- Pit Gate Opens - 4:00 PM
- Pill Draw Closes - 5:30PM
- Drivers Meeting - 5:45PM
- Hot Laps - 6:00PM
- Races - 7:00PM
Weekly Prices (unless posted otherwise)
- Pit Passes - $25
- Driver Entry - $35 (Pit Pass Included)
- General Admission - Adults = $7 - Children 7-12 = $3 - 6 & Under = Free
- General admission free passes are not accepted for the Premier Events, unless specifically stated.
Weekly Feature Race Payouts: (jr., restrictor, non-wing, wing, mod-lite, dwarfs)
|Pos.||1-5 Cars||6-10 Cars||11-15 Cars||16+ Cars|
RED Winged Outlaws Only
*Pay Scale Locks at 6pm
*Pay Scale Locks at 6pm
Points are given in the feature race only. You must be a member of the club to participate in the points fund. Your points will start on the date you become a member. Any points before that time will not be counted. $5.00 of the driver fee paid each race goes into the fund. High points in each class will receive the money in that fund at the end of the year. The winged outlaw class no longer runs for a points championship payout. In place of a the championship fund, the payout scale pays further back. A winged outlaw class champion will still be named and receive other incentives.
- Highbanks Hustle – 100 bonus points in Wing Outlaw for entry
- Terry Sprague Memorial – 100 bonus points in Non Wing Outlaw for entry
- POWRi - 100 SIR bonus points in Wing Outlaw for POWRi entry.
Southern Illinois Raceway (SIR) is a quick, high-banked 1/8th mile clay oval most often seeing lap times in the 9 - 11 second range. The popular raceway is located approximately 5 miles east of Marion, Illinois on Highway 13. The track is completely wrapped with a high, well-supported catch fence atop a strong guardrail. It is known for becoming a slick surface from the infield tires all the way up to a fast cushion, right around the outside wall, creating the perfect conditions for lap-after-lap slidejobs and constant 3-wide battles. It has two useable entrances onto the track, located in turns 2 and 4, as well as an exit in turn 1. The exit, however, is able to be sealed seamlessly by an additional section of guardrail during races to prevent dangerous wrecks common to track exits that are placed in the entries of turns.
SIR is a club-promoted racetrack that has hosted weekly microsprint racing for many years, most of which were associated with the National Modified Midget Association (NMMA), including the 2000 and 2004 NMMA Nationals. The track has since then seen some updates including the increased banking that it saw around 2007. While resurfacing the track, the widely unpopular top section of turn 4, that used to flatten out and was known for sucking cars into the wall, was fixed to be even with the banking around the rest of the track. After the disbandment of the NMMA, they continued to host races without the affiliation of any organizations except for the temporary sanctioning they held with POWRi during the 2008 season. In 2011 & 2012, they were the host of The 66 Mike Phillips Memorial. The 2013 season brought the debut of the Highbanks Hustle wing feature event. The Terry Sprague Memorial ran its 7th annual event in 2014. SIR typically runs weekly on Saturday nights from around April through sometime in October with a full set of classes that include junior sprints, dwarfs, and their 600cc classes of restrictors, non-wing outlaw, winged outlaw. An A class will debut in 2015. They also have an annual points championship fund, where points are accumulated throughout the race season for each class. Please visit the other sections of our website for topic specific details including the schedule of events, weekly results, track media, and more.
Southern Illinois Raceway Club Board
President - Jake Palmisano
Vice President - Shane Wade
Treasurer - Debbie Wilson
Secretary - Whitney Palmisano
Board Members - Collin Wece, Terry Palmisano, & Gary Heern
SIR will hold Monthly Club Meetings typically on the first Friday of every month at 7:00 pm in the hospitality building located at the Northeast end of the facility during the offseason and 3pm on Saturdays during racing season. The next meeting will be Friday February 3rd at 7pm. Club Membership is $20.00 per calendar year and you must be a member to qualify for the points standings. Feel free to contact us at SouthernIllinoisRaceway@gmail.com.