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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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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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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WORK CONTINUES FOR 2018 OPENING

WORK CONTINUES FOR 2018 OPENING

Work continues at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC) in preparation for a 2018 opening. “While the temperatures have dropped we continue to work on various facility projects to get as much completed as we can before the snow hits,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consultants. Last week, the track was measured, squared and accurately marked out for the installation of the timing system. Additional work is also scheduled including underground boring, concrete work for select wall sections and low and high voltage work in preparation for…

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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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GREAT FALL WEATHER HELPS IN GETTING WORK COMPLETED

GREAT FALL WEATHER HELPS IN GETTING WORK COMPLETED

OREC CONSTRUCTION UPDATE The great fall weather the week of September 17 allowed for continued construction on the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC). The facility in Onawa, Iowa is expected to open in 2018 with a full schedule of events. “This week’s progress has been made in several important areas,” mentioned Scott Gardner from Gardner Race Track Consultants. The race track surface is getting the final grind and polish work completed to have one of the flattest and finest professional finishes in drag racing. In addition, asphalt millings are…

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