Hawkeye Downs Speedway

Mackvaders new engine gives the #88 a "heart of gold" and now there's a gold dog on the hood too!

gold dog

In the time trials Ricky Rude in #14, Mark Noble in #74, and Mike Morgan in #88 were the fastest trucks. It looks like Mackvader is back!

The three Heat Races were without incident, but with two substitute drivers: Robert Brown in the #7 and Trevor Kruckeburg in the #51. Mackvader ran in the 3rd Heat Race slipping from second to forth place in a highly contested race. Morgan refrained from racing in the Bandit Shoot Out because of an overheating issue that was being checked.

The first Challenge Race began with #88 in the front row and a threat of rain. Mackvader moved quickly to the front and stayed there, taking a commanding lead with no serious threats. In lap 10 of 15 laps truck #7 ran into the styrofoam protected wall, rolling out the caution flag. On the restart #88 again moved to the lead and held it. On lap 12 Brian Cash in #46 hit the outside wall and went over it! He was okay, but the truck was on its side. As clean up was getting underway, both the live stream video feed and the races were abruptly ended and everyone sent to shelter. Two tornados had been spotted only ten miles west of the track. All racing was ended for the night. Fortunately, the track was not hit and everyone is safe.

The race is being rescheduled for a new date which we will post as soon as it is known. Those in attendance at the track should save their arm bands as they will be honored when the trucks return to Hawkeye Downs.

As Wendy Morgan commented in a Facebook post:

The Bandits have been known to create an uproar..they create lots of excitement..but a tornado?? Well that was a first!! Now do you see why everyone needs to go to a Bandit Big Rig Race. You just never know what will happen. Lots of fun and everyone is safe. Now for the long trip home.

See column on right for Makeup Race details. If you can't make it to the race on the new date, then watch the action from anywhere in the world as it is live-streamed at https://www.banditseries.com/livestream/.

START/FINISH ORDER OF RACES

Heat 1 Start: 4 - 51 - 16 - 46 - 13 - 7
Finish: 16 - 4 - 27 - 13 - 51 - 46

Heat 2 Start: 54 - 41 - 3 - 7 - 55
Finish: 55 - 54 - 41 - 3 - 7

Heat 3 Start: 74 - 88 - 14 - 63 - 17
Finish: 14 - 74 - 17 - 88 - 63

Challenge 1 Start: 27 - 88 - 63 - 51 - 7 - 3 - 46 - 7
Restart Lap 10: 88 - 63 - 27 - 13 - 46 - 7 - 3
Finish: 88 - 63 - 27 -

Challenge 2 Start:
Finish:

A-Main Race Start:

A-Main Race Finish:

 

Videos

Practice, turn 4 -- Wendy Morgan, 6/9/18

More practice -- Wendy Morgan, 6/9/18

Changing of the guard dog --Wendy Morgan 6/9/18

Highlights -- Minimizer, 6/9

Live Stream -- Minimizer, 6/9

MAKEUP RACE:
Sunday, July 29th

ALL TICKETS from June 9th will be honored! Bring your original ticket or wristband for entry. If you missed the Bandits on June 9th, second chance tickets are available for $5 cash at the box office. Gates open at noon and the green flag drops at 1 p.m. You won't want to miss this!