September News and Events Update

September Update

Though the racing season has come and gone, Hawkeye Downs continues to have activities for all ages. This newsletter will outline the events we have for the month of September, as well as any news we have to share.

 

Bingo

Hawkeye Downs has bingo every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday night. There will be no bingo on Labor Day (Sept 4th). Games begin at 6:30 pm each night and admission for the games begin at $6 a person. For more information, please visit Our Bingo Page.

Gun Show

Trade Show Productions will once again be hosting a gun show in the Expo Hall from September 8th-10th. Admission is $7 for persons 12 years of age and older. Under 12 years is just $1. For times and more information, visit the gun show Event Page.

 

Down The Hatch

The first annual “Down the Hatch” event has been re-scheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information, visit our Down the Hatch Event Page.

 

Wee Tails

Wee Tails does consignment sales for all types of children’s products. You can buy or sell all sorts of products from clothing, books, toys, strollers, and more! Drop off’s begin on September 18th, and sales begin September 20th. For full dates and times, visit the Wee Tails Website.

 

SPS Pools and Spa Sales

The Swimming Pool Supply Company will once again be showcasing some excellent pools and spas out at Hawkeye Downs this year. The company from Grimes, Iowa will be showing in the Expo Hall on September 28th-30th from 8 am until 8 pm. Find more information here.

 

IASCCA

The Iowa Region Sports Car Club Association will holding Autocross once again on the track at Hawkeye Downs. The first car goes on the course at 10 am. Both drivers and spectators are welcomed at the event. More information and registration can be found on the IASCCA Website.

 

 

 

Results- August 18, 2017

(August 18th, 2017 by Caleb Slouha) A beautiful night capped off a wonderful season of racing as Friday night brought the season championship races, and fans were invited to party on the track after. There was a large turnout and the fans saw a great show.

The night started out with a “Hornets Carpetland ‘Floor-It’ Dash”. This race brought six hornets on track and it was Ethan Parrott who scored the victory.

Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks driver Jeremy Floyd held off the always fast, Jim Hanson, to earn the first feature win of his career. Victory Lane was full of emotions as Floyd has been close a few times this year. Hanson later celebrated in the winner’s circle as the champion.

Next up was the Dublin City Pub Inex Legends Series. Fans witnessed the familiar sight of Minnesota’s Brady Rhode leading, but Sammy Smith stayed on the bumper and tried to pressure Rhode to give him room with no success. Meanwhile, Austin Slabaugh’s consistency paid off, winning him the championship in just his third year of racing.

There was plenty of contact to be made in the Miller Time Hornets Series. With a tight championship battle, and the final night for some drivers to get a victory, the field raced hard. Dallas Chandler found the front and was about to bring home the trophy when he was wrecked by lapped traffic on the final lap. After officials reviewed the incident, Chandler was given credit for the win and the championship. It was Troy Scott that went to victory lane for the feature win.

Cory Houdek spent much of his night, like his season, in victory lane. With 10 laps to go in the Mountain Dew Sportsmen Series, Houdek took the lead and keep it until the end. With a dominating performance this season, Houdek also won the season championship for the series.

Last on the night was the Performance Concepts Late Model Series. Griffin McGrath shot out of a cannon at the start of the feature and attempted to flee the field. Brody Willett on his return to the track partially ran him down but could not arrive any closer than a couple car lengths. McGrath would win his fourth feature of the year, Brian Gibson won the season championship once again.

 

RESULTS

MILLER TIME HORNETS

Floor-It Dash (6 laps):

1  72  Ethan Parrott
2  2  Stewart Hall
3  13  Rob Aimers
4  7  Michael Coulborn
5  28  Curt Gibbs
6  84  Elliott Vogel

FEATURE (15 laps):

1  44  Troy Scott
1*  3  Dallas Chandler
3  01  Derek Parrott
4  76  Lucas Foster
5  4  Kurt Bohnsack
6   2M  Drew Nickell
7   72  Ethan Parrott
8  84  Elliott Vogel
9  28  Curt Gibbs
10  2   Stewart Hall
11  13  Rob Aimers
DQ  14
 Tom Blum

*Given credit for win after feature


ANDERSON AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY STOCKS

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 12 Jeremy Floyd
2 07 Jim Hanson
3 88 Gerald Hall
4 41 Jasen Freeman
5 8 Braxton Franks
6 24 Logan Clausen
7 60 Jason Sherman
8 54 Dale Sherman
9 2 Matt Lacoursiere
10 11 Brian Bries
11 43 Quinn O’Brien
12 57 Malena Clement
13 5 Bryan Baxter
14 4 Kurt Bohnsack
15 1 Scott Siems
DNS  8K  Max Leonard

 


DUBLIN CITY PUB INEX LEGENDS

FEATURE (25 laps):

1 4 Brady Fox-Rhode
2 12 Sammy Smith
3 25 Cole O’Brien
4 6 Austin Slabaugh
5 3 Dave McCalla
6 26 Will McCully
7 77 Warren Ropp
8 52L Danny Lehmkuhl
9 16N Todd Ness
10  16 Mer Slabaugh
11  10 Mark Ironside
12  37 Gary Dyer
13  13 Stacy Olson
14  17 Sydney Henderson
15  9 John Ferden
16  74 Matt Fults
17  52 Kevin Korsmo

MOUNTAIN DEW SPORTSMEN
FEATURE (20 laps):

 

1  19  Cory Houdek
2  87  Drew Nickell
3  12  Brandon Herb
4  7  John Johnston
5  35  Greg Hentrich
6  54  CJ VanHorn
7  9  Dave Ballstaedt
8  11  Mike Mitchell
9  34  Allen Hanson

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

FEATURE (25 laps):

1  64  Griffin McGrath
2  00  Brody Willett
3  17  Brian Gibson
4  71  Mark Greb
5  43  Scott Siems
6  76  Chad Siems
7  35  Greg Hentrich

Championship Night- August 18, 2017

Hawkeye Downs presents

Fan Appreciation Night & Season Championships

Championship Night

 

Friday August 18, 2017

 

 

Gates open at 6:00 pm

Races begin at 7:30 pm

 

Join us in celebrating our 2017 racing year. There will be plenty of action on and off the track. There will be plenty of prizes given away, as well as the opportunity to meet the drivers and get their autograph afterwards

For the first time, fans will be invited ON TRACK for a post race party to hangout, play games, watch the champions celebration, and MORE. You do not want to miss this

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night. This page will be updated as information becomes available. Questions? Please call 319-365-8656.

 

On tap:

Prize Give Aways

Driver Autographs & Trick or Treat

Post Race Party & Games

Champions Celebration

Carpetland USA  Floor It Dash

Miller Time Hornets

Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks

Dublin City Pub Inex Legends

Mountain Dew Sportsman

Performance Concepts Late Models

 

RELEASE

Once again, it is time for season championships as has been done for over 90 years. The year seemed to pass quickly but there is still one more action-packed night of racing left. In all but one series the points remain close and could go several ways.

In an effort to connect with the fans after the races, there will be no heat races this Friday night. This means that drivers have only one chance to give it everything they have for the championship.

 

Following the features, fans will be invited out to the track to take part in a driver autograph session and games. They have the opportunity to win some prizes and watch the “Champions Celebration” on the stage.

 

The tightest points’ battle continues to be the Miller Time Hornets Series. Just two points separate Derek Parrott and Dallas Chandler after lapped traffic played a role in Parrott winning last week. The remaining drivers are too far out, and all eyes will be on these two for the final race of the season.

With a 48 point lead in the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stock Series, Jim Hanson has secured the championship. While the features continue to be close and exciting, Hanson always finds a way around the rest of the field, and has won 8 feature races heading into this week with nothing to lose.

Three drivers remain in the chase for the Dublin City Pub Inex Legends championship. Although it will be a tall order for Sammy Smith, who sits 8 points behind leader Austin Slabaugh, it is not an impossible challenge. The closer battle will be between Slabaugh and Dave McCalla, with only 4 points between the two.

After trouble in tech last week for Cory Houdek, the Mountain Dew Sportsmen title hopes for Greg Hentrich increased, but he will need more luck this week to pull it off. Six wins has given Houdek an 11 point advantage meaning it will take some sort of issue to knock him down. This is a possibility as Houdek as lady luck has not been the kindest the past few weeks, but there is no denying Houdek has a fast car.

 

In the Performance Concepts Late Models, Brian Gibson has pulled ahead slightly over Brad Osborn by just 5 points. With the smaller fields, it will be tough to make that up in just one race, but the battle has been close between Gibson and Osborn all season long. Though they are not in the championship fight, Griffin McGrath and Brody Willett could affect how everything plays

 

out. McGrath has been lightning fast the last couple weeks, and Willett expects to return to the track for the first time in two months and has two feature wins this year.

 

The action does not stop Friday night. There are plenty of events at Hawkeye Downs in the next couple months. Make sure to stay tuned on our website for bingo, motocross, trade shows, concerts, and other special events.

The pits open at 4:00 PM, gates at 6:00 PM and racing begins at 7:30 PM.

 

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive text or email alerts.

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Results- August 11th 2017

(August 11th, 2017 by Caleb Slouha) Yet another wild night of racing brought the championship battles even closer on Friday night, as we head into the final night of racing next week.Hawkeye Downs Speedway

The AIRS Vintage Cars were brought back for one final time this season due to demand from the fans. Hawkeye Downs “Wall of Fame” driver Johnny Spaw led the opening laps of the race, but Craig Stepanek chased him down. With 3 laps to go, the two caught lapped traffic and Stepanek went on the win his second feature of the year here at the Downs.

Tom Blum led the field to the green of the Miller Time Hornets feature and jumped ahead until Troy Scott took charge with 12 to go. Scott would command the field for the next 5 laps until the familiar “01” of Derek Parrott took the lead, but Dallas Chandler was right behind and took the lead 2 laps later. Chandler led the white flag lap, but lapped traffic stunted his run in turn 3, and Parrott went to victory lane.

There were no surprises in the Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks, as Jim Hanson went to victory lane once again. Jeremy Floyd led much of the race, and looked like he may be able to run away with it until a caution with 9 to go bunched up the field. Floyd would get passed by Hanson and “Bubba” Hall by the checkered flag, but Hall would later get disqualified in post-race tech inspection.

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The battle remains tight between Austin Slabaugh and Dave McCalla in the Dublin City Pub Inex Legends, and almost saw a huge shift last night. With 18 to go, Slabaugh, Cole O’Brien, and Todd Ness made contact in turn 2. This resulted in Slabaugh having a flat tire and needing to go to the pits, and it was McCalla’s crew who stepped in to change his tire. Slabaugh would go on to finish 6th, and only lose 1 point to McCalla. Brady Rhode took the lead of the race with 8 to go to win his 6th feature of the year.

One of the craziest races of the year took place in the Mountain Dew Sportsmen. A restart with 8 to go meant it was “go time” for the drivers, and CJ VanHorn put the bumper to the leader Cory Houdek, which resulted in him spinning in front of the entire field. Almost every car made contact with another, but were able to continue. Drew Nickell received the most damage. Houdek would go on to hold off VanHorn, but failed tech after the race and giving credit for the win to VanHorn.

Making all the passes on the outside for the second week in a row, Griffin McGrath was hooked up to win his third feature of the year. It was no contest as he pulled away from Brian Gibson and Chad Walen. Gibson and Brad Osborn remain close in points heading into the final race.


AIRS VINTAGE CARS
HEAT:

1 70 Johnny Spaw
2 77 Craig Stepanek
3 15 Tim Arp
4 5 Brian Gade
5 42 Bruce Yoerger
6 501 Bart Miller
7 51 Scott Moffitt
8 71 Kevin Fauser
9 64 Robin Atkins

Feature (10 laps):

1 77 Craig Stepanek
2 70 Johnny Spaw
3 5 Brian Gade
4 15 Tim Arp
5 501 Bart Miller
6 51 Scott Moffitt
7 71 Kevin Fauser
8 42 Bruce Yoerger
9 64 Robin Atkins

MILLER TIME HORNETS
HEAT 1:

1 3 Dallas Chandler
2 76 Lucas Foster
3 44 Troy Scott
4 84 Elliott Vogel
5 2 Stewart Hall
6 7 Mike Coulborn

HEAT 2:

1 14 Tom Blum
2 01 Derek Parrott
3 28 Curt Gibbs
4 72 Ethan Parrott
5 13 Rob Aimers

FEATURE (15 laps):

1 01 Derek Parrott
2 44 Troy Scott
3 3 Dallas Chandler
4 76 Lucas Foster
5 14 Tom Blum
6 28 Curt Gibbs
7 72 Ethan Parrott
8 84 Elliott Vogel
9 2 Stewart Hall
10 13 Rob Aimers
11 7 Mike Coulborn

 

ANDERSON AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY STOCKS

HEAT 1:

1 5 Bryan Baxter
2 8 Braxton Franks
3 07 Jim Hanson
4 12 Jeremy Floyd
5 60 Jason Sherman
6 43 Quinn O’Brien

HEAT 2:

1 2 Matt Lacoursiere
2 54 Dale Sherman
3 41 Jasen Freeman
4 57C Corey Ogden
5 4 Kurt Bohnsack
6 11 Brian Bries
7 8K Max Leonard
8 24 Logan Clausen

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 07 Jim Hanson
2 12 Jeremy Floyd
3 4 Kurt Bohnsack
4 24 Logan Clausen
5 41 Jasen Freeman
6 5 Bryan Baxter
7 60 Jason Sherman
8 11 Brian Bries
9 8K Max Leonard
10 57C Corey Ogden
11 54 Dale Sherman
12 1 Scott Siems
13 8 Braxton Franks
14 43 Quinn O’Brien
15 2 Matt Lacoursiere
DQ 88 Gerald Hall

DUBLIN CITY PUB INEX LEGENDS

HEAT 1:

1 12 Sammy Smith
2 6 Austin Slabaugh
3 52 Kevin Korsmo
4 52L Danny Lehmkuhl
5 16 Mer Slabaugh
6 74 Matt Fults
7 37 Gary Dyer
8 95 Josh Carlson
9 59 Marrianne Selfridge

HEAT 2:

1 4 Brady Rhode
2 25 Cole O’Brien
3 3 Dave McCalla
4 17G Brian Gibson
5 77 Warren Ropp
6 16N Todd Ness
7 9 John Ferden
8 13 Stacy Olson

FEATURE (25 laps):

1 4 Brady Rhode
2 12 Sammy Smith
3 52 Kevin Korsmo
4 3 Dave McCalla
5 25 Cole O’Brien
6 6 Austin Slabaugh
7 17G Brian Gibson
8 77 Warren Ropp
9 52L Danny Lehmkuhl
10 16N Todd Ness
11 16 Mer Slabaugh
12 74 Matt Fults
13 9 John Ferden
14 37 Gary Dyer
15 95 Josh Carlson
16 59 Marrianne Selfridge
17 13 Stacy Olson

MOUNTAIN DEW SPORTSMEN
HEAT 1:

1 19 Cory Houdek
2 54 CJ VanHorn
3 25 Greg Hentrich
4 26 Preston Stoecker

HEAT 2:

1 7 John Johnston
2 9 Dave Ballstaedt
3 87 Drew Nickell
4 12 Brandon Herb
5 11 Mike Mitchell

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 54 CJ VanHorn
2 11 Mike Mitchell
3 25 Greg Hentrich
4 9 Dave Ballstaedt
5 7 John Johnston
6 12 Brandon Herb
7 34 Allen Hanson
8 87 Drew Nickell
9 26 Preston Stoecker
DQ 19 Cory Houdek

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

HEAT:

1 72 Brad Osborn
2 17 Brian Gibson
3 52W Chad Walen
4 64 Griffin McGrath
5 71 Mark Greb
6 76 Chad Siems
7 43 Scott Siems

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 64 Griffin McGrath
2 17 Brian Gibson
3 52W Chad Walen
4 72 Brad Osborn
5 71 Mark Greb
6 43 Scott Siems
7 76 Chad Siems

Results- July 28th- Croell Redi-Mix Night

(July 28, 2017– By Brad Grupe)

Hawkeye Downs SpeedwayRacing in the Hy-Vee Racing Series returned to Hawkeye Downs Speedway Friday Night, July 28 after a one-week hiatus thanks to extreme temperatures and weather. Croell Redi-Mix presented the evenings’ action with all classes battling for valuable points with just a handful of races left in the 2017 season.

Dallas Chandler earned his third win of the season in Miller Time Hornets after taking the point on lap five and pulling away from the field. His lead was erased with three laps remaining when Tom Blum spun, putting point leader Derek Parrot on Chandler’s bumper. Chandler was able to hold off Parrott on the restart, collecting the checkers. Troy Scott finished in third behind Parrott.

There was no shortage of caution flags in the 20-lap Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks feature. The race saw a trio of different leaders with eventual winner and point leader Jim Hanson collecting his sixth win of the season. Hanson took command on lap thirteen and had a comfortable lead when the caution waved just as the field was taking the white flag.

The cars of Jeremy Floyd and Kurt Bohnsack were fighting for the same real estate in turns one and two and through the backstretch with Bohnsack forced into the grass. As Bohnsack re-established position on the asphalt the car launched sideways and ended up flipping into the air and rolling into the grass outside turn three. The race was red-flagged briefly while an oil fire was extinguished in Bohnsack’s car.  Since less than half the field had taken the white flag, the race reverted to a green-white-checkered finish.  Hanson motored to the win when green flag racing resumed and was followed across the stripe by Jason Sherman and Jasen Freeman.

The final results were revised in the tech barn when the car of Sherman didn’t pass inspection, elevating Freeman to second and Matt Lacoursiere to third.

Brady Rhode ended up celebrating his birthday in Victory Circle after a green-to-checkers run in the Dublin City Pub INEX Legends feature, but it didn’t come easy.  Cole O’Brien built a huge early lead but by the halfway mark Rhode had started to put a dent into the lead and as they encountered lapped traffic O’Brien was held up a bit allowing Rhode to draw even closer. With seven laps to go Rhode was within four car lengths with Kevin Korsmo right behind. Rhode made the winning move on O’Brien with a backstretch pass with just four laps to go. O’Brien maintained second with Korsmo finishing third.

The Mountain Dew Sportsmen Feature saw John Johnston take advantage of starting on the pole as he outlasted the field to pick up his first feature win in the division. He was challenged early by Brandon Herb and Greg Hentrich and in the closing laps point leader Cory Houdek was closing fast but Johnston outran him to the checkered flag. Hentrich finished in third behind Houdek.

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A somewhat slim field of Performance Concepts Late Models put on a heck of a show for nearly 20 laps as Brad Osborn and Brian Gibson battled for the lead multiple times. Osborn appeared to have more power on the straights with Gibson catching him in the corners.  The action was slowed at lap twelve for a spin but once the green waved the battle was on again. With just three laps remaining Osborn spun putting Gibson on point.

One lap after the race restarted the rear end of Mark Ironside’s car appeared to let go putting fluid on the track. Officials elected to throw the checkered flag with the caution due to extensive clean-up that would be required and since the outcome of the race was no longer in doubt. Mark Greb finished second behind Gibson and Scott Siems was third.

Racing continues next Friday night with “Van Meter Night at the Races- Racing to Make a

Difference.”  Admission is Free with a monetary donation. Proceeds benefit Adaptive Sports Iowa- An organization that provides support for athletes with physical disabilities throughout Iowa. Gates open at 6:00 pm.

 


MILLER TIME HORNETS

HEAT 1:

1 01 Derek Parrott
2 2M Drew Nickell
3 14 Tom Blum
4 7 Mike Coulbourn
5 2 Stewart Hall
6 72 Ethan Parrott
DNS 01$ Todd Summers

HEAT 2:

1 3 Dallas Chandler
2 84 Elliott Vogel
3 28 Curt Gibbs
4 44 Troy Scott
5 76 Lucas Foster
DNS 13 Rob Aimers

FEATURE (15 LAPS):

1 3 Dallas Chandler Cedar Rapids, IA
2 01 Derek Parrott Marion, IA
3 44 Troy Scott Cedar Rapids, IA
4 87 Drew Nickell Cedar Rapids, IA
5 28 Curt Gibbs Cedar Rapids, IA
6 14 Tom Blum Cedar Rapids, IA
7 76 Lucas Foster Cedar Rapids, IA
8 7 Mike Coulbourn Cedar Rapids, IA
9 84 Elliott Vogel Cedar Rapids, IA
10 72 Ethan Parrott Marion, IA
11 2 Stewart Hall Cedar Rapids, IA
12 01S Cody Strasser Cedar Rapids, IA
DNS 13 Rob Aimers Cedar Rapids, IA

ANDERSON AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY STOCKS

HEAT 1:

1 4 Kurt Bohnsack
2 5 Bryan Baxter
3 8 Braxton Franks
4 43 Quinn O’Brien
5 54 Dale Sherman
6 07 Jim Hanson
DNS 11 Brian Bries

HEAT 2:

1 2 Matt Lacoursiere
2 88 Gerald Hall
3 12J Jeremy Floyd
4 1 Scott Siems
5 60 Jason Sherman
6 24 Logan Clausen
7 41 Jasen Freeman

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 07 Jim Hanson Cedar Rapids, IA
 2 41 Jasen Freeman Cedar Rapids, IA
3 2 Matt Lacoursiere Cedar Rapids, IA
4 43 Quinn O’Brien Cedar Rapids, IA
5 24 Logan Clausen Cedar Rapids, IA
6 54 Dale Sherman Cedar Rapids, IA
7 12J Jeremy Floyd Cedar Rapids, IA
8 11 Brian Bries Norway, IA
9 4 Kurt Bohnsack Ely, IA
10 88 Gerald Hall Cedar Rapids, IA
11 8 Braxton Franks Cedar Rapids, IA
12 1 Scott Siems Cedar Rapids, IA
13 5 Bryan Baxter Cedar Rapids, IA
DQ 60 Jason Sherman Marengo, IA

DUBLIN CITY PUB INEX LEGENDS

HEAT 1:

1 52 Kevin Korsmo
2 6 Austin Slabaugh
3 4 Brady Rhode
4 9 John Ferden
5 13 Stacy Olson
6 37 Gary Dyer
7 95 Josh Carlson

HEAT 2:

1 25 Cole O’Brien
2 16N Todd Ness
3 3 Dave McCalla
4 77 Warren Ropp
5 16 Mer Slabaugh
6 17 Sydney Henderson
7 71F John Ferden

FEATURE (25 laps):

1 4 Brady Rhode Lorretto, MN
2 25 Cole O’Brien Cedar Rapids, IA
3 52 Kevin Korsmo Atkins, IA
4 3 Dave McCalla Cedar Rapids, IA
5 6 Austin Slabaugh Kalona, IA
6 16N Todd Ness Cedar Rapids, IA
7 77 Warren Ropp Kalona, IA
8 17 Sydney Henderson Walford, IA
9 16 Mer Slabaugh Kalona, IA
10 13 Stacy Olson Cedar Rapids, IA
11 71F Matt Fults  Marengo, IA
12 9 John Ferden Shueyville, IA
13 37 Gary Dyer Blue Grass, IA
14 95 Josh Carlson Princeton, IA

MOUNTAIN DEW SPORTSMEN

HEAT 1:

1 7 John Johnston
2 19 Cory Houdek
3 12 Brandon Herb
4 54 CJ VanHorn
5 35 Greg Hentrich
6 9 Dave Ballstaedt
7 11 Mike Mitchell
8 26 Preston Stoecker
DNS 34 Allen Hanson

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 7 John Johnston Victor, IA
2 19 Cory Houdek Marion, IA
3 35 Greg Hentrich Hiawatha, IA
4 12 Brandon Herb Marion, IA
5 54 CJ Van Horn Marion, IA
6 11 Mike Mitchell Cedar Rapids, IA
7 34 Allen Hanson Greely, IA
8 26 Preston Stoecker Stratford, IA
9 9 Dave Ballstaedt Marion, IA

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

HEAT:

1 17 Brian Gibson
2 72 Brad Osborn
3 71 Mark Greb
4 76 Chad Siems
5 10 Mark Ironside
6 43 Scott Siems

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 17 Brian Gibson Walford, IA
2 71 Mark Greb Coralville, IA
3 43 Scott Siems Cedar Rapids, IA
5 76 Chad Siems Shellsburg, IA
6 72 Brad Osborn Janesville, IA
7 10 Mark Ironside Swisher, IA

July 14th Results- Casey’s General Store Night

(July 14th, 2017– By Caleb Slouha) After a week off, racing resumed at Hawkeye Downs for the Hy-Vee Racing Series which included the AIRS Vintage Cars for the second time this year.

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Robin Atkins got a strong start to the AIRS race, but once Bart Miller made the pass to second just three laps in, he quickly caught up to the leader. With two to go, Miller took the lead, but Bobby Bryant came to a stop in turn 4 bringing out the caution. On the restart Atkins stays right in Miller’s tracks, but could not make the pass and Miller won the feature.

Drew Nickell, racing in the 2M car usually raced by Dallas Chandler, won the Miller Time Hornets feature after taking the lead from Elliott Vogel on lap 4. There would be one restart after Cody Strasser spun and Curt Gibbs was left with nowhere to go. The two made contact, ending Gibbs’ night.

In the Anderson Automotive Hobbystocks, Bryan Baxter grabbed the lead after the start and held on until Jim Hanson took the lead with 9 laps to go. Baxter would then fall back to finish 6th while Gerald Hall and Braxton Franks attempted to catch Hanson, but could not do so.

It was a frustrating night for Cole O’Brien and Sammy Smith, as they seemed to find each other the whole feature. O’Brien led in the early stages of the race with Smith on the bumper, and the top four all in contention for the lead. Dave McCalla was able to charge from fourth to first in one lap and took the lead in the Dublin City Pub Inex Legends. As O’Brien and Smith continued to battle, McCalla was able to run away with his second win of the year.

While it looked like CJ VanHorn may have had something for Cory Houdek in the Mountain Dew Sportsmen, ultimately it was Houdek who drove to victory lane once again. It was a close call for Houdek who made slight contact with Mike Mitchell when Mitchell and Ballsteadt went for a spin. Everyone could continue, Greg Hentrich was unable to finish due to an engine problem.

For the first time this season, Griffin McGrath pulled into victory lane in the Performance Concepts Late Models. McGrath made the pass on Brad Osborn on the outside, and set sail while Osborn and Gibson battled for second. Gibson won that battle and several laps later Dudley Fleck took over the third position.

Next week is KGAN/FOX 28 night at Hawkeye Downs. Gates open at 6 pm, racing begins at 7:30 pm. Join the Lil’ Racer Car Club for “Frozen Night”


MILLER TIME HORNETS

HEAT 1:

1 3 Dallas Chandler
2 84 Elliott Vogel
3 44 Troy Scott
4 12 Brad Chandler
5 28 Curt Gibbs
6 72 Ethan Parrott
7 7 Michael Coulborn

HEAT 2:

1 2m Drew Nickell
2 76 Lucas Foster
3 01 Derek Parrott
4 14 Tom Blum
5 2 Stewart Hall
6 01S Cody Strasser

FEATURE (15 LAPS):

1 2m Drew Nickell Cedar Rapids, IA
2 76 Lucas Foster Cedar Rapids, IA
3 01 Derek Parrott Marion, IA
4 3 Dallas Chandler Cedar Rapids, IA
5 44 Troy Scott Cedar Rapids, IA
6 84 Elliott Vogel Cedar Rapids, IA
7 14 Tom Blum Cedar Rapids, IA
8 12 Brad Chandler Cedar Rapids, IA
9 2 Stewart Hall Cedar Rapids, IA
10 72 Ethan Parrott Marion, IA
11 7 Michael Coulborn Cedar Rapids, IA
12 13 Rob Aimers
13 01S Cody Strasser Cedar Rapids, IA
14 28 Curt Gibbs Cedar Rapids, IA

ANDERSON AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY STOCKS

HEAT 1:

1 07 Jim Hanson
 2 88 Gerald Hall
3 2 Matt Lacoursiere
4 60 Jason Sherman
5 1 Scott Siems
6 5 Bryan Baxter

HEAT 2:

1 12 Jeremy Floyd
2 43 Quinn O’Brien
3 8 Braxton Franks
4 24 Logan Clausen
5 57C Cory Ogden
6 11 Brian Bries

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 07 Jim Hanson Cedar Rapids, IA
2 88 Gerald Hall Cedar Rapids, IA
3 8 Braxton Franks Cedar Rapids, IA
4 12 Jeremy Floyd Cedar Rapids, IA
5 60 Jason Sherman Marengo, IA
6 5 Bryan Baxter Marion, IA
7 24 Logan Clausen Cedar Rapids, IA
8 43 Quinn O’Brien Cedar Rapids, IA
9 2 Matt Lacoursiere Cedar Rapids, IA
10 1 Scott Siems Cedar Rapids, IA
11 57C Cory Ogden Cedar Rapids, IA
12 11 Brian Bries Norway, IA

DUBLIN CITY PUB INEX LEGENDS

HEAT 1:

1 6 Austin Slabaugh
2 12 Sammy Smith
3 25 Cole O’Brien
4 13 Stacy Olson
5 16N Todd Ness
6 17 Sydney Henderson

HEAT 2:

1 3 Dave McCalla
2 16 Mer Slabaugh
3 9 John Ferden
4 37 Gary Dyer
5 95 Josh Carlson

FEATURE (25 laps):

1 3 Dave McCalla Cedar Rapids, IA
2 6 Austin Slabaugh Kalona, IA
3 16N Todd Ness Cedar Rapids, IA
4 16 Mer Slabaugh Kalona, IA
5 13 Stacy Olson Cedar Rapids, IA
6 17 Sydney Henderson Walford, IA
 7  9  John Ferden  Shueyville, IA
8 37 Gary Dyer Blue Grass, IA
9 95 Josh Carlson Princeton, IA
10 52 Kevin Korsmo Atkins, IA
11

12

25

12

Cole O’Brien

Sammy Smith

Cedar Rapids, IA

Des Moines, IA

 


MOUNTAIN DEW SPORTSMEN

FEATURE (20 laps):

1 19 Cory Houdek Marion, IA
2 54 CJ VanHorn Marion, IA
3 7 John Johnston Victor, IA
4 12 Brandon Herb Marion, IA
5 11 Mike Mitchell Cedar Rapids, IA
6 9 Dave Ballsteadt Marion, IA
7 26 Preston Stoecker Stratford, IA
8 35 Greg Hentrich Hiawatha, IA
9 34 Allen Hanson Greely, IA

HEAT:

1 19 Cory Houdek
2 7 John Johnston
3 11 Mike Mitchell
4 54 CJ VanHorn
5 9 Dave Ballsteadt
6 26 Preston Stoecker
7 35 Greg Hentrich
8 12 Brandon Herb
9 34 Allen Hanson

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

HEAT RACE:

1 72 Brad Osborn
2 64 Griffin McGrath
3 17 Brian Gibson
4 10 Mark Ironside
5 71F Dudley Fleck
6 52 Brian Allen
7 76 Chad Siems
8 43 Scott Siems

FEATURE (25 laps):

1 64 Griffin McGrath Cedar Rapids, IA
2 17 Brian Gibson Walford, IA
3 71F Dudley Fleck Cedar Rapids, IA
4 72 Brad Osborn Janesville, IA
5 10 Mark Ironside Swisher, IA
6 52 Brian Allen Hiawatha, IA
7 43 Scott Siems Cedar Rapids, IA
8 76 Chad Siems Shellsburg, IA

AMERICAN IRON RACING SERIES (AIRS)

HEAT:

  1. (42) Bruce Yoerger
    2. (501) Bart Miller
    3. (64) Robin Atkins
    4. (5) Brian Gade
    5. (70) Bobby Bryant
    6. (55) Rob Koster

FEATURE (10 laps):

  1. (501) Bart Miller
    2. (64) Robin Atkins
    3. (5) Brian Gade
    4. (42) Bruce Yoerger
    5. (55) Rob Koster
    6. (70) Bobby Bryant

RACING FOR A CAUSE TO BENEFIT C.O.P.S. THIS FRIDAY NIGHT

This Friday night is “Hibu Night at the Races” and  the annual Racing for a Cause event benefiting Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S).  The highlight of the night is a $1000 to win Regional Qualifier for Dublin City Pub INEX Legends. The special race in conjunction with C.O.P.S.  is sponsored by Hershberger Enterprises of Kalona. 25-30 Legends are expected for this race, which is the first of four throughout Iowa.

Legends Racer Warren Ropp, organizer of the special Legends race, told The Gazette earlier this week:“ It’s big because a lot of people and organizations are all about the money on their end — and you’ve got to have the money to make the doors stay open and operate — but (Hawkeye Downs) sees the big picture of what’s happening in the communities,” Ropp said. “It helps pull communities together. Whether it’s Military Night or Iowa Donor Network Night or my C.O.P.S. night, it’s big. The only way you get that message across is to keep putting it out in front of people.”

C.O.P.S. is a national organization that was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Their mission is “Rebuilding the shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.” Today they have over 37,000 members.

 As a special recognition for local law enforcement, C.O.P.S. and Hershberger Enterprises have teamed up with Hawkeye Downs to offer free admission to all law enforcement officers (with proper credentials) and their immediate families for Friday nights’ race.

Hibu, the evening’s sponsor, is a multinational directories and internet services company headquartered in Reading, Berkshire, UK. It has operations in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Spain.

 It’s week nine of the HyVee Racing Series as the track celebrates its 92nd season of racing as part of Hawkeye Downs Speedway and Expo Center, the premiere racing and leading entertainment destination in Eastern Iowa.

 In addition to the Dublin City Pub INEX Legends, Performance Concepts Late Models, Mountain Dew Sportsmen, Anderson Automotive Hobby Stocks, and Miller Time Hornets will be action.

 The Lil’ Racer Car Club is back in action Friday night as well with the “Worlds Largest Candy Dash on an Asphalt track” during Intermission.  The current record is 1,049 pounds of candy. Candy Donations can be delivered to the clubhouse under the main Grandstand before the races start.

Gates open at 6pm with Opening Ceremonies slated for 7:20 and Racing at 7:30.

Hawkeye Downs will again be using RainedOut.com in 2017 to notify fans of weather related announcements for the speedway. Sign up at RainedOut.com to receive email or text alerts.

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Fan Guide 2017

Hawkeye Downs Speedway

2017 Ultimate Fan Guide

A reference for fans regarding what Hawkeye Downs Speedway & Expo has to offer, and more!
For more information on any of these topics, please contact us.


Alcohol: Beer options are provided at the track from 6 until just before races end. We will not serve beer to anyone under the age of 21. Hawkeye Downs does have a 2-for-1 “happy hour” from 6-7 pm most Friday nights during the racing season. Proper ID will be required. No alcohol or tobacco is allowed in the “Family Area” located near turn one.

Bingo: We also have some of the best bingo around! Doors open at 4:30pm every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday nights. Bingo begins at 6:30pm with consistent payouts. We also have concessions and meal specials most nights. Monday night is adults only night.

Camping: The track has camp sites on property with our own camp managers. Each site has electricity and water hookup, and is 20’ x 40’. One night is $25, a week is $150, and four weeks is $600. There is to be no overnight camping other than in the camping area. At this time, no open fires are permitted. Please call 319-365-8656 for more information.

Concessions: As of 2017, Hy-Vee provides food concessions during racing events, and can be found underneath the main grandstands. Other items such as Dippin’ Dots, ice cream, beverages, slushies, and alcohol are available from Hawkeye Downs Other concession options for bingo and special events will be available as needed.

Credit Cards: At this time, only cash is accepted for tickets or concessions. We do have and ATM Machine on-site located near main concessions.

Contact: For general inquiries, please email britni.anderson@hawkeyedowns.org, send us a message on Facebook, or give us a call at 319-365-8656. For sponsor inquiries, please contact ann.poe@hawkeyedowns.org.

Emergencies: In case of a medical or other emergency, please immediately report to a person in a red Hawkeye Downs Staff shirt, or a yellow uniformed security officer.

Events: Hawkeye Downs is a campus of 93 acres of including an expo hall, bingo hall, auction arena, speedway, and more. We provide a variety of entertainment and events year-round. Please check our calendar or contact us for up-to-date information about our events.

Expo Hall: Events of all sizes, indoor or outdoor can be accommodated here at Hawkeye Downs. The South Expo Hall is 15,000 sq. ft, and the North Expo Hall is 20,000 sq. ft. We are an excellent choice for weddings and events who have their own caterers. Parking is free! Contact us for more information, or to book an event.

Facebook: You can find us on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/hawkeyedownscr/

Family Section: Currently under construction the family deck will be located near turn one. Families will be able find an area where smoking, alcohol and tobacco are not permitted, and many family activities such as face painting can be found throughout the season.

Fan Conduct: Because we are a family facility that provides entertainment for all ages, during the races and at any events, we ask that fans/guests act appropriately. If disturbances are caused, parties may be asked to leave the premises if needed. Please report disturbances to the nearest event employee or uniformed security.

50/50: Raffle tickets will be sold most race nights through the night. The track will have a person selling tickets in the stands and pits. A final call for purchasing the tickets will be announced and the winning number called over the P.A. System. The winner should come to the announcer’s booth located on the west side.

First Aid: In case of a medical or other emergency, please immediately report to a person in a red Hawkeye Downs Staff shirt, or a uniformed security officer.

Lil’ Racer Car Club: The Lil’ Racer Car Club provides different activities throughout the year for young race fans on and off the track. Sign up for the club can be found in the club building under the grandstands, and look for events kids can participate in throughout the year.

Location: Hawkeye Downs is located at 4400 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa just North of Highway 30, and West of I-380. A detailed Google Map can be found at the bottom of this page.

Overnight Parking: Overnight parking is not allowed at the track without prior permission.

P.A. Announcements & Paging: Please let either the media director know of any special announcements before events when possible, or nicely let the announcers know in a timely matter on the night of events.

Parking: Parking at Hawkeye Downs is free. Please use caution while maneuvering around the parking area.

Rest Rooms: Rest Rooms are located on either side of the back of the grandstands.

Smoking: Smoking is not allowed in the grandstands, and only is designated areas around the track.

Social Media: Hawkeye Downs understands that not everyone is able to participate in racing every night. However, our drivers, staff and participants strive to provide the fans with a great experience at the track. We ask that Facebook Live and other live streaming coverage not be used to broadcast the races, and reserve the right to remove any party we deem is participating in such coverage. Thank you for your cooperation.

Snapchat: You can add us on snapchat: hawkeyedownscr

Times: Most race nights the fan gates open at 6:00pm, hot laps begin at 6:40pm, opening ceremonies begin at 7:25pm, with racing after. Please check the schedule for special racing and event times.

Track: Hawkeye Downs Speedway has gone through many changes on its way to this, the 92nd year of racing at the track. The track has both a banked ½ mile oval, as well as a ¼ mile oval.

Twitter: You can follow us on Twitter here:
www.twitter.com/hawkeyedowns

VIP Seating: The track does feature some air-conditioned, indoor “suites” that can be available for rent on some nights. Please contact us at 319-365-8656 for more information.

Map of Hawkeye Downs

*These are all subject to change at any time.

Down The Hatch- RESCHEDULED

Hawkeye Downs Presents

Down The Hatch

A Celebration of Vino, Brews, and Trucks presented by Fleck Sales and 7G Distributing.

 

This event has been rescheduled to June 23rd, 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances.

More information to come.

Come celebrate the first ever brew fest, wine tasting, and food truck competition!

Tickets are on sale now!

Down the Hatch 2017

 

Saturday, Sept 23, 2017

VIP 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm

General Admission 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

 

Advance Tickets- $10

Military, Fire, EMS, Police Personnel- $10

At the Gate- $15

VIP- $20

Fleck Sales

You must be 21 and over to attend this event. Proper identification must be shown.

 

Food Trucks Expected

Austin Blues BBQ Barn
Brother & Sister Bakery
Dave’s Mini Donuts
O’s Grill
The Box Lunch
Caribbean Kitchen
Nene’s Roaming Gyros
Amigos Taco Truck
Rio Burritos
Jay’s Water Ice
Flip N’ Chop
Karam’s Grill
Mahalo Dog
Keepin’ Up With the Jones’
Amos Dean’s Catering

More information will be available as the event gets closer. Check out the flyer, or give us a call at 319-365-8656 for more information, or to sign up as part of the night.