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This Week at ERP

Friday, June 26 - Friday Fun Night
Gates open at 5.30, open test and tune for anyone 6.30-9.30 pm plus high school with high school eliminations at 8pm.

Saturday, June 27 - Points Race #8 - 50th Anniversary Special Event
Saturday gates open at 1pm, time trials by session at 3pm, eliminations at 6pm. This is a 50th anniversary special event with the winners of Top, Modified, Street, and Jr Advanced receiving IHRA Ironman Trophies and the runner ups in those classes receiving Ironman plaques. In addition to the special Ironman trophies we will be running 4 special classes including the 2nd race of our exciting Midwest Pro Outlaw Series. This is a 4.00 index class run on a Chicago style format. Also running will be our new heads up Street Car Challenge, Super Rod (6.30 index) Quick Rod (5.70 index) and our pit vehicle races. On the pit vehicle race we are going to run it like a regular class, buy your tech card at the gate and we will run time trials and eliminations in sessions just like our regular and special classes.

In addition to the racing we are also invited to participate in the town of Eddyville`s 175th anniversary parade. We can cruise from the track to town with our race cars either being towed or driving and be a part of the parade for the town`s celebration. This will be at about 1pm so if you want to participate come early or come Friday night and stay over. The town of Eddyville really supports the track and this is a good way to support their celebration.

Sunday, June 28 - Points Race #9
Sunday is a points race in Top, Modified, Street, & Jr Advanced plus will also have Jr Novice, Super Rod, Quick Rod, and a Teen Championship Race for kids 13 and up with a parent in a 10 sec. and slower street car. This is the most inexpensive way to get your kids involved in racing! Sunday we open at 8am and start time trials at 9.30.

At the end of eliminations Sunday we will crown our Lakeside Hotel-Casino Mid Season Champions in Top, Modified, and Street classes. The points leaders in those classes will receive a special overnight package including a concert at the Casino.


Street Bike Quick 8

Class Rules: you must enter the street bike bracket race to be eligible for the quick 8 (must be the same bike in both classes), class will be laddered on a pro ladder, .400 pro tree, must also follow all rules for the street bike class (link below). If there is more than 8 bikes and you do not make the the cut you will get your entry fee money back. This class is presented by Auto Outlet and Fenders Cycle & Motorsport.

Entry Fee: $25
Winner: $150 and $100 gift card to Fenders 
Runner-up: $75 and $50 gift card to Fenders


Attention Jr Dragster racers:

We have made a couple of changes to our program. 8 and 9 year olds will now have the option to move up to the Jr Advanced before they turn 10 years old. This is an option only ! The other change we are going to try is to pair the Jrs by reaction time in the 2nd time trial session.  This is something several of the Jr racers have been asking for so we will try it with the option of changing back if needed.


Street Bike Series will now be a points series

Thanks to R/J Performance the tile sponsor, Trick Tools the presenting sponsor and the additional sponsorship help from Fenders Cycle and Fenders Honda we will keep points for this class. Details can be found on the street bike series sidebar. There are 7 races for this series and bikes can also enter appropriate car classes on these dates if desired.

Details for April 25 opening day for 2015 at ERP. We will be doing chassis certs throughout the day email manager@eddyvilleraceway.com if you need an appointment. We will have open test and tune from noon to 4pm. Test and tune is $25, spectator cost is $8 for the day. We will do chassis certs rain or shine.

Reminder to sign up for our email list at the top of the sidebars on the left side of the website to keep up on all of the things that are happening at ERP.


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!

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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.


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
  • Concert
  • Car Show
  • Autocross
  • 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 manager@eddyvilleraceway.com or call him at 641-780-3534.

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