116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Meet the Hawkeye Downs drivers: Matt Petrzelka
MEET THE DRIVERS AT HAWKEYE DOWNS
Name: Matt Petrzelka
Racing class: Hobby Stock
Car number: 22
Favorite local driver: Mike Schulte
Favorite racing movie: Days of Thunder
Best season finish at Hawkeye Downs: First (hobby stocks season points, winning 10 features in 2012)
Most memorable racing moment: My most memorable moment was winning my first Points Title in 2011.
When and why did you start racing: I became interested in racing after attending Hawkeye Downs when I was younger and from watching NASCAR. While at a race in 2009, I saw a Hobby Stock car for sale and bought it and began racing in August of that year.
What is your favorite aspect of being a race car driver: My favorite aspect of racing is the adrenaline rush you get right before the green flag drops. I also enjoy putting on an exciting show for the fans and introducing this sport to the young fans.