The early days of racing at Hawkeye Downs!
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By Kyle Ealy Cedar Rapids, Iowa – In the 1950’s and 60’s, one of the more popular stops for the IMCA stock car division was Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Starting in 1952 and continuing until 1961,
This was used with permission from http://randylewis.org This was posted in August of 2007 I had heard recently that my long-time stock car racing hero, Darrell Dake was in poor health. Nevertheless, it was still both shocking and sad to open
Horse Racing Program from August 14, 1941
Cedar Rapids, Iowa (September 28, 1958) – Don White won the Midwest’s final IMCA late model stock car event of the season at Hawkeye Downs Sunday, but not until a check of the official lap sheet showed a pit stop
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Emmett “Buzz” Barton Cedar Rapids, Iowa (August 11, 1957) – Johnny Pouelsen of Gardena, Calif., Sunday thrilled 4,000 fans by setting a new 5-lap International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) world record in big car races at Hawkeye Downs. Pouelsen severed
Verlin Eaker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won the rich ($2,100) Iowa Challenge Cup at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on August 3, 1972. Joining Eakers in victory lane is, left to right: NASCAR star Buddy Baker (serving as grand marshal), Terry Hoover,