Season Extended To August 23rd

With the challenges the weather has provided earlier in the season, Hawkeye Downs has elected to extend the 2019 season, and push our season championship night to Friday, August 23rd.

The 2019 Season Championships, sponsored by Iowa Beverage, will include all of our weekly series for one final time.

As a part of the 3rd annual Fan Appreciation night at the track, admission for adults, students, and seniors will be just $5. Children 8 and under will still be free.

After the races, join us for a party on the track with the drivers and their cars! There will be drinks, music, drivers signing autographs, and more!

The season champions will be in victory lane, and they will be available for photos and autographs.

Classes and details for the August 16th night at the races will be announced later. Information on this night can be found on our events page.

Sport Mods Return to Hawkeye Downs

In 2019, the roar of Sport Mods will be returning to Hawkeye Downs on a weekly basis.

With sponsorship from Cassill Motors, the cars, which usually stick to dirt, take to the asphalt to battle each week in an effort to conquer Hawkeye Downs victory lane and ultimately the championship.

An exciting race season is in store for race fans, as the sport mods will join the weekly classes of hornets, hobby stocks, legends, sportsman, and late models. The AIRS Vintage Cars will also be back for four race nights. A more detailed version of the schedule showing which series will participate in which nights will be available in the near future.

Although full rules have not been announced yet, more details will be announced soon. For more information, please contact

February Events and News

February may be the shortest month, but it is packed with different events each week at Hawkeye Downs. Racing season is fast approaching and we are working hard to prepare for our 93rd season! You can check out a short description of what is going on in the next couple weeks to catch all of the fun.


Gun Show

Trade Show Productions will be back with another gun show in the Expo Hall from February 2nd-4th. You can find  both our north and south hall filled with plenty of options. For more information, visit:

Sport & Travel Show

Shop for great deals on boats and RV’s at the Sport and Travel Show! Explore the selection of fishing boats, pontoons, campers, fifth wheels, and more. Find it in our Expo Hall Friday, Feb 9th through Sunday Feb 11th. For more information, visit:

RV Show

If you are in need of an RV for your camping/traveling needs, find special pricing in our Expo Hall from February 16th-19th. For more information, visit:

Home Show

The Cedar Rapids Home Show is back at Hawkeye Downs for the 39th annual show. Visitors to the show can see the latest products and services displayed by exhibitors to assist them in building and improving their home and yard from February 23rd-25th. For more information, visit:


A tentative look at our 2018 racing schedule has been released and can be found by clicking this link: You can find more details on race season being released in the coming months.


Have you been to bingo lately? If not, you are missing out on some changes being made. Breadsticks are back, and you can get yours with marinara, cheese sauce, or even with cinnamon sugar. Join us on Friday & Saturday nights. For more information, visit: .

Racing Cancelled July 21st 2017

Here at Hawkeye Downs, we LOVE racing. However, we love our fans, drivers, and crews even more. Because of this, we have decided to CANCEL racing due to extreme heat and the increased chance for severe weather.

Stay updated on Facebook and the Website for more information as it becomes available.


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