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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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The Southern Indiana Racing Association (SIRA) annual Go-Kart races will take place Saturday and Sunday at Forest Park in Brazil. Times Staff File Photo. [Order this photo]
The Southern Indiana Racing Association (SIRA) annual Go-Kart races will take place Saturday and Sunday on the tri-oval track at Forest Park in Brazil.

The weekend is free to all spectators and is set up, as a pre-celebration portion of the 76th Rotary Club of Brazil's 4th of July fundraiser, scheduled to officially begin Tuesday, June 28.

Saturday is practice day at the go-kart track, with warm-ups beginning at 10 a.m., then races from 3-5 p.m.

For Saturday's practice, Clay County Search and Rescue will serve breakfast and have food and beverages, followed with a "Barbecue and Blues" dinner in the evening.

The fundraiser dinner will take place at the Forest Park Pavilion, with dinner starting at 6 p.m., followed by live entertainment at 7 p.m., featuring Dicky James and the Blue Flames.

Cost for the dinner is $6, which includes a meal of barbecue, two sides and a drink.

Children ages' 10-under will be admitted free.

Door prizes and corn hole games will also be set up.

Advance tickets are currently on sale at Harris Bank (Brazil Branch), Terre Haute Savings Bank (Brazil Branch), First Financial Bank (Brazil East Branch), and Highway 40 Furniture.

For more information on the dinner, call Terry Eaglin at 812-605-2437 or e-mail ccsrnews@gmail.com.

The official SIRA Go-Kart races will take place Sunday, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Official race sponsors are SIRA and the Rotary Club of Brazil. SIRA Race Directors are Garry Spencer and Jamie Sowders.

All refreshment sales will benefit Clay County Search and Rescue. For additional details, log on to www.sirakarting.net.


Race information

What: SIRA Go-Kart Classic Race

When: Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

Where: Forest Park

Who: For more information, call Susan Thomas at 239-4230 or Rotary Club of Brazil President Miranda Goodale at 230-6366.


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There has been a major drop in the fields throughout the recent years with the Go Kart races. It's just not as fun as it was when I was a kid. Is this ever going to change? Is it worth going to see only 7-10 karts per heat race?

-- Posted by Reader11 on Wed, Jun 15, 2011, at 9:52 AM

I think Yes, and this is a fun raiser not just trying to raise money.Kids still enjoy things like this and I only wish Brazil would bring more things like this . This got my VOTE.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Wed, Jun 15, 2011, at 11:51 AM

I don't believe the Go Kart races are a fundraiser. I think its the event put on by The Southern Indiana Racing Association (SIRA). Clay County Search and Rescue will serve breakfast and have food and beverages, followed with a "Barbecue and Blues" dinner in the evening. That is the fundraiser and for a good cause at that! I know all them guys and they do a great job. All I'm saying is SIRA doesn't bring in many Karts like the outfit we have had there before. Just wish we could get back to the old days when it comes to that!

-- Posted by Reader11 on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 12:32 PM

Reader11, not fundraiser , Go kart FUN raiser, trying to get enjoyment in Brazil, but thank you for Trying to correct me! maybe you should reread!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 7:39 PM


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