MEDIA DAY, CAR SHOW, TEST AND TUNE SESSION AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

 

 

Due to weather conditions, Hawkeye Downs officials regret to announce that they have cancelled the Car Show, Media Day, and Test and Tune Session set for this weekend.  Current conditions and the forecast for more rain forced the cancellation.

Open Practice will be held this Wednesday from 5-8pm, weather permitting. The cost is $25 per car.

The first race of the season is Friday, May 5th. Pits open at 4:00, gates at 6:00 with racing beginning at 7:30 P.M.

Five big divisions will battle on the quarter-mile and the half-mile asphalt ovals in 2017. Hawkeye Downs/Big 8 Late models, Sportsmen, Hobby Stocks, Hornets and INEX Legends each Friday night until August 18th.

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive text or email alerts.

CAR SHOW, MEDIA DAY, AND FIRST TEST AND TUNE THIS STAURDAY

 

 

MEDIA DAY, CAR SHOW, TEST AND TUNE SESSION THIS SATURDAY AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

The first event of the 2017 Hawkeye Downs race season is Saturday, April 29th with the Annual Car Show, Media Day and Test and Tune kicking off the 92nd season at historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

The Car Show will take place from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Racing Tech Barn. Race Fans and the media can get a first look at the cars that will compete at Hawkeye Downs in 2107 as well as talk to the drivers and crews.

Weather permitting, the cars move to the track at 1:00 P.M. with the first official Test and Tune session of the 2017 season. Cars will test until 4:00 P.M. Rain date is Sunday April 30th with the Car Show from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. in the Tech Barn and the Test and Tune session from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. weather permitting.

Admission to both the Car Show and the Test and Tune session is free and open to the public.

The first race of the season is Friday, May 5th. Pits open at 4:00, gates at 6:00 with racing beginning at 7:30 P.M.

Five big divisions will battle on the quarter-mile and the half-mile asphalt ovals in 2017. Hawkeye Downs/Big 8 Late models, Sportsmen, Hobby Stocks, Hornets and INEX Legends each Friday night until August 18th.

Josh Moore, President of the Board of Directors, says, “we are looking forward to an exciting race season with a couple of new events added to our scheduled race nights. Stay tuned at our website, www.hawkeyedowns.org for a complete and updated schedule.”

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive text or email alerts.

April 2017 Event Flyers

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“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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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