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2015 Ceraland Grand Prix

The 2015 Ceraland Grand Prix, September 12th and 13th is the next stop for the 2015 SIRA karting season. For anyone who has never attended this event, this is a true road course (only one gentle right hander), through the woods and a roller coaster of up and down hill elevation change. It’s a FAST trip through the beautiful rolling woods of Ceraland Park, just south east of Columbus, Indiana. This is also a great fun camping experience for those who stay on site, overnight.

As has occurred in previous years, this event features a unique way for racers to give to a cause, and maybe receive a payout in return. The Can Good 30’s for 80cc Shifter, Lo206 and 2 Cycle Senior Yamaha is included at this race, following our Saturday heat races on September 12th. The purpose of this event is raise awareness of hunger in the US. All food will be donated to the local food bank in Columbus, Indiana.

Starting positions will be based off the weight of donated items by each driver. Payout amount based on total class donation. All items will be donated to the Columbus Love Chapel Food Bank (www. columbuslovechapel.com).

Rules:
• Must enter one of the following SIRA points classes to be eligible for each engine type:
• Lo206
• 2 Cycle Can
• 80cc Shifter
• Entry fee is $20 per class. All other regular SIRA entry fees apply for the points classes
• Engine tech will follow SIRA Rules (must be appropriate engine for the Can Good Class)
• Must follow SIRA tire rules.
• Weight will follow SIRA rules for class
• Tech will be performed post race for the all money paying positions plus 2 positions. If you
leave the scale area you are disqualified
• Fighting will result in immediate removal from the entire weekend’s event. No Tolerance
• Deadline to enter is the start of the first heat on Saturday
• Donations for the weigh in will be taken up to the start of the first heat (Limited to one case
of Bottled Water)
• Driving etiquette rules will be enforced. Rough drive will result in disqualification
Race Procedure
• Follow Saturday’s conclusion of the Heats
• Maximum of 40 entries per class no minimum entries
• Starting position will be based on the weight of donated food. Time and/or spacing delays
may be included in the position advantage. This will be based off kart count and donation
split. The more you donate over your opponent the bigger advantage you will have!
(Limited to one case of Bottled Water)
• Minimum of 24 can donation (approx. 20lb) required to start the event. (Limited to one
case of Bottled Water)
• 30 laps local cautions
• If race is stopped for a red it will restart and ran to completion. Green white checkered
finish.
Payout Options and Pay Out Schedule will be based on total class collection, please see charts on the SIRA Karting Facebook page.

Schedule for the 2015 Ceraland Grand Prix:

Friday September 11th: Track set up, pit area open and available for primitive camping after 5:00 p.m. and available for the weekend. Park cabin rentals and camper/RV spots with hook ups are available in the park area - contact Ceraland Park office (812) 377-5849 direct for availability and rates, or www.ceraland.org

Saturday September 12th:
7:30 a.m. Registration opens
9:15 a.m. Track workers meeting
9:30 a.m. Drivers Meeting
10:00 a.m. -1:30 pm Practice by groups
2:00 p.m. Heat races

Can Good Races: will start 20 min after the final heat

Sunday September 13th:
8:00 Registration opens
9:30 a.m. Drivers meeting
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Practice by groups
12:15 Feature races

Trophy awards presentations follow at conclusion of the event and post-race tech

Practice & Race Rotation

Kid Karts
4 Cycle Masters
Junior 2
80cc shifters
Briggs LO206
Local Option Flat heads
Senior Yamaha
Senior Clone
Junior 1
Local option 125cc shifters/TaG/Unlimited


We are pleased to announce the September 26th & 27th race date listed for the Callaway Grand Prix at Elwood, IN has been replaced with the first annual Daleville Grand Prix, of Daleville, IN. thanks to quick work by their organizers. The race venue is just off the I-69 & State Road 67 exit. The town is very grateful to have the opportunity to host this event, and plans to have a full weekend of activity, including a stage band for entertainment Saturday night. Additionally we are thankful to the Daleville American Legion post for their part in this race. More details to follow soon.


Banquet Announcement

SIRA is very pleased to announce that the Clarion Waterfront Hotel & Conference Center, in Indianapolis, has been selected as the site for our 2015 SIRA Awards Banquet. We will be holding this event Saturday, November 14th. I know it's way early to be thinking about the season end, but I want everybody to mark their calendars now! This new venue will reflect the effort you all put into this race season, and is located just outside the Speedway, Indiana area. We've got a great evening planned, will hand out some well earned rewards, raffle off some fantastic items, and conclude with a little partying and dancing! Details will soon follow, and we will begin selling tickets ahead of time at all our remaining 2015 races.


New 2015 Schedule Announcement

We are very please to announce the addition of the Mel Kenyon Classic, a new street race in an old venue - downtown Lebanon, Indiana. SIRA is pleased to return to this community, after many years racing at Lebanon High School. The new race course is in the finishing stages of repaving, and will incorporate a week of activities, starting with their annual Fourth of July celebration, and continue with the race the following weekend. Details of all activities are being finalized, and we will announce them as soon as completed.

As for changes to our existing schedule, the race for Whitestown, Indiana has been cancelled, and the Callaway Park Grand Prix has been rescheduled to the final weekend of September (26th & 27th). The complete schedule is as follows:


2015 SIRA Race Schedule

May 2nd &3rd Anderson Mayor’s Cup – Anderson, IN

May 16th Ceraland Kartway – Columbus, IN
Will include night racing!

May 30th & 31st Veteran’s Memorial Grand Prix - Rushville, IN

June 20th & 21st Clay County Search & Rescue Grand Prix – Brazil, IN

June 27th & 28th Goodland Grand Prix – Goodland, IN

July 11th & 12th Mel Kenyon Classic - Lebanon, IN

July 18th & 19th Clinton Grand Prix – Clinton, IN

August 15th Nettle Creek Lions Club Grand Prix – Hagerstown, IN

August 22nd & 23rd Alexandria Grand Prix – Alexandria, IN

September 12th & 13th Ceraland Grand Prix – Columbus, IN

September 26th & 27th, Daleville Grand Prix - Daleville, IN


Welcome three new additions to the S.I.R.A. family

S.I.R.A. would like to welcome Tom O'Brien, Rascal's Fun Zone, and Angel Racing Engines to the 2015 sponsor lineup. Take a few moments to visit their websites and help support the companies that make our racing season possible!


New President's Message

First of all, I wish all of you the best and Godspeed as we throw ourselves into the competition of our season. Thank you all who’ve been part of getting us to this point, and let us all remember those who individually have helped you get here, too! It’s been a busy time for all of us, and personally I will enjoy seeing everyone in the coming weeks, with three events in the span of the great month of May. (Read More)


Meet Your 2015 SIRA Officials and Directors

Visit the Contact page to see the full line-up of officials and directors for the 2015 SIRA championship season


Dewy Kirk

Dewey Kirk – left – who has been a monumental part of the success in the Southern Indiana Racing Association poses for a photo with 2013 president Jamie Sowders – right - and the SIRA championship trophy (which is named after Dewy in his honor).

SIRA co-founder Bob Schmutzler (not pictured) was an honored guest of the 2013 Awards Banquet. Our heartfelt thanks to these two gentlemen for creating this great racing series, and we are honored to carry on their legacy.

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