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Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em event to go on at Farley

CEDAR RAPIDS — Track officials at Farley Speedway confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em event scheduled for Sunday at the Farley track will go on as scheduled.

There was some doubt the event would no [...]

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Driver in fatal Hawkeye Downs crash identified

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified the driver of the RV who was killed at Hawkeye Downs Speedway during a race event.

Police said John Pickart, 68, of Norway, Iowa, was fatally injured during the “ [...]

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Driver killed in accident at Hawkeye Downs Speedway

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police confirmed Monday 68-year-old John Pickart, of Norway, was killed at Hawkeye Downs Speedway was killed after a crash in Saturday night’s “Race ‘Em or Wreck ‘Em” eve [...]

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Callahan has stars align for back to back Yankee wins

FARLEY – In a 100-lap race on dirt, it takes a few different things behind the wheel to come home a winner.

Drivers have to be patient, conserving tires and negotiating traffic. Yet at the same time, they have to be aggressive enough [...]

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Gase secures sponsor, to make first Cup start

Every racer who’s ever strapped on a helmet at some local track in the United States has fantasized about racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or IndyCar Series at one time or another.

It’s a dream few see realized.

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Eastern Iowa racers run well at IMCA Supernationals

BOONE — The IMCA Supernationals means a lot to racers and race fans.

The dirt racing event may not resonate in the national spotlight like the World 100, Knoxville Nationals or King’s Royal might, but to IMCA racers it&# [...]

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: August 27 (Final)

 

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at < [...]

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Eckrich family, Walton enter Dirt Hall of Fame

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame is far from a lavish building.

Located in Walton, Ky., it’s a small — by hall of fame standards, at least — building that lacks the funding NASCAR, football and basketbal [...]

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Season closes with Hawkeye Downs showing small, but sure, progress

CEDAR RAPIDS — The 2014 season at Hawkeye Downs Speedway faced an uncertain future when racing began this spring.

With the exit of former promoter Mike Becker, Hawkeye Downs Fair Board President Bob Bruce, General Manager Roy N [...]

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: August 21

 

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at < [...]

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Kay takes step towards last major goal

TIPTON — Sometimes, it’s just your year.

Wheatland native Justin Kay has been nearly unbeatable everywhere he’s gone in an IMCA Late Model in 2014, and that trend continued Tuesday night at the Deery Brothers Summ [...]

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Hawkeye Downs joins in rule-change movement

CEDAR RAPIDS — Throughout the history of racing, there’s been one glaring and unfortunate truth.

Rules and advancements in safety have nearly always been reactionary to an event or accident that took place on or near the [...]

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: August 13

 

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at < [...]

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Schatz adds to history with Knoxville Nationals win

KNOXVILLE — Donny Schatz can’t really explain his run at Knoxville Raceway in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car.

To be honest, no one can.

Because in the history of the Knoxville Nationals, no one has ever done what th [...]

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Nationals’ prestige keeps legends coming back

KNOXVILLE — Collectively, they represent 137 years’ worth of Knoxville Nationals competition.

Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Jac Haudenschild and Danny Lasoski are the living history of Sprint Car racing, and nearly fill [...]

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