Big 8 Night: May 31st 2019

McGrath Auto presents — Clash at the Downs V

Gates Open: 5 pm
Opening Ceremonies: 7:20 pm
Races Begin: 7:30 pm


For the 5th year in a row the Big 8 Series late models are back to put on a show for the fans. See more than 20 of the best late model drivers in the Midwest race for the series opener. The Big 8 drivers will be signing autographs! PLUS don’t forget your favorite weekly drivers will be racing that night too!

On Tap:

  • Schaeffer Oil Hornets
  • Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks (DOUBLE FEATURE)
  • Bulltown Legends
  • Big 8 Series Time Trials & Heat Races
  • Big 8 Series “Clash at the Downs” 48 lap feature
  • Factory Face Painting
  • Big 8 Series Drivers Autograph Session (7 pm – 7:20 pm)
  • Jo Jo Siwa Raffle Drawing
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History of the “Clash at the Downs”

In 2018, Jeremy Miller held off hometown drivers, Griffin McGrath and Brian Gibson, to capture the victory–which helped lead him to another Big 8 Series Championship.

In 2017, Hawkeye Downs natives Brody Willett and Caleb Adrian “clashed” while competing for a win in the race. It was Rosemount, Minnesota’s, Joe Neisius that brought home his first Series win.

In 2016, Michael Bilderback won over Griffin McGrath.

In 2015, Adrian earned his only Big 8 victory at his home track in the series debut at Hawkeye Downs.