No Bingo Thursday, Dec 7th

Hawkeye Downs regrets that Bingo for Thursday night this week, December 7, 2017, must be cancelled due to the need for ITC to interrupt our power during the day. ITC & Alliant are working on power lines in the area for another customer and it is necessary for them to shut down power to our Hawkeye Downs campus for most of the day.

 

Due to the cold temperatures expected, Hawkeye Downs Bingo Hall will not have sufficient time to ensure that the building is heated to a comfortable temperature before Bingo opens; therefore, we must cancel Bingo on Thursday night of this week.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this power interruption by ITC causes. Bingo will resume on Friday, the next day, November 8, 2017. Doors open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 6:30pm.

New Logo Announced Ahead of 2018

Hawkeye Downs Announces New Logo

Over the past year, many changes have been made in an effort to start a new era at Hawkeye Downs. This era is all about improving the relationship with everyone we come in contact with including fans, drivers, partners, businesses, and the community.

As we move forward we felt it was necessary to make changes to our brand to signalize this era. This means updating both our logo and our slogan. Our new slogan is “The Knew Place to Go for Fun” because what you thought you knew about Hawkeye Downs has changed. Not only are we the place to go for racing, but plenty of other events including bingo, expo shows, weddings, gun shows, 5K’s, holiday parties, and MORE! People can expect to come to Hawkeye Downs any time of the year for a fun time.

Our new logo identifies with this belief, as it no longer limits peoples perceptions with “Speedway and Expo Center”. Sticking to just “Hawkeye Downs” opens up so many other opportunities we are taking in strides. The new logo also represents colors people are familiar with in the (Hawkeye) state, and is visually more fun to look at.

Hawkeye Downs Logo

The team here at Hawkeye Downs is excited about the new era that we have entered, and we are glad you are participating with us in more events in 2018 and beyond. Thank you to every fan, sponsor, and partner we have. Stay tuned for even MORE exciting news regarding next year soon.

 

Sincerely,

Hawkeye Downs Management Team

November Events and News

The holiday season is in full swing but there is still plenty of reasons to come on Down and join us for events throughout November.

News

As a reminder the main office has moved to a temporary location behind bingo past the grandstands. Our phone number is still the same if you need to reach us. Please contact us to set up an appointment if needed. We are also working on our 2018 racing season, so stay tuned for updates.

Gun Show

Trade Show Productions will be hosting the gun show once again in the expo center on the 10th, 11th, and 12th. For times and admission prizes, check out our Gun Show event page: https://hawkeyedowns.org/gun-show-nov-2017/ .

Festival of Trees

This free event is back this year on the 18th and 19th from 10 am until 5 pm both days. Come walk through the hall of trees and vote for your favorite. You can also purchase one to take home! All funds benefit local non-profits including The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Shoes for Kids, and Toys for Tots. Find more information here: http://www.thegazette.com/2017FestivalofTrees.

Christmas at the Downs

The popular crafts and art show will be at Hawkeye Downs on the 24th (9 am- 5pm) and 25th (10 am- 4 pm). Rent a booth and participate or view the best local crafts and art! Visit C and R Productions website for more information: http://www.candr-productions.com/CraftShows.htm.

Bingo

We have bingo on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights starting at 6:30! Come join us for food, bingo, and fun! Our bingo page: www.hawkeyedowns.org/bingo

November Calendar 2017

 

October Events and News

As fall begins, the events continue here at Hawkeye Downs. Have a look at what is in store for the remainder of the month.

News

The main office has moved to a temporary location behind bingo past the grandstands. Our phone number is still the same if you need to reach us. Please contact us to set up an appointment if needed. We are also working on our 2018 racing season, so stay tuned for updates.
We want to thank Miron and Nelson Electric for helping us get set up in our temporary office, and providing the resources to help resume business quickly!

Miron Thank You Picture

Swap Meet

On Saturday the 14th, the Cedar Rapids Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America presents a huge Swap Meet on the grounds from 8 am until 5 pm. For more information: https://hawkeyedowns.org/swap-meet-2017/.

Midwest Antique Show

The largest antique show in the Midwest will be rolling into town the 20th through the 22nd. Find more information: http://www.mwantiqueshow.com/.

5K Zombie Run

The first annual Zombie Run will take place at Hawkeye Downs on the 28th. This is a great family event right before Halloween! You can sign up to be a zombie, runner, or volunteer. Waves start at 12! Sign up and find out more: www.hawkeyedowns.org/zombie

Bingo

We have bingo on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights starting at 6:30! Come join us for food, bingo, and fun! Our bingo page: www.hawkeyedowns.org/bingo   October News Calendar

Down The Hatch- RESCHEDULED

Hawkeye Downs Presents

Down The Hatch

A Celebration of Vino, Brews, and Trucks presented by Fleck Sales and 7G Distributing.

 

This event has been rescheduled to June 23rd, 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances.

More information to come.

Come celebrate the first ever brew fest, wine tasting, and food truck competition!

Tickets are on sale now!

Down the Hatch 2017

 

Saturday, Sept 23, 2017

VIP 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm

General Admission 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

 

Advance Tickets- $10

Military, Fire, EMS, Police Personnel- $10

At the Gate- $15

VIP- $20

Fleck Sales

You must be 21 and over to attend this event. Proper identification must be shown.

 

Food Trucks Expected

Austin Blues BBQ Barn
Brother & Sister Bakery
Dave’s Mini Donuts
O’s Grill
The Box Lunch
Caribbean Kitchen
Nene’s Roaming Gyros
Amigos Taco Truck
Rio Burritos
Jay’s Water Ice
Flip N’ Chop
Karam’s Grill
Mahalo Dog
Keepin’ Up With the Jones’
Amos Dean’s Catering

More information will be available as the event gets closer. Check out the flyer, or give us a call at 319-365-8656 for more information, or to sign up as part of the night.

Hawkeye Downs Helps Houston From Own Backyard

Press Release

The devastation from hurricane Harvey has affected every one of us in some way or another. There are several ways people can get involved to help the immediate efforts, and the ongoing needs.

We here at Hawkeye Downs are all about positively engaging with our community and making sure we give back to the people that need it the most through various activities and charities. As a part of these efforts, we have teamed up with Fur Fun Rescue from Lisbon to participate in a special effort to rescue animals affected by the hurricane.

The Fur Fun Rescue staff and volunteers have gone down to Texas and rescued nearly 50 dogs who are in need of care and ownership. They will be treating these animals, updating their vaccines, and then bringing them back to Iowa to be adopted by caring families.

Hawkeye Downs is proud to donate the needed facilities for the Fur Fun Rescue team to complete the necessary grooming on these furry friends. Our friends will be leaving Texas Wednesday morning and will be arriving at Hawkeye Downs in the late afternoon/evening this Thursday, Sept 7th. We are pleased to be a part of this worthy endeavor.

If you would like to make a donation, or are interested in adopting one of these pets, visit their website at www.furfunrescue.org or by mail at 229 Badger Rd, Lisbon, IA 52253​.

Results Announced Following Season Championships

Following an incident at the end of the Miller Time Hornets Series feature on August 18th, an investigation took place regarding multiple participants’ actions and behavior. During this process, the feature results and series champion were not announced.

Hawkeye Downs Press Release

 

Due to the unique circumstances on that night, the race did not resume and was declared finished by officials as allowed in the rules. Troy Scott was declared the winner of the feature event, earning his first victory of the season. After assessing the situation that unfolded, Hawkeye Downs Speedway officials reviewed the last completed lap before the incident and has also rewarded Dallas Chandler credit with the feature win.

 

Both Scott and Chandler will receive the same amount of points they would normally receive for a feature win. Derek Parrott, the next highest finisher, will receive points for a third-place finish. Full results can be found here.

Hornets Logo

As a result, this gives Chandler a 2-point advantage in the standings over Parrott, and he will be the 2017 Miller Time Hornets Champion. The full points standings will be published online.