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.

Recap: Week Five- Kacey Wins Dash, Foster and Floyd Victorious

Week five of racing honored our military personnel throughout the night. Although it was hot, the racing on the track was intense, especially during the McGrath Auto Hornets who had two feature races. The Lil’ Racer Car Club served up some cold ice cream, and the kids were treated to bus rides during intermission.

 

The first Carpetland USA “Floor-It” Dash finally took place, after a busy start to the season meant it has been pushed back. Kacey Korsmo, Sonny Parker, Jacob Tiegen, and Nick Slabaugh were all entered in the race, which is designed for drivers who do not yet have a win. After a quick four laps, it was Korsmo who held off Tiegen to pull into UICCU Victory Lane.

 

Nathan Ballard returned once again to best Troy Scott in the first McGrath Auto Hornet feature. Dallas Chandler battled a small mechanical issue which left him with a fourth place finish. After an incident last week second place was much better for Scott, who continues to look for his first feature win of the season. Leading up to this point only Ballard and Chandler have earned feature wins.

 

Last week was a rough week for Dave McCalla, who was involved in an accident and relegated to a 21st finish in the Bulltown Legends Series. It was a tough hit in the standings, but he bounced back to get his second win of the year over Austin Slabaugh and Kevin Korsmo. The win puts him just nine points out of the championship lead. Slabaugh needs only five points to tie Korsmo, who is winless as of yet, for the championship lead.

 

 

At the end of last year, we saw a Cinderella-esque win from Jeremy Floyd in the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks. This week he was out to prove it was no fluke, holding off Bubba Hall and Kurt Bohnsack to get his second career victory in the series. With defending champion, Jim Hanson, on vacation the points standings experienced a bit of a shake up. Bohnsack leads Floyd by 10 points, while Hanson fell to third just 19 points out.

 

A couple rough weeks has meant Cory Houdek will need to dig himself out of his points predicament  by seasons end to win another Miller Time Sportsmen championship. Winning both the heat and feature races Friday night maxed out the amount he can approach current leader, CJ VanHorn, who finished second. Houdek has some work to do, being 20 points behind, but made up 6 points on VanHorn just this week.

 

Good racing was to be seen all over during the second McGrath Auto Hornet race of the night. As drivers went three, even four wide around the track some had issues which has jumbled up the middle of the points. The usual duo of Ballard and Chandler made their way to the front, but both had some issues they could not fully recover from. Ballard became tangled with a lapped car and was sent to the tail of the field, he would recover to 6th. Chandler was penalized two spots for jumping the initial start, he would recover to finish second, but could not navigate his way around Lucas Foster in time. Foster picked up his first win of the season.

 

This week, June 22nd, the Mid-American Series and the Midwest Compact/Tour Series will be joining us for some extra half mile racing. Both series along with late models will have their features on the larger of the two tracks, while the hobby stocks and legends continue their battle on the 1/4 mile.  Kids are asked to bring NEW canned or bagged pet food items to the clubhouse. Each donation will receive a ticket stub for EACH item brought.  If we receive at LEAST 50 food items, a drawing will be held from those ticket stubs to win four (4) Lost Island Waterpark tickets. All pet food will be delivered to a local pet shelter to help feed the animals of Linn County.

 


You can find a full list of results here: Results

Find the most recent points standings here: Points

 

 

Recap: Week Four- Nickell and McGrath Grab First Wins of Season

Race week #4 of the season was 100.7 The Fox Free night, which meant a full crowd. This year the event was layered on top of the “Racing for A Cause” Legend Series, which honors fallen police officers. During intermission, fans viewed a special on-track demo, and children were treated to a candy dash!

 

In the McGrath Auto Hornets, it was no surprise that Nathan Ballard claimed his third straight victory, but his time in the series may be coming to an end for the time being. This could hand the reigns back to Dallas Chandler with the bigger question: will anyone stop these two? The battle from fourth back is tight every week and any one of these drivers could put the hammer down and be a surprise victor yet this year. Chandler and Scott are separated at the top of the standings by 16 points.

Nickell in UICCU Victory Lane.

 

The Bulltown Legends Series race had $1000 up for grabs, which meant a field of 22 cars. This field included many regular, new, and ex-drivers such as Brady Rhode and Brody Willett. During qualifying, it was Tim Brockhouse and Willett who set the fast times, and Brockhouse held off the field to win. Dave McCalla and Cole O’Brien were caught up in an incident, leaving both with bad days in the points.

 

Jim Hanson stopped back in victory lane after the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks feature, after Kurt Bohnsack beat him there the previous two weeks. The two are now tied with two wins a piece, and have just two points between them headed into this week. Jason Sherman rounded out the top-three in hobby stocks.

 

For several laps in the Miller Time Sportsmen, most of the field was three or even four wide. This worked out for Drew Nickell, who was able to grab his first sportsmen win. Points leader, CJ VanHorn, took home second place and defending champion, Cory Houdek, got stuck behind traffic and incurred damage which left him with a 9th place finish.

Griffin McGrath and team.

 

And after a weird start to the Waterloo Auto Parts Late Model season, Griffin McGrath ran away from Brian Gibson to win his first race of the season. With a rain out and the Big 8 race, we have only had two points races for the late models. McGrath leads the points early on in the season, with the possibility of a double feature this week.

 

 

 


You can find a full list of results here: Results

Find the most recent points standings here: Points

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.