Track Info

Location
9000 Foyt Road, Marion, Illinois 62959
SIR is located about 5 miles east of I-57 on Hwy 13, just outside of Marion, Illinois.

Weekly Schedule (unless posted otherwise) 
  • Pill Draw - Closes at 5:30PM
  • Drivers Meeting - 6:00PM
  • Hot Laps - 6:15PM
  • 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
Pos.
1-2 Cars
3-4 Cars
5-9 Cars
10-15 Cars
16+ Cars
1
$50
$60
$125
$300
$500
2
$25
$50
$75
$150
$250
3


$25
$60
$100
$150
4


$25
$50
$75
$100
5




$45
$50
$75
6




$40
$45
$50
7




$35
$40
$45
8




$0/$20
$35
$40
9




$0/$20
$30
$35
10






$25
$30
11






$20
$25
12






$15/$20
$20
13-20






$0/$20
$0/$20


RED = Outlaws Only

Points
1st 200
6th 150
11th 100
16th 50
2nd 190
7th 140
12th 90
17th 40
3rd 180
8th 130
13th 80
18th 30
4th 170
9th 120
14th 70
19th 20
5th 160
10th 110
15th 60
20th 10

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.  In place of a the championship fund, the payout scale pays further back.

- Highbanks Hustle – 100 bonus points in Wing Outlaw
- Terry Sprague Memorial – 100 bonus points in Non Wing Outlaw

Basic Info
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.

History
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 6th annual event in 2013.  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 three 600cc classes of restrictors, non-wing outlaw, and winged outlaw.  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 618-713-3987
Vice President - Kurt Hermann 618-218-1502
Treasurer - Whitney Palmisano
Secretary - Marissa McKee
Board Members - Terry Palmisano, Gary Heern, & Jason Rix

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. The next one will be Friday May 2, 2014 at 7 pm.  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.