Grand Opening = A Success!

Thunder on the Prairie, the official grand opening event was a massive success with a standing room only crowd and nearly 150 race cars packing the pit area on Saturday, August 4th. The event included a full complement of IHRA sportsman classes along with special features. The fastest class on hand was the Quick Performance Midwest Pro Outlaw with a unique variety of entries including nitro fuel altereds, pro-mods and dragsters that race off of a 4.00 eighth-mile index. Jarod Micetich took the win in his dragster with a 3.98…

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MDS Diesel Showdown 2018

Get ready for the 1st Annual Diesel Showdown brought to you by Midwest Diesel Society! This will be the first EVER all Diesel event at our facility. The MidWest Diesel society wants you to join them for 1/8th MILE DRAG RACING, SHOW N SHINE and DYNO RUNS!!! There will be food, vendors, and screaming diesel engines!! Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY!!! PRICING General Admission: $15 Show n Shine: $10 Tech Card/Racer Admission: $25 E/T Competition: $25 Heads Up Competition: $35 $1,500 Total Pot Heads Up Winnings 1st: $500 2nd: $350 E/T…

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Thunder On The Prarie Grand Opening Spectacular

Thunder On The Prarie GRAND OPENING SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 The sound of thundering feature cars including nitro entries will fill the air at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex, Onawa, Iowa on Saturday, August 4 with Thunder on the Prairie; the official Grand Opening Spectacular. Headlining the feature car line-up includes the burner popping Miss Elle’ Jet Dragster, America’s favorite wheelstander the “Chevy Rebellion,” a trip back in time with a match race of nostalgia gassers plus outrageous funny cars, altereds and pro-mods in the Midwest Pro-Outlaw circuit. In addition…

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2018 Bracket Points Race #4

*This Points Race was added to make up for the race canceled June 23nd. Bracket Points Race #4 SUNDAY, JULY 15TH Classes – Top entry $70, Mod entry $50, Sportsman entry $35, Test N Tune entry $25, Novice Junior Dragsters and Senior Junior Dragsters entry $30. Test N Tune entry $25. Crew/Spectator $10, Children 6-12 $5, Children under 6 free. Gates open at 8:30 am. Time trials begin at 9 am. 2 Time Trials and then the Reaction Time Challenge $10. Eliminations to follow.

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2018 Bracket Points Race #3

SATURDAY, JULY 14TH *This Points Race was added to make up for the race canceled June 22nd. Bracket Points Race #3. Classes – Top entry $70, Mod entry $50, Sportsman entry $35, Test N Tune entry $25, Novice Junior Dragsters and Senior Junior Dragsters entry $30. Test N Tune entry $25. Crew/Spectator $10, Children 6-12 $5, Children under 6 free. Gates open at 9 am. Time trials begin at 10 am. 2 Time Trials and then the Reaction Time Challenge $10. Eliminations to follow.

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RAGBRAI Party & Camping

The Onawa Racing and Events Complex welcomes 2018 RAGBRAI riders to Onawa. We have decided to open our space to riders for camping, fun, and entertainment! APPEARING LIVE Shawn Cole at 6 pm Friday, July 20th and Country Knot Band at 6 pm on Saturday, July 21st at the Event Bldg FREE CAMPING IN THE SPECTATOR PARKING LOT Power hookups and showers are not available. Restrooms will be accessible.  Camping will be on a first come, first serve basis.   DRINK SPECIALS AT THE BAR   TACO BAR ON SATURDAY…

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Blackbird Bend Has Entered Marketing Agreement With OREC

The Blackbird Bend Casino known as the friendliest casino around and located near Onawa, Iowa has reached a marketing agreement with the Onawa Racing and Events Complex in Onawa, Iowa. As a part of the multi-layered marketing program, fans and racers who attend events at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC) and present proof of admission (armband or receipt) at the Blackbird Bend Casino will qualify for player’s cash with exclusive Club Blackbird membership. Regulations and restrictions apply; contact Blackbird Bend for details. “This is an incredible opportunity for…

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Great Events Planned for this Weekend

SAT & SUN, JUNE 16 & 17 It’s the second weekend of racing at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC), Onawa, Iowa with a couple of “Great” events planned. FUN DAY, Saturday, June 16 Come on out for a great day of racing with a Fun Day event on Saturday, June 16. Gates will open at 10 AM with racing 11 AM til 4 PM (prox). On-track activities include test-n-tune/fun runs, gamblers races for no-box, box and junior dragsters, plus TCR (Teen Championship Racing) and more. “We understand several…

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Fantastic Turn Out!

Saturday, June 9, 2018 will go into the history books as the first Saturday event at the newly opened Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC). More than 100 entries were on hand for the test-n-tune/fun day with gamblers races event. Officials were elated with the support of racers and fans as the event was well attended by both racers and fans. Additionally, the track surface performed awesome as many racers commented how smooth and fast the track is and some even mentioned they made their quickest and fastest runs ever.…

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