Thursday Night Hawkeye Street Drags are back in action for our third year at Hawkeye Downs Speedway! 300’ Drags of Bracketed Side-by-Side action are slated for 6 BIG events in 2021. Our first event take place on Thursday, April 22nd at Hawkeye Downs Speedway. Admission is $10 and $10 per bracket entered. Gates open at 6:00, practice at 6:30, and the first bracket 7:30! Check out our website, https://hawkeyedrags.com for our full schedule!
I want to compete! What do I need to do?
Once you pull into Hawkeye Downs Speedway, follow the road behind the main grandstand, this will lead you towards the Pit Entrance. At this point, vehicles will be broken into brackets as they enter the pit area by our tech officials. This means that your vehicle will be put into a bracket with other vehicles like yours. You do have the option to enter more than one bracket if you choose to do so. Make sure you are honest with the tech officials about your vehicle, placing you in the correct bracket keeps the cars competitive and fun. Admission is $10 per person and $10 for each bracket entered. Once you are placed into a bracket, you will receive a sticker to signify which brackets you are entered in. These stickers must be placed on the upper portion of the driver’s side windshield.
After you are all signed in and have been placed into a bracket, you will want to park in our pit area. There is plenty of room for trailers to park. At 6:30 PM we will begin our grudge racing also know as practice runs. This gives you an opportunity to get a feel for the track and what to expect. This also allows you the opportunity to race head to head with other people in your party like friends, family, or other car enthusiasts. Grudge racing will conclude around 7:15-7:20 to prepare for bracket racing.
Once we begin, pay attention to the announcements in the pit area. Our officials will let you know when your bracket is up, and you need to report to staging. Staging will occur near turn of the half mile on the on ramp. Your bracket will line up and prepare to be sent on to the track. Be sure to follow the direction of our officials to make sure you are in the right spot.
When you are sent onto the track continue to follow the direction of our officials to ensure you stay with your bracket. You will be sent to the starting light to begin your drag. Our officials will line you up head to head against another bracket competitor. Watch the light. Once the green is displayed. Drag race the competitor to the finish line. Once you reach the finish line, pull your foot off the accelerator, and begin to slow down. Do not accelerate into/through the corner.
One the back stretch, opposite of the start finish line, you will be sent either to the winner lane or to the looser lane. The winner lane will continue back to staging and the looser lane will have an official mark your sticker with a loss. If you lose one, do not worry, you still have one more shot. Once you lose for the second time, you have two options, to be done with the bracket and sent to the pits or have one more single elimination shot in your bracket for $10.
While on the track not dragging, keep your speed under control and do not burnout or do wheelies. The exit for the track is located in turn 3 of the quarter mile. When exiting be slow and watch for pedestrians when in the pit area. You can park back in your spot and enjoy the rest of the evening or you will need to wait for the next bracket to be called to staging.
We look forward to seeing you at our events in 2021! Let us know if you have any questions or concerns email us at email@example.com
For more information on Thursday Night Hawkeye Street Drags, please visit our website at https://hawkeyedrags.com or call us at 319-533-3549.