MCGRATH “CLASH AT THE DOWNS III” FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – One of the biggest racing events of the 2017 racing season is set for this Friday night, June 2, at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Eastern Iowa’s premiere racing venue.

The McGrath Family of Dealerships is proud to present ‘Clash at the Downs III” featuring the Big 8 Late Model Series. Drivers from throughout the Midwest will join Hawkeye Downs Big 8 Late Model drivers for qualifying, heats and a big 48-lap feature on the wide Hawkeye Downs half-mile.

Over the past three seasons South Beloit native Michael Bilderback has the been the man to beat in the Big 8 Series. He picked up his ninth career series win last month during the 40th annual Spring Classic at Rockford Speedway and is also the defending Clash at the Downs champion.

Hawkeye Downs weekly competitor Caleb Adrian won the inaugural Clash at the Downs in 2015.

There will be action on the quarter-mile as well Friday night with week five of the Hy-Vee Racing Series featuring the Dublin City Pub INEX Legends, Miller Time Hornets, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, and Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks .

The Lil’ Racer Car Club is on hand again this week with “Superhero Night”. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite Super Hero! Kids will also have a chance to get autographs with some of their favorite drivers as well.

The pits open at 3:00 PM for Big 8 Series Cars, and 4:00pm for local divisions. Gates open and Big 8 Series Qualifying starts  at 6:00 PM with racing at 7:30 PM.

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive text or email alerts.

BINGO

Hawkeye Downs is pleased to offer bingo fun three times a week! 

We now play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.

Hawkeye Downs Bingo features a variety of games and jackpots in a great environment that is climate controlled. This year, we have added consistent payouts as part of our program.

Among the many beverages we offer, we also sell BEER & Mike’s Hard Lemonade for you to enjoy while you play.

 

We provide a full-service concession area featuring a great variety of food items for you to enjoy.

 Doors open at 4:30 pm

Bingo begins at 6:30 pm

For updates about our bingo, including payout and meal special, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hawkeyedownsbingo

 

PLEASE NOTE: We ask only children 8+ at bingo on each night.

 

PAYOUT INFORMATION

Payout depends on attendance and special games.

100-149 people =$50

150-179 people = $75

180+ = $100

 


The Bingo Hall boasts seating for 500 people, a full concession stand (including beer), clean restrooms and an attached heated Auction Hall if you need even more space!

PUBLIC SERVICE APPRECIATION NIGHT THIS FRIDAY AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Hawkeye Downs Speedway drivers and race teams are eager to get back to racing after weather pulled the plug on last Friday’s program.

This Friday, May 26, marks week four of the 2017 Hy-Vee Racing Series at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. The speedway, Eastern Iowa’s premiere racing venue, is now in its 92nd year of operation and an integral part of Hawkeye Downs, a leading quality entertainment venue.

This week, Hawkeye Downs Speedway is proud to honor area Public Service agencies with “Public Service Appreciation Night.”  Vehicles and representatives from various local public service agencies will be hand all evening as we honor the sacrifices these men and women make daily to protect and serve the area.

The Dublin City Pub INEX Legends, Miller Time Hornets, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks and Performance Concepts Late Models will all be action as well as the point battles continue.

The competition on the track remains hot and heavy with only one repeat feature winner in the first couple weeks of the season. Cory Houdek, who has won both features in Sportsmen leads the points in that division. Caleb Adrian holds down the top slot in Late Models, Jim Hanson leads Hobby Stocks, Sammy Smith sit atop the Legends, and Drew Nickell has the edge in Hornets.

The Lil’ Racer Car Club is on hand again this with a coloring contest and School Bus Rides for the kids. Kids can pick up pictures to color in the clubhouse under the main grandstand.

The pits open at 4:00 PM, gates at 6:00 PM and racing begins at 7:30 PM.

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive text or email alerts.

2017 clash

May 19 races Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to current weather conditions and an unfavorable weather forecast Hawkeye Downs Officials have cancelled the racing program for tonight, Friday, May 19.

Hawkeye Downs Speedway makes every effort to run the racing program when practical. However,  in consideration of drivers who travel varying distances to race with us as well as driver and fan safety and comfort the difficult decision was made to cancel tonight’s program..

Racing resumes next Friday night May 26 with Public Service Appreciation Night. Gates open at 6pm with racing at 7:30pm.

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive text or email alerts.

COMPETITION HEATING UP WITH THE TEMPERTURES AT HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa – This Friday, May 19, marks week three of the 2017 Hy-Vee Racing Series at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. The speedway, Eastern Iowa’s premiere racing venue, is now in its 92nd year of operation and an integral part of Hawkeye Downs, a leading quality entertainment venue.

The A.I.R.S. Vintage Cars will join the regular racing divisions for a full night of racing for the first of two appearances on the schedule this season. A.I.R.S. features vintage cars, mostly from the 60’s and 70’s, that will be familiar to race fans young and old.

The Dublin City Pub INEX Legends, Miller Time Hornets, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks and Performance Concepts Late Models will all be action as well as the point battles continue.

The competition on the track has been hot and heavy with only one repeat feature winner in the first two weeks of the season. Cory Houdek, who has won both features in Sportsmen leads the points in that division. Caleb Adrian holds down the top slot in Late Models, Jim Hanson leads Hobby Stocks, Sammy Smith sit atop the Legends, and Drew Nickell has the edge in Hornets.

The Lil’ Racer Car Club features “Kids Riding in Race Cars” and a coloring contest this week along with selling raffle tickets for a signed Green Bay Packers football.

 

 

 

The pits open at 4:00 PM, gates at 6:00 PM and racing begins at 7:30 PM.

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive text or email alerts.