Monday, March 10, 2014

SIR is proud to release the 2014 Highbanks Hustle logo done by Rich Forman of Rich Forman Photos / 1 Vision Graphics.

We would like to thank Sawyer Chassis and Lightning Wings for their support of the 2014 Hustle!

Here are the dates for the 2014 Sawyer Chassis Highbanks Hustle Presented by Lightning Wings:

Thursday June 19th - Open Practice from 6-9pm
Friday June 20th - Night One
Saturday June 21st - Final Night

Entry forms will be released in the next couple of days and can be found on

For more information, please visit the above website or contact Jake Palmisano at or by phone at 618-713-3987

The Car Show at Illinois Star Centre Mall will be held next Saturday and Sunday 3/15-16.

Drivers/owners: move in will be Friday at mall closing (9pm) at the large overhead door near Dillards. Move out will be Sunday at mall closing (6pm). Please disconnect your batteries and drain your fuel.  Whether or not your car is ready to participate in the show, we invite everyone out to speak with mall goers about the track and invite them to come out.  Some cars will be available for children to pose for pictures in as well.

Fans: Come see the new paint schemes for 2014 and look for your chance to win free passes!!  
Some cars will be available for children to pose for pictures in as well. 

Southern Illinois Raceway is excited to announce a partnership with Doe Run Raceway in Doe Run, MO for two weekends in the 2014 racing season! The “SIR/Doe Run Double Down Challenge” will offer a $200 bonus to one driver on both of the weekends. Drivers will race at Doe Run Raceway on Friday night for $300 to win and $40 to start in the Winged Micro class. The drivers will then be given points based on their finishes on Friday night. Then, on Saturday night drivers will head to the Highbanks of Southern Illinois Raceway to run for $300-$500 to win (10-15 cars = $300, 16+ cars = $500) in the winged outlaw class. The drivers will again be given points based on where they finish. The driver with THE MOST POINTS from the 2 nights of racing will then receive a $200 bonus in addition to the normal payout they received both nights!

The points system used will start at 200 points for 1st place and decrease by 10 points per position, with everyone that starts the feature receiving at least 10 points.

The “SIR/Doe Run Double Down Challenge” will take place on the weekends of June 13th/14th and August 22nd/23rd. These weekends will be two great weekends of racing in Missouri and Illinois for micro sprint racers. The weekend of June 13th/14th is the weekend before the 2nd edition of the Sawyer Chassis Highbanks Hustle presented by Lightning Wings at Southern Illinois Raceway that pays $5,000 to win/ $250 to start in the wing outlaw class. This will be a great chance for wing outlaw micro racers to tune up for the big race and run for a little extra cash. The weekend of August 22nd/23rd is the opening weekend of the 5 race SIR “Boss Chassis Chase for the Chassis” for the wing outlaw class. So, the environment should be great for racers wanting to run for a little extra cash that weekend as well!

Southern Illinois Raceway would like to thank Bobby and LD Johnson for working with us these weekends in 2014! We hope to see tons of racers and fans come out and support both race tracks those weekends. We feel that it is going to take tracks working together like this to help grass roots racing continue to grow and thrive.

For more information about Doe Run Raceway you can head to their website: or visit with them on Facebook. For more information about SIR you can head to our website at or continue to check our Facebook page. Who do think will win the Double Down Challenges???