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Hawkeye Raceway

Hawkeye Raceway was a complex consisting of a 1/3 mile high-banked dirt oval, a 1/5 mile semi-banked dirt oval, and a 1/10 mile paved oval, and a 200' mud drag pit. The facility was located west of Blue Grass, Iowa.

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Elevation: 760 feet Latitude: 41.516097 Longitude: -90.850947 GPS: N 41 30.9658, W 90 51.0568 Time zone: CST/CDT (-0600/-0500)

Historical Note

The track opened in 1963 as a 1/4 mile dirt oval. It was not particularly successful, and operated in fits and starts over the next 20 years. Under new owners, the track was extensively renovated and expanded to 1/3 mile, reopening in 1982. The track closed in 2005. The owners cited excessive insurance costs as the reason for closing.

References

Alan E. Brown, The History of America's Speedways: Past & Present. Comstock Park, Michigan: Brown, 2003 , ISBN 0931105617 , pp. 307. Order from National Speedway Directory

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Hawkeye Raceway
US Highway 61
Blue Grass, IA 52726

309-787-2098

info@hawkeyeraceway.com

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