GIBSON REPEATS IN LATE MODELS WHILE BALLARD AND KORSMO EARN FIRST WINS ON IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

GIBSON REPEATS IN LATE MODELS WHILE BALLARD AND KORSMO EARN FIRST WINS ON IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

(Cedar Rapids, IA)—The rainy weather earlier in the day gave way to a gorgeous night for racing for Iowa Donor Network night at Cedar Rapids’ Hawkeye Downs Speedway. It was week eight of the Hy-Vee Racing Series.

Special guests of the Iowa Donor Network were treated to some great racing while drivers battled for extra purse and contingency awards in all divisions. NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver and Hawkeye Downs alum was also in the house in support of the Iowa Donor Network and also to race his late model.

In Miller Time Hornets, Derek Parrott picked up his first win of 2015 and also was the first feature winner not named Chandler or Bohnsack in the division this season.  Parrott started inside row two, had the point by lap two and then outlasted Dallas Chandler to secure the win. Chandler started shotgun on the field and steadily worked through the pack but ran out of laps to draw closer than a couple car lengths at the checkers.

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IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT THIS FRIDAY!

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IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

NASCAR’S JOEY GASE WILL RACE AND SIGN AUTOGRAPHS

 

 (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)—This Friday night marks week eight of the HyVee Racing Series at Historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway -Iowa’s only full time paved racetrack.

Hawkeye Downs Speedway is pleased to welcome The Iowa Network for their special night. Iowa Donor Network (IDN) is a non-profit organization that operates as a primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donation services for the state of Iowa. IDN also serves as the tissue recovery agency for the state and is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks. For more information on IDN visit their website at  www.iowadonornetwork.org

In addition to using the night to raise awareness for their cause, IDN will also be welcoming friends and volunteers to celebrate with them as well as honoring some specific individuals during the night.

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MARK IRONSIDE SCORES FIRST FEATURE WIN on 100.7 “THE FOX” NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

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MARK IRONSIDE SCORES FIRST FEATURE WIN on 100.7 “THE FOX” NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

(Cedar Rapids, IA)—A huge 100.7 “The Fox” Night crowd filled  the Hawkeye Downs Speedway  Grandstands and Bleachers Friday night and saw Mark Ironside, Brian Gibson, Dave McCalla, Nathan Ballard, and Dallas Chandler pick up feature wins. It was week seven of the Hy-Vee Racing Series.

Dallas Chandler picked up his second feature win of the season in Miller Time Hornets. Chandler started outside row four and kept his car in the outside groove to take the lead on lap four.  Todd Ness posted an impressive run to finish second while Troy Scott crossed the strip in third.

Nathan Ballard now has five wins in five starts in the Baron Motor Supply Hobby Stocks after grabbing the checkers Friday night. Ballard started in eighth, went to the work on the outside and scooted into the front slot on lap three. Braxton Franks posted his best run of the season finishing second and Matt Hudspeth also showed improvement finishing in third.

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100.7 THE FOX FREE RACE COMING UP FRIDAY NIGHT

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MECHANICS CHALLENGE AND “CHUCK A DUCK FOR A BUCK” ALSO ON THE CARD

 

 (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)—It’s week seven of the HyVee Racing Series at Historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway -Iowa’s only full time paved racetrack. After inclement weather scrubbed last weeks’ action, drivers and crews are eager to get back on the track and what better way to do that than Fox Free Race Night.

KKRQ-FM/ 100.7 “The Fox” presents its annual free race with the help of Dupaco and Midas. Free tickets are still available at eastern Iowa Dupaco locations, and at  the KKRQ Studios located at I-80 and Dubuque Street in Iowa City.

Fans will want to get to Hawkeye Downs early for the best seats AND “Happy Hour at the ‘Downs” featuring 2-for-1 Tallboys until 7pm!

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100.7 The Fox Race Night This Friday

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100.7 “THE FOX” FREE RACE NIGHT FRIDAY, JUNE 19
You are invited to Fox Race Night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday, June 19th. FREE Tickets are available at ALL area Dupaco Community Credit Unions at 4th Ave SW, !st Ave, Williams Blvd in Cedar Rapids And Dupaco in Manchaster. Also, tickets are available at THE KKRQ Studios!

Don’t miss out on all the rip, roaring racing action at Hawkeye Downs Speedway! Listen to Fox for more details!

VAN METER NIGHT-RACING FOR A CAUSE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

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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 June 12, 2015 with All Proceeds Directed to Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation Directed towards the Safe Sleep Task Force of Eastern Iowa Initiative

On Friday, June 12, 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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COMING UP JUNE 12- VAN METER NIGHT AT THE RACES-RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VAN METER NIGHT AT THE RACES-RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Free Admission with Monetary Donation to Charity at Hawkeye Downs June 12, 2015 with All Proceeds Directed to Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation Directed towards the Safe Sleep Task Force of Eastern Iowa Initiative.

On Friday, June 12, 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.

The event will feature a celebrity Legend Car Pride Race between President and CEO of Van Meter, Kevin Powell, KCRG-TV’s Reporter, Forrest Saunders, 1600 KGYM’s program director, Scott Unash, and Big 10 Network Commentator and former NFL and Hawkeye Football legend, Chuck Long. This event has become an annual tradition sponsored by the employees of Van Meter.

“We choose a different local charity each year to support. Our goal is to help raise awareness and financial support for the cause,” said Vice President of Sales Todd Ettleman. “Over the last five years we’ve been able to donate over $26,000 to various community organizations and look forward to helping another great organization. We see this as an opportunity for us to entertain our employees, customers, and members of the community at the raceway, all while achieving one of our core principles in giving back to the community.”

The gates at Hawkeye Downs Speedway open at 6 PM and races start 7:30 PM. Admission will be a monetary donation at the gate. Hawkeye Downs is located at 4400 6th Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

Van Meter is a 100 percent employee-owned electrical and mechanical distributor based out of Cedar Rapids. The company sells electrical, automation, power transmission, datacomm, lighting and utility supplies and services throughout its twelve locations across Iowa. To learn more about Van Meter, visit www.vanmeterinc.com or call 1-800-247-1410.