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 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.