Weekly Racing #2: May 25th, 2018

The second weekend of weekly racing will take place on Friday, May 25th.

After a successful first week of racing, both drivers and fans are looking to see who can keep up momentum the next several weeks.


On Tap:

  • McGrath Family of Dealerships¬†HORNETS
  • Anderson Automotive: HOBBY STOCKS
  • Bulltown Legends of Iowa: LEGEND CARS
  • Miller Time: SPORTSMEN
  • Waterloo Auto Parts: LATE MODELS
  • Lil Racer Car Club: Big Wheel Races
  • HobbyTown USA Remote Control Trucks


The big wheel races for kids will be held on the family fun deck, just East of the main grandstands. The HobbyTown USA RC Trucks will be located behind the grandstands.


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.

Media Day and Car Show: Sat, May 12th, 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. The best part of this event is it is completely FREE.


Car Show: 10 am – 12 pm
Practice: 12 pm – 3 pm


The car show will be held in the pit area. If it rains, there will be no practice and the car show will be in the North Expo Hall.


Come kick off 2018 with us Saturday, May 12th, 2018.

More details including times and activities will be released as the date gets closer, so stay tuned!

93rd Season Opener: May 18th, 2018

Racing action returns to Hawkeye Downs for the 93rd time on Friday night, May 18th. All of our regular racing series will be back and even better from last year to put on a show for the fans.



‘Lil Racer Car Club Registration
Grandparents Night & Autism Awareness
AIRS Vintage Cars
Hornet Series
Hobby Stock Series
Legend Series
Sportsmen Series
Late Model Series
and get drivers autographs in pits after!





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.

Clean Up Day: May 5th, 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 93rd 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. May 6th, 2018.


Clean up will begin at 9 am and continue throughout the day. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Britni.Anderson@hawkeyedowns.org