-McFarland.B 9-Miles.C

Qualifier Results

Qualifier 1 (Results): 1-Souder.D 2-Young.D 3-Quick.A 4-Schmidt.A 5-Christensen.C 6-Rennison.T 7-Purdue.A 8-Littleton.T 9-Saldana.R 10-Taylor.Z 11-Winter.C 12-Siegel.W 13-goodwin.c 14-Miles.C 15-Harbert.R 16-Wirth.J

Qualifier 2 (Results): 1-Milan.S 2-Porter.C 3-Key.K 4-Erickson.J 5-Wirth.B 6-Doney.X 7-Williams.B 8-Wells.J 9-Carley.L 10-Palmisano.J 11-Sampson.B 12-Despain.C 13-Cabre.C 14-Harris.E 15-Camp.J 16-Radney.J

Qualifier 3 (Results): 1-Robb.T 2-Hagopian.J 3-Pearson.L 4-Barth.A 5-Naida.D 6-Kirkman.K 7-Stephans.K 8-McFarland.N 9-Tinsley.C 10-Dowdy.D 11-McFarland.B 12-Cobin.C 13-Heady.C 14-Warner.L 15-Clifton.T

Qualifier 4 (Results): 1-Timms.R 2-Bryson.K 3-Peters.A 4-Renfro.B 5-Galusha.J 6-Robb.G 7-Null.L 8-Roark.B 9-Bullock.M 10-Kaiser.S 11-Booten.C 12-Eigenrauch.J 13-Bishop.A 14-DeVault.T 15-Ronk.C

Qualifier 5 (Results): 1-Wiedeman.B 2-Disinger.R 3-Sawyer.S 4-Marcham.T 5-Bishop.J 6-Boschele.G 7-Roberts.C 8-Mehler.T 9-Gatewood.A 10-Mehler.K 11-Schaeffer.A 12-Wright.E 13-Mahoney.B 14-Sawyer.D 15-Kirkman.T

Qualifier 6 (Results): 1-Miller.J 2-Day.C 3-Bright.B 4-Avedisian.J 5-Carr.M 6-Marcham.J 7-Criswell.R 8-Robinson.D 9-Wolf.C 10-Englehart.C 11-Leonard.T 12-Lamb.B 13-Conde.S 14-Brummitt.M 15-Jones.Q

Dash & LCQ Results

Dash (Results): 1-Bright.A 2-Carber.B 3-Benson.N 4-Flud.F 5-Hollan.H 6-Kadous.D

LCQ (Results): 1-Quick.A 2-Bright.B 3-Peters.A 4-Christensen.C 5-Pearson.L 6-Key.K 7-Galusha.J 8-Schmidt.A 9-Carr.M 10-Avedisian.J 11-Erickson.J 12-Barth.A 13-Naida.D 14-Wirth.B 15-Renfro.B 16-Bishop.J 17-Sawyer.S 18-Marcham.T

A-Main Results

A Feature 1 (Results): 1-Flud.F 2-Carber.B 3-Bright.A 4-Miller.J 5-Benson.N 6-Milan.S 7-Timms.R 8-Day.C 9-Hollan.H 10-Robb.T 11-Hagopian.J 12-Christensen.C 13-Young.D 14-Bryson.K 15-Wiedeman.B 16-Key.K 17-Bright.B 18-Quick.A 19-Disinger.R 20-Porter.C 21-Souder.D 22-Pearson.L 23-Peters.A 24-Kadous.D

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Bright Starts Weekend Strong with Highbanks Hustle Prelim Victory

Photo Credits: 357 Studios

Marion, IL. (7/24/20) The 2020 Engler Machine and Tool Highbanks Hustle weekend finally kicked off at Southern Illinois Raceway with 118 cars signed into the pit area. Passing points were awarded in 12 Heat Races, which lined up six A-Main Qualifers. The finishing order of the qualifiers lined up the 30-lap A-Main. Bixby, Oklahoma's Scott Sawyer and Collegeville, PA native Alex Bright were awarded the front-row starting spots for the A-Main by virtue of winning Qualifiers One and Two respectively. Sawyer got the early advantage on the initial start, leading the first lap around the 1/8 Mile high-banked dirt oval. Bright quickly got by Sawyer on lap two to take over the race lead. Sawyer made a crucial error on lap seven, spinning while in the 2nd position. He went to the rear of the field, taking him out of contention for the rest of the race. After the restart, Bright built up a big advantage over Carber, Nathan Benson, Cody Christensen, Harley Hollan, and Frank Flud. Flud had worked his way into the Top 6 early on after starting 11th. At the halfway point of Lap 15, Christensen make hard contact with the guard rail on the front straightaway and went flipping down the main straightaway towards turn one. Christensen was tended to by the safety crew and was uninjured. As the second half of the race began, Bright began the process of fending off pressure from 2nd-place running Carber while Benson, Hollan, and Flud were all sitting comfortable in lock-in positions. After a late-race caution for a stopped Chase Cabre, the best battle of the night began to develop for the 6th and final transfer position into Saturday's A-Main. Dylan Kadous had the position while Joe B Miller was all over Kadous's #21L during the final green flag run. In the closing stages, the #20 of Alex Bright was able to hold off Brian Carber's #41, leading 29 out of the 30 circuits to secure the $1,000 to Win Bailey Chassis Preliminary Feature. The battle between Kadous and Miller came down to the final straightaway, as Dylan Kadous stayed loyal to the bottom groove and was able to hold off top-running Miller for the 6th and final transfer spot. By finishing Top 6, Bright, Carber, Benson, Hollan, Flud, and Kadous have all secured their positions starting in the front three rows of Saturday's $12,000 to win A-Main. For Joe B Miller and all other cars that did not run in the Top 6, they will aim to make up positions 7-24 in Saturday's Feature. To do so, they must go through another complete racing program all over again on Saturday Night.


The Finale of the 8th Annual Engler Machine and Tool Highbanks Hustle will take place Saturday, July 25th at Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion, IL. Saturday's program will feature Heat Races, Qualifiers, one LCQ, a Big Wheel Dash, an A-Main Dash, and the 40-lap $12,000 to win Highbanks Hustle A-Main. For those unable to attend, it will be broadcasted live on FastFourMedia.com. 

Times for Saturday are as follows:
1PM: Parking
3PM: Pit Pass Sign In Begins/Pill Draw Opens
5PM: Pill Draw Closes
5:30PM: Driver's Meeting
6PM: Hot Laps
7PM: Racing Begins

Complete Results for Friday Night's Bailey Chassis Preliminary Night can be found below.

Heat Race Results Results

Heat 1 (Results):1-Benson.N 2-Purdue.A 3-Naida.D 4-Flud.F 5-Bright.B 6-Timms.R 7-Goodwin.C 8-Palmisano.J 9-Morton.M 10-Snellgrove.T


Heat 2 (Results): 1-Null.L 2-Shorthose.R 3-Gatewood.A 4-Quick.A 5-Leek.P 6-Englehart.C 7-Warner.L 8-Booten.C 9-Wirth.J 10-Bryson.K


Heat 3 (Results): 1-Disinger.R 2-Marcham.T 3-Harris.E 4-Mahoney.B 5-Sawyer.D 6-McFarland.B 7-Eigenrauch.J 8-DeVault.T 9-Erickson.J 10-Hulsey.G


Heat 4 (Results): 1-Sawyer.S 2-Porter.C 3-Key.K 4-Doney.X 5-Christensen.C 6-Bauldwin.M 7-Wolf.C 8-Dowdy.D 9-Mehler.K 10-Hagopian.J


Heat 5 (Results): 1-Bright.A 2-Hertter.G 3-Carley.L 4-Carber.B 5-Rust.T 6-Despain.C 7-Sampson.B 8-Wells.J 9-Harbert.R 10-Kirkman.T


Heat 6 (Results): 1-Littleton.T 2-Hollan.H 3-Pearson.L 4-Clifton.T 5-Mehler.T 6-Galusha.F 7-Avedisian.J 8-Lamb.B 9-Jost.D 10-Barth.A


Heat 7 (Results): 1-Townsend.C 2-Camp.J 3-Ronk.C 4-Wirth.B 5-Renfro.B 6-Jones.Q 7-Marcham.J 8-Daum.Z 9-Hawkins.A 10-Andrews.C


Heat 8 (Results): 1-Cabre.C 2-Winter.C 3-Wright.E 4-Rennison.T 5-Siegel.W 6-Bullock.M 7-Burlison.N 8-Roark.B 9-Schaeffer.A 10-Montel.J


Heat 9 (Results): 1-Peters.A 2-Williams.B 3-Day.C 4-Robbins.S 5-Criswell.R 6-Carr.M 7-Young.D 8-Radney.J 9-Key.N 10-Wiedeman.B


Heat 10 (Results): 1-Robb.T 2-Bishop.J 3-Tinsley.C 4-Miller.J 5-Robbins.T 6-Stephans.K 7-Galusha.J 8-Milan.S 9-Kaiser.S 10-Feger.D


Heat 11 (Results): 1-Kadous.D 2-Boschele.G 3-Bellew.N 4-Taylor.Z 5-Kirkman.K 6-Conde.S 7-Touchette.K 8-Robb.G 9-Bishop.A


Heat 12 (Results): 1-Cobin.C 2-Schmidt.A 3-Brummitt.M 4-Robinson.D 5-Souder.D 6-Roberts.C 7-Kinsley.W 8-Miles.C 9-Saldana.R (DQ)


Qualifier Results

Qualifier 1 (Results): 1-Sawyer.S 2-Kadous.D 3-Marcham.T 4-Wolf.C 5-Rust.T 6-Marcham.J 7-Peters.A 8-Gatewood.A 9-goodwin.c 10-Wirth.B 11-Purdue.A 12-Daum.Z 13-Porter.C 14-Bellew.N 15-Roark.B 16-Harbert.R 17-Camp.J 18-Day.C 19-Andrews.C 20-Wirth.J


Qualifier 2 (Results): 1-Bright.A 2-Townsend.C 3-Bishop.J 4-Bullock.M 5-Roberts.C 6-Renfro.B 7-Mahoney.B 8-Robb.G 9-Bryson.K 10-Palmisano.J 11-Burlison.N 12-Tinsley.C 13-Mehler.K 14-Young.D 15-Erickson.J 16-Key.K 17-Feger.D 18-Shorthose.R 19-Harris.E 20-Brummitt.M


Qualifier 3 (Results): 1-Carber.B 2-Ronk.C 3-Robb.T 4-Pearson.L 5-Winter.C 6-Carley.L 7-Carr.M 8-Souder.D 9-Avedisian.J 10-Schmidt.A 11-Quick.A 12-Siegel.W 13-Englehart.C 14-Snellgrove.T 15-Hawkins.A 16-DeVault.T 17-Wells.J 18-Hagopian.J 19-Touchette.K 20-Schaeffer.A


Qualifier 4 (Results): 1-Benson.N 2-Disinger.R 3-Rennison.T 4-Bright.B 5-Taylor.Z 6-Cobin.C 7-Jost.D 8-Jones.Q 9-Barth.A 10-Robbins.T 11-Bauldwin.M 12-Kinsley.W 13-Morton.M 14-Williams.B 15-Sawyer.D 16-Doney.X 17-Wiedeman.B 18-Key.N 19-Eigenrauch.J 20-McFarland.B


Qualifier 5 (Results): 1-Hollan.H 2-Flud.F 3-Galusha.F 4-Hertter.G 5-Galusha.J 6-Criswell.R 7-Robbins.S 8-Null.L 9-Naida.D 10-Milan.S 11-Mehler.T 12-Leek.P 13-Saldana.R 14-Dowdy.D 15-Warner.L 16-Kaiser.S 17-Lamb.B 18-Hulsey.G 19-Timms.R


Qualifier 6 (Results): 1-Christensen.C 2-Miller.J 3-Cabre.C 4-Boschele.G 5-Littleton.T 6-Kirkman.K 7-Stephans.K 8-Sampson.B 9-Conde.S 10-Bishop.A 11-Radney.J 12-Clifton.T 13-Wright.E 14-Miles.C 15-Booten.C 16-Robinson.D 17-Kirkman.T 18-Montel.J 19-Despain.C


A-Main Results

A Feature 1 (Results): 1-Bright.A 2-Carber.B 3-Benson.N 4-Hollan.H 5-Flud.F 6-Kadous.D 7-Miller.J 8-Disinger.R 9-Robb.T 10-Bishop.J 11-Pearson.L 12-Sawyer.S 13-Boschele.G 14-Bullock.M 15-Townsend.C 16-Bright.B 17-Galusha.F 18-Cabre.C 19-Ronk.C 20-Marcham.T 21-Christensen.C 22-Rennison.T 23-Wolf.C 24-Hertter.G


A-Main Lap Leaders: Sawyer.S-1, Bright.A-2-30


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ticket Sales

Beginning this week we will move to front gate only ticket sales. Online tickets that have already been purchased will be honored. Make sure you have your ID and tickets ready! TICKETS WILL ONLY BE SOLD AT THE FRONT GATE MOVING FORWARD. There will be hand sanitizer and plexiglass in place to separate you and our staff. Thank you all for being so cooperative and helpful at the start of the year and helping us get the season underway with the approval from local officials!