Monday, July 9, 2018

GAGE BESING MEMORIAL SET TO KICK OFF THIS WEEKEND!

On July 14th the biggest Jr. Sprint race of the year will hit the Highbanks of SIR. The 4th Annual Warner Truck and Equipment Gage Besing Memorial will boast the highest Jr. Sprint purse of the year! Paying $750 to win and $50 to start, as well as boasting a total purse of $3,200, we hope to bring in Jr. Sprint racers from across different areas of the country to honor a great young man's life. Gage Besing passed away on December 26th, 2014 from complications of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a form of pediatric cancer. Before his passing, SIR had Gage down to the race track, and with the help of our racers and fans, showed him a VIP racing experience. Jason Rix made him a special trophy themed like his favorite superhero, Captain America. Additionally, our racers went to the infield and took a picture with him. This event will be a ton of fun for our Jr. Sprint racers in addition to supporting a young man here in the Marion area that is taking on his own battle with cancer, Hunter Dunn! We will be having a full night of weekly points racing with all 6 other classes at SIR with regular payouts. TheWarner Truck and Equipment Jr. Sprint payout will look like this: 1st - $750 2nd - $375 3rd - $250 4th - $225 5th - $200 6th - $175 7th - $150 8th - $125 9th - $100 10th - $90 11th - $80 12th - $70 13th - $60 14th-24th - $50 The format for Jr. Sprints on this night will follow our normal Saturday night format. - Pill draw to run heat races - Passing points will be given for heat race finishes - The top 6 in passing points will run a dash setting the top 3 rows - 7-18 will be set by passing points - 19th on back in passing points will be put into B-Mains with the best 6 finishers finishing out the field - The top 24 will then run the 20 lap Williams Auto Body Gage Besing Memorial SIR could not put on a race of this magnitude without the help of our sponsors. If anyone else is interested in sponsoring this event please contact the Facebook page. We hope everyone can join us on this night to honor the memory of Gage Besing! We have more in the works for this night so be watching the Facebook page for updates and use the hashtag #GBM18 when talking about the race to help spread the word!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Races Pushed Back 1 Hour for 6/30/18

ATTENTION!!! TIMES PUSHED BACK 1 HOUR FOR 6/30/18 DUE TO EXTREME HEAT. Due to extreme temperatures forecasted, we will begin the night's program 1 hour behind schedule to afford some relief to our crew, drivers, pit crews, and fans. Please join us as the Ike Family Dealerships Mod Lites take the stage for their special. All other classes racing as well! GATES OPEN 4PM PILL DRAW 5PM-630PM DRIVERS MEETING 645PM HOTLAPS 7PM RACING 8PM

Friday, May 11, 2018

POWRI Midgets

Saturday May 19th, the midgets of the Lucas Oil POWRi Midget league hit the high banks of SIR for another battle!
Returning to defend his victory in last September’s inaugural race, Christopher Bell will be in the house to take on the competitors of the POWRi Midget series and the highbanks of SIR.
Come check out the POWRi Micro League as well in what is sure to be a high pressure tune up for the Engler Machine and Tool Highbanks Hustle just one month from the day!
Pricing will be as Follows
Grandstand: $15/adults $5/children
Pits: $30/adults $15/children (drivers and crew)
Classes racing will be:
POWRi midgets
POWRi Wing Outlaw
SIR JR sprints*
SIR Restrictors*
*Regular SIR driver entry fee will apply for SIR classes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Things to Know Before the First Weekend!

Anyone excited about racing this Saturday??

The first race of the season is always a little hectic, so take a look at a few reminders below to help keep things moving as smoothly as possible.

1. Pit gates open at 4pm.  Stop at the clubhouse to purchase pit pass prior to parking.  EVERYONE entering the pits is REQUIRED to purchase a pit pass before entering.  Please immediately park your trailer after paying, then report to the pit shack to pill draw and receive your transponder for the evening. If you are found to be in the pit area without a pit pass, you will be subject to removal from the grounds and permanent ban.

2. Pill draw closes at 5:30pm.

3. There will be a MANDATORY drivers meeting at approximately 5:45pm and hotlaps will follow.

4. Racing starts at 7pm.

5. All drivers are REQUIRED to wear a working raceceiver every time they enter the track.  Failure to do so will result in you being parked for that event.  We have some available for sale in the pit shack.

6. Non-wing drivers are REQUIRED to run a number plate displaying their full alpha numeric number.  Please refer to our track rules for acceptable plates.

7. All winged cars must have their number legibly displayed on the right side of the top wing.

8. All drivers are required to complete a driver profile online, and turn in a completed form W-9.  You will NOT be paid until both are complete.  Please do this in advance.  Both are accessible at our website:  www.southernillinoisraceway.org

9. While you are visiting the website, take a look at both the general track rules and the rules for your class.   There have been a few updates and it’s always nice to have a refresher 

We are looking forward to a fantastic 2018!!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December Club Meeting Updates

In Case You Missed It!

Here are the highlights of the December 2017 Club Meeting:

-Officers
    Pres.- Jake Palmisano
    VP - Shane Wade
    Treasurer - Tracy Troyer
    Secretary - Whitney Palmisano
    Board Member - Gary Heern

-Reserved Parking Spots for the 2018 season will be available starting Jan 2018. Special events not included
    Contact Jason Miles for details

-Sportsman rules to include:
    No Porting or Polishing of head
    Full transmission must be in place
    Charging system must be in place and hooked up and
    working
    Timing Gear must be unaltered

-Junior Rules that were eliminated:
    Need for a "KidSprint" license
    Eliminated gas as an approved fuel
    Eliminated "NO Siping or Grooving of tires"
   
-Chase format for points adopted for ALL CLASSES starting 2018

-Beginning in 2018, anyone caught in the pit area without a pit pass will be subject to a permanent ban from the facility.

-Construction of the concrete retaining wall to sit the backstretch bleachers on should begin shortly

-Construction of the fencing on the south part of the property should begin shortly as well.