Enthusiasm High Among Drivers and Fans at Hawkeye Downs

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Drivers and fans alike have expressed renewed excitement about the Hawkeye Downs Speedway Racing Program after the first week of racing saw the highest opening night car count in several years.

Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center, Eastern Iowa’s premiere racing and leading quality entertainment venue is characterizing its new racing season as one of great changes, fresh focus and renewed energy and the season opener’s races were indicative of that.

This Friday night is “Mom’s Night” with the Lil’ Racer Car Club giving out “Flowers for Moms,“ and holding a raffle for a Mary Kay Basket and a Tour and Dinner in Kalona.

Hawkeye Downs Speedway and the Lil’ Racer Car Club are also “Caring for Race Kids” with a special night for Gage Siems and his family.

The pits open at 4:00 PM, gates at 6:00 PM and racing begins at 7:30 PM. The season features  a full program of HY-VEE Racing Series heat and feature racing as Performance Concepts Big 8 Late Models, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks, Miller Time Hornets, and Dublin City Pub INEX Legend Cars will take to the track.

Caleb Adrian is the current point leader in Late Models, Cory Houdek holds the top spot in Sportsmen, Kurt Bohnsack leads the Hobby Stock points, Sammy Smith tops the Legends and Derek Parrott sits atop the Hornets point chart heading into week two.

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