Over the past few years, the fans have grown to love several of the touring series that come to Hawkeye Downs, in addition to our weekly racing.
We are happy to announce that those series are slated to return throughout the 2019 racing schedule.
The AIRS Vintage Cars will be back multiple times next year, with a plan of racing once a month. Besides their schedule that includes tracks from all over, drivers will compete for a track championship like Chris Rollinger captured in 2018. Specific dates will be released in the future.
“Clash at the Downs” Big 8 Series is returning once again with a thunderous field of late models. Last year it was Jeremy Miller that captured the race win, going on to win the championship and retire. The weekly late model racers will challenge Midwest’s best. The Big 8 Series will be back on May 31st.
For the second time, the Midwest Dash returns bringing 4-Cylinders to the 1/2 mile. These drivers will race it out to determine who the Iowa State Champion is. They will join the Mid-Am Series which will put sportsman on the 1/2 mile as well that night. Those series will race into town on June 28th.
The thrilling Bandit Big Series will be back for the 3rd consecutive year, this time with a special September date. On Saturday, September 14th the 100-mph semi trucks will take to the 1/2 mile.
The rest of the schedule will be released Friday, Jan 11th, be sure to stay tuned to our website and social media.
Three sports franchises in Cedar Rapids: The Cedar Rapids Kernels, the Cedar Rapids River Kings, and Hawkeye Downs Speedway are excited to announce the creation of a CR Sports Pass for fans to experience all three venues during the 2019 season. Click the logo of the respected venue below to view their 2019 schedule.
One pass gets you two tickets to one Hawkeye Downs Speedway weekly race, one regular season Kernels game, and one regular season River Kings game. The CR Sports Pass is sold for $50, which is $24 savings off tickets to these sporting events. Come back on December 1st to get yours!
Have you ever wanted to drive a late model around Hawkeye Downs Speedway? The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience is giving you the chance next year on a special occasion. The Experience will be at Hawkeye Downs on Sunday, September 22nd.
After classroom instruction, you will be able to get behind the wheel for multiple laps around our historic track. Multiple days and options are available to be booked, but limited bookings are available.
To book your experience, click the link below and choose the “Driving Experience – Short Tracks” tab. Then find Hawkeye Downs and select the plan, date, and time you would like to participate in.
The 2018 Racing Banquet is approaching, and in just over a month we will be celebrating our drivers and other honorees. This year, the Hawkeye Downs banquet will be held right here in our South Expo hall and we are excited. Our food and beverage team will even be providing the meal with a twist we believe people will love.
The staff and Board of Directors of Hawkeye Downs would like to invite you to the 2018 Hawkeye Downs Racing Awards Banquet scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2018 at Hawkeye Downs South Expo Hall.
A cash bar Social Hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. and will include a buffet-style roasted pork loin, party potatoes, green beans, a roll, and various pies provided by our food and beverage team. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, water will be provided, and soda will be available for $1 each.
The awards program will begin at 8:00 p.m. Dress code will be business casual, no blue jeans, please.
Awards will be presented to the drivers in the top 10 in the point standings that competed in at least 66% of the season’s races in the 5 weekly divisions. Drivers must attend the banquet to receive your awards.
Tickets will be $25.00 in advance and must be purchased by Friday, November 16th, 2018. (It is important to us that you RSVP in advance so that we may prepare for everyone.) Tickets at the door will be $40.00 (cash only).
Please stop by the business office during regular business hours to purchase your tickets before it is too late (cash or check only).