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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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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