May 17th Races Postponed

May 17th, 2019- Due to the persistent rain and concerns of the track conditions not being able to be up to par by race time, Hawkeye Downs has decided to cancel races for tonight. With the heavy rain, weepers on the track will be tough to control with cooler temperatures and no sun predicted for tonight.

The Gazette Free Night will now be on Friday, July 19th. No tickets will be needed that night and everyone is welcome to attend the races that night. Our next free night will be 100.7 FOX Free Night, and tickets will be available for pick up at a Dupaco Credit Union as the event gets closer.

The Gazette FREE Night: May 17th

Week 3 Presented by The Gazette

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


Details:

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!

Nickell Returns to Victory Lane on Week 2

During the second week of the 2019 season, the fans saw typical front-runners challenge for the lead. However, not a single driver who won during week one was able to make it back to victory lane this week. This has kept the standings close in each of the series, and anything can happen going into the next several weeks.


The Skinny

The Schaeffer Oil Hornets was won by Drew Nickell, who is back in the series this year. After getting passed late last week, Nickell kept the gap between himself and Elliott Vogel to capture the victory. The win put Nickell ahead of Lucas Foster by two points in the standings.


In the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stock Series, youngster Logan Clausen kept Jasen Freeman at bay to get career win #2. Freeman could close the gap by just mere inches each lap, but ran out of time to catch the leader. Jim Hanson holds the point lead over Freeman by 5 points.


The Coca-Cola Sportsmen Series was won by Cory Houdek this week, who got it done over Braxton Franks. The two drivers again had a tight race for the lead, but this time Houdek had the preferred line to get it done. Both drivers are tied heading into week #3.


For Bulltown Legends feature #1, Dave McCalla started at the front after not finishing last week. McCalla crossed the line in first, but was disqualified in post-race tech. This gave Cole O’Brien the victory for the first Legends race of the evening. Austin Slabaugh, who started 12th, finished 2nd.

In the second feature for the Legends Series, McCalla came back with a vengeance, but was unable to make it around Kevin Korsmo before time ran out. Korsmo held onto the bottom line just enough to go back to victory lane for the first time since 2017. The standings have Korsmo leading Austin Slabaugh by two heading to week 3.


Next week is Gazette Free Night, which means admission is free for everyone. Sport Mods will be back, and rumor has it nearly 15 drivers have committed to entering.


Weekly Racing: May 10th

Week 2

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


Details:

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