200-Lap Enduro: June 27th 2020

Hawkeye Downs presents the

200-Lap Enduro

Gates open: 11 am
Race begins: 12 pm

Adults: $5
Children 8 and under: FREE

The Enduro is back whether it snows, rains, or shines! This unique 200-lap race will feature drivers battling to survive to the end while trying to win the race. And did we mention, no cautions? You may see four-wide, some spins, and more!

There will be a bonus to the best TROPICAL themed car, and fans are more than welcome to dress the theme as well.

Visit www.hawkeyedowns.org/enduro for rules and registration.

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Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Spring Special Pushed Back

Due to the projected forecast for Saturday’s Spring Special, the event has been delayed to this afternoon. We still plan on getting the racing in this afternoon, but have pushed back to allow drivers to arrive and track to dry.

The new schedule is as follows:

12 pm – Pits Open
1:30 pm – Driver Meeting
2-3:15 pm – Hot Laps
4 pm – Qualifying
4:30 pm – Racing

10 Questions – Jacob Tiegen

Each week, a driver will take turns answering nine questions, and one question asked by a fellow driver. This week we talk with Jacob Tiegen, who drives the #7 in the Legends Series. At just 15 years old, Jacob is one of our younger race car drivers. Check out what Jacob had to say in his 10 Question interview:

1. What is your favorite part about being a race car driver?

My favorite part is probably the speed and competition There’s nothing like starting towards the back and working your way to the front.

2. What has been the hardest challenge to overcome since starting to race a legend?

Since I’ve started racing legends I’ve had to completely change the way I drive, going from go karts which have a ton of grip and stagger to a legend car with a short wheelbase an not a lot of grip it requires a whole new skill set it took me a while to adjust but I’m getting there.

3. What is your favorite racing memory so far?

So far probably my first race at Hawkeye Downs. It was my first race under a big spotlight. Drivers have come from Hawkeye downs and made their mark in the NASCAR Cup Series and I hope to add my name to that list.

Jacob (right) with sister, Danielle (left)

4. If you could choose any track/car combination to race on in the world, what would it be and why?

I would go with a NASCAR Cup car at Bristol because it’s a lot of speed and power on a small track and only the best can do well there.

5. Let’s say you could never race again.. what sport would you choose to play?

Football because it’s the only other sport that I actually enjoyed playing I’m just not built for it.

6. Favorite meal to eat?

That’s a great question I love Mexican food so any kind of that would be ideal and lucky enough I’m sponsored by my favorite restaurant Cancun so it all works out for me.

7. If a fan only has a couple minutes with you, what is the best way to maximize their time?

The best way would be to come get an autograph a picture and maybe even sit in the car.

8. What would you say is your “spirit animal” and why?

I went and did a test online I got tiger I would’ve said cheetah because they’re fast but that might be a little cliché.

9. Do you have any superstitions on raceday?

I don’t have any superstitions but I do have some habits I seem to eat a half a burger before hot laps or sometimes I don’t eat at all.

10. Braxton Franks wanted to know: Why did you want to start racing?

I knew I wanted to start racing the first time I drove my go kart I was sliding it sideways in our gravel driveway and my dad decided it was time for me to hit the track.

Stay tuned for the next driver interview next Wednesday!

2020 Spring Special May 23rd

Join us for a special Saturday race to start off the 2020 season! With late models, hornets, sportsman, legends, hobby stocks, and sport mods. While weekly racing is on hold, this is our chance to hit the track.

**Please note: only drivers and up to 6 crew members will be allowed to this event. No spectators, media (besides track credentialed), or others will be admitted. **

Qualifying will be for late models only. Other classes will be draw/re-draw

Late Models — $1000 to win
Hornets — $125 to win
Sportsman — $225 to win
Hobby Stocks — $125 to win
Sport Mods — $250 to win
Legends — $200 to win

We will be using Hawkeye Downs 2020 rules, but will honor rules from home tracks. We reserve the right to place cars in different classes if needed.

With the current COVID-19 situation, Hawkeye Downs is focused on keeping a safe environment. We will be following health guidelines and implementing special policies for guests and staff on the campus. These policies will be enforced. Find all policies below.

Because a limited amount of cars will be accepted, registration online is extremely important to guarantee a spot. Pit parking will be based on order of arrival Saturday morning.

We are excited to announce this event will be available on Pay-Per-View. Just $20 gets you access to the race for your entire household!

Live video of any kind is not permitted for this event. Participants that do not follow social distancing guidelines or social media policy will be asked to leave.

Please contact Scott with any questions about this event: scott.unash@hawkeyedowns.org