DJ LINDNER NAMED MANAGER

The Onawa Racing and Events Complex (Iowa) board of directors announced today, Darrell J (DJ) Lindner as Manager of the facility effective immediately. Lindner, who is no stranger to Midwest drag racing operations, is ready for the challenge. “I am very excited to be a part of such a unique opportunity and see a lot of potential for growth from a solid base” said Lindner. Married to wife Michele with five children from ages 10 to 17, DJ has been in racing since 1994 including having the pleasure of managing…

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UPDATE ON THE FALL BRACKET CLASSIC EVENT

UPDATE ON THE FALL BRACKET CLASSIC EVENT, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT 29 & 30 The Fall Bracket Classic event is this Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30. The event was originally to include the Best in the Midwest Challenge class. However, the organizers of that class have decided to postpone the “Challenge” to sometime next spring. The postponement of the challenge class will not change or affect any of the other bracket classes scheduled with the event. We hope to see everyone this weekend for some outstanding bracket race…

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FALL BRACKET CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND

FALL BRACKET CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND SAT & SUN, SEPTEMBER 29 & 30 Interim Manager Named With Racing into October The 2018 schedule of events will continue into October at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex. This Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30 is the Fall Bracket Classic Special. Enhanced payout is both Top and Modified Eliminators plus Sportsman, Trophy and Junior Dragster classes will be contested. In addition “THE BEST IN THE MIDWEST TEAM CHALLENGE” will take place. Details on the Fall Classic Bracket Special are included below. DJ…

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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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