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

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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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SAMMY SMITH TOPS LEGENDS ON CROELL-REDI MIX NIGHT

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(Cedar Rapids, IA  July 29, 2016) – What a difference a week makes! Last week drivers, fans, and crews were sweltering under high humidity and temperatures. Friday night on “ Croell Redi-Mix Night” the temperatures were 25 degrees cooler with much less humidity as well.

After winning his heat earlier in the evening, 12-year-old Sammy Smith, from the Des Moines area, picked up his first Dublin City Pub INEX Legends feature win Friday night out-running  Matt Blake to the checkered flag. Smith took the lead on the first lap after starting outside the first row and never surrendered the point over the 25-lap feature.

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CROELL REDI-MIX PRESENTS THE HY-VEE RACING SERIES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

CROELL REDI-MIX PRESENTS THE HY-VEE RACING SERIES THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

BUS RIDES ON THE TRACK FOR KIDS DURING INTERMISSION!

 (Cedar Rapids, IA  07/27/2016)—Croell Redi-Mix presents week twelve of action in the Hy-Vee Racing Series this Friday night at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

            Croell Redi-Mix was founded in Lawler, Iowa in 1968 by Richard and Roger Croell, expanding from 3 locations in the early 70’s to over 80 locations in 2016. Croell has developed unparalleled expertise in the industry as they strive to become the premier concrete company in the United States.

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VAN HORN, BROCKHOUSE, McGRATH AMONG CASEY’S WALL OF FAME NIGHT WINNERS

 

(Cedar Rapids,IA  July 22, 2016)—Fans and racers alike endured a brutal heat index at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday night but were rewarded with some hot racing to accompany the temperatures on Casey’s General Stores Wall of Fame Night.

The American Iron Racing Series joined the regular Friday night divisions of the HyVee Racing series with a dozen “Nostlagia” Cars such as Mustangs, Camaros, Fairlanes, Novas, and other classic models that were a common sight on race tracks in their heyday.

The 2016 class of the Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame was also inducted Friday night on the front stretch during Intermission. This years’ inductees joining an already prestigious list from past years were Dick Hutcherson, Ron Hutcherson, Jim L. Brown, Tony Dean, Arnie Juhl, and Jim Wittke.

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CASEYS GENERAL STORES NIGHT COMING UP FRIDAY AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

CASEYS GENERAL STORES NIGHT COMING UP FRIDAY AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

AIRS Vintage Cars and Wall of Fame Inductions!

 (Cedar Rapids, IA  07/20/2016)— This Friday night, July 22 is Caseys General Stores Night. Free tickets for the annual event have been available for several weeks at eastern Iowa Caseys General Stores location and some stores still have tickets available with a Pepsi product purchase.

            In addition to racing in the Hy-Vee Racing Series the AIRS Vintage Cars will be on hand along with inductions for the 2016 class of the Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame.  This years’ inductees are Dick Hutcherson, Ron Hutcherson, Jim L. Brown, Tony Dean, Arnie Juhl, and Jim Wittke.

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