CHANDLER, BALLARD REPEAT WINNERS ON VAN METER NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
(Cedar Rapids, IA Jul7 31, 2015)— Van Meter presented their annual night at the races Friday July 31 at Cedar Rapids’ Hawkeye Downs Speedway. Each year Van Meter arranges to waive the normal admission fees in lieu of a voluntary monetary donation for an organization designated by Van Meter.
This year proceeds were directed to the Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation to support the Safe Sleep Project.
Also in conjunction with the event each year Van Meter, Hawkeye Downs and Bulltown Legends of Iowa team up to present a Celebrity Legends Pride Race. This years 15-lap feature featured Van Meter Vice President of Distribution and Sales Support Scott Presley; KGYM Radio’s Scott Unash, Forrest Saunders of KCRG-TV, and former Iowa Hawkeye and NFL Quarterback and current football analyst for BTN, Chuck Long.
VAN METER NIGHT- RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT CEDAR RAPIDS’ HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY
Free Admission with Monetary Donation to Charity at Hawkeye Downs July 31, 2015 with All Proceeds Directed to Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation Directed towards the Safe Sleep Task Force of Eastern Iowa Initiative
On Friday,July 31, community members are invited to enjoy a free night at Hawkeye Downs Raceway knowing their entry fee will go to a great cause. Admission, normally $10, has been changed to a monetary donation with Van Meter Inc.’s annual race sponsorship. In return, race fans are encouraged to give a monetary donation with 100 percent of the proceeds directed to Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation, directing funds to the Safe Sleep Task Force of Eastern Iowa. The money raised will help provide a free Pack N’ Play portable crib and a set of crib sheets for families who attend a two-hour educational class on safe sleep as part of the Cribs for Kids program to promote safe sleep environments for infants.
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O’BRIEN SCORES FIRST LEGENDS WIN AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
OSBORN BREAKS LATE MODEL WIN DROUGHT
By Brad Grupe
(Cedar Rapids, IA July 24, 2015)—Friday night was Caseys General Stores Wall of Fame Night at Cedar Rapids’ Hawkeye Downs Speedway and the crowd was treated to some exciting racing on week eleven of the HyVee Racing Series .
In addition to racing, several new members were inducted into the Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame. Presiding as Grand Marshall over the ceremonies was Austin Petty, brother of the late Adam Petty. Austin and Adam are the sons of Kyle Petty and grandsons of Richard Petty.