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. Weekly racing includes include junior sprints, dwarfs, and their four 600cc classes of restrictors, non-wing outlaw, winged outlaw, senior winged outlaw for those 50 and over.
6 pm driver's meeting/hot laps, 7 pm racing
General Admission (bleachers and lawn chair space available): $7.00, ages 7-12 $3.00, 6 and under free
Pit Pass: $25.00
Driver Fee (includes pit pass): $35.00*
*$5.00 of Driver Fee is placed into Season Points Championship Fund (driver must be a Club Member to receive points from a race towards Season Championship.)
Club Membership Fee: $20.00
Fully stocked Concession Stand!
Restrooms near the Grandstands!
Home of the Highbanks Hustle!