POINT RACES HEATING UP HEADED INTO WEEK NINE OF THE SEASON AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

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LIL’RACER CAR CLUB BIG WHEEL RACES THIS WEEK!

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/29/2016)—The temperatures aren’t the only thing that have been heating up as the point battles heat up as well headed into week nine of the Hy-Vee Racing Series at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

            A full program of HY-VEE Racing Series heat and feature racing is on the card this week as Performance Concepts Big 8 Late Models, Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, Miller Time Hornets, and Dublin City Pub INEX Legend Cars will take to the track to battle for track and Hard Charger Series points.

The Dodge Street Tire Lil’ Racer Car Club is holding Big Wheel Races for the kids this week during Intermission. Kids should check-in and sign-up for Big Wheel Races when they get to the track. This week’s club sponsor is Professional Muffler and Coulbourn Racing.

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AARON MOYER TOPS LEGENDS ON VAN METER “RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE” NIGHT

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Cedar Rapids, IA  June 24 2016–  For the past several years, Cedar Rapids based Van Meter Inc. has hosted a night to entertain their employees at Hawkeye Downs Speedway along with sponsoring the race program for the evening.

            As part of that sponsorship, they pick a charity each year and ask that fans attending make a voluntary minimum donation as their admission price for the night. This year they chose Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) as that charity with 100% of the proceeds from Friday night’s race program going to C.O.P.S.  Over the past several years Van Meter Night has raised over $50,000 for various charities. Friday nights’ event would add to that total.

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VAN METER NIGHT-RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE-THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

 

INEX LEGENDS REGIONAL QUALIFIER!

FREE ADMISSION WITH DONATION!

 

(Cedar Rapids, IA  06/2/2016)—This Friday night marks week eight of the 91st season of racing at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway! 

 

FREE ADMISSION with monetary donation to a charity at Hawkeye Downs Speedway June 24, 2016 with all proceeds directed to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), an organization honoring and helping families of fallen officers in the line of duty

 

On Friday, June 24, community members are invited to enjoy a free night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway knowing their entry fee will go to a great cause. Admission, normally $10, has been changed to a monetary donation with Van Meter Inc. ‘s annual race sponsorship. In return race fans are encouraged to give a monetary donation with 100 percent of the proceeds directed to C.O.P.S, an organization honoring and helping families who have lost an officer in the line of duty. The money raised will also provide hands-on programs designed to help family members receive support from peers and professionals as well as obtain resources to help cope with their loss.

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VAN METER NIGHT-RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE- THIS FRIDAY NIGHT- FREE ADMISSION WITH MONETARY DONATION

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RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE-VAN METER NIGHT AT THE RACES

Free Admission with monetary donation to a charity at hawkeye Downs Speedway June 24, 2016 with all proceeds directed to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), an organization honoring and helping families of fallen officers in the line of duty

 

On Friday, June 24, community members are invited to enjoy a free night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway knowing their entry fee will go to a great cause. Admission, normally $10, has been changed to a monetary donation with Van Meter Inc. ‘s annual race sponsorship. In return race fans are encouraged to give a monetary doanation with 100 percent of the proceeds directed to C.O.P.S, an organization honoring and helping families who have lost an officer in the line of duty. The money raised will also provide hands-on programs designed to help family members receive support from peers and professionals as well as obtain resources to help cope with their loss.

 

The event will feature a visit from McGruff, the Crime Fighting Dog, K-9 demonstrations, a timed obstacle course competition between city, county, and state officers, Switchback acapella group singing the National Anthem, and much more.

 

“Each year, Van Meter chooses a different local charity to support. Ou goal is to help raise awareness and financial support for the cause,” said Vice President of Sales Todd Ettleman. “Over the last six years we’ve been able to donate over $50,000 to various community organizations and we look forward to helping another great organization. We see this as an opportunity for us to entertain our employees, customers, and members of the community at the speedway, all while achieving one of our core principles which is giving back to the community.”

 

The gates at Hawkeye Downs Speedway open at 6pm and races start at 7:30pm.  Admission will be a monetary donation at the gate.  Hawkeye Downs is located at 4400 6th Street SW in Cedar Rapids.

 

Van Meter is a 100 percent employee-owned electrical and mechanical distributer based out of Cedar Rapids. The company sells electrical, automation, power transmission, datacomm, lighting and utility supplies and services throughout 14 locations across the Midwest. To learn more about Van Meter, visit  www.vanmeterinc.com or call 1800-247-1410.