Join us in getting ready for the 2018 racing season. We will be needing volunteers to help us with various projects to prepare the facility for our 94th year of racing.
Projects such as painting, repairing, cleaning, and other various activities will be needed. Last year, our wonderful volunteers helped re-paint several buildings and the grandstands! The rain out date will be Sunday. April 22nd, 2018.
Clean up will begin at 9 am and continue throughout the day. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Britni.Anderson@hawkeyedowns.org
Catch a glimpse of what’s to come as we preview the 2018 racing season with our annual “Media Day and Car Show”. You can see new drivers, new cars, and new paint schemes as well as activities for all ages.
Come kick off 2018 with us Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Rain date will be Sunday, April 29th.
More details including times and activities will be released as the date gets closer, so stay tuned!
The Big 8 Late Model Series returns once again for the fourth consecutive year for the “Clash at the Downs IV”.
The best late model drivers in the Midwest compete for the win in the second race of the eight race championship. Gates open at 5 pm, an hour earlier than the normal time. Racing begins at 6 pm. The Big 8 Series will be joined with the other four weekly Hawkeye Downs Series as the regular drivers continue the battle for their championships.
More information will be available as the event gets closer.
History of the “Clash at the Downs”
Last year, Hawkeye Downs natives Brody Willett and Caleb Adrian “clashed” while competing for a win in the race. It was Rosemount, Minnesota’s, Joe Neisius that brought home his first Series win.
In 2016, Michael Bilderback won over Griffin McGrath.
In 2015, Adrian earned his only Big 8 victory at his home track in the series debut at Hawkeye Downs.