Bandit Big Rigs: Saturday, September 21st

Bandit Big Rig Series

Gates Open:
Meet & Greet:
Race Begin:


UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. There is no makeup day for this event.

For the third consecutive year, the Iron Giants of the Asphalt are back! Just because weekly racing is over doesn’t mean there isn’t action on the track–we will have September Semi Racing! While the semi trucks are big, they are FAST and don’t hold back. A must-see show! Check the bottom of the page for more information and tickets.

On Tap:

  • Kid’s Zone
  • Vendor Row
  • Fan Series Truck Show
  • Kids 8 & Under FREE

Gun Show: September 11th-13th 2020

The Gun Show for September 11-13 has been cancelled.
We were disappointed to hear today that after a second adjuster has been out to take a look at damage from the derecho, our North Expo Hall has been deemed structurally unsound due to roof damage.

Because of this, the Gun Show scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. The event scheduled for October 9-11 is still planned. Hawkeye Downs would like to apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

We will not give up. We will keep fighting. We will get it fixed better than before and cannot wait to have you all back soon.

Trade Show Productions presents

Hawkeye Downs Gun Show

Friday, September 11th: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, September 12th: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, September 13th: 9 am – 3 pm

Location: Expo Hall

Adults: $8
Under 12: $1

For more information, please visit: Gun Show Website

Hawkeye Downs Speedway & Expo
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Points Racing Concludes; Race Added

After the derecho came through on August 10th, Hawkeye Downs was disappointed to see only one track stadium light remained, as well as damage to several buildings and structures. The lack of lights means our Friday night points series has been concluded, but that won’t stop the action on the track.

A drifters event, a stop from Crown Rally Midwest, and a road course enduro spiced up August, providing some much needed escape for the community after the storm. In September, that continues with several events including the Raceway Ride on September 13th, an event where patrons can drive their own vehicle around the track.

The final weekend of the month will play host to a special race on Saturday, September 26th featuring Legends, Hornets, Hobby Stocks, Sport Mods, and Sportsman on the ¼ mile track. This race will include special features including qualifying, and a choose cone for restarts. The following day will see a 200-lap Enduro on the track with an 80’s theme. 

Despite the short season, our 2020 champions are: Patrick Flannagan (Sport Mods), Jim Hanson (Hobby Stocks), Aaron Moyer (Legends), Braxton Franks (Sportsman), and Troy Scott (Hornets). Hawkeye Downs would like to congratulate these drivers on their season, and thank every driver that participated in the 2020 season.

For details on upcoming events, please visit . Be sure to follow our social media for updates on all of our events.


On August 10, 2020, storms ripped through the majority of Iowa, causing damage to a large portion of the area. Hawkeye Downs, like most others around us, received heavy damage.

Nearly all of our overhead track lights were snapped, billboards and fencing destroyed, buildings damaged, and more.

This fundraiser has been put together to help recovery projects for things not covered by insurance.

As a non-profit organization, these contributions are vital and much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

– Hawkeye Downs Staff & Board

Cash or check donations can be made to:
Hawkeye Downs
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Debit or credit donations can be made by clicking the button below:

Dogs at the Downs

Join us Wednesday nights this fall through spring for Dogs at the Downs, an indoor, climate controlled, off leash dog park, right here in Cedar Rapids! We’ll provide a place for your pup to play, along with a mini vendor market, and don’t forget to snag a snack and an adult beverage!

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Hawkeye Downs Expo Halls
4400 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

-October 14th
-November 4th & 18th
-December 2nd & 16th
-January 6th & 20th
-February 3rd & 24th
-March 10th

Admission: $5/dog (humans get in free!)

Dog Park Guidelines


  • Must show vaccination records every time
    -Must have Bordetella vaccine, distemper vaccine, rabies vaccine, and be dewormed
  • While clean up stations are available, owners are asked to take their dog out regularly for a potty break. If a dog does have an accident, it’s the expectation that the owner will clean it up. Failure to clean up may result in removal from the event and inability to attend future events.
  • People are encouraged to bring their own toys (this is COVID friendly and more sanitary).
  • All dogs must be leashed in the entry area and vendor area and unleashed in the South Expo Hall. This is for the dogs’ protection.
  • Dogs under three months of age are not allowed.
  • No dogs allowed who have injured a person by biting.
  • If your dog is involved in an unpleasant experience (but no injury) with another dog or person, please remove your dog from the event.
  • Owners are responsible for all dog behaviors (fights, digging, etc.) and will be expected to offer compensation or repairs.
  • Female dogs in heat are not allowed in the event.
  • Each adult handler may have no more than two dogs at a time in the event.
  • Owners must carry a leash for each dog at all times while at the event.
  • Dogs must be under owners’ visual contact and voice control at all times.
  • Children under 12 years must be supervised by an adult while in the Park.
  • No wheeled vehicles (bicycles, wagons, roller blades, etc.) are allowed at the event. The exceptions to this are wheelchairs and strollers.
  • No food is allowed in the Expo Hall except for small training treats. There are water fountains on site, so we recommend bringing a water bowl.
  • For your dog’s safety, please do not use prong, choke, or training collars at the event.
  • Permit tags must be on the dog’s collar or with the owner at all times while at the event.
  • Hawkeye Downs reserves the right to call animal control if we believe the animal is a threat.


  • No outside food or beverages for human consumption, with the exception of water.
  • Must bring proof of vaccinations with them.
  • Must have a leash for their dog(s) to enter the building.

Vendor Information

Each space is 10×10, vendors can rent multiple 10X10 spaces at a time, and will be placed a minimum of 6 feet from another vendor.

Vendor Cost: $20/space per date
$15/space per date if you purchase all dates

  • Open to all vendors with the exception of food designed to be eaten on-site (concessions)
  • Priority will be given to pet related items or dog themed items
  • Understand that vendors will be in the North Hall, away from the off leash area but pets will be allowed in the vendors area
  • Items must be created/produced/transformed/grown by the person selling them
  • Food items for both pets and humans should list ingredients and any possible allergens

Not sure if you fit the guidelines as a vendor but still want to be part of the market? We have opportunities for media and non-profit organizations. Call Jenn at 319-365-8656 for more information, or email