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.

Outlaw Street Drags

LEGAL drag racing and a car show! Thursday nights in Cedar Rapids!

If you are interested in legal drag racing, showing off your car to local car enthusiasts, or doing both, this is the event for you! Bring your daily driver or hobby car out– if you can drive it here we have a class for you.

In this double elimination, bracket-style drag race, you will be placed with vehicles similar to yours and make a 300′ run in separate lanes. There are over 18 different brackets, and you can enter in multiple brackets.

Even if you aren’t victorious after your first run, you still get another chance, and can even buyback! This is the easy, affordable way to drag race.


  1. No burnouts!
  2. Riders are welcome (over 12 years old.) EVERYONE must have a seatbelt.
  3. There is no limit on practice runs (as time permits). Just pull up to the line. We will release you. One car at a time. You can get in line in the pre-staging area.
  4. No speeding after the drag run. SLOW DOWN THROUGH THE TURN.
  5. If we have determined you have “red lighted” you will be notified on the back stretch.
  6. You may enter more than one bracket ($10 per bracket). Once you win the bracket we ask that you not participate in that bracket for the next event (except open bracket).
  7. When bracket racing begins, we will separate you into your bracket. We may combine brackets depending on number of vehicles entered. The brackets are run in respective order as well. After each bracket runs, you may stop on the back stretch. An official will guide you on where to go. If you are eliminated from your bracket, you must go into pits. We may split a bracket if we have a large number of cars or have performance differences.
  8. Cycles/ATV’s are required to wear helmets and long sleeve clothing. You drive to the finish line.
  9. Drag to the WHITE line except for cycles/atv’s.
  10. If you are eliminated in brackets, and there is still time permitting, you may re-enter with a “buyback”. This will cost $10 and is valid for a single elimination bracket. You may purchase your buyback on the backstretch.
  11. Be aware that we do not tolerate stupidity. This means while racing, or any other time. Any persons whom may have consumed alcohol prior or during the event, may not participate. This is about having fun. Relax and enjoy the camaraderie.


Your bracket is determined by tech officials prior to entering track. If you have any questions, please direct it to them. They are located in the staging area. Note: You may be moved up a bracket if we determine your vehicle does not meet the parameters of the current bracket you are participating in. Be honest with the tech official about what you have in or have done to your vehicle. This is for FUN.

Order of Brackets:
Open (heads up)
Detriot Iron Pre-1980 OEM
Family Sedans
Domestic Performance
2WD Trucks OEM
80’s Performance 1980-1989
Mustang OEM
ATV/Side By Side
Open (Handicapped)
Tuner Performance
2WD Truck Open
NOS or Forced Air
*Shine N Show Parade Lap*
Turner OEM
Detriot Iron pre-1980
4WD Gas
Mustang Open
4WD Diesel
High Skool (Handicapped)
*** Bumper to Bumper Finale ***

Handicapped brackets mean the start of the race is handicapped. We do our best trying to line up cars as fair as possible. Be aware that we are not always correct — please help us — if you are part of the race. Do not enter this bracket if this is an issue for you.


May 2nd
May 23rd (Rain date May 30)
June 20th (Rain Date June 27th)
July 18th (Rain Date July 25th)
August 15th (Rain date August 22nd)
September 19th (Rain date September 26th)

Pricing & Times

Admission: $10
Bracket Registration: $10
Car Show: No extra fee, just admission

Pits & Grandstands Open at 6 PM
Practice Runs at 6:30 PM
Brackets Start at 7:30 PM
Shine and Show Car Show Judging at 8:30 PM

Please address questions to Keith: 319-533-3549
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