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


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.