Progress Update 08-11-17

Progress Update 08-11-17

Progress continues to move forward on the Future OREC site. Most of the plumbing work is complete. Concrete work is finished on the ground level of the timing tower and is currently being poured inside the event center building. The return road is being prepped to pour and should be complete by next week. In order to meet insurance requirements for a race, we are still looking at getting the barrier walls installed among a few other things. As long as all goes well and investors continue coming forward we are…

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Half Way There

Half Way There

The Diamond Surface, Inc. Team & Morton Building Crews have been hard at work this week making progress at OREC. The Event Complex Building is up, and the timing tower is almost complete. Our photographer was able to take the first track photos from the top of the timing tower, and after all of the years and hard work put into this project, it was by far one of the most amazing and rewarding views we have seen. Thank you to everyone who is working so hard to bring this together! An…

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Why We Decided to Build A Drag Strip

Why We Decided to Build A Drag Strip

Our board members were each asked a series of questions. One of them being “Why did you get involved with the project to turn a runway into a drag strip and entertainment venue?” The answers of each member made it clear that they all had one thing in common. Each one of them are in this for the sake of the community. Every small town deserves something that can set them apart from the rest, something for community members to be proud of, and something for tourists to visit in the area….

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OREC Events Building

OREC Events Building

Progress was made at the OREC site this week. The construction of our 150′ x 60′ event center building has begun. This building will house restrooms, concessions, and an event area. This will be the main entrance to the racetrack. Event possibilities include, but are not limited to Craft Fairs, Swap Meets, Weddings, Vendor Fairs, Social Events, Corporate Events, Parties, & Dances.  

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Race Track Progress 6/26

Race Track Progress 6/26

Progress continues at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex property. Today, several of the required concrete barriers were delivered.  The project is moving forward at full-speed. As noted in our previous Facebook Post, Half of the bleachers were recently delivered and are now awaiting installation while other contractors have leveled the site for our 150′ x 60′ Events Center building and the 18′ x 18′ two-story timing tower which should be up within the next two weeks. Work has began on the 2,400′ asphalt return road and access to the staging lanes which…

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Thank You – Graffiti Night

Thank You – Graffiti Night

The Onawa Racing & Events Complex Board had a good time during Onawa’s Blast from the Past Graffiti Night last Saturday. Board members had the opportunity to visit with area racers, selling shares of stock and answering questions about this new and exciting IHRA-sanctioned track for Western Iowa. We would like to thank the Graffiti Night organization for having us down town.   

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Visit the OREC booth at Graffiti Night

Visit the OREC booth at Graffiti Night

To share our excitement for the upcoming grand opening of Onawa Racing and Events Complex, Onawa Racing, Inc. representatives will be attending the 33rd Annual Blast From the Past Graffiti Night in Downtown Onawa, IA. Graffiti Night is a family-friendly FREE event held on the Widest Main Street in the United States. There will be food, vendors, bands, and plenty of cars to see. Stop by and visit our booth and check out the Drag Cars! Saturday, June 17th, 2017      1:00 pm – 7:00 pm For more information…

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Road Construction Is Underway

Road Construction Is Underway

The City of Onawa is helping gear up for the new OREC facility by upgrading roads leading to the complex. This is a huge step forward for Onawa Racing, Inc. What was previously a dirt access road for a field, is now being covered in 4 inches of new asphalt. This will be the road that is used as the racer’s entrance into the pit area of OREC. The road is estimated to be completed later this evening. The groundbreaking ceremony earlier in May, sparked a lot of interest in this facility,…

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An Important Message From OREC

An Important Message From OREC

The Onawa Racing, Inc. board of directors would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year. We would also like to thank you for your continued support of the ongoing project of opening Onawa Racing and Events Complex. We haven’t been present on the web a lot during recent months but would like to let you know that we are still grinding our gears behind the scenes. We are one meeting away from possibly receiving an Economic Development grant from the City of Onawa. On January 24th the City…

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