BIG TOWN SHOW DOWN TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL August 20th at Hawkeye Downs

August 20th at Hawkeye Downs

The Big Town Show Down Truck and Tractor Pull is Saturday, August 20th at Hawkeye Downs. This is the second annual event sponsored by Cassill Motors with an additional class this year. Gates open at 5:30 with the pull starting at 6:30. Early tickets can be purchased at Cassill Motors for $15.00 starting July 23rd or the day of the event at the track. Pit pass with general admission is $20. Kids 12 and under free with adult purchase.

Come see 8 competing classes try to go the distance. Some go some blow!

466 Open (9,500 lbs)

6,700 Limited Light Super Stock

9,300 Limited Pro Stock / Superfarm

9,500 4.1 Limited Pro Stock

11,500 Pro Farm

8,000 Lbs Diesel Trucks

Two Wheel Drive Trucks

Four Wheel Drive Trucks

JUST THREE WEEKS REMAIN IN THE 2016 HAWKEYE DOWNS RACING SEASON

JUST THREE WEEKS REMAIN IN THE 2016 HAWKEYE DOWNS RACING SEASON

LIL RACER CAR CLUB “KIDS RIDING IN RACE CARS THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!”

 (Cedar Rapids, IA  08/03/2016)—It’s week thirteen of the 2016 HyVee Racing Series this Friday night! Don’t let your opportunity slip away to see a race this season!  Just three races remain culminating with Season Championship Night on Friday August 19.

            It’s also Lil Racer Car Club “Kids Riding In Race Cars,“ this Friday night!

            Feature win bonus points were awarded to all feature winners who have competed in 66% of the race events this season after last Friday’s races. Qualifying drivers receive one additional point for each feature win earned this season and will continue to receive bonus points for the last three races of the season.

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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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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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CLASH AT THE DOWNS II SET FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

CLASH AT THE DOWNS II SET FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

BIG 8 LATE MODELS AND ALL HAWKEYE DOWNS DIVISIONS IN ACTION!

By Brad Grupe & Eric Huenefeld

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/02/2016)—Anticipation is building for the return of the Big 8 Late Model Series this Friday night for the “McGrathAuto.com Clash at the Downs II” at Cedar Rapids’ Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

Around 30 Big 8 Series Late Models are expected for their second visit to Hawkeye Downs.

Leading the way is reigning Big 8 Late Model Series champion Michael Bilderback, winner of the first Big 8 event of 2016 back in April. On that sunny Sunday at Rockford Speedway, Bilderback was the man to beat, lowering the Rockford track record in qualifying and later dominating the 88 lap “Spring Classic.” Last June, Bilderback was one of the contenders for victory at Hawkeye Downs, before settling for third following a frantic battle for second place with eventual runner-up J Herbst. So far in 2016, Bilderback has lowered the Rockford Speedway track record three more times and has pocketed one feature win and two runner ups at his hometrack, where he leads the point standings.

Last year’s “Clash at the Downs” winner Caleb Adrian and runner up J Herbst have also filed their entries for Friday night’s event. Adrian, who was a multi-time winner at Hawkeye Downs in weekly competition in 2015, makes his first Late Model start of 2016 this Friday night but is considered one of the favorites to win. Herbst is primed for his first-ever Big 8 Series triumph following a strong 2015, which saw him on the podium multiple times with the Big 8 Late Model Series campaign despite running just a limited schedule.

Four-time Big 8 Late Model Series champion Jeremy Miller has thrown his hat in the ring for Friday’s “Clash at the Downs” as well. Miller, a former winner with the now defunct ASA Late Model Series at Hawkeye Downs, is geared up not only to return to victory lane in Eastern Iowa, but to also shake off his tough start to the season in Rockford, which saw him fall out of the 88 lap Spring Classic during the race’s first 20 laps. Cedar Rapids native Griffin McGrath has his sights set on victory in front of the hometown faithful Friday night. McGrath, who set fast time in last years event, looks to improve on last years result at “Clash at the Downs,” which saw him destroy his race car during an incident midway through the 48 lap affair. Always a contender, watch for McGrath to be among the top runners this Friday night.

Other top notch entrants for Friday night’s McGrathAuto.com “Clash at the Downs II” include former Big 8 Series and Rockford Speedway champion “Driver X” Jon Reynolds Jr, reigning Hawkeye Downs champion Brian Gibson, former Dells Raceway Park champions Rich Schumann Jr and Mike Ehde, former Slinger Speedway track champion ‘Insane Wayne’ Freimund, central Wisconsin racing veteran Lyle Nowak and former Hawkeye Downs champion Brad Osborn.

The field at Hawkeye Downs will be filled with great young talent too, including; Minnesota racers Michael Ostdiek, Michael Beamish and Jared Duda, Iowans Brody Willett and Zach Less, former Big 8 Late Model Series Rookie of the Year Jesse Bernhagen, former Rockford Speedway Rookie of the Year Mitch Garfield, 16 year-old Wisconsinite Tyler Hromadka and Oconomowoc Wisconsin’s Adam Peschek, who also campaigns an IMCA SportMod on the dirt along with his Big 8 Late Model Series schedule.

Joining the Big 8 Late Models are the Mountain Dew Sportsmen,  who will finish the remainder of their feature from last week immediately following Late Model qualifying. The Sportsmen will return later in the evening to run another full feature.

The Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks, Miller Time Hornets, and Dublin City Pub INEX Legends are also set to run a full program of heats and features.

The Dodge Street Tire Lil’ Racer Car Club will have their Clubhouse open under the main Grandstand and kids and fans are encouraged to meet some of the drivers in an autograph session tentatively scheduled for 6:45-7:15pm near the flagstand.

           

            Hawkeye Downs and Hy-Vee have again teamed up to offer a new and improved concessions menu this season along with the return of Pepsi Products for 2016. Your favorite adult beverages are available as well!

            The Front Gate and Concessions open at 6:00 pm .   Big 8 Series Qualifying also starts at 6pm. Pre-Race Ceremonies will begin at 7:20pm with the first race at 7:30.

Don’t forget “Happy Hour at Hawkeye Downs” with 2 for 1 Tallboys from 6-7pm!

.Adult admission for this event  (ages 18-61)  is $12, Senior Citizens (62+) are $7, Students (Ages 11-17) are $7, and Children 10 and Under are absolutely FREE with a paid Adult!

The full schedule for the 2016 season is available on the Hawkeye Downs Website (www.hawkeyedownsspeedway.com or www. hawkeyedowns.org)

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2016 to notify fans by text or email of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at rainedout.com.

Fans can also keep in touch by visiting the Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center Facebook page.

CHANDLER, HANSON, WILLETT GRAB FEATURE WINS BEFORE RAIN HALTS PROGRAM

CHANDLER, HANSON, WILLETT GRAB FEATURE WINS BEFORE RAIN HALTS PROGRAM AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

(Cedar Rapids, IA  05/27/2016)— Three of the five features were completed before the rains came at Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday night on week four of the HyVee Racing Series.

            Dallas Chandler picked up his third win of the season after battling Drew Nickell the final three laps of the Miller Time Hornets feature. Todd Ness led the early laps but saw his lead erased by a lap three caution. Nickell took command shortly after green flag racing resumed but Chandler came through the pack and with five to go challenged for the point. Two laps later he took a narrow lead and the pair raced side-by-side to the checkered flag with Chandler winning by a bumper. Ness finished third.

 

            Jim Hanson kept his winning streak alive in the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks winning his third trip to victory lane this season.  Kandi Floyd led much of the race but a pair of cautions bunched the field over the last few laps and allowed Jim Hanson to take the lead and secure the win.  Gerald “Bubba” Hall finished third.

            Brody Willett took the lead from Cole O’Brien near the mid-point of the 25-lap Dublin City Pub INEX Legends Feature and then held off a late charge from O’Brien to earn his first win of the 2016 season. Lapped traffic kept the front of the field tight as the final laps ticked off but Willett was able to out maneuver O’Brien to preserve the win.  Kevin Korsmo finished third.

            It showered lightly off and on through the first part of the program but about seven laps into the Mountain Dew Sportsmen feature the heavier rains came and forced officials to pull the plug for the evening. CJ Van Horn was leading when the race was red-flagged and the remainder of the race will be run next week.

MILLER TIME HORNETS

HEAT 1-1. (3) Dallas Chandler 2.(87) Drew Nickell3.(16) Todd Ness 4.(76)Lucas Foster 5.(1A) Logan Foye

HEAT 2- (72) Ethan Parrott 2.(01) Derek Parrott 3.(44) Troy Scott 4.(9) James Montgomery 5.(7) Michael Coulbourn DNS- (6) John Ness

FEATURE (15 laps) 1.(3) Dallas Chandler, Cedar Rapids; 2.(87) Drew Nickell, Cedar Rapids; 3.(16) Todd Ness, Cedar Rapids; 4.(72) Ethan Parrott, Marion; 5.(01) Derek Parrott, Marion; 6.(76) Lucas Foster, Cedar Rapids; 7. (7) Michael Coulbourn, Cedar Rapids; 8.(9) James Montgomery, Cedar Rapids; 9. (1A) Logan Foye, Marion; 10. (44) Troy Scott, Cedar Rapids; DNS- John Ness, Cedar Rapids

 

ANDERSON AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY STOCKS

HEAT 1- 1. (1) Scott Siems 2. (41) Jasen Freeman 3.(12) Brandon Herb 4.(43) Ed O’Brien 5.(88) Gerald Hall 6.(3) Chris Rollinger 7.(54H) Dale Sherman

HEAT 2- 1.(14J) Jacob Floyd 2.(07) Jim Hanson 3.(12k) Kandi Floyd 4.(54)Jason Sherman 5.(8)Braxton Franks 6.(2) Matt Lacoursiere 7.(11) Brian Bries

FEATURE (20 laps) 1. (07)Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids; 2.(12K) Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids; 3.(88) Gerald Hall, Cedar Rapids; 4.(54) Jason Sherman, Marengo; 5.(2) Matt Lacoursiere, Cedar Rapids; 6.(43) Ed O’Brien, Cedar Rapids; 7.(41) Jasen Freeman, Cedar Rapids; 8.(8) Braxton Franks, Cedar Rapids; 9.(3) Chris Rollinger; 10. (12) Brandon Herb, Marion; 11. (11) Brian Bries, Norway; 12. (54H) Dale Sherman, Marengo; 13. (14J) Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids; 14. (1) Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids

 DUBLIN CITY PUB INEX LEGENDS

HEAT 1- 1. (00) Brody Willett 2.(88) Matt Blake 3.(66) Gary Dyer 4.(12) Sammy Smith 5.(99) Dennis Diercks, Davenport 6.(13) Stacy Olson, Cedar Rapids; 7. (28) Pat Cady 8.(17) Sydney Henderson

HEAT 2- 1. (29) Caleb Adrian 2.(6) Austin Slabaugh 3.(52) Kevin Korsmo 4.(25) Cole O’Brien 5. (77) Warren Ropp 6. (16) Mer Slabaugh DNS- (3) Matt Hudspeth, (95) Al Diercks

FEATURE (25 laps) 1. (00) Brody Willett, Alburnett; 2.(25) Cole O’Brien, Cedar Rapids; 3.(52) Kevin Korsmo, Atkins; 4. (29) Caleb Adrian, Walcott; 5.(6) Austin Slabaugh, Kalona; 6. (77) Warren Ropp, Kalona; 7. (12) Sammy Smith, Des Moines; 8. (95) Al Diercks, Davenport; 9. (66) Gary Dyer, Blugrass; 10. (28) Pat Cady; 11.(13) Stacy Olson, Cedar Rapids; 12. (16) Mer Slabaugh, Kalona; 13. (99) Dennis Diercks, Davenport; 14. (88) Matt Blake, Cedar Rapids; DNS- (17) Sydney Henderson, Walford; (3) Matt Hudspeth, Granger

MOUNTAIN DEW SPORTSMEN

HEAT- 1. (35) Greg Hentrich 2.(88) Jim Hanson 3.(9) Dave Ballstaedt 4.(77) Kevin Franks 5. (54) CJ Van Horn 6.(5) Tom Burke 7. (6x) Mike Mitchell 8. (57) Jeremy Clement

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PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

HEAT 1 – 1.(5) Jeremy Miller 2.(72) Brad Osborn 3.(20) Zach Less 4.(00) Brody Willett 5. (17) Brian Gibson 6.(71) Mark Greb 7. (76) Chad Siems 8. (3) Dave McCalla 9. (43) Scott Siems

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WEEK FOUR OF THE HY VEE RACING SERIES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

WEEK FOUR OF THE HY VEE RACING SERIES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

Lil’ Racer Car Club Grandparents Night!

(Cedar Rapids, IA  05/26/2016)—The Memorial Day Weekend starts at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway this Friday night with week four of the Hy-Vee Racing Series on tap.

            This is the 91st season of racing at Hawkeye Downs! A full program of HY-VEE Racing Series heat and feature racing is on the card 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.

This is the first week that two-week feature point averages will be used to determine lineups. That format will continue until Season Championships.

Jim Hanson has been the man to beat so far in both the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks and Mountain Dew Sportsmen and he holds the point lead in both divisions. Hanson has a pair of wins in each division.

Brian Gibson and Zach Less each have wins in Performance Concepts Late Models with Gibson leading the points in that division.

Dallas Chandler and Troy Scott each have a win in Miller Time Hornets with Scott holding a slight edge in points.

Kevin Korsmo holds the top spot in Dublin City Pub INEX Legends with a feature win to his credit.

The Dodge Street Tire Lil’ Racers Car Club returns this week with ‘Grandparents Night.”.  Lil’ Racers are encouraged to invite their grandparents to the races. (regular admission prices apply) When they introduce their grandparents to the crew at the Lil’Racer Booth  they will receive a ticket for a drawing for a $50 meat bundle from the Wilson Avenue Hy-Vee!

            Hawkeye Downs and Hy-Vee have again teamed up to offer a new and improved concessions menu this season along with the return of Pepsi Products for 2016. Your favorite adult beverages are available as well!

            The Front Gate and Concessions open at 6:00pm .  Pre-Race Ceremonies will begin at 7:20pm with the first race at 7:30.

Don’t forget “Happy Hour at Hawkeye Downs” with 2 for 1 Tallboys from 6-7pm!

.Adult admission (ages 18-61)  is $10, Senior Citizens (62+) are $7, Students (Ages 11-17) are $7, and Children 10 and Under are absolutely FREE with a paid Adult!

The full schedule for the 2016 season is available on the Hawkeye Downs Website (www.hawkeyedownsspeedway.com or www. hawkeyedowns.org)

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2016 to notify fans by text or email of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at rainedout.com.

Fans can also keep in touch by visiting the Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center Facebook page.

 

MEDIA DAY, CAR SHOW, TEST AND TUNE SESSION RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, MAY 1 AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

MEDIA DAY, CAR SHOW, TEST AND TUNE SESSION RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, MAY 1 AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

(Cedar Rapids, IA 04/29/2016)- The first event of the 2016 Hawkeye Downs racing season, the annual Car Show, Media Day, and Test & Tune has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, May 1 due to the weather forecast of 100% chance of rain on Saturday.

From 10am-1pm race fans and the media can get a first look at some of the cars that will compete at Hawkeye Downs in 2016 as well as talk to drivers and crews. Cars will be in the South EXPO Hall if rain is still an issue Sunday.

Tire Sales will be open on Sunday as well.

Weather permitting, the action moves to the track at 1:00pm with the first official Test & Tune session of the season. Cars will test until 4pm.

Admission to both the Car Show and Test & Tune session are free.

The first race of the 91st season at Hawkeye Downs Speedway is a rare Saturday afternoon event slated for May 7. For this event Gates will open at 10am with Racing scheduled for Noon.

Racing moves back to its traditional Friday slot on May 13.
Five big divisions will again battle on the quarter-mile and half-mile asphalt ovals in 2016. Hawkeye Downs/Big 8 Late Models, Sportsmen, Hobby Stocks, Hornets, and INEX Legends will take to the track each Friday night through August 19.

Visit www.Hawkeyedowns.org for the complete schedule.

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2016 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up atrainedout.com to receive text or email alerts.

Fans can also keep in touch by visiting the Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center Facebook page.