September Update Though the racing season has come and gone, Hawkeye Downs continues to have activities for all ages. This newsletter will outline the events we have for the month of September, as well as any news we have to share. Bingo Hawkeye Downs has bingo every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday night. There will be no bingo on Labor Day (Sept 4th). Games begin at 6:30 pm each night and
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Press Release The devastation from hurricane Harvey has affected every one of us in some way or another. There are several ways people can get involved to help the immediate efforts, and the ongoing needs. We here at Hawkeye Downs are all about positively engaging with our community and making sure we give back to the people that need it the most through various activities and charities. As a part
Following an incident at the end of the Miller Time Hornets Series feature on August 18th, an investigation took place regarding multiple participants’ actions and behavior. During this process, the feature results and series champion were not announced. Due to the unique circumstances on that night, the race did not resume and was declared finished by officials as allowed in the rules. Troy Scott was declared the winner of
(August 18th, 2017 by Caleb Slouha) A beautiful night capped off a wonderful season of racing as Friday night brought the season championship races, and fans were invited to party on the track after. There was a large turnout and the fans saw a great show. — The night started out with a “Hornets Carpetland ‘Floor-It’ Dash”. This race brought six hornets on track and it was Ethan Parrott who
(August 11th, 2017 by Caleb Slouha) Yet another wild night of racing brought the championship battles even closer on Friday night, as we head into the final night of racing next week. — The AIRS Vintage Cars were brought back for one final time this season due to demand from the fans. Hawkeye Downs “Wall of Fame” driver Johnny Spaw led the opening laps of the race, but Craig Stepanek
(August 4th, 2017- By Caleb Slouha) The fans who attended Friday night’s races spectated some of the best racing of the year, and we anticipate the final few weeks will do the same. — Friday night hosted the final Carpetland USA “Floor-It” Dash of the year. Just a three-lap dash with only three cars became an exciting finish. John Ferden took the lead from the start, but Sydney Henderson charged
(July 28, 2017– By Brad Grupe) Racing in the Hy-Vee Racing Series returned to Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday Night, July 28 after a one-week hiatus thanks to extreme temperatures and weather. Croell Redi-Mix presented the evenings’ action with all classes battling for valuable points with just a handful of races left in the 2017 season. — Dallas Chandler earned his third win of the season in Miller Time Hornets after
Here at Hawkeye Downs, we LOVE racing. However, we love our fans, drivers, and crews even more. Because of this, we have decided to CANCEL racing due to extreme heat and the increased chance for severe weather. Stay updated on Facebook and the Website for more information as it becomes available. Hawkeye Downs uses rainedout.com for weather updates. Be sure to sign up today!
(July 14th, 2017– By Caleb Slouha) After a week off, racing resumed at Hawkeye Downs for the Hy-Vee Racing Series which included the AIRS Vintage Cars for the second time this year. — Robin Atkins got a strong start to the AIRS race, but once Bart Miller made the pass to second just three laps in, he quickly caught up to the leader. With two to go, Miller took the lead, but Bobby Bryant came to a stop in turn 4 bringing out the caution. On the restart Atkins stays right in Miller’s tracks, but could not make the pass and Miller won the feature. — Drew Nickell, racing in the 2M car usually raced by Dallas Chandler, won the Miller Time Hornets feature after taking the lead from Elliott
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