We’re so excited to welcome new friends and welcome back our awesome ardent supporters who mean so much to Hawkeye Downs. One of those who has been most ardent is Roger Cassill, owner of Cassill Motors and father to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill. Cassill has supported Hawkeye Downs and local racers for years. This year, Cassill Motors will sponsor a new event: Military Night, June 16, 5:00 PM, with a Parade of Flags. Here’s a list of events happening Military Night

Military dinner

Military obstacle course

2 bands: Reddoor and Six Shots Til Midnight out of Dubuque 

Silent auction and raffle with over 10k in items

Dunk Tank

Bouncy house

Bud girls 


Special guest Landon Cassill racing Late Model

 “We are thrilled to be sponsoring and supporting Hawkeye Downs wholeheartedly,” said Cassill. “We’re committed to the organization’s new focus, endeavors and efforts. We couldn’t be more proud to promote the season with sponsorship of Military Night, honoring our active and retired military personnel.” 

 Our board President Josh Moore said, “We now have a rejuvenated and exciting approach in the works with fresh enthusiasm from the board, our team, the city, our wonderful fans, families and new friends – all of us excited about the potential of 90 acres known as Hawkeye Downs!”






April 2017 Event Flyers

Join Us for

“Work Day at the Downs!” 

Saturday, April 22nd starting at 9am!

We are a non-profit organization & need our community’s help.  Come help us Beautify the Downs before the start of the racing season!  Let’s make the Downs the place to be on Saturday, April 22nd!  We will provide refreshments and sandwiches!   Bring the family or organize your group and get ready to Help the Downs!   Thank you!

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(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