The Big 8 Late Model Series returns once again for the fourth consecutive year for the “Clash at the Downs IV”.
The best late model drivers in the Midwest compete for the win in the second race of the eight race championship. Gates open at 5 pm, an hour earlier than the normal time. Racing begins at 6 pm. The Big 8 Series will be joined with the other four weekly Hawkeye Downs Series as the regular drivers continue the battle for their championships.
History of the “Clash at the Downs”
Last year, Hawkeye Downs natives Brody Willett and Caleb Adrian “clashed” while competing for a win in the race. It was Rosemount, Minnesota’s, Joe Neisius that brought home his first Series win.
In 2016, Michael Bilderback won over Griffin McGrath.
In 2015, Adrian earned his only Big 8 victory at his home track in the series debut at Hawkeye Downs.