Drag Race Car Display Celebrating
Eddyville Raceway Park`s 50th Anniversary
When: Saturday March 28, 10am to 6pm
Where: Quincy Place Mall Ottumwa Ia.
See some of Eddyville Raceway`s awesome race cars from Jr Dragsters to Fuel Altereds and Pro Mods, meet the drivers, and pick up schedules for Eddyville`s 50th anniversary schedule.
Enter a drawing for tickets to the seasons largest events the 1st annual Midwest Nostalgia Nationals on June 13, the 19th annual Musco Lighting Night of Fire on July 4, and the 10th World Fuel Altered Nationals On Aug.21 & 22.
(Any racer that would like to display their car please contact Gerald at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 641-780-3534.)
New Sponsor @ ERP
Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola is the new Title Rights sponsor of our Top ET class. This is their first involvement with the track and with their support we will be able to increase the year end payouts to the top ten points earners in this class. You can find a link to their website on the front page of our website. Be sure to thank them for their support whenever you go there for your entertainment and lodging.
"Lakeside Hotel Casino is very excited to present this season of racing at Eddyville Raceway Park! We at Lakeside couldn’t think of a better way to spend a hot summer weekend than exhilarating car racing followed by some exciting casino action. Lakeside offers some of Iowa’s newest and best slots, loosest tables, and finest amenities for a day trip or an overnight stay."
Lakeside is located just south of Des Moines at exit 34 off of Interstate 35 in Osceola. Stop in and see us after the races and let the action continue!
New Title Rights Sponsor for WFAN
We would like to welcome S.E. Iowa NAPA as the Title Rights sponsor of the World Fuel Altered Nationals. They were an associate sponsor of this event last year and inspite of the terrible weather we had saw value in supporting this great event. They have stores in Sigourney, Williamsburg, and Centerville. If you are in any of these areas support them whenever possible and thank them for their support. They have also given us some really great door prizes to give away at our banquet March 7
Eddyville Raceway Park 50th anniversary season schedule announced
Eddyville Raceway Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary with its busiest race schedule ever. Track owner Gerald Kramer says our business is to provide a place for racers and fans to enjoy the sport of drag racing and this year we have more special events and classes in the 50 year history of the track.
For 2015 the track is offering some bold new events for many diverse drag racing interests along with continuing with many events that we have run for a long time. 2015 will have traditional big bracket race events on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, an event for
nostalgia racers with the Midwest Nostalgia Nationals in June, the biggest Musco Lighting Night of Fire ever on July 4, a brand new exciting event in late July that will combine a motorcycle event that will include T/F Harleys with a Door Car Shootout that will feature some exciting heads up door cars, a special big buck event for Top ET, the 10th annual World Fuel Altered Nationals in Aug. and an IHRA national event for the Jr Dragsters in Oct.
The track will also have in addition to the regular bracket classes, many special classes to fit some special interest classes. Our Top Sportsman/Top Dragster class returns for 8 races, we have a crazy new class called Midwest Pro Outlaw Eliminator that will run 4 times in 2015, as will the heads up 10.5 tire class. We have added a new heads up class for radical street cars, and 5 new heads up index classes for no box cars. For the cars with delay boxes we have the Hot Rod class returning with 8 race dates and have added 2 events for Super Rod & Quick Rod. The track will also offer a couple of entry level classes with the IHRA program called Teen Championship Racing, and the high school class.
You can see we have scheduled a lot of exciting things to celebrate our anniversary, so buckle up and enjoy the upcoming season!
Click Here for Early Season Schedule
2015 Special Event Dates and Classes
Memorial Day Weekend Bracket Bash, May 22-24 (early start)
Classes: ( Sat. Only) Midwest Pro Outlaw Eliminator ERP Stick Shift class, Quick Performance Iowa True 10.5 class, (Classes run on Sat. & Sun.) Advance Transmission T/S T/D, Big $ in Top, & Mod. ET, Street, Jr Dragster, Hot Rod (6.90 index) rain date for Sat. classes is Sun.
Midwest Nostalgia Nationals, June 12 & 13 (early start)
Featuring Fuel Altered, Nostalgia A/F dragster, Nostalgia Alcohol F/C Match races. 50th anniversary reunion event honoring past racers.
Sportsman Classes: Nostalgia Super Stock Association, Nostalgia Gasser Association, Money bracket classes(3) Quick 16, 6.99 and quicker, 7.00 and slower. Trophy classes (3) 48 and older, 49-59, & 60-75.
Car show, Swap Meet, Cruise
ERP`s 50th Anniversary Iron Man Classic June 27 (rain date June 28)
Winners of Top, Modified, Street ET, and Jr Dragster Advanced classes will receive an IHRA Iron Man trophy. Pro Outlaw, Street Car Shootout , and pit vehicle races on Sat. Super Rod and Quick Rod on Sat. & Sun.
Musco Lighting Night of Fire July 3,4, & 5. (early start)
Classes: (Sat. Only) Nostalgia Nitro F/C, T/F, F/A,, Jets, Wheelstanders, OMSS, & Iowa True 10.5, (Sat. & Sun.) Advance Transmission T/S T/D, Top, & Modified, classes (big buck races) Street ET,Jr Dragsters, Hot Rod, (rain date July 5 for Pro Cars). (Sun. only: ERP Stick Shifters)
Rick Reese Memorial Race July 18
Special trophies for winners of regular points classes.Powder Puff &Pit vehicle races Sat.
Special event to be announced, July 24 & 25 (rain date July 26)
Big Buck Top ET race, Aug. 8 & 9 (Entry and Payout info TBA)
Points for Top, Mod, Street, & Jrs both days, Pro Outlaw, ERP Stick, & pit vehicle races on Sat. Hot Rod on both days.
World Fuel Altered Nationals Aug. 21-23 (early start)
Classes: (Sat. Only) F/A, Eddyville Stick Shifters, Nostalgia Gassers, (Saturday and Sunday): Nostalgia Drag classes, Advance Transmission T/S T/D series, Hot Rod (6.90 index),Street ET & Jr Dragster, (Big Buck race for Top, & Modified, classes) rain date Aug.18 for F/A`s.& Gassers.
Labor Day Weekend Big Bucks Sept. 4-6 (early start)
Classes (Sat. & Sun.) ,Midwest Pro Outlaw Eliminator, Advance Transmission Top Sportsman/Top Dragster, Top,& Modified, classes (Big Bucks),Street ET, Jr Dragster, Quick Performance Iowa True 10.5 classes run on Sat. only
R/J Performance Fun Day, Sept. 27
Car show, Open test and tune , free admission to all
IHRA Goalsetter Jr Dragster Halloween Nationals Oct. 16-18
Jr Dragster only event all 3 days. Details TBA
Saturday Fun Drags, May 9, May 30, July 11, Aug. 15, Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 3
Non points races with open time trials, several bracket gambler classes, and on some dates some heads up index classes.
Midnight Madness, May 8 (Fri.) May 30 (Sat.) June 19 (Fri.) July 11 (Sat.) July 31 (Fri.) Aug. 28 (Fri.) Sept. 12 (Sat.)
Heads up grudge racing with scoreboards off, instant green starts for street legal cars and bikes. Friday events start at 10pm and go to 1am, Saturday events start at 9pm and go to midnight. Will also have several Fast 4 classes and a burnout contest.
Special Classes Schedule Announced
As part of our 50th anniversary Eddyville Raceway Park is proud to announce its special classes and their dates for 2015. These are classes that will run a limited schedule.
We have several that are brand new for 2015 including the bold new class called: Midwest Pro Outlaw Eliminator. This is a heads up class for some of the badest cars around and has very few rules other than a 4.00 index on the 1/8th mile! This class will be run on a limited Chicago style elimination format. This class is open to any style car with any kind of power adder. This class will run on May 23, June 27, Aug. 8, and Sept. 5. This should be fun!
Another new heads up class for 2015 will be the Street Car Challenge. This class will be for street legal (license, registration, insurance card, mufflers etc.) cars with any power adder and street legal tires. (any size) Dates for this class: May 16, June 6, June 27, July 25, Sept. 5, & Oct. 3.
Some index classes have been added to our schedule with 5 classes for no box cars to run on May 9, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, & Oct. 3. We also are running one 2 day weekend for Super Rod (S/G)(6.30 index) and Quick Rod (S/C)(5.70 index) on June 27 & 28. As we have did last year we will run Hot Rod (6.90) (S/ST) on four 2 day events, May 23-24, July 4-5, Aug. 8-9, & Aug. 22-23.
As a throwback to years past we will have a return of the Powder Puff class with 4 dates for 2015, May 16, June 20, July 18, & Aug. 1.
On some of our 2 day events we will have pit vehicle races on Sat. at the end of eliminations, time permitting. These will be on the 330 and having fun is mandatory! Dates for these are: May 23, June 6, 27, July 18, Aug.8, and Sept. 5.
The Advance Transmission T/S T/D Challenge will return with four 2 day races. This is a points class and will run on May 23-24, July 4-5, Aug. 22-23, Sept. 5-6.
The Eddyville Stick Shift class returns with dates on May 23, July 5, Aug. 8 & 22, & Oct. 3. This is a points series that has run a long time at Eddyville.
The Quick Performance Iowa True 10.5 class will be back with four dates including our biggest event the Musco Lighting Night of Fire on July 4. Other dates will be May 23, July 25, & Sept. 5.
We have two classes for the younger racers, our high school class will run on June 5, 19, 26, July 17, 31, Aug. 7, & 14. The other class is called Teen Championship Racing and is done with a parent in a street car. This class will run on May 23, June 6, 27, July 18, Aug. 8, & Sept. 5.
Details on all of these classes will be posted on our website soon and our full schedule will be posted very soon also. 2015 will be a very big year at ERP!
ERP Track Rentals
Eddyville Raceway Park has days available to rent the facility for many types of usage including the use of the drag strip or for other functions that could make use of the rest of the facility but not the race track. Now is the time to set these up before all of our events are planned. Events using the track in most cases will be on a Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.
If you or a company wants to put on any type of outdoor event that might work at the track or if you would like to be a promoter of some type of race event please contact Gerald to discuss the possibilities. Price to do this will vary widely depending on the type of event you are considering.
Here is a list of some ideas on types of events that could utilize the track and facilities. They include but are certainly not limited to:
- Swap Meet
- Flee market
- Car Show
- R/C Car & Plane Events
- Special race events for company employees / customers
- Special interest drag race event
We also can put together special packages for family reunions, car clubs, or company outings to the race track during any of our scheduled events both regular race days or on our bigger events. If interested in any of these please email Gerald at email@example.com or call him at 641-780-3534.