Bandit Big Rigs: Saturday, September 21st

Bandit Big Rig Series

Gates Open:
Meet & Greet:
Race Begin:


UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. There is no makeup day for this event.

For the third consecutive year, the Iron Giants of the Asphalt are back! Just because weekly racing is over doesn’t mean there isn’t action on the track–we will have September Semi Racing! While the semi trucks are big, they are FAST and don’t hold back. A must-see show! Check the bottom of the page for more information and tickets.

On Tap:

  • Kid’s Zone
  • Vendor Row
  • Fan Series Truck Show
  • Kids 8 & Under FREE

The Gazette FREE Night: May 17th 2019

Week 3 Presented by The Gazette

Gates Open: 6 pm
Opening Ceremonies: 7:20 pm
Races Begin: 7:30 pm


The first free admission of the night is in store thanks to the Gazette! Not only can you enjoy the racing, but there is no admission charge. Just show up to watch the races. Help us celebrate the Grandparents of racing with a coloring contest.

On Tap:

  • Schaeffer Oil Hornets
  • Cassill Motors Sport Mods
  • Bulltown Legends
  • Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks
  • Coca-Cola Sportsmen (DOUBLE FEATURE)
  • Lil’ Racer Car Club Grandparents Night
  • Coloring Contest

Come back on race day for live updates of all the action!

Weekly Racing: May 10th 2019

Week 2

Gates Open: 6 pm
Opening Ceremonies: 7:20 pm
Races Begin: 7:30 pm


The second week of racing is in store with a full night of action on and off the track. Mothers can receive flowers (while supplies last) as a thank you before Mothers’ Day.

On Tap:

  • Schaeffer Oil Hornets
  • Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks
  • Bulltown Legends (DOUBLE FEATURE)
  • Coca-Cola Sportsmen
  • Lil’ Racer Car Club Mothers Day Drawings, Chalk Drawing
  • Flower Giveaway for Mothers
  • Jo Jo Sewa Ticket Raffle

Outlaw Street Drags: May 2nd 2019

Simmons Promotions presents

Outlaw Street Drags + Shine & Show Car Show

Time: 6 pm – Completed
Location: Speedway

Admission: $10

A legal way to drag race with a street legal car against others with the same passion!

Double eliminations with over 18 different brackets. No extra fee for the car show.

Full rules and information:

Pits & Grandstands Open – 6 pm
Practice – 6:30 pm
Brackets Start – 7:30 pm
Shine & Show Judging – 8:30 pm

Hawkeye Downs Speedway & Expo
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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