Rusty Wallace Experience Coming in 2019

Have you ever wanted to drive a late model around Hawkeye Downs Speedway? The Rusty Wallace Racing Experience is giving you the chance next year on a special occasion. The Experience will be at Hawkeye Downs on Sunday, September 22nd.

After classroom instruction, you will be able to get behind the wheel for multiple laps around our historic track. Multiple days and options are available to be booked, but limited bookings are available.

To book your experience, click the link below and choose the “Driving Experience – Short Tracks” tab. Then find Hawkeye Downs and select the plan, date, and time you would like to participate in.


Racing Banquet Details Announced

The 2018 Racing Banquet is approaching, and in just over a month we will be celebrating our drivers and other honorees. This year, the Hawkeye Downs banquet will be held right here in our South Expo hall and we are excited. Our food and beverage team will even be providing the meal with a twist we believe people will love.

The staff and Board of Directors of Hawkeye Downs would like to invite you to the 2018 Hawkeye Downs Racing Awards Banquet scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2018 at Hawkeye Downs South Expo Hall.

A cash bar Social Hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. and will include a buffet-style roasted pork loin, party potatoes, green beans, a roll, and various pies provided by our food and beverage team. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, water will be provided, and soda will be available for $1 each.

The awards program will begin at 8:00 p.m. Dress code will be business casual, no blue jeans, please.

Awards will be presented to the drivers in the top 10 in the point standings that competed in at least 66% of the season’s races in the 5 weekly divisions. Drivers must attend the banquet to receive your awards.

Tickets will be $25.00 in advance and must be purchased by Friday, November 16th, 2018. (It is important to us that you RSVP in advance so that we may prepare for everyone.) Tickets at the door will be $40.00 (cash only).

Please stop by the business office during regular business hours to purchase your tickets before it is too late (cash or check only).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gun Show: January 4th – 6th

Trade Show Productions presents

Hawkeye Downs Gun Show

Friday, Janaury 4th: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, January 5th: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, January 6th: 9 am – 3 pm

Location: Expo Hall

Adults: $7
Under 12: $1

For more information, please visit: Gun Show Website

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

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WMT Ag Expo: Jan 8th – 9th

WMT and iHeartRadio present

WMT Ag Expo

Tuesday, January 8th: 8 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, January 9th: 8 am – 4 pm

Location: Expo Hall

Tentative Schedule:

8:15a     Mitchell Hora – Continuum Ag LLC – Quantifying and Improving Soil Health

9:30a     Todd Hultman – DTN Lead Analyst – Ag Market Trends

10:30a   Mike Naig – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture  

11:30a   The Big Show with 2019 Tractorcade Announcement including a Special Guest

1:30p     Pesticide Recertification

8:30a     Weed Resistance in Soybeans Update – Panel Discussion moderated by Bob Quinn and Andy Petersen:


11:30a   The Big Show with Bob Quinn and Andy Petersen

1:15p     Elwynn Taylor – Long Range Weather Outlook

2:30p     Marty Adkins – The Nature Conservancy – Nutrient Management

For more information, please visit: Ag Expo Website

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

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