Iowa Donor Network Night-June 23rd

Iowa Donor Network Night

Iowa Donor Network Presents
Special guest Joey Gase and Mid-American Stock Car Series


Friday June 23, 2017


Gates open at 6:00 pm

Races begin at 7:30 pm


On tap:

Mid-American Stock Car Series

Miller Time Hornets

Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks

Dublin City Pub Inex Legends

Mountain Dew Sportsman

Performance Concepts Late Models


Track Information

Iowa Donor Network Website

Mid-Am Stock Car Website

Willett Wins 50 Lap Feature

Brody Willett Wins 50 lap late model race.

Willett Wins 50 Lap Military Night Feature

Teenager Brody Willett beat Landon Cassill and the rest of the weekly late model racers Friday night in the first annual $1000-to-win Military Night race.

Brian Gibson and Cassill started on the front row for the feature. Gibson gained the advantage on the start. Six laps in, Caleb Adrian took the lead and showed the field the way until Willett made a pass on the outside on the final lap of the first half.


The field was inverted for the second half, leaving Brad Osborn to lead until Griffin McGrath took the lead two laps in. Osborn was left to battle Caleb Adrian, when the two made contact 5 laps in sending Adrian into the wall. McGrath had a great restart following, but Willett closed in with 10 laps to go, and on the final lap was able to complete the pass to win.


Dallas Chandler, Jim Hanson, Cory Houdek, and Brady Rhode were the winners of the other series races Friday night. Full results can be found here: Military Night Results


Bingo- June 24, 2017

Hawkeye Downs Bingo

June 24, 2017

Doors open at 4:30pm

Bingo begins at 6:30pm


Overall Information


About Bingo at HD

Hawkeye Downs features a variety of games and jackpots in a great, climate controlled environment. In 2017, we began consistent payouts for games.

Among the many beverages we offer, we also sell BEER & Mike’s Hard Lemonade for you to enjoy while you play. We also provide a full service concession area featuring a great variety of food items.

Join us for our meal specials on Thursdays and Saturdays starting at 5:30 pm.

The Bingo Hall boasts seating for 500 people, clean restrooms and an attached heated Auction Hall if you need even more space.

INDYCAR Historian to Speak at Hawkeye Downs

INDYCAR Historian to Speak at Hawkeye Downs


On Wednesday June 28th, the Indianapolis Midwest Engagement Tour has chosen to make a stop at Hawkeye Downs Speedway to provide a forum for race fans to engage and have questions answered about Indy 500 and Iowa Speedway.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian, Donald Davidson, and Iowa Speedway president, Jimmy Small, will be speaking at the event and answering questions along with a small presentation on the historical connection between Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway afterward.

Davidson is the only full-time historian employed by a racetrack, and will be discussing the history of the Indianapolis 500. Small will help discuss the events related to the Iowa Corn 300 race at Iowa Speedway this year. This is a great opportunity for race enthusiasts to have their questions answered in a fun forum.

The event is free to the public, and a small, continental breakfast will be provided. The presentation will be at Hawkeye Downs, in the Bingo Hall, which is located just past the grandstands on the left. Doors open for the event at 8:00 am on June 28th, and presentations begin at 8:30. People are being asked to RSVP for the event by calling 319-365-8656, or emailing


About Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center

Hawkeye Downs, a non-profit organization operated by the All Iowa Agricultural Association and overseen by a volunteer 11-member board, has been a fixture in Cedar Rapids since 1925. Today we are a leading, quality entertainment venue offering Eastern Iowa’s premiere ½ mile and ¼ paved racing spot, featuring a weekly racing series that attracts 100,000 visitors annually to the Cedar Rapids area. Hawkeye Downs also offers quality outdoor family entertainment, including, bingo, concerts, motocross events, trade shows, meetings, conventions, concerts, consumer shows, venues for trade and educational programs for individuals and families living in and visiting Eastern Iowa.



5- Bryan Baxter

City: Marion, IA

Bryan Baxter 5

# Of Children: 2

Date of Birth: 3/19/1992


Car Number: 5

Car Color: Black/Pink


Facebook: Bryan Baxter Racing


2017 Goals: Win a feature race and 2017 rookie of the year

Dream Track: Bristol Motor Speedway or Texas Motor Speedway

Racing Highlights: None yet.


Sponsors: Ogden and Adams Lumber | DS Disposal | Wix Filters | Wiley Renovations

Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks

76- Chad Siems

City: Shellsburg, IA

Chad Siems 76

Spouse’s Name: Kelly

# Of Children: 3

Date of Birth: 10/16/1969

Job: Environmental Specialist


Car Number: 76

Car Color: Black

Body Make: Dodge Charger


Facebook: Chad Siems


2017 Goals: Become faster

Dream Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Racing Highlights: Won the last Race of Champions event at Hawkeye Downs


Sponsors: Raise Awareness & Recognition of Iowa’s Fallen Soldiers. If you would like to sponsor Chad, please contact Hawkeye Downs.

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8- Braxton Franks

City: Cedar Rapids, IA

Braxton Franks 8

Date of Birth: 3/3/2001


Car Number: 8

Car Color: Green/Blue

Body Make: Monte Carlo


Facebook: Braxton Franks Racing


2017 Goals: Have fun and be competitive

Dream Track: Bristol Motor Speedway

Racing Highlights: Rookie of the year 2015, 3rd in the final standings (2015, 2016), fast qualifier at Rockford Speedway (Bahama Brackets)


Sponsors: Franks Tree Service | Eastern Iowa Remodeling | Cedar Service Company | Performance Concepts | Greener Cleaning | A&D Premier Auto

Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks

84- Elliott Vogel

City: Cedar Rapids, IA

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Date of Birth: 12/31/1997

Job: McGrath Kia


Car Number: 84

Car Color: Orange

Body Make: Chevy Cavalier


Facebook: Elliott Vogel

Instagram: elliottvogel84


2017 Goals: Win 2017 rookie of the year in the hornets division.

Dream Track: Daytona or Talladega

Racing Highlights: Used to help Brad Osborn, 2017 first year of racing.


Sponsors: Contact Hawkeye Downs and we can help you sponsor Elliott Vogel!

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