Hawkeye Downs, a local venue and racing attraction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, today announced it has hired Scott Unash for the role of Race Director. Unash is a well-known radio personality and local announcer with more than 20 years of experience at the race track. Unash will focus on logistics and operations for weekly race nights, enduro events, private track rentals and new racing/auto-related events.

“I’m looking forward to working with all the racers, fans and the entire racing community in this brand new capacity! After working with Hawkeye Downs the last 21 years calling races and working with many great people, I’m looking forward to taking this new step and helping the track continue to grow for the future!” Says Unash, of his new role.

“Racing has always been paramount to Hawkeye Downs’ identity. The hiring of a full-time race director cements our stance that racing will continue as a cornerstone of our future success.” said Hawkeye Downs Executive Director, Jenn Draper. “Scott’s passion for sports and for our community will shine in this role, and we’re excited to have him on board.”

Unash will assume the full-time role on April 27.

Racing season kicks off in May, pending social distancing guideline updates from federal, state and local authorities.