POINT RACES HEATING UP HEADED INTO WEEK NINE OF THE SEASON AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

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LIL’RACER CAR CLUB BIG WHEEL RACES THIS WEEK!

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/29/2016)—The temperatures aren’t the only thing that have been heating up as the point battles heat up as well headed into week nine of the Hy-Vee Racing Series at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

            A full program of HY-VEE Racing Series heat and feature racing is on the card this week as Performance Concepts Big 8 Late Models, Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, Miller Time Hornets, and Dublin City Pub INEX Legend Cars will take to the track to battle for track and Hard Charger Series points.

The Dodge Street Tire Lil’ Racer Car Club is holding Big Wheel Races for the kids this week during Intermission. Kids should check-in and sign-up for Big Wheel Races when they get to the track. This week’s club sponsor is Professional Muffler and Coulbourn Racing.

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AARON MOYER TOPS LEGENDS ON VAN METER “RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE” NIGHT

AARON MOYER NABS INEX LEGENDS QUALIFIER ON VAN METER NIGHT

BRAXTON FRANKS EARNS FIRST HOBBY STOCK WIN

Cedar Rapids, IA  June 24 2016–  For the past several years, Cedar Rapids based Van Meter Inc. has hosted a night to entertain their employees at Hawkeye Downs Speedway along with sponsoring the race program for the evening.

            As part of that sponsorship, they pick a charity each year and ask that fans attending make a voluntary minimum donation as their admission price for the night. This year they chose Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) as that charity with 100% of the proceeds from Friday night’s race program going to C.O.P.S.  Over the past several years Van Meter Night has raised over $50,000 for various charities. Friday nights’ event would add to that total.

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VAN METER NIGHT-RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE-THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

INEX LEGENDS REGIONAL QUALIFIER!

FREE ADMISSION WITH DONATION!

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/2/2016)—This Friday night marks week eight of the 91st season of racing at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway! 

 

FREE ADMISSION with monetary donation to a charity at Hawkeye Downs Speedway June 24, 2016 with all proceeds directed to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), an organization honoring and helping families of fallen officers in the line of duty

 

On Friday, June 24, community members are invited to enjoy a free night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway 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 C.O.P.S, an organization honoring and helping families who have lost an officer in the line of duty. The money raised will also provide hands-on programs designed to help family members receive support from peers and professionals as well as obtain resources to help cope with their loss.

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VAN METER NIGHT-RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE- THIS FRIDAY NIGHT- FREE ADMISSION WITH MONETARY DONATION

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

Free Admission with monetary donation to a charity at hawkeye Downs Speedway June 24, 2016 with all proceeds directed to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), an organization honoring and helping families of fallen officers in the line of duty

 

On Friday, June 24, community members are invited to enjoy a free night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway 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 doanation with 100 percent of the proceeds directed to C.O.P.S, an organization honoring and helping families who have lost an officer in the line of duty. The money raised will also provide hands-on programs designed to help family members receive support from peers and professionals as well as obtain resources to help cope with their loss.

 

The event will feature a visit from McGruff, the Crime Fighting Dog, K-9 demonstrations, a timed obstacle course competition between city, county, and state officers, Switchback acapella group singing the National Anthem, and much more.

 

“Each year, Van Meter chooses a different local charity to support. Ou goal is to help raise awareness and financial support for the cause,” said Vice President of Sales Todd Ettleman. “Over the last six years we’ve been able to donate over $50,000 to various community organizations and we 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 speedway, all while achieving one of our core principles which is giving back to the community.”

 

The gates at Hawkeye Downs Speedway open at 6pm and races start at 7:30pm.  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 distributer based out of Cedar Rapids. The company sells electrical, automation, power transmission, datacomm, lighting and utility supplies and services throughout 14 locations across the Midwest. To learn more about Van Meter, visit  www.vanmeterinc.com or call 1800-247-1410.

GASE HAS HAPPY HOMECOMING ON IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT

JOEY GASE HAS HAPPY HOMECOMING WITH IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT WIN

RYAN GUTNECHT TOPS MID-AM STOCK CARS

(Cedar Rapids, IA  July 17 2016)—Friday June 17 was “Iowa Donor Network Night” at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway. Four of the regular Hy-Vee Racing series divisions were joined by the Quest International Mid-American Stock Car Series.

            Joining a slimmed down Performance Concepts Late Model field was Cedar Rapids native and current NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Joey Gase who was on hand in support of the Iowa Donor Network. Gase was back in Iowa for the Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway.

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IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT AND THE MID-AMERICAN STOCK CAR SERIES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!

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JOEY GASE RETURN HOME TO HAWKEYE DOWNS!

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/15/2016)—This Friday night marks week seven of the 91st season of racing at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway. 

            This week is Iowa Donor Network Night along with the yearly visit from the Mid-American Stock Car Series. Hawkeye Downs Mountain Dew Sportsmen drivers will compete with the Mid-American Stock Cars  on the half-mile Friday night!  Bill Prietzel won the most recent MASCS event last Saturday at Jefferson Speedway in Wisconsin.

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IOWA DONOR NETWORK NIGHT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!

NASCAR driver and Donate Life advocate Joey Gase returns home to Hawkeye Downs Speedway to compete at Iowa Donor Night at the races.

Iowa Donor Network Racing t-shirts featuring drivers Joey Gase and Joe Gibson will be available for sale with $5 from each sale going to support organ donation.

Free VIP tickets available for registered organ donors. Email your name and the number of tickets you would like to Tony Hakes at thakes@iadn.org to RSVP yours. VIP tickets gives access to the party deck, complimentary food and beverages, pace car rides and autograph session with Joey Gase.

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NICKELL, MCGRATH, FRANKS AMONG WINNERS ON A HOT, HUMID NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

NICKELL, MCGRATH, FRANKS AMONG WINNERS ON A HOT, HUMID NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

By Brad Grupe

Photos: Ed Siems

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/10/2016)- A hot, humid night greeted a few thousand fans on 100.7 “The Fox” Night at Cedar Rapids’ Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday night.

            The heat also created a slick racetrack and for the most part the drivers adapted well making for some great racing as they battled for points in addition to the heat and humidity along with a late threat of a thunderstorm in the Hy-Vee Racing Series.

Drew Nickell

Drew Nickell

 

            In Miller Time Hornets, Drew Nickel came away with a hard fought win over Dallas Chandler in one of the best races of the night. After a couple early cautions,  the field settled in with Derek Parrott leading lap one but Drew Nickell took the point on the next trip around the quarter-mile and pulled away from the field a bit.

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100.7 “THE FOX” FREE RACE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/08/2016)—The annual 100.7/The Fox Free Race- sponsored by DuPaCo- is this Friday night, June 10 at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway. The Classic Rock station and DuPaCo have been busy distributing tickets to fans for the past few weeks. FREE Tickets are available at the following DuPaCo Locations:

  • 1200 W Main St, Manchester
  • 11035th St Dr SE, Cedar Rapids
  • 5014th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
  • 3131 Williams Blvd SW Cedar Rapids

 


Listen to 100.7 The Fox for daily Free Ticket Stops where you can swing by and pick up Free tickets and also register for a Free Midas oil change.
Everyone 18+ that attends Fox Race Night is eligible to win the Grand Prize, tickets for 4 to the NASCARr Race at the Iowa Speedway.
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BILDERBACK TAKES CLASH AT THE DOWNS II

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BILDERBACK TOPS BIG 8 LATE MODELS AT “CLASH AT THE DOWNS II”

Time Trial — 1. J. Herbst, LaCrosse, Wis; 2. Griffin McGrath, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 3. Michael Bilderback, South Beloit; 4. Brian Gibson, Walford, Iowa; 5. Jeremy Miller, Rockford; 6. Brad Osborn, Janesville, Iowa; 7. Michael Ostdiek, Lakeville, Minn.; 8. Caleb Adrian, Walcott, Iowa; 9. Jesse Bernhagen, Markesan, Wis; 10. Zach Less, Manchester, Iowa; 11. Mike Ehde, Prairie du Chien, Wis; 12. Michael Beamish, Eagan, Minn.; 13. Grant Griesbach, Waukesha, Wis; 14. Brody Willett, Alburnett, Iowa; 15. Mitchell Garfield, Pingree Grove; 16. Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 17. Jacob Zellmer, New Berlin, Wis; 18. Wayne Freimund, Elkhorn, Wis; 19. Jerry Mueller, Richfiled, Wis; 20. Jared Duda, St Michael, Minn.; 21. Todd Oliver, Bangor, Wis; 22. Cody Kippenhan, Ypsilanti, Mich.; 23. Chad Siems, Shellsburg, Iowa; 24. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 25. Tyler Hromadka

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