Hawkeye Downs Speedway NASCAR Style Driving Experience & Ride Alongs
Track Type: Short Track
Track Length: 1/2 Mile
Track Style: Oval
Track Surface: Asphalt
Official Website: http://hawkeyedowns.org/
Track Address: 4400 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Hawkeye Downs Speedway Driving Experience
Taste of Speed (5 Laps)
Qualifier (10 Laps)
Shootout (15 Laps)
Start Your Engines (20 Laps)
Green Flag (30 Laps)
Checkered Flag (40 Laps)
Race Day (50 Laps)
Hawkeye Downs Speedway Ride Along
Ride Along Experience
Ride Along (3 Laps) $119
Ride Along (5 Laps) $139
Choose your Hawkeye Downs Speedway Driving Experience or Ride Along Experience to begin booking. If you’re giving as a gift or are unsure about a date, you can purchase a gift voucher and you or the recipient will have 90 days to return to the website or call 401-543-3278 and book a date.
Hawkeye Downs Speedway has been a fixture in Cedar Rapids since 1925 , operating under different names including Frontier Park, and the Cedar Rapids Speedway. From it’s opening, until 1989, the facility was a dirt track. The 1989 season saw Hawkeye Downs become Iowa’s first weekly paved oval, with both ¼ mile and ½ mile tracks, paved pits, an enclosed tech building, MUSCO broadcast quality lighting, electronic message board, and many other outstanding features. In more recent years, a new Daktronics scoreboard and message center has been added, along with a transponder timing and scoring system.
Hawkeye Downs has been a popular venue over the years for visiting regional and national series, including ASA, IMCA, NASCAR, UMARA, USAC, and the American Indy Car Series.
Hawkeye Downs has long been considered the crowned jewel of short track racing in the Midwest, and remains as a great resource for quality outdoor family entertainment! Make your plans to join us this summer!