Outlaw Street Drags

LEGAL drag racing and a car show! Thursday nights in Cedar Rapids!

If you are interested in legal drag racing, showing off your car to local car enthusiasts, or doing both, this is the event for you! Bring your daily driver or hobby car out– if you can drive it here we have a class for you.

In this double elimination, bracket-style drag race, you will be placed with vehicles similar to yours and make a 300′ run in separate lanes. There are over 18 different brackets, and you can enter in multiple brackets.

Even if you aren’t victorious after your first run, you still get another chance, and can even buyback! This is the easy, affordable way to drag race.


  1. No burnouts!
  2. Riders are welcome (over 12 years old.) EVERYONE must have a seatbelt.
  3. There is no limit on practice runs (as time permits). Just pull up to the line. We will release you. One car at a time. You can get in line in the pre-staging area.
  4. No speeding after the drag run. SLOW DOWN THROUGH THE TURN.
  5. If we have determined you have “red lighted” you will be notified on the back stretch.
  6. You may enter more than one bracket ($10 per bracket). Once you win the bracket we ask that you not participate in that bracket for the next event (except open bracket).
  7. When bracket racing begins, we will separate you into your bracket. We may combine brackets depending on number of vehicles entered. The brackets are run in respective order as well. After each bracket runs, you may stop on the back stretch. An official will guide you on where to go. If you are eliminated from your bracket, you must go into pits. We may split a bracket if we have a large number of cars or have performance differences.
  8. Cycles/ATV’s are required to wear helmets and long sleeve clothing. You drive to the finish line.
  9. Drag to the WHITE line except for cycles/atv’s.
  10. If you are eliminated in brackets, and there is still time permitting, you may re-enter with a “buyback”. This will cost $10 and is valid for a single elimination bracket. You may purchase your buyback on the backstretch.
  11. Be aware that we do not tolerate stupidity. This means while racing, or any other time. Any persons whom may have consumed alcohol prior or during the event, may not participate. This is about having fun. Relax and enjoy the camaraderie.


Your bracket is determined by tech officials prior to entering track. If you have any questions, please direct it to them. They are located in the staging area. Note: You may be moved up a bracket if we determine your vehicle does not meet the parameters of the current bracket you are participating in. Be honest with the tech official about what you have in or have done to your vehicle. This is for FUN.

Order of Brackets:
Open (heads up)
Detriot Iron Pre-1980 OEM
Family Sedans
Domestic Performance
2WD Trucks OEM
80’s Performance 1980-1989
Mustang OEM
ATV/Side By Side
Open (Handicapped)
Tuner Performance
2WD Truck Open
NOS or Forced Air
*Shine N Show Parade Lap*
Turner OEM
Detriot Iron pre-1980
4WD Gas
Mustang Open
4WD Diesel
High Skool (Handicapped)
*** Bumper to Bumper Finale ***

Handicapped brackets mean the start of the race is handicapped. We do our best trying to line up cars as fair as possible. Be aware that we are not always correct — please help us — if you are part of the race. Do not enter this bracket if this is an issue for you.

Dates 2020

Sunday June 14
Thursday July 16
Thursday August 20
Thursday September 17

Pricing & Times

Admission: $10
Bracket Registration: $10
Car Show: No extra fee, just admission

Pits & Grandstands Open at 6 PM
Practice Runs at 6:30 PM
Brackets Start at 7:30 PM
Shine and Show Car Show Judging at 8:30 PM

Please address questions to Keith: 319-533-3549
Outlaw Street Drags Facebook Page
Hawkeye Downs Facebook Page


2020 Enduro Schedule
June 27th (Tropical Theme)
August 30th (Road Construction Theme)
September 27th (80’s Theme)
October Enduro TBD (Halloween Theme)

Pits open at 9:00 am. All cars must be inspected and have transponders. Must be lined up in staging by 11:15 am!

NEW IN 2020: Advance Entry will close 8 days before event (two Fridays before). You must be registered AND PAID to count. The lineup will be drawn on Facebook Live the Monday before the event with the drivers that have completed Advance Entry. Drivers that register after Advance Entry has closed will be randomly lined up behind the drivers that completed the Advanced Entry. Entries filed after Advance Entry has closed will not be counted in the early lineup and the Advance Entry fee will not apply.

Payout (based on 50 entries) *subject to change at any time:
1. $600 2. $350 3. $250 4. $200 5. $150 6. $100 7. $95 8. $95 9. $90 10. $90

11-20th: Sliding Scale from $85 to $55
21-26th: $45
27-35th: $40
36-on: $35

$25 for highest finishing minivan
$25 for highest finishing station wagon
$50 to best themed car (changes each race)

$30 for highest finisher in each age bracket (14-17, 18-25, 26-40, 41-55, 56+)
Provided by A&D Premier Auto

Advance Entry: $40
Regular Entry: $50
Transponder Rental: $20
Pit Pass: $20
General Admission: $5 (8 and under free)

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Drivers must be 16+ to participate. Drivers can be 14+ with track approval. Must be approved before race day.

1. Any stock, 4 or 6 cylinder FWD vehicle accepted. No bracing accepted anywhere.

All body parts must be on car except front and rear bumper cover, a full stock bumper support must be in place if cover is missing.

2. Dash, interior, steering and pedals must remain stock for that make and model.

Interior items such as carpet, passenger and rear seat, door panels and headliner may be removed for safety purposes. All insulation under hood, headlights, taillights and ALL mirrors must be removed.

3. Engine hood and trunk must be open for inspection.

4. Car horns, radio, and speakers can be removed.

5. Stock carburetor/fuel injection system for that make and model.

 6. Stock transmission, exhaust and unaltered differential for that make and model.

Catalytic converter is optional. Muffler or resonator is mandatory.

7. Battery must remain under the hood, and be securely fastened and covered.

 8. Passenger tires only.

Wheels and tires must be Same size on both axels-side to side. No low profile, racing, auto cross, competition DOT, or SCCA tires.  Minimum size of 55 series.

9. Gas tanks: If stock gas tank is ahead of rear axle it may remain in place. If stock gas tank is behind real axle, it must be replaced with a fuel cell or boat tank (max. 6.6 gallons). Fuel cell/boat tank must be covered, securely fastened with four metal straps and located in trunk.

10. Roll bar: (optional) A single hoop roll bar accepted or two (minimum of 1 – 1.5 inch) pipes from ceiling to floorboard allowed. Roll bar must be welded or bolted to car. In any installation of roll bar or protection bars, only interior fabric panels and headliners may be removed for bar installation. Interior door panels must remain intact. A cross bar behind the seat is also allowed.

4 post roll cage allowed in drivers compartment. Cannot extend forward through firewall or more than 12 inches rearward behind driver’s seat. Dash must remain but can be notched to allow for cage installation.

 11. Drivers door must be welded or chained shut. Driver side outside door plates recommended but must remain flat with no catching edges. Passenger door must be chained; however door must open when chain is removed.

12. Approved helmets, seat belts, gloves, long sleeves, and pants required. Racing seats and belts allowed. Stock seat belt is allowed

13. All glass must be removed except for windshield (optional). You may want to run your wipers. All sun roofs must be covered with a minimum 1/8” steel plate.

 14. NO Anti-freeze allowed. Drain before you reach the speedway.

15. Car must be painted in easy to see colors. Car numbers (side and roof) must be at least 20” in an easy to see contrasting color. Be prepared to change your number if needed.

16. No profanity, rude or crude images, political propaganda, etc allowed on cars.

17. Stock suspension components only. No racing springs, cutting springs, or spring spacers either in, on top of, or under stock springs. Front springs in front, rear springs in rear. Front camber must remain below 2 degrees. 2 degrees will not pass tech if it appears that bolts have been loosened and/or replaced. If new parts have been installed you must meet the 2 degrees.

 18. We will attempt to make sure you can compete. Misrepresentation or deviation of the rules will result in penalty laps assessed at the beginning of the event.

19. This event will be transponder scored. Transponders will be available for rent or you may provide your own if you have one.

20. All vehicles must be removed within 3 hours after the event or will become the property of Hawkeye Downs.

21. Competition or track can claim any car for $1000 (minus safety equipment).

22. No rear steer or rear camber allowed.

23. No chains, tethers, etc. that would limit suspension travel in either direction

Spring Enduro: April 7th 2019

Hawkeye Downs and Autocrafters Sales & Repair presents

The 2019 Spring Enduro

Green Flag: 12 pm
Location: The 1/4 mile track

Adults $5
Ages 8 & under FREE

A 200-lap race where the green flag drops and there is no cautions! First one to cross the line is usually one of few left. This is a race you must experience to believe!

For rules and registration, please visit: www.hawkeyedowns.org/enduro

Hawkeye Downs Speedway & Expo
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Media Day & Car Show: April 27th 2019

Hawkeye Downs presents

Pre-Season Media Day & Car Show

Car Show: 10 am – 12 pm
Open Practice: 12 pm – 3 pm
Location: Hawkeye Downs Campus

This event is FREE to the public.

Catch a glimpse of what’s to come as we preview the 2019 racing season with our annual Media Day & Car Show. See the cars and stars of Hawkeye Downs before they take to the track. Talk to the drivers, and then watch as they hit the pavement for open practice.

More details will be announced as the event gets closer.

Hawkeye Downs Speedway & Expo
4400 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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