Blackbird Bend Has Entered Marketing Agreement With OREC

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

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!

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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RAIN FORCES THE POSTPONEMENT OF OPENING DAY

RAIN FORCES THE POSTPONEMENT OF OPENING DAY

Heavy overnight rain and storms have saturated the newly renovated Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC) and has forced the postponement of the 2018 opening. “Being a new facility and with over 1-1/2″ of rain in the last few hours; the pits are soggy in many areas and the facility is simply too wet to open” said Track Manager Ron Conner. “We are much better off waiting until next Friday and Saturday and having the opportunity to open under better conditions” he mentioned. Next Friday and Saturday (June 8 & 9)…

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OPENING DAY SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 2

OPENING DAY SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 2

No one can say it has been easy or that the facility is 100% completed but racing will take place this Saturday, June 2 at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex, Onawa, IA. The plan is to do test-n-tune/fun runs and hopefully get more rubber on the virgin race surface. “We really could use several more days for track prep on this new surface, said Consultant Scott Gardner, however we like many others just want to get some action going on the track” he continued. The gates will open Saturday…

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Revised Schedule of Events

Revised Schedule of Events

Poor spring weather causing construction delays has forced the decision to modify the 2018 Event Schedule of events at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex. “Although the facility is now about 95% ready, the 5% remaining to be completed is crucial before opening,” said Consultant Scott Gardner. “An incredible amount of work has been completed in the last six months and to make haste decision to open before final important steps are completed would be nearly insane” continued Gardner. Recently completed projects include; the installation of the brand new Accutime…

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WEATHER BEGINS TO FORCE UNANTICIPATED DELAYS

WEATHER BEGINS TO FORCE UNANTICIPATED DELAYS

Mother Nature hasn’t been kind concerning her forces in Onawa, Iowa. In fact, some might suggest she has been downright cruel. The ground conditions at the Onawa Racing and Events Center have been challenging for the various crews to make construction progress as planned. “As of today, Monday, April 16th we have made the decision to postpone the installation of the timing system by Accutime technicians, as we simply won’t be able to meet that deadline for having certain things ready including the scoreboards mounted before that date,” said General…

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Reserve Your Pit Spot

Reserve Your Pit Spot

Reserve your pit spot NOW for your home away from home while racing at Onawa, Iowa’s all-new racing facility! Two types to choose from: PREMIUM LOTS are approximately 20 x 130. These lots are closest to the staging lanes and the event center and if the racer wants to run electricity to their lot, at their own expense, that option will be available. There are only 10 of these lots available and you must own a minimum of 3 shares to be eligible to reserve. After May 15th we will…

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Ron and Darla Conner Named Managers of Onawa Racing and Events Complex

Ron and Darla Conner Named Managers of Onawa Racing and Events Complex

Familiar names to many Midwest racers have accepted management positions at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC), Onawa, Iowa. Ron and Darla Conner who have many years’ experience in drag racing operations will begin their new management positions effective immediately. “We are elated to have Ron and Darla as managers”, said OREC Vice President Phil Schroder, “they bring a lot experience and will operate the race track and events center on a daily basis.” The Conner’s have an extensive resume of drag racing event production and operations including many…

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