It's time to shift into overdrive and gear up for the annual Mini Indy charity race sponsored by SkyWest Airlines and the City of St. George. The 2017 event promises to be more exciting than ever with returning champions, new vendors and opportunities galore for networking. Still, we all know the real reason you come is the glory of the checkered flag!
Mini Indy brings together teams from international and local businesses, community leaders and various civic groups to race miniature Indy-style cars through a twisting course. Funds raised from this event help support the United Way Dixie. The organization helps hundreds of local people every day by funding non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organizations. The United Way Dixie solicits local funding from employee donations, matching corporate contributions and events such as the Mini Indy.
The three-day charity event kicks off with the Mini Indy Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament help fund the SkyWest Scholarship Program. Teams are invited to bring and display Mini Indy trophies from past years at the Pre-Race Banquet, yes, even the [ahem] “pity” award is included. And of course the silent auction at the banquet always comes with surprises. All auction monies go directly to United Way.
SkyWest Airlines celebrates more than 40 years of flight. As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 318 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 11,000 aviation professionals operate more than 1,700 flights each day to 160 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest is proud to partner with the City of St. George to bring Mini Indy to St. George each year.
Wednesday, March 22 Sunbrook Golf Course
8:30 am Shotgun SkyWest Golf Scramble
Enjoy 18 holes with SkyWest executives at Sunbrook Golf Course , one of St. George's premier golf courses. Lunch will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Thursday, March 23 Dixie Convention Center
8:00 - 12:00 noon Race Registration
8:30 - 12:00 pm Practice Race, Orientation and Car Inspection
Practice race and registration is mandatory for all drivers. Cars will be inspected. Test out your car in a practice environment and learn handy tips from race veterans to make your race a successful one.
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 pm Fastest Pit Stop Time Trials
Teams will get three opportunities to post their best time. Top eight teams will advance to the final competition at the Race Dinner.
6:30 - 10:00 pm Race Dinner - Dixie Center Ball Room
Each team will be allotted 10 tickets to the dinner which includes cocktail hour and the annual silent auction. Teams should come dressed in their race attire ready to compete for Best Dressed team, Best Theme and Best Looking car. And don’t forget, finalists for the Fastest Pit Stop competition will vie for the first place trophy!
6:30 pm Social / Cocktail Hour
7:30 pm Dinner & Auction
8:00 pm Fastest Pit Stop Finalist / Team Photos
9:00 pm Music Friday, March 24 "Ridgetop Raceway"
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Race Day
Each team will participate in multiple heats plus have a chance to qualify for the championship heat. Don’t miss all the excitement with a wet corner, hairpin turns, photo finishes, pit stops and much more!
9:00 am Practice Heats
4:00 - 5:00 pm Trophy Ceremony
For general race information, contact Marissa Snow 435.634.3548.