The popular fad of taking street cars to the race track will make its way to Hawkeye Downs for six events in 2019.
Over the past decade, street drag racing events have become immensely popular at many Midwest tracks, and will now be hosted on certain dates from May – September by Simmons Promotions.
These events give the opportunity for any “regular Joe” to bring their own street legal car to compete against others in a double elimination-style race which will put similar cars together in classes.
The dates for Outlaw Street Drags are:
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 (September 26th)
The classes include:
OPEN (Heads up) CYCLES DETROIT IRON PRE-1980 OEM FAMILY SEDANS DOMESTIC PERF. 2WD TRUCKS OEM EIGHTIES PERF 1980-89 MUSTANG OEM ATV / SIDE BY SIDE OPEN (HANDICAPPED) TUNER PERFORMANCE 2WD TRUCK OPEN NOS OR Forced Air CORVETTE TURNER OEM DETROIT IRON pre -1980 4WD Gas MUSTANG OPEN 4WD Diesel HIGH SKOOL (handicapped)
Riders are welcome (over 12 yrs old) EVERYONE must have seat belt on.
Pits & grandstands will open 6 pm
Practice 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Brackets start 7:30 pm
Shine & Show judging 8:30 pm
Admission $10 (pits or grandstands) $10 per bracket and NO extra fee for Shine & Show. (just pit pass cost)
For additional questions and comments, please contact Simmons Promotions: email@example.com
Over the past few years, the fans have grown to love several of the touring series that come to Hawkeye Downs, in addition to our weekly racing.
We are happy to announce that those series are slated to return throughout the 2019 racing schedule.
The AIRS Vintage Cars will be back multiple times next year, with a plan of racing once a month. Besides their schedule that includes tracks from all over, drivers will compete for a track championship like Chris Rollinger captured in 2018. Specific dates will be released in the future.
“Clash at the Downs” Big 8 Series is returning once again with a thunderous field of late models. Last year it was Jeremy Miller that captured the race win, going on to win the championship and retire. The weekly late model racers will challenge Midwest’s best. The Big 8 Series will be back on May 31st.
For the second time, the Midwest Dash returns bringing 4-Cylinders to the 1/2 mile. These drivers will race it out to determine who the Iowa State Champion is. They will join the Mid-Am Series which will put sportsman on the 1/2 mile as well that night. Those series will race into town on June 28th.
The thrilling Bandit Big Series will be back for the 3rd consecutive year, this time with a special September date. On Saturday, September 14th the 100-mph semi trucks will take to the 1/2 mile.
The rest of the schedule will be released Friday, Jan 11th, be sure to stay tuned to our website and social media.
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.