Now Hiring Multiple Positions!

Heading into race season soon, we are looking to hire in many positions. Check through the available spots to see if there is one for you or your friend!

Below is a brief overview of each job, but more information can be found via the link below or by calling 319-365-8656.

Maintenance Team Member

This person is responsible for helping keep up our grounds by fixing things, performing upkeep, and making sure the campus looks beautiful for our guests.

Concessions Team Member

This person is responsible for preparing food and running the cash register at concessions on race night and other events throughout the year.

Custodial Team Member

This person is responsible for performing janitorial duties during and after events, and is an important part in making sure the campus looks great!

Track Photographer

This person helps get great action shots of our racing. This is an unpaid position, but comes with benefits and the possibility to advertise your name and sell your pictures to drivers and fans.

Security Team Member

This person provides customer service and helps manage the many guests that are on campus. From patrolling to manning a gate, they are a key part to keeping sanity.

Media & Marketing Intern

This is an unpaid position, perfect for a college student studying social media and/or marketing. This person assists with promotions for events and the many activities planned to put an event together.

Click here to see more information about the jobs.

Outlaw Street Drags

LEGAL drag racing and a car show! Thursday nights in Cedar Rapids!

If you are interested in legal drag racing, showing off your car to local car enthusiasts, or doing both, this is the event for you! Bring your daily driver or hobby car out– if you can drive it here we have a class for you.

In this double elimination, bracket-style drag race, you will be placed with vehicles similar to yours and make a 300′ run in separate lanes. There are over 18 different brackets, and you can enter in multiple brackets.

Even if you aren’t victorious after your first run, you still get another chance, and can even buyback! This is the easy, affordable way to drag race.


May 2nd
May 23rd (Rain date May 30)
June 20th (Rain Date June 27th)
July 18th (Rain Date July 25th)
August 15th (Rain date August 22nd)
September 19th (Rain date September 26th)

Pricing & Times

Admission: $10
Bracket Registration: $10
Car Show: No extra fee, just admission

Pits & Grandstands Open at 6 PM
Practice Runs at 6:30 PM
Brackets Start at 7:30 PM
Shine and Show Car Show Judging at 8:30 PM

Please address questions to Keith: 319-533-3549
Outlaw Street Drags Facebook Page
Hawkeye Downs Facebook Page


2019 Spring Enduro — Sunday, April 7th

Pits open at 8:30 am. All cars must be inspected and have transponders. Must be lined up in staging by 11:15 am!

Payout (based on 50 entries):
1. $500 2. $200 3. $150 4. $125 5. $80 6. $60 7. $50 8. $40 9. $35 10-30. $25

Bonus: $25 for highest finishing minivan, $25 for highest finishing station wagon, $25 to highest finishing driver under 18, $25 to highest finishing driver over 55

Registration: Click here to register

Advance Entry: $40 until April 1st, then $50
Transponder Rental: $20
Pit Pass: $20
Admission: $5 (8 and under free)

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1. Any stock, 4 or 6 cylinder FWD vehicle accepted. No bracing accepted anywhere. No forced induction engines allowed.
2. Dash, interior, steering and pedals must remain stock for that make and model. Loose interior items such as carpet and rear lower seat cushion may be removed. All insulation under hood, headlights, taillights and ALL mirrors must be removed. All airbags must be removed.
3. Engine hood and trunk must be open for inspection.
4. Car horns, radio, and speakers must remain intact.
5. Stock carburetor/fuel injection system for that make and model.
6. Stock transmission, exhaust and unaltered differential for that make and model.
7. Battery must remain under the hood, and be securely fastened and covered.
8. Passenger tires only. Wheels and tires must be of like size. No low profile, racing, auto cross, competition DOT, or SCCA tires.
9. Gas tanks: If stock gas tank is ahead of rear axle it may remain in place. If stock gas tank is behind real axle, it must be replaced with a fuel cell or boat tank (max. 6.6 gallons). Fuel cell/boat tank must be covered, securely fastened with four metal straps and located in trunk.
10. Roll bar: (optional) A single hoop roll bar accepted or two (minimum of 1 – 1.5 inch) pipes from ceiling to floorboard allowed. Roll bar must be welded or bolted to car. In any installation of roll bar or protection bars, only interior fabric panels and headliners may be removed for bar installation. Interior door panels must remain intact. A cross bar behind the seat is also allowed.
11. Drivers door must be welded or chained shut. Driver side outside door plates recommended but must remain flat with no catching edges. Passenger door must be chained; however door must open when chain is removed.
12. Approved helmets, seat belts, gloves, and long sleeves required. Racing seats allowed.
13. All glass must be removed except for windshield (optional). You may want to run your wipers. All sun roofs must be covered with a minimum 1/8” steel plate.
14. NO Anti-freeze allowed. Drain before you reach the speedway.
15. Car must be painted in easy to see colors. Car numbers (side and roof) must be at least 20” in an easy to see contrasting color. Be prepared to change your number if needed.
16. No profanity, rude or crude images, political propaganda, etc allowed on cars.
17. We will attempt to make sure you can compete. Misrepresentation or deviation of the rules will result in penalty laps assessed at the beginning of the event.
18. This event will be transponder scored. Transponders will be available for rent or you may provide your own if you have one.
19. All vehicles must be removed within 3 hours after the event or will become the property of Hawkeye Downs.
20. Competition or track can claim any car for $1000 (minus safety equipment).
21. Drivers must be 16+

Sport Mods Return to Hawkeye Downs

In 2019, the roar of Sport Mods will be returning to Hawkeye Downs on a weekly basis.

With sponsorship from Cassill Motors, the cars, which usually stick to dirt, take to the asphalt to battle each week in an effort to conquer Hawkeye Downs victory lane and ultimately the championship.

An exciting race season is in store for race fans, as the sport mods will join the weekly classes of hornets, hobby stocks, legends, sportsman, and late models. The AIRS Vintage Cars will also be back for four race nights. A more detailed version of the schedule showing which series will participate in which nights will be available in the near future.

Although full rules have not been announced yet, more details will be announced soon. For more information, please contact