2014 SIRA Banquet Photos Online!
2014 SIRA Banquet photos now available in the gallery section of the website!
2015 Season Updates
The 2015 SIRA membership forms are now online! Visit the Membership page to download a copy today!
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
First Directors Meeting at Fastimes
Howdy everybody and here's to a Happy and healthy (actually healthier...) New Year! Until we get our directors page finalized I'm using this format to make a joint announcement. First, our first Board of Directors Meeting will be held Sunday, January 11th, 2015 12:30 - 2:30 at Fastimes Indoor Karting Center:
3455 Harper Rd Indpls IN 46240 (96th Street, east of Keystone Ave.)
We are trying to develop a relationship with these folks, so they have offered us use of a private meeting room, and board members are permitted to order lunch from the snack bar (ala cart of course), if you so desire.
Now for the day, Fastimes regular business hours are 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and we like to offer all members (board or otherwise) who'd like to get in a little recreational racing to join us, and the center will offer their regular racing sessions @ $22 per session. Suggest you also bring some friends, and lets show these folks how SIRA can impact their business on an otherwise normal, dreary January Sunday. Please understand, this is not a "group event, or private party, we're just their guests to have a little fun at our own expense, to show them what SIRA is about!
Board members, I'll need your attention for our private meeting but then the doors will go back open to settle a few grudge matches, or challenges amongst the club membership! When you check in please identify to the staff your SIRA, and you and your guests will receive some additional amenities - and don't forget your own gear if you don't wish to rent theirs! I do need to give the facility a heads up as to potential numbers attending, so please let Trish know if you're coming and numbers in your groups, by Friday, January 9th.
Thanks - Jay!
SIRA Crowns 2014 Class Champions and Special Award Winners
The Southern Indiana Racing Association celebrated the achievements of our great drivers, Saturday evening November 15th, at the SIRA Awards Banquet. Tradition concluded the 2014 race season at the Season’s Conference & Banquet Center, at Nashville, Indiana with nearly 150 racers, family members and friends. Rib eye steak and grilled chicken with all the trimmings was the feast of champions again this year – a dinner that this karting group has come to expect!
This year’s ceremonies included a variety of year end awards and prizes, handed out ceremoniously to the humor of Tony Weiske, well-earned to their recipients. Champions were presented the coveted SIRA Dewey Trophy in addition to rings, and a variety of additional prizes with the help of our sponsors – Dover Power, Hoosier Tire, Kart City Performance, and Parsons Racing Supply. A variety of interesting appreciation speeches, mixed well with raffle prize drawings, made for an evening of fun by most everyone in attendance.
2014 SIRA Class Champions:
Kid Kart Participants: Brant Cagle, PJ Eicher, Isaac Fox, Kylan McFall, Trevor Pulliam
Special Award Winners:
SIRA Rookie of the Year: Caleb O’Laughlin
New Presidents Message
As Thanksgiving approaches, and we’ve put the 2014 race season in the record books, it’s time to remember this time of year for what it is – a time for us as a group to be grateful for what we have, while we dream and plan for what we want. (Read More)
2015 SIRA Membership is Now Open
Please contact Trish Simpson to open a new membership, or renew for 2015. The day following our 2014 Awards Banquet was our annual Rules Meeting, a time for business review, installation of 2015 directors, and adoption and modification of our Technical Rules.
SIRA would like to welcome our two new “Tech Men”, Mark Cerk takes over for 4 cycle, and Gary Monnett will be doing our 2 cycle tech. Our overall tech administrator, Mike Hornyak is currently revising our rule book from the changes implemented at this meeting.
2015 Tentative Schedule
May 2nd &3rd Anderson Mayor’s Cup – Anderson, IN
May 16th Ceraland Kartway – Columbus, IN
May 30th&31st / June 6th & 7th TBD
June 20th & 21st Clay County Search & Rescue Grand Prix – Brazil, IN
June 27th & 28th Goodland Grand Prix – Goodland, IN
July 25th & 26th Callaway Park Grand Prix – Elwood, IN
August 1st & 2nd TBA
August 15th Nettle Creek Lions Club Grand Prix – Hagerstown, IN
August 22nd & 23rd Alexandria Grand Prix – Alexandria, IN
September 12th & 13th Cereland Grand Prix – Columbus, IN
September 19th & 20th / 26th & 27th TBD
All dates and locations are subject to change
Special Tire Discount brought to you by Hoosier Racing Tire
SIRA has worked out an agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire to supply tires at discounted pricing for the benefit of our membership. Non-members may also purchase for a slight fee, but still very competitive pricing. This is an initiative to supply a quality product and help everyone's budget. Please p.m. Jay Burgess (e-mail or Facebook) with sizes and compound for pricing and purchase details. While we maintain no "exclusive" vendors, we appreciate Hoosier extending us this deal.
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.
Alexandria Grand Prix Heat 1-80cc Shifter
Thanks to all of our sponsors