91st SEASON OF RACING AT HISTORIC HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY STARTS THIS SATURDAY

 

91st SEASON OF RACING AT HISTORIC HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY STARTS THIS SATURDAY

LIL’ RACER CAR CLUB “FRANK O’MEARA COURAGE AWARD” PRESENTS “AFTERNOON AT THE DOWNS!”

(Cedar Rapids, IA  05/05/2016)— This Saturday afternoon marks the official opening of the 91st season of racing at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway!

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

Kids will want to visit the Lil’ Racers Car Club booth under the main Grandstand to sign in for the free club and see what Mitch and the gang have planned for 2016. It’s Lil’ Racer Car Club Flowers for Moms Saturday. The first 50 moms get a Carnation in honor of Mother’s Day!

During Intermission, the Lil’Racer Car Club will present  the Frank O’Meara Courage Award to a deserving driver!

Hawkeye Downs and Hy-Vee have again teamed up to offer a new and improved concessions menu this season along with the return of Pepsi Products for 2016. Your favorite adult beverages are available as well!

The Front Gate and Concessions open at 10:30am .Hot Laps are slated for 10:15 am.  Pre-Race Ceremonies will begin at 11:50am with the first race at Noon.

Hawkeye Downs values our fans and continues to hold the line on admission prices. Adult admission (ages 18-61)  is STILL just $10, Senior Citizens (62+) are $7, Students (Ages 11-17) are $7, and Children 10 and Under are absolutely FREE with a paid Adult!

The full schedule for the 2016 season is available on the Hawkeye Downs Website (www.hawkeyedownsspeedway.com or www. hawkeyedowns.org)

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2016 to notify fans by text or email of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at rainedout.com.

Fans can also keep in touch by visiting the Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center Facebook page.