PRELIMINARY 2017 SCHEDULE HAS BEEN RELEASED

HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES 2017 RACING SCHEDULE

(Cedar Rapids, IA—January 25, 2017)–  Hawkeye Downs Speedway Officials are pleased to announce the release of the preliminary  schedule of weekly racing dates for 2017. Some revisions are still possible along with the addition of sponsors as the season draws closer.

            The schedule can be viewed by clicking on the Speedway tab on the Hawkeye Downs website  (www.hawkeyedowns.org)  and then clicking on the Schedule button.

            The 2017 Season kicks off with the annual Car Show and Media  Day on Saturday, April 29. 

            The Lil’ Racer Car Club is also having a Replica Box Car Show that day as kids and families will display Box Cars that are replicas to real cars racing at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

            Later that day will be the first open practice of the season. 

          The first official racing event is Friday May 5th.  Weekly racing continues through August 18.

          Highlights of the season include A. I.R.S Vintage Cars on May 19, The Big 8 Late Model Series and “Clash at the Downs III” on June 2; and the Iowa Donor Network Night featuring the Mid-American Stock Car Series on June 23.

          Also on the card in 2017 is the Racing For A Cause Series featuring an INEX Legends Regional Qualifier on June 30. The Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame Inductions are slated for July 14 along with the second appearance of the season for the A.I. R.S. Vintage Cars.

          A special event is on tap for Saturday, July 15 as the Bandit Big Rig Series join with the Midwest Super Trucks for a race event that’s not to be missed!

          The season wraps up with Season Championships on August 18. More details on the 2017 will be released as they become available.

Click on the Schedule Link below or visit the Speedway Page and click the “Schedule” button.

2017 HD Schedule

SEASON CHAMPS CROWNED AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

SEASON CHAMPS CROWNED AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

(Cedar Rapids, IA  August 19, 2016)–  The curtain came down on the 2016 Hy-Vee Racing Series at Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday as five season champions were crowned.

            Officials shuffled the itinerary a bit to ensure the racing part of the program would be completed before threatening weather moved in. That proved to be a wise decision as all of the features were run and the Lil’Racer Car Club Autograph/Trick or Treat Night was still held in the pits after the races before the rain moved in.

            Feature lineups were set by an invert based on a dice roll by the point leaders.

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SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE THIS FRIDAY

SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE THIS FRIDAY

LIL’RACER CAR CLUB TRICK OR TREAT/AUTOGRAPH SESSION!

 (Cedar Rapids, IA  08/17/2016)—The curtain closes on the 2016 edition of the HyVee Racing Series this Friday night when five season champions will be crowned at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

            The features only program will have lineups set by an invert based on total points. The invert will be determined by a dice roll by the current point leader in each division. Each feature will have extra laps as well.

            The annual “Lil’ Racer Car Club Trick or Treat/Autograph Night” is also part of the program. All the cars will lineup on the front stretch and kids can “trick or treat” and get autographs. All fans are welcome to visit their favorite drivers during this special event.    

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PANDEMONIUM ON WHEELS MOTORSPORTS AND MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA THIS SATURDAY AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

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11 am – Gates open to the public, Car show open
11 am to 1 pm – drifting demo on the track
11:30 am to 3:30 pm (with breaks) – ViceBox live music
1 pm to 2:30 pm – stunt cycle demo on the track
2:30 to 3:30 – mini-bike drags on the track
3:30 to ? – car drags on the track
After the end of the car drags – burn-out contest on the track
To Be Determined – Blow up the donated car
5 pm – exhibition hall closes

Adult Admission is $10  Children 12 and Under are Free with a Paid Adult

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

All proceeds will be donated to Hawkeye Downs, a non-profit organization, for facility upgrades

Gibson, Hanson, Hall Among Friday’s Winners

 

GIBSON, HANSON POST WINS BUT POINT RACES REMAIN TIGHT AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT

KIDS WERE WINNERS TOO WITH BIKES AND HELMETS!

(AUGUST 12, 2016)—Friday night was DS Disposal Kids Night at Cedar Rapids’ Hawkeye Downs Speedway. DS Disposal teamed up with the Lil’ Racer Car Club to give away nearly 40 Bikes and bike helmets and also DS Disposal staged a Candy Dash during Intermission.

Everyone was a winner before the races as well as the Lil’ Racer Car Club presented the Great American Ice Cream Giveaway with free ice cream being scooped up.

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DS DISPOSAL KIDS NIGHT COMING UP THIS FRIDAY

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DS DISPOSAL KIDS NIGHT THIS FRIDAY AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

DS DISPOSAL CANDY DASH AND BIKE GIVEAWAY PLUS THE ‘LIL RACER CAR CLUB “GREAT AMERICAN ICE CREAM GIVEAWAY!”

 (Cedar Rapids, IA  08/10/2016)—It’s week fourteen of the 2016 HyVee Racing Series which means just two weeks remain in the season!  Season Championship Night is on Friday, August 19.

            This Friday night is DS Disposal Kids Night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. DS Disposal will be holding a Candy Dash and giving away over a dozen-and-a-half bikes during Intermission.

            DS Disposal, located at 4500 6th Street SW, specializes in Trash Removal, Demolition, Debris Removal, Construction Cleanup, Roll-off Container Rental, and Snow Removal.

            Fans will want to get to the track early for the Lil’ Racer Car Club FREE Great American Ice Cream Give Giveaway. Ice Cream and toppings will be available while supplies last!

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OSBORN PICKS UP FIRST LATE MODEL WIN OF 2016, HANSON WINS TWICE

OSBORN BREAKS LATE MODEL WIN DROUGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

HANSON WINS TWICE, NICKELL AND BROCKHOUSE REPEAT

 

 (Cedar Rapids, IA  August 5, 2016) – It’s been over a year since Janesville driver Brad Osborn last visited Hawkeye Downs’ Victory Lane but that changed Friday night as he outran Brian Gibson to the finish in Performance Concepts Late Models.

            Osborn, who started inside the second row, took an early lead but by lap seven, had a mirror full of Griffin McGrath. By lap nine, the duo were running side by side. On the following lap the pair touched, sending Osborn spinning and bringing out the caution flag. McGrath used the “tap-out rule” which means he admitted fault and that kept Osborn on the point for the restart.

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