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.
WILLETT, PARROTT EARN REPEAT WINS ON HAWKEYE LABOR COUNCIL NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY
(Cedar Rapids-IA)—After a week off for the independence Day Holiday, racers and fans returned to Cedar Rapids’ Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday night for Hawkeye Labor Council Night.
It was week nine in the point chase for the Hy-Vee Racing Series with all five divisions in action.
Derek Parrott backed up his win from two weeks ago in the Miller Time Hornets after starting in the last row of the scheduled 15-lap feature. Kurt Bohnsack, who has three wins this season, finished second while Todd Ness was third.
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.
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!
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!
CALEB ADRIAN TOPS 24-CAR FIELD IN “LIZ GIRL LOGISTICS CLASH” ON hibu NIGHT AT THE RACES AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
(Cedar Rapids, IA)—After chasing LaCrosse Speedway competitor J Herbst for much of the race, Hawkeye Downs Speedway weekly driver Caleb Adrian slipped into the lead on a late restart to win the 48-lap ‘Liz Girl’s Clash at the Downs presented by Miller Lite, featuring the Big 8 Series Late Models. Once in the lead, Adrian pulled away from the pack posting a nearly three and a half second margin over Herbst. Rockford Speedway’s Michael Bilderback finished third, Hawkeye Downs ‘ Brian Gibson was fourth, and Rockford’s Jon Reynolds, Jr. , was fifth.
The first twenty circuits around the Hawkeye Downs half-mile were relatively trouble free but the last 28 laps proved to be troublesome with at least seven cautions slowing the action. Four of those saw several cars, including the #64 Griffin McGrath machine, receive substantial damage. NASCAR XFINITY Series driver and former Hawkeye Downs weekly racer Joey Gase received damage also after being punted into the turn three wall on the final lap.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN ITALIAN WATER CIRCUS?
OUR BRAND NEW SHOW IS WAITING FOR YOU IN
Cedar Rapids…. May 22-24!
Get ready for an experience that will take you far, far away to the wonders of Italy and the magic of an immersion into its culture. And into water! Yes, you heard well. Our circus features a 35,000 gallons water stage! Isn’t that crazy? We’re like no other circus in the United States, you can be sure- and we take pride in our uniqueness.
During the show, you won’t believe your eyes when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS GLISTEN WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!
Indeed, our show wouldn’t be the same without our artists’ spectacular performances! We have artists from all over the world that will make you feel like a child again, keep you entertained and craving for more! Don’t forget the atmosphere you’ll be able to experience. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Italy! Authentic Italian tradition and origins is what characterizes us, starting from our founder and inspirator, Manuel Rebecchi. As the nephew of Moira Orfei, the owner and soul of the most famous circus in Italy, Manuel can truly say that the circus runs in his blood. He knows this industry and world like no other! His passion, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit have all combined to make of this show an experience to remember for a lifetime. “I want to see people have fun, enjoy the show, and go out with a smile and the desire to come back!” says Manuel. Continue reading