Cedar Rapids’ paved racetrack will be part of Advanced Auto Parts Racing Series with bigger purses and, hopefully, larger car counts in late models, sportsman, hobby stocks and hornets divisions
Articles Tagged: Hawkeye Downs Speedway
Local Government Jan. 25, 2023 2:33 pm56d ago
As Hawkeye Downs looks to refresh its property and find new ways to draw people to the racetrack amid financial woes, the Cedar Rapids City Council was split but advanced a rezoning to make way for a salvage yard on the property.
Sports Aug. 15, 2022 11:52 am219d ago
Clear Lake’s Kody King, 15, took the season points championship in the Late Models division on Aug. 5. The 2022 campaign was King’s first full season driving Late Models at Hawkeye Downs.
Sports Aug. 8, 2022 10:57 am226d ago
Ian Pate, the leader in the Hornets division, is excited for the final two weeks of the Hawkeye Downs season.
Sports Aug. 4, 2022 2:57 pm230d ago
Ogden column: Not every event is a major happening. Not every championship brings riches or rings. But it doesn’t mean these events and these titles are less important to those involved.
Sports Aug. 4, 2022 12:57 pm230d ago
Cedar Rapids Jefferson graduate Danny Lehmkuhl was thrilled with his first win at Hawkeye Downs Speedway.
Sports Aug. 1, 2022 11:19 am233d ago
Kacey Korsmo spent most of his Friday nights in the summer at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, watching his father, Kevin, race. After high school, he decided to get behind the wheel and now father and son race together.
Sports Aug. 1, 2022 10:11 am233d ago
Adam Petrzelka won his first feature this year in the hobby stocks division, while Jacob Tiegen returned from a previous wreck to earn his fifth victory this season at Hawkeye Downs.
Sports Jul. 25, 2022 10:49 am240d ago
Chad Vozenilek might see himself as a “rookie,” but he’s certainly not racing like one at Hawkeye Downs this summer.
Sports Jul. 8, 2022 8:05 am257d ago
Todd Ness may technically be listed as a rookie in the Sportsmen class this season at Hawkeye Downs but the Marion resident was born into the family of racing as the son of John Ness, who managed the historic track beginning in the 1970s.
Sports Jun. 27, 2022 10:41 am268d ago
At Hawkeye Downs Speedway, no one’s conquered the elements recently quite like Kalona’s Austin Slabaugh. And perhaps no vehicle is hotter right now than Slabaugh’s No. 6 Legends car.
Sports Jun. 24, 2022 1:06 pm271d ago
14-year-old Reggie Mitchell, a freshman-to-be at Alburnett, already has first win at Hawkeye Downs Speedway and sits fourth in the Hobby Stock standings.
Justin Webster - correspondent
Sports Jun. 14, 2022 11:50 am281d ago
Auto racing is in the family blood, from grandpa to day. Now 12-year-old Tallan is racing at Hawkeye Downs Speedway
Sports Jun. 13, 2022 10:58 am282d ago
Jonny Williams is one of many second- and third-generation drivers pushing Hawkeye Downs Speedway toward its 100-year anniversary.
Sports Jun. 6, 2022 11:01 am289d ago
Friday night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Griffin McGrath conquered his “demons” and changed the narrative. McGrath, in his “hot” No. 64 car, took the checkered flag in McGrath Auto’s “Clash of the Downs” Big 8 Series Late Models 48-lap feature race.