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)
- 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
- Adults $30
- Children under 12- $10
- Driver Entry –
- $35/class (Pit Pass Included)
- General Admission –
- Adults $10
- Children 7-12 $5
- 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, a-class)
|Pos.||1-5 Cars||6-10 Cars||11-15 Cars||16+ Cars|
Points are given in the feature race only. You must be a member of the club to participate in the points race. Your points will start on the date you become a member (Dues paid and membership info filled out online). Any points before that time will not be counted. A champion will be named in each class!
– Highbanks Hustle – 100 bonus points in Wing Outlaw for entry
– Terry Sprague Memorial – 100 bonus points in Non-Wing Outlaw for 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.
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 and continues to this day with the 11th running taking place in 2023. The Terry Sprague Memorial ran its 15th annual event in 2022. 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, mod-lites, and their 600cc classes of restrictors, a – class, non-wing outlaw, winged outlaw. An A class debuted in 2015. 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 – Chris Cobin
Treasurer – Tracy Troyer
Secretary – Whitney Palmisano
Board Members – Bill Maier, 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. 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.