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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2018 Schedule of Events and General Racing Information

2018 Schedule of Events and General Racing Information

The Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC), in Onawa, Iowa released today the 2018 schedule of events and general racing information. The season will get underway in May and continue through most of October. “We are excited to put a great schedule of events together for the first season of racing at the new complex,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consultants. The schedule includes several major and special events including two feature show events; The Grand Opening Extravaganza, June 9 and an Evening of Eruption on August 5….

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Big Open House Kicks Off New Era At OREC

Big Open House Kicks Off New Era At OREC

The Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC) in Onawa, Iowa held an open house on Saturday, October 14 to a packed crowd of enthusiast racers and fans. “With over 500 people in attendance we gave out more than 200 racer surveys as we continue to measure the pulse of the racers,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consultants. “That information will be used to develop the class structure and programs that will be announced early this winter so the racers and fans can plan ahead for the 2018 season”…

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Extreme Wet Conditions Force Cancellation of Racing at Open House

Extreme Wet Conditions Force Cancellation of Racing at Open House

EXTREME WET CONDITIONS FORCE CANCELLATION OF RACING DURING THE OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY AT OREC With multiple inches of rain falling over the last 10 days on the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC), officials have been forced to cancel the racing portion of the Open House planned for this Saturday, October 14. “It surely wasn’t our intent to have to cancel racing and we are disappointed we had to,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consultants. “However with the facility still under construction, the immense rainfall has made…

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Event Set For Saturday, October 14

Event Set For Saturday, October 14

Officials of the Onawa Racing and Events Complex in Onawa, Iowa announced the details of the open house today. The event will be Saturday, October 14 at the facility and will include street vehicle fun runs. “We want the public to see the construction progress that has been made while allowing street-legal cars, trucks, and bikes to make runs down the track,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consulting. Progress has been made in a variety of areas including the installation of the safety wall, the finish work on…

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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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Event Opportunities At OREC

Event Opportunities At OREC

The Onawa Racing and Events Complex plans to build a 9000 square foot building. This building will be a permanent structure built to house many different events with an over 800 person capacity! This building and space at OREC will be able to house many different events including, but not limited to: Conventions Inflatable Fun Runs Guilds Gun Shows Shooting/Archery Competitions Car Shows Craft Fairs Parties (Weddings, Holiday Parties, Galas, Balls) Farmers Markets Home Improvement Shows Auctions Workshops Expos Contests Performing Arts Concerts Carnivals OREC plans to fill the calendar!…

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