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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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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IT’S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A REAL RACE TRACK

Phase one of the installation of the track safety wall is well underway at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC). The wall is being placed on the outer edge of the of the concrete race surface to meet the standard set for drag racing tracks. The OREC race surface will be 56′ wide from wall to wall. “Once all the wall is moved properly in place; re-bar will be installed to the top with a concrete capped poured to provide additional horizontal strength while increasing the height to 30 inches…

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WORK IS REVVING UP AT OREC

Progress is being made at the site of the future Onawa Racing and Events Complex. Work crews descended onto the complex preparing the main pit roadway for upcoming action as other projects get underway. “We are 100% in go mode and have multiple crews working on a variety projects,” said GRTC’s Scott Gardner. “Our goal is to have many projects going at the same time and get everything we can done before winter hits” he continued.   The Onawa Racing and Events Complex is the brainchild of the city officials…

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Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                              Contact 309-738-5472 Gardner Race Track Consultants to Begin Immediate Work on the Onawa Racing and Events Complex   Gardner Race Track Consultants (GRTC) has reached an agreement with the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC) Board of Directors to begin immediate representation and consulting services. OREC is in Onawa, IA just off of Interstate 29 and is under construction as an IHRA one-eighth mile drag strip facility with an events center. GRTC has developed a comprehensive plan to pump adrenaline into the partially completed facility in…

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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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