Military Night at Hawkeye Downs, June 16

Military Night
Racin’ and Rockin’

Time Schedule & Event Notes

5 PM Gates Open

5 PM to 9 PM Raffle, tables open

5 PM to 9 PM Military Booths are Open

5 PM to 9 PM DJ in Street Dance Area

5 PM to 8 PM slide, obstacle course, rock walls, artist, and Face painter are open

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Free military dinner in the North Side of the Expo Hall

7 PM Opening Ceremonies. Thank sponsors, thank Veterans that are in attendance, provide information

About the evening festivities

7:30 PM Sky Divers

7:30 PM Heat and feature race time. Heat Races and Legends & Special Race. Feature Races: Hornets,

Hobbystock, Legends, Sportman, Late Model, Special Race

Bands – After the Races

Food and Drink served in Tavern on the Mall

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INDYCAR Historian to Speak at Hawkeye Downs

INDYCAR Historian to Speak at Hawkeye Downs

 

On Wednesday June 28th, the Indianapolis Midwest Engagement Tour has chosen to make a stop at Hawkeye Downs Speedway to provide a forum for race fans to engage and have questions answered about Indy 500 and Iowa Speedway.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian, Donald Davidson, and Iowa Speedway president, Jimmy Small, will be speaking at the event and answering questions along with a small presentation on the historical connection between Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway afterward.

Davidson is the only full-time historian employed by a racetrack, and will be discussing the history of the Indianapolis 500. Small will help discuss the events related to the Iowa Corn 300 race at Iowa Speedway this year. This is a great opportunity for race enthusiasts to have their questions answered in a fun forum.

The event is free to the public, and a small, continental breakfast will be provided. The presentation will be at Hawkeye Downs, in the Bingo Hall, which is located just past the grandstands on the left. Doors open for the event at 8:00 am on June 28th, and presentations begin at 8:30. People are being asked to RSVP for the event by calling 319-365-8656, or emailing britni.anderson@hawkeyedowns.org

 

About Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center

Hawkeye Downs, a non-profit organization operated by the All Iowa Agricultural Association and overseen by a volunteer 11-member board, has been a fixture in Cedar Rapids since 1925. Today we are a leading, quality entertainment venue offering Eastern Iowa’s premiere ½ mile and ¼ paved racing spot, featuring a weekly racing series that attracts 100,000 visitors annually to the Cedar Rapids area. Hawkeye Downs also offers quality outdoor family entertainment, including, bingo, concerts, motocross events, trade shows, meetings, conventions, concerts, consumer shows, venues for trade and educational programs for individuals and families living in and visiting Eastern Iowa.

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SEASON CHAMPS CROWNED AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

SEASON CHAMPS CROWNED AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

(Cedar Rapids, IA  August 19, 2016)–  The curtain came down on the 2016 Hy-Vee Racing Series at Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday as five season champions were crowned.

            Officials shuffled the itinerary a bit to ensure the racing part of the program would be completed before threatening weather moved in. That proved to be a wise decision as all of the features were run and the Lil’Racer Car Club Autograph/Trick or Treat Night was still held in the pits after the races before the rain moved in.

            Feature lineups were set by an invert based on a dice roll by the point leaders.

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SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE THIS FRIDAY

SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE LINE THIS FRIDAY

LIL’RACER CAR CLUB TRICK OR TREAT/AUTOGRAPH SESSION!

 (Cedar Rapids, IA  08/17/2016)—The curtain closes on the 2016 edition of the HyVee Racing Series this Friday night when five season champions will be crowned at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

            The features only program will have lineups set by an invert based on total points. The invert will be determined by a dice roll by the current point leader in each division. Each feature will have extra laps as well.

            The annual “Lil’ Racer Car Club Trick or Treat/Autograph Night” is also part of the program. All the cars will lineup on the front stretch and kids can “trick or treat” and get autographs. All fans are welcome to visit their favorite drivers during this special event.    

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PANDEMONIUM ON WHEELS MOTORSPORTS AND MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA THIS SATURDAY AT HAWKEYE DOWNS

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11 am – Gates open to the public, Car show open
11 am to 1 pm – drifting demo on the track
11:30 am to 3:30 pm (with breaks) – ViceBox live music
1 pm to 2:30 pm – stunt cycle demo on the track
2:30 to 3:30 – mini-bike drags on the track
3:30 to ? – car drags on the track
After the end of the car drags – burn-out contest on the track
To Be Determined – Blow up the donated car
5 pm – exhibition hall closes

Adult Admission is $10  Children 12 and Under are Free with a Paid Adult

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All proceeds will be donated to Hawkeye Downs, a non-profit organization, for facility upgrades

RACING RETURNS TO FRIDAY NIGHT MAY 13th

RACING RETURNS TO FRIDAY NIGHT MAY 13th
LIL’ RACER CAR CLUB BIG WHEEL RACES!
(Cedar Rapids, IA 05/11/2016)— Weekly racing returns to its traditional 7:30pm time slot this Friday night May 13th at Cedar Rapids’ historic Hawkeye Downs Speedway.

It’s week two of the 91st season of racing at Hawkeye Downs! A full program of HY-VEE Racing Series heat and feature racing is on the card as Performance Concepts Big 8 Late Models, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, Hobby Stocks, Miller Time Hornets, and Dublin City Pub INEX Legend Cars will take to the track for their second points events of the season.

 

Feature lineups will be inverted from last weeks’ feature finish order. Next week, May 20, two-week feature point averages will be used and will continue for the rest of the season.

Kids will want to visit the Dodge Street Tire Lil’ Racers Car Club booth under the main Grandstand to sign in for the free club and see what Mitch and the gang have planned for 2016.

During Intermission, the Lil’ Racer Car Club will hold Big Wheel Races for the kids!

Hawkeye Downs and Hy-Vee have again teamed up to offer a new and improved concessions menu this season along with the return of Pepsi Products for 2016. Your favorite adult beverages are available as well!

The Front Gate and Concessions open at 6:00pm . Pre-Race Ceremonies will begin at 7:20pm with the first race at 7:30.

Hawkeye Downs values our fans and continues to hold the line on admission prices. Adult admission (ages 18-61) is STILL just $10, Senior Citizens (62+) are $7, Students (Ages 11-17) are $7, and Children 10 and Under are absolutely FREE with a paid Adult!

The full schedule for the 2016 season is available on the Hawkeye Downs Website (www.hawkeyedownsspeedway.com or www. hawkeyedowns.org)

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2016 to notify fans by text or email of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at rainedout.com.

Fans can also keep in touch by visiting the Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center Facebook page.

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MAY 7 HAWKEYE DOWNS SPEEDWAY RESULTS

(May 7, 2016)- Hawkeye Downs Speedway roared to life Saturday afternoon kicking off the 91st season of racing at the Cedar Rapids track.

            All five divisions of the Hy-Vee Racing Series were in action for the Lil’ Racer Car Club “Frank O’Meara Courage Award” Afternoon at the ‘Downs.

            Norway Hobby Stock Driver Brian Bries was presented with the Frank O’Meara Courage Award by Mitch Swinton, founder of the Lil Racer Car Club which operates at Hawkeye Downs and other area tracks.

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