Multiple Series to Return in 2018

This past year Hawkeye Downs competitive racing from 10 different series, including our 5 weekly series. We are excited to already have several of these confirmed for the 2018 season.

 

All five of our weekly racing series: Hornets, Hobby Stocks, Sportsmen, Legends, and Late Models. On top of this, we will be welcoming back various races such as the Carpetland USA “Floor-It” Dash, and the Hard Charger Series. Our weekly racing produces action-packed fun which we cannot wait for next year.

 

Fans absolutely loved watching the AIRS Vintage Cars three different times in the 2017, so we have extended our partnership with the series and plan to have them back four times next year. This means once a month fans will be able to witness the classic cars at their only asphalt performance. Specific days will be announced as the dates get closer.

 

For the 4th consecutive year, Hawkeye Downs will be holding the “Clash at the Downs” Big 8 Series race. The best late model drivers in the Midwest will once again return on Friday, June 1st. This event has become a favored part of our schedule as well as part of the Big 8 Series schedule.

 

One series fans enjoy watching along with the weekly series is the Mid-American Stock Car Series, which is expected to return in 2018. No dates have been set, but plan on seeing them once again in June.

Update: The Mid-Am Series has been confirmed for June 22nd, 2017.

Bandit Big Rig Series

 

The Bandit Big Rig Series made their debut at the track this year, and like the rest of the country swept the fans right off their feet. The staff, fans, and series all fell in love with the partnership, which is why they will be coming back on Saturday, June 9th for another fantastic day of racing. Support series for that day have not been finalized yet.

 

More of the 2018 racing schedule will be announced over the coming weeks.

Media Day and Car Show: Sat, April 28th, 2018

Catch a glimpse of what’s to come as we preview the 2018 racing season with our annual “Media Day and Car Show”. You can see new drivers, new cars, and new paint schemes as well as activities for all ages.

 

Come kick off 2018 with us Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Rain date will be Sunday, April 29th.

More details including times and activities will be released as the date gets closer, so stay tuned!

93rd Season Opener: May 4th, 2018

Racing action returns to Hawkeye Downs for the 93rd time on Friday night, May 4th. All 5 of our racing series will be back and even better from last year to put on a show for the fans.

 

Gates open at 6 pm, opening ceremonies at 7:20 pm with racing to follow. More information will be available as the date gets closer.


Big 8 Series “Clash”: June 1st, 2018

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.

More information will be available as the event gets closer.

 


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.