Tentative Schedule Announced

Going into the 95th season, the tentative racing schedule has been announced for 2020. While more details will be released as we get closer, the schedule is going to be bigger and better than last year.

Enduros were popular among drivers and fans last year, so the number of events has been increased. This includes the addition of a road course scheduled for June 13th.

The regular season will kick off with the season opener on May 1st, and will conclude with Fan Appreciation & Season Finale on August 21st. The action does not stop there, however, with several more racing events slated in the fall.

Tentative 2020 Schedule

Saturday, March 14th – 200 lap Enduro

Friday, May 1st – 95th Season Opener
Friday, May 8th – Weekly Racing
Saturday, May 9th – 200 lap Enduro
Friday, May 15th – Weekly Racing
Friday, May 22nd – Weekly Racing w/ AIRS
Friday, May 29th – Weekly Racing w/ Big 8 Series

Friday, June 5th – Weekly Racing w/ AIRS
Friday, June 12th – Weekly Racing
Saturday, June 13th – Enduro Road Course
Friday, June 19th – Weekly Racing
Friday, June 26th – Racing w/ Mid-Am & Midwest Compact

Friday, July 10th – Wall of Fame Night w/ AIRS
Friday, July 17th – Weekly Racing
Friday, July 24th – Weekly Racing w/ AIRS
Friday, July 31st – Weekly Racing

Friday, August 7th – Weekly Racing
Friday, August 14th – Weekly Racing w/ AIRS
Friday, August 21st – Season Finale & Fan Appreciation
Saturday, August 22nd – 200 lap Enduro

Saturday, September 12th – 200 lap Enduro

Saturday, October 17th – 200 lap Enduro


Stay tuned on social media and our website for added events and details on current ones. This includes SPI Outlaw Street Drags and other racing events.

New Executive Director/Events Manager Named

(Cedar Rapids, IA) – Hawkeye Downs, a prominent venue and racing attraction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, today announced it has hired a new Executive Director and Events Manager. Jenn Draper is well-known and well-respected in the Cedar Rapids area for her extensive experience in event planning. She has successfully planned and coordinated the Downtown Farmers Markets, as well as, the extremely popular Market After Dark for the past five years.  Ms. Draper also has developed and implemented comprehensive events planning for more than 40 large and small-scale events for the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance including the organization’s popular Annual Meeting and Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week.  

Jenn Draper, new Executive Director/Events Manager


“I’m honored to be a part of an organization with such a rich history in Cedar Rapids,” said Jenn Draper. “Hawkeye Downs has a great story to tell, and I’m ready to proudly share the newest chapter with our community.”

Ms. Draper will use her events planning expertise to help Hawkeye Downs grow its event schedule, and its entertainment and racing facility offerings.

“As Hawkeye Downs enters this new chapter and historic revitalization era, we are absolutely thrilled to have Jenn Draper leading the charge for us,” said Hawkeye Downs Board President Julie Kraft. “Jenn’s events planning experience and vast community connections are exactly what we need to turn Hawkeye Downs into a top events and racing destination. She has a terrific track record of producing top notch events. We love her enthusiasm and can’t wait to see what she does for Hawkeye Downs. We expect Jenn will bring a whole new level of fun to every event that is hosted here.”

Ms. Draper will take the helm at Hawkeye Downs in mid-February: “I’m looking forward to finding creative ways to use the space at Hawkeye Downs to engage new crowds, while maintaining and elevating the racing experience fans expect at this venue,” she said.

This weekend Hawkeye Downs expects 3000 people will check out a variety of vendors at a gun show. Other events coming up include the Eastern Iowa RV show February 14th—16th and the Cedar Rapids Home Show February 21st—23rd.   Planning is already underway as Hawkeye Downs looks to celebrate 100 years of racing in 2025.

Gun Show: January 3rd-5th 2020

Trade Show Productions presents

Hawkeye Downs Gun Show

Friday, January 3rd: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, January 4th: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, January 5th: 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


Gun Show: Jan 31 – Feb 2 2020

Trade Show Productions presents

Hawkeye Downs Gun Show

Friday, January 31st: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, February 1st: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, February 2nd: 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