Season Championships: Friday, August 17th

The final weekend of weekly racing will take place on Friday, August 17th. Join us for our second annual Fan Appreciation Night, as well as celebrating the weekly champions. The night is presented by Fleck Sales and Whirlpool Corp.

On Tap:
– McGrath Hornet Finale
– Anderson Auto Hobby Stock Finale
– Bulltown Legends Finale
– Miller Time Sportsmen Finale
– Waterloo Auto Parts Late Model Finale
– Post-Race Party On Track
– Concert By Jake McVey
– $1 beers
– Buy-One-Get-One Sodas
– Champions Celebration
– And MORE

 

Gates open at 6 pm, opening ceremonies at 7:20 pm with racing to follow. Adult tickets are just $10, which gets you into all of the racing PLUS the on-track party & concert right after the races.

Fleck Sales

Iowa Donor Network Night: Friday, July 27th

The season is getting closer to ending, and another battle in the war to the championship will take place on Friday, July 27th. Fleck Sales presents “Iowa Donor Network Night” with special guest, NASCAR driver Joey Gase. Late models will have double features this week as part of a make up. Look for Gase to participate in the second race.

 

During intermission we will be having “Kids Riding in Race Cars” event again. Our concessions special is homemade chicken wings for $5

 

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

 

 

 

Free Night: Friday, July 20th

Racing will be back at Hawkeye Downs Speedway on Friday, July 20th with six series of racing, and plenty of activities for all ages! Admission is free, so bring the whole family and your neighbors too.

On Tap:
McGrath Auto Hornets
Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks
Miller Time Sportsman
Bulltown Legends
Waterloo Auto Parts Late Models
AIRS Vintage Series
Driver Autograph Session
HobbyTown USA RC Trucks
Glenn Swinton Memorial Night Trophy Presentation

 

Gates open at 6 pm, opening ceremonies at 7:20 pm with racing to follow.

 

The driver autograph session will take place during intermission, just in front of the grandstands.

Wall Of Fame Night: Friday, July 13th

Casey’s General Store night of racing will take place on Friday, July 13th. We will be inducting another established group into the Hawkeye Downs Hall of Fame and you won’t want to miss out.

Make sure to pick up your free admission ticket at a Casey’s General Store in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Springville, Anamosa, Center Point, or Fairfax!

 

On Tap:

  • McGrath Auto Hornets
  • Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks
  • Miller Time Sportsmen
  • Bulltown Legends
  • Waterloo Auto Parts Late Models
  • AIRS Vintage Series
  • Wall of Fame Inductions
  • Trophy/Teddy Bear Giveaway
  • Race Day Prize Pack Giveaway
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich Special

 

 

 

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


Last year, we were happy to induct Sylvia Copler, “Rockin” Randy Lockwood, Blackie Lyons, Curt Martin, and Alan “Gadget” Sheppard into the Hall of Fame here.

 

Click here for a full list of Hawkeye Downs Wall of Fame members.

Mid-American Series: Friday, June 22nd

The Mid-American Stock Car Series along with the Midwest Dash/Compact Tour joins the weekly Hawkeye Downs as the third race of the Mid-Am racing schedule.

These stock car and compact drivers from all over the Midwest will battle it out on the 1/2 mile in addition to the late model series. The legends and hobby stocks will race on the 1/4 mile.

Gates open at 6 pm.  More information will be available as the date gets closer.

 

ON TAP:

Mid-American Series
Midwest Dash/Compact Tour Series
Anderson Auto Hobby Stocks
Bulltown Legends
Waterloo Auto Parts Late Models
$1 Beers
Kids Helping Hungry Pets Food Donation

 


In 2017, it was Rick Corso from Illinois that brought home the victory in the 40 lap feature.

Weekly Racing #4: Friday, June 8th, 2018

The fourth weekend of weekly racing will take place on Friday, June 8th with FOX 100.7 FREE night, along with the Racing for a Cause Legend Series.

Pick up your tickets at a local Dupaco Comm. Credit Union to get free entry into Friday night’s racing. Don’t forget to wear blue or black to honor our fallen police members.

We need donations for our candy dash that night. Please bring any donations of bagged candy to the office at the track.

On Tap:
McGrath Auto Hornets
Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks
Bulltown Legends Racing for a Cause
Miller Time Sportsmen
Waterloo Auto Parts Late Models
World’s Largest Candy Dash
Police Presentation
..and more!

 

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

Bandit Big Rig Series: Saturday, June 9th

The Bandit Big Rig Series returns to Hawkeye Downs for the second year after being a fan favorite in 2017. The semi-trucks return on Saturday, June 9th.

Bandit Big Rig Series

More information will be available as the date gets closer, such as details and times.

Visit the Bandit Big Rig website.


Last year in the inaugural race, Tommy Boileau ended up in victory lane, and the fans saw an incredible race that you will not want to miss this year.

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.