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Simmons Promotions presents
Outlaw Street Drags + Shine & Show Car Show
Time: 6 pm – Completed
A legal way to drag race with a street legal car against others with the same passion!
Double eliminations with over 18 different brackets. No extra fee for the car show.
Full rules and information: https://hawkeyedowns.org/outlaw-street-drags/
Pits & Grandstands Open – 6 pm
Practice – 6:30 pm
Brackets Start – 7:30 pm
Shine & Show Judging – 8:30 pm
Hawkeye Downs Speedway & Expo
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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94th Season Opener
Gates Open: 6 pm
Opening Ceremonies: 7:20 pm
Races Begin: 7:30 pm
Asphalt racing is back in Eastern Iowa with the Hawkeye Downs Season Opener. ALL of our classes will be with us for a huge night of racing. The Iowa Speedway pace car will be on display too!
- Schaeffer Oil Hornets
- Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks
- Bulltown Legends
- Coca-Cola Sportsmen
- Cassill Sport Mods
- Hawkeye Downs Late Models
- AIRS Vintage Series
- Iowa Speedway Pace Car
- Lil’ Racer Car Club Registration Night
- Hot Cocoa Giveaway
Come back on race day for live updates of all the action!
LEGAL drag racing and a car show! Thursday nights in Cedar Rapids!
If you are interested in legal drag racing, showing off your car to local car enthusiasts, or doing both, this is the event for you! Bring your daily driver or hobby car out– if you can drive it here we have a class for you.
In this double elimination, bracket-style drag race, you will be placed with vehicles similar to yours and make a 300′ run in separate lanes. There are over 18 different brackets, and you can enter in multiple brackets.
Even if you aren’t victorious after your first run, you still get another chance, and can even buyback! This is the easy, affordable way to drag race.
- No burnouts!
- Riders are welcome (over 12 years old.) EVERYONE must have a seatbelt.
- There is no limit on practice runs (as time permits). Just pull up to the line. We will release you. One car at a time. You can get in line in the pre-staging area.
- No speeding after the drag run. SLOW DOWN THROUGH THE TURN.
- If we have determined you have “red lighted” you will be notified on the back stretch.
- You may enter more than one bracket ($10 per bracket). Once you win the bracket we ask that you not participate in that bracket for the next event (except open bracket).
- When bracket racing begins, we will separate you into your bracket. We may combine brackets depending on number of vehicles entered. The brackets are run in respective order as well. After each bracket runs, you may stop on the back stretch. An official will guide you on where to go. If you are eliminated from your bracket, you must go into pits. We may split a bracket if we have a large number of cars or have performance differences.
- Cycles/ATV’s are required to wear helmets and long sleeve clothing. You drive to the finish line.
- Drag to the WHITE line except for cycles/atv’s.
- If you are eliminated in brackets, and there is still time permitting, you may re-enter with a “buyback”. This will cost $10 and is valid for a single elimination bracket. You may purchase your buyback on the backstretch.
- Be aware that we do not tolerate stupidity. This means while racing, or any other time. Any persons whom may have consumed alcohol prior or during the event, may not participate. This is about having fun. Relax and enjoy the camaraderie.
Your bracket is determined by tech officials prior to entering track. If you have any questions, please direct it to them. They are located in the staging area. Note: You may be moved up a bracket if we determine your vehicle does not meet the parameters of the current bracket you are participating in. Be honest with the tech official about what you have in or have done to your vehicle. This is for FUN.
Order of Brackets:
Open (heads up)
Detriot Iron Pre-1980 OEM
2WD Trucks OEM
80’s Performance 1980-1989
ATV/Side By Side
2WD Truck Open
NOS or Forced Air
*Shine N Show Parade Lap*
Detriot Iron pre-1980
High Skool (Handicapped)
*** Bumper to Bumper Finale ***
Handicapped brackets mean the start of the race is handicapped. We do our best trying to line up cars as fair as possible. Be aware that we are not always correct — please help us — if you are part of the race. Do not enter this bracket if this is an issue for you.
May 23rd (Rain date May 30)
June 20th (Rain Date June 27th)
July 18th (Rain Date July 25th)
August 15th (Rain date August 22nd)
September 19th (Rain date September 26th)
Pricing & Times
Bracket Registration: $10
Car Show: No extra fee, just admission
Pits & Grandstands Open at 6 PM
Practice Runs at 6:30 PM
Brackets Start at 7:30 PM
Shine and Show Car Show Judging at 8:30 PM