Gun Show: September 11th-13th 2020

The Gun Show for September 11-13 has been cancelled.
We were disappointed to hear today that after a second adjuster has been out to take a look at damage from the derecho, our North Expo Hall has been deemed structurally unsound due to roof damage.

Because of this, the Gun Show scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled. The event scheduled for October 9-11 is still planned. Hawkeye Downs would like to apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

We will not give up. We will keep fighting. We will get it fixed better than before and cannot wait to have you all back soon.

Trade Show Productions presents

Hawkeye Downs Gun Show

Friday, September 11th: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, September 12th: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, September 13th: 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

Points Racing Concludes; Race Added

After the derecho came through on August 10th, Hawkeye Downs was disappointed to see only one track stadium light remained, as well as damage to several buildings and structures. The lack of lights means our Friday night points series has been concluded, but that won’t stop the action on the track.

A drifters event, a stop from Crown Rally Midwest, and a road course enduro spiced up August, providing some much needed escape for the community after the storm. In September, that continues with several events including the Raceway Ride on September 13th, an event where patrons can drive their own vehicle around the track.

The final weekend of the month will play host to a special race on Saturday, September 26th featuring Legends, Hornets, Hobby Stocks, Sport Mods, and Sportsman on the ¼ mile track. This race will include special features including qualifying, and a choose cone for restarts. The following day will see a 200-lap Enduro on the track with an 80’s theme. 

Despite the short season, our 2020 champions are: Patrick Flannagan (Sport Mods), Jim Hanson (Hobby Stocks), Aaron Moyer (Legends), Braxton Franks (Sportsman), and Troy Scott (Hornets). Hawkeye Downs would like to congratulate these drivers on their season, and thank every driver that participated in the 2020 season.

For details on upcoming events, please visit . Be sure to follow our social media for updates on all of our events.


On August 10, 2020, storms ripped through the majority of Iowa, causing damage to a large portion of the area. Hawkeye Downs, like most others around us, received heavy damage.

Nearly all of our overhead track lights were snapped, billboards and fencing destroyed, buildings damaged, and more.

This fundraiser has been put together to help recovery projects for things not covered by insurance.

As a non-profit organization, these contributions are vital and much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

– Hawkeye Downs Staff & Board

Cash or check donations can be made to:
Hawkeye Downs
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Debit or credit donations can be made by clicking the button below:

RECAP: Malouf, Vandermeir Jr, Sherman Snag Wins

It was a night with jam-packed night with racing action with the Mid-American Stock Car Series and Midwest Dash Series, on top of Legends, Hobby Stocks, and Sport Mods.

Gary Stark set fast time in qualifying for the Midwest Dash Series, but it was Phil Malouf from Wisconsin who bested the field by 10 seconds. The 21-car field was split into two features, with Perry Anderson taking home the B-Feature.

In the Mid-American Stock Car Series, Ron Vandermier Jr swept qualifying and the feature with a strong performance. Vandermier Jr won over Brian Gibson by 6.7 seconds at the end of 30 laps on the 1/2 mile track.

For the second week in a row, Joey Gase showed up and this time won from the rear of the field in the Sport Mod Series. Patrick Flannagan came home second after issues last week left him with damage. Flannagan now leads Mike McDonald in the standings by 5 points.

Austin Jahr, who set the track record earlier this year, won the Legends Series. Aaron Moyer was relegated to third behind McCalla. With sight set on the championship, Moyer leads Danny Lehmkuhl by 17 points with three points races remaining.

Despite all of the action on the track, one of the crowd favorites of the night was the Hobby Stock race. Scott Siems led the majority of the race, with Jason Sherman, Matt LaCoursiere, and Jim Hanson right behind. With just under 5 to go, those drivers became antsy and rushed the leader. Sherman was able to get under Siems and held off Hanson at the line to snatch the checkered flag.

This Friday, August 7th it will be our weekly classes on Electronic Engineering night. Kids Bus rides during intermission.