Outlaw Street Drags: May 2nd

Simmons Promotions presents

Outlaw Street Drags + Shine & Show Car Show

Time: 6 pm – Completed
Location: Speedway

Admission: $10

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

For more events at Hawkeye Downs, click here

Season Opener: May 3rd

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!

On Tap:

  • 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!

Get to Know Our Drivers

We know how much the fans love racing, so it is important for them to get to know the stars that battle each Friday night.

In this new series, we will take a couple minutes with multiple drivers to explore their lives. Each episode will be displayed below as well as on our Youtube channel.

In the third episode, we sit down with Kurt Bohnsack who drives the #4 in the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stock Series.

In the second episode, we sit down with John Ferden who drives the #9 in the Bulltown Legends Series.

Our first interview is with Cory Houdek, driver of the #19 in the Coca-Cola Sportsmen Series.

Now Hiring Multiple Positions!

Heading into race season soon, we are looking to hire in many positions. Check through the available spots to see if there is one for you or your friend!

Below is a brief overview of each job, but more information can be found via the link below or by calling 319-365-8656.

Maintenance Team Member

This person is responsible for helping keep up our grounds by fixing things, performing upkeep, and making sure the campus looks beautiful for our guests.

Concessions Team Member

This person is responsible for preparing food and running the cash register at concessions on race night and other events throughout the year.

Custodial Team Member

This person is responsible for performing janitorial duties during and after events, and is an important part in making sure the campus looks great!

Track Photographer

This person helps get great action shots of our racing. This is an unpaid position, but comes with benefits and the possibility to advertise your name and sell your pictures to drivers and fans.

Security Team Member

This person provides customer service and helps manage the many guests that are on campus. From patrolling to manning a gate, they are a key part to keeping sanity.

Media & Marketing Intern

This is an unpaid position, perfect for a college student studying social media and/or marketing. This person assists with promotions for events and the many activities planned to put an event together.

Click here to see more information about the jobs.