Clean Up Day: April 21, 2018

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.

 

Repainting the grandstands in 2017
Clean Up Day 2017

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

Media Day and Car Show: Sat, April 28th, 2018

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!

93rd Season Opener: May 4th, 2018

Racing action returns to Hawkeye Downs for the 93rd time on Friday night, May 4th. All of our regular racing series will be back and even better from last year to put on a show for the fans.

 

ON TAP:

‘Lil Racer Car Club Registration
Autograph Session w/ Drivers
Hornet Series
Hobby Stock Series
Legend Series
Sportsmen Series
Late Model Series
and introducing… Bandeleros!

 

 

 

 

Gates open at 6 pm, opening ceremonies at 7:20 pm with racing to follow. More information will be available as the date gets closer.


Big 8 Series “Clash”: June 1st, 2018

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.