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Vroom! SIRA karts race at Brazil

Monday, June 23, 2003

SIRA racers make turn 2 at the Forest Park track Sunday. The annual go-kart event, sponsored by the Brazil Rotary Club, featured three races on Saturday and 17 races on Sunday. Meg Grey photo

The 2003 Brazil Classic is history.

Saturday and Sunday, hundreds, perhaps over a thousand people, watched 20 go-kart races sanctioned by the Southern Indiana Racing Association at Forest Park. The annual event is sponsored by the Brazil Rotary Club. Members served as flagmen under the direction of Rotarian John Howes.

Practice and three races were conducted Saturday with 17 races presented on Sunday.

A wide age-range of drivers pilot the little open-wheel cars on this year's circuit, said SIRA President Tony Weiske of Greenwood. The youngest driver is 5 and the oldest is 60. The races are divided into classes, based on engine size and other factors. The Brazil race was the first of five weekends in a row for SIRA members.

The 4th of July celebration continues Friday when the All-American Shows Midway opens at 5 p.m. Riders pay one price, $15 ($11 tickets are available in advance from all Brazil banks), until close.

One Saturday and Sunday, the midways opens at 2 p.m. and riders pay one price until close.

The celebration continues through the 4th of July. Watch The Brazil Times for more information.

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