Iowa 348/409 Drag Race July or August 2021 -at Onawa Dragway

pvs409

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I was asked to see if there is interest in having a center of the nation 348/409 Race similar to the one we had in 2018 at Earlville.

Onawa Dragway is about 5 hours further west of Earlville, right on the border with Nebraska right off I-29.
We have I-80 about 80 miles south and and I-90 120 miles north. We also have Highway 20 which is 4 lane from Waterloo and Cedar Falls.

I spoke with the track manager today and he suggested August 15th and August 16th, 2021 when they are to have Nostalgia drag race that weekend.
He said we can run our own class was very interested in having us come to the track.


I will get more details in a few weeks. There are a over 20 motels not to far away. Sioux City & Sergeant Bluff , Iowa has plenty only 25 miles north.
One good sized motel in Onawa (used to be a Super 8)

Large building at start line - Air conditioned - restrooms, concession building (eat inside)
Entrance road for racers is paved off County paved road -track is only about 1 mile south of Onawa -was originally a 3500 foot long airport runway.

Onawa Dragway website -IHRA track
https://www.onawaracing.com/

Aerial View of track -concrete -smooth... currently running 1/8 mile
https://www.facebook.com/DRAGRACEinONAWA/photos/

Paul
 

1964SuperStocker

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I was asked to see if there is interest in having a center of the nation 348/409 Race similar to the one we had in 2018 at Earlville.

Onawa Dragway is about 5 hours further west of Earlville, right on the border with Nebraska right off I-29.
We have I-80 about 80 miles south and and I-90 120 miles north. We also have Highway 20 which is 4 lane from Waterloo and Cedar Falls.

I spoke with the track manager today and he suggested August 15th and August 16th, 2021 when they are to have Nostalgia drag race that weekend.
He said we can run our own class was very interested in having us come to the track.


I will get more details in a few weeks. There are a over 20 motels not to far away. Sioux City & Sergeant Bluff , Iowa has plenty only 25 miles north.
One good sized motel in Onawa (used to be a Super 8)

Large building at start line - Air conditioned - restrooms, concession building (eat inside)
Entrance road for racers is paved off County paved road -track is only about 1 mile south of Onawa -was originally a 3500 foot long airport runway.

Onawa Dragway website -IHRA track
https://www.onawaracing.com/

Aerial View of track -concrete -smooth... currently running 1/8 mile
https://www.facebook.com/DRAGRACEinONAWA/photos/

Paul
Paul,
I'll help any way I can. My wife's family is from The Council Bluffs area so would be pretty easy for me to come and bring a crew. Its the weekend of 14th-15th. (Sat-Sun.)
 

1964SuperStocker

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The further west you go the less cars there are. At Dave’s race and the get together I had, most cars came from the east. Go further west and I think the turn out would be very small.
That may be true about actual racers but not true about the weekend warriors that hit the track every now and then or have never raced but might. I know several guys that would show up if we were talking Eddyville but that is South East of Des Moines by an hour.
 

1964SuperStocker

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Crap the 15 & 16 aren't going to work. They just scheduled the IBS Nationals during those dates at Camillus, NY.
That sucks! Would be fun to get the whole Iowa gang together. Never know, another weekend might work better for everyone else too. We have plenty of time to plan, besides the weekend of AUGUST 14th/15th (Sat-Sun) maybe be to late in the year for us.
 
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