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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Half Way There

The Diamond Surface, Inc. Team & Morton Building Crews have been hard at work this week making progress at OREC. The Event Complex Building is up, and the timing tower is almost complete. Our photographer was able to take the first track photos from the top of the timing tower, and after all of the years and hard work put into this project, it was by far one of the most amazing and rewarding views we have seen. Thank you to everyone who is working so hard to bring this together! An…

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Why We Decided to Build A Drag Strip

Our board members were each asked a series of questions. One of them being “Why did you get involved with the project to turn a runway into a drag strip and entertainment venue?” The answers of each member made it clear that they all had one thing in common. Each one of them are in this for the sake of the community. Every small town deserves something that can set them apart from the rest, something for community members to be proud of, and something for tourists to visit in the area.…

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OREC Events Building

Progress was made at the OREC site this week. The construction of our 150′ x 60′ event center building has begun. This building will house restrooms, concessions, and an event area. This will be the main entrance to the racetrack. Event possibilities include, but are not limited to Craft Fairs, Swap Meets, Weddings, Vendor Fairs, Social Events, Corporate Events, Parties, & Dances.  

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Race Track Progress 6/26

Progress continues at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex property. Today, several of the required concrete barriers were delivered.  The project is moving forward at full-speed. As noted in our previous Facebook Post, Half of the bleachers were recently delivered and are now awaiting installation while other contractors have leveled the site for our 150′ x 60′ Events Center building and the 18′ x 18′ two-story timing tower which should be up within the next two weeks. Work has began on the 2,400′ asphalt return road and access to the staging lanes which…

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Thank You – Graffiti Night

OREC 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

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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