New Racing Info
Open Test and Tunes at SIR now welcome ATV’s
4 wheel ATV’s are now welcome to join with our motorcycles during Open Test and Tune nights (or days). The same IHRA rules apply to ATVs as for motorcycles.
Effective immediately, race
support vehicles, i.e. pit bikes, scooters, golf carts, etc
will be limited to one (1) vehicle per race vehicle.
The support vehicle shall have
the race vehicle number posted prominently and visibly on the
The rules as they apply to all vehicles in the
Speed limit: 5 MILES PER HOUR
No operators under 16 years
No riders on scooters, ATV’s,
pit bikes that cannot sit behind the operator and hold on (no
little kids on the tank or riding in front of the operator)
Staging lanes: Children may
stay in the golf cart, on the seat. Children MAY NOT sit on
a pit bike or scooter while in the staging lanes.
Violations will be handled as follows:
• 1st offense of minor violation = verbal warning
• 2nd offense “ “ = park the support vehicle
• 3rd offense “ “ = poss. Event DQ
**Note: Violations determined by management
as grossly negligent may result in immediate event DQ and/or removal
from the facility. YOU, the entered race drivers are responsible
for the actions of your crew. If they violate the rules, they
put YOUR race day at risk.
Almost every Friday night,
S.I.R. is open for test n tune, high school drags, sport compacts
and street legal racing. Our schedule appears on this website
with times and costs. Our track officials and regular racers
are always willing to help you get started, just ask at the
ticket booth to be paired up with one.
Your first stop is the ticket
booth. To race you must be 16 years old and have a valid drivers
license. If you are 16 or 17 years old you must have parental
permission form on file to race. This parental permission form
must be signed by BOTH PARENTS or one (1) parent if they have
sole custody. This form must be signed in front of officials
at the track or notarized. This form is available at the ticket
booth and must be completed and turned in before you will be
allowed to race. The cost for car & driver is $20 and any
crew is $10 for regular racers for Test and Tune nights. For
high school racers it is $10.00 with a valid high school ID.
You will be given a tech card and car number, if you don’t
After entering the gate, you
are in the pits. Find a space to park (remember not to park
in a reserved space). Fill out the tech card and proceed to
the tech area.
The tech area is located on
the road just inside the gate to the North. Pull into the line
and wait until a tech person comes to you. Some obvious things
you will need are: seatbelts, safe tires (no cord showing),
all lug nuts, radiator coolant overflow catch canister (the
factory one is fine), no fluid leaks, battery needs to be tied
down, long pants (no shorts allowed), and no tank tops. If your
car runs faster than 13.99 you will need an approved helmet.
The tech inspector will put your car numbers on your windshield.
After tech is completed, take your tech card to the trailer
to sign a waiver and get your wristband. You will be allowed
1 crew band so take that person with you.
The track announcer will announce
when the staging lanes are open. Listen carefully for which
lane you will be in ie: race cars-lane X, high school lane Y,
etc. Once in the lanes do not leave your car. The staging master
will advise you when it is your turn to run. Watch him carefully
so you will know which lane to proceed to.
When you pull forward to stage,
make sure your door is closed, your window is up and your car
numbers are visable to the tower. If the track lights are on,
you must have your lights on so you can be seen by the starting
line crew in case you have trouble at the other end. If you
have street tires, do not drive through the waterbox! Treaded
tires will just pick up the water and sling water all over the
inside of your wheel wells. You will then track water all the
way down the track, which is not good. After you pull around
the water box you can do a burnout but be careful not to cross
over the starting line.
Do not pull up to the tree.
The staging beams are actually about 40 feet or so before the
tree. If you have problems staging, the starter will help you.
Slowly pull forward until the top yellow light comes on the
tree. This means you are pre-staged. Then gently roll forward
until the next yellow light comes on. You are now staged!
The starter will activate the
tree and the yellow lights will come on, one at a time .5 seconds
apart. When the last yellow light comes on, GO! By the time
you react your car will react and the green light will be on.
If you red light, don’t worry, even experienced racers
Make sure you know exactly
where the finish line is. Most new racers brake way too early.
The speed trap beams are located 66’ before the finish
line beams. Make sure you don’t brake until you have crossed
the finish line. Do not hit your brakes too hard or you could
When exiting the track, remember…the
car in the left lane has the right of way. Always exit at the
first exit that is safe. NEVER cross in front of the car in
the left lane, even if you are ahead of him. NEVER make a U
turn on the track, you could get yourself or another racer killed.
After you exit you will see
a building on the return road. Stop here and pick up your E.T.
slip. This slip will tell you your reaction time off the line,
your 60’ ET, your 330’ ET, 1/8 mile ET & MPH,
1000’ ET and your ¼ mile ET and MPH. It will also
show the times from your opponent and who won the race.
Now go back to the pits and
compare all of your runs to see where you need improvement.
If you need help reading this slip, ask an experienced racer
or track personnel. They will be glad to help you.
Congratulations! You have completed
your first drag race.