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. In addition, other major events include two of the outrageously popular, Shop Inc.’s Heads-Up No Prep events on June 30 and September 8 and the inaugural Midwest Diesel Event and Show on August 11. Other specialty races are the Fall Classic Bracket Special and Hallowstrange.

The 2018 Points Bracket Series will include twelve events with a combination of one and two-day races. In addition, as an IHRA Member Track, the popular Teen Championship Racing Series will be contested as select events.

The schedule as released is subject to change as work will continue in the spring to finish the facility for racing including the installation of a brand new Accutime Timing System and LED Scoreboards. Additional events are also being planned, so it’s very important to watch for changes to the schedule as spring approaches.

OREC is an IHRA Member Track located in Onawa, Iowa that will feature 1/8 mile drag racing in 2018. The services of Gardner Race Track Consultants have been retained to get the facility operational in 2018.

 

 

2018 Onawa Racing and Events Complex Schedule of Events

As of Jan 5, 2018 – SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. WATCH FOR UPDATES

 

Saturday, May 5       Fun Day, TNT, Trophy, Gamblers (Tentative)

 

Saturday, May 12     Fun Day, TNT, Trophy, Gamblers (Tentative)

 

Saturday, May 19     Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

Sunday, May 20       Bracket Points Race #1

 

Saturday, May 26     Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Saturday, June 2      Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Friday, June 8          Fun Race, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamb, 5p-Dusk

Saturday, June 9      Grand Opening Extravaganza

Jet, Wheelstander, & More

Bracket Points Race #2

Sunday, June 10      Bracket Points Race #3

 

Saturday, June 16    Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Friday, June 22        Fun Race, TNT, HS, TCR, Trophy, Gamb, 5p-Dusk

Saturday, June 23    Bracket Points Race #4 + NCSS

Sunday, June 24      Bracket Points Race #5 + NCSS

 

Saturday, June 30    Shop Inc’s Heads up No-Prep

 

Friday, July 6            Fun Race, TNT, HS, TCR, Trophy, Gamb, 5p-Dusk

Saturday, July 7       Bracket Points Race #6

Sunday, July 8          Bracket Points Race #7

 

Saturday, July 14     Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Friday, July 20          Fun Race, TNT, HS, TCR, Trophy, Gamb, 5p-Dusk

Saturday, July 21     Bracket Points Race #8

Sunday, July 22        Bracket Points Race #9

 

Saturday, July 28     Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Saturday, August 5             Evening of Eruption

Jets, Nitro, Fireworks & More

Bracket Points Race #10

Saturday, August 11                       Midwest Diesel Drags & Show Event

 

Friday, August 17    Fun Race, TNT, Final HS, TCR, Trophy, Gamb, 5p-dusk

Saturday, August 18                       Bracket Points Race #11

Sunday, August 19              Bracket Points Race #12

 

Saturday, August 25                       Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Friday, Sept 7           Fun Race, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamb, 5p-dusk

Saturday, Sept 8      Shop Inc’s Heads up No prep

 

Friday, Sept 14         Team Finals in Martin, MI

Saturday, Sept 15    Team Finals in Martin, MI

Sunday, Sept 16       Team Finals in Martin, MI

 

Saturday, Sept 22    Sponsor Showdown/TNT, Trophy 9 AM

 

Saturday, Sept 29    Fall Classic Bracket Special – TBA

Sunday, Sept 30       Fall Classic Bracket Special – TBA

 

Saturday, Oct 6        Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Saturday, Oct 13      Fun Day, TNT, TCR, Trophy, Gamblers

 

Saturday, Oct 20      Hallowstrange – Last 2018 Race

Low Roller Brackets, Jrs, Trophy,

TNT, Trailer Decorating and Adult

& Kids costume contest!

Wacky food & beverage specials

Racers Party in Events Center!

Open 9 AM, Race 10 AM – ?

 

LEGEND

TNT = Test-n-Tune

Gamb = Gamblers Race. All run, collect entry in lanes

HS = High School Class

TCR = Teen Championship Racing

NCSS = North Central Super Street Association

 

As of Jan 5, 2018 – SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. WATCH FOR UPDATES

 

 

2018 CLASS STRUCTURE AND PAYOUT @ POINTS BRACKET EVENTS

 

TOP (SUPER PRO) 4.00 – 7.99     Up to 16                    17 – 32                       33+

Winner                                              $500                              $1000                            $1200

Runner Up                                        $200                              $400                              $500

Semi-Finals                                       $100                              $150                               $200

Quarters                                                                                                                            $75

Entry Fee                                          $70                                   $70                               $70

1st Round Buy-Back                        $35                                  $35                               $35

RULES: 7.99 seconds and quicker cars/bikes. Delay boxes, trans-brakes, two steps, and playback tachometers are allowed. Air Throttles, used as launch control devices, are allowed. Factory (OEM) installed computers will be permitted, but no laptop computers are allowed while in competition

 

MODIFIED (PRO ET)4.00 – 8.99Up to 16                      17 – 32                      33+

Winner                                              $400                           $750                           $1000

Runner Up                                        $175                           $300                           $400

Semi                                                   $50                             $100                           $150

Quarters                                                                                                                     $55

Entry Fee                                          $50                             $50                             $50

1st Round Buy-Back                        $25                             $25                             $25

RULES: 8.99 seconds and quicker cars/bikes. Delay boxes and air throttles prohibited. All accepted trans- brake buttons, trans brakes, two steps, and pneumatic or electric shifters permitted.

 

SPORTSMAN 7.50 & Slower       Up to 16                    17 – 32                      33+

Winner                                              $150                           $300                           $400

Runner Up                                        $75                             $150                           $200

Semi                                                                                       $75                             $75

Entry Fee                                          $35                             $35                             $35

1st Round Buy-Back                        $20                             $20                             $20

RULES: 7.50 – slower cars and trucks. Delay boxes, air throttles, trans-brakes, two steps are prohibited. Line locks permitted in the burnout process only. DOT tires or DOT cheater slicks mandatory.

 

TROPHY CLASS – All Run (Delay boxes and air throttles prohibited)

Entry $25@Fun Events $30 @ Bracket Events     Winner and Runner-Up Trophies

 

NOVICE JUNIOR DRAGSTER       

7-9 year-olds /11.90 ET or slower. Must be a min. of 2 entries or will run with S/Jr

Winner                      Trophy & Gift Certificate

Runner Up                Trophy

Entry Fee                  $30

 

SUPER JUNIOR DRAGSTER         

10-17 year-olds / 7.90 ET or slower (Must have appropriate IHRA license for ET).

Winner                      Trophy & Gift Certificate

Runner Up                Trophy

Entry  Fee                 $30

 

CLASSES CONTESTED AT SELECT EVENTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL – This class conducted on select Friday evenings

Must have valid State Driver’s License

Winner          Trophy

Runner-up    Trophy

Entry  Fee     $15

 

TEEN CHAMPIONSHIP RACING – This class conducted at all “Fun Events”.

TCR is for teens 13-17 years-old. Must have a co-pilot of legal age. Restricted to 10.00 & slower ET. Driver cannot compete in any other class (except Jr Dragsters)

 

 

GATE AND ENTRY FEES

 

FRIDAY EVENING OR SELECT SATURDAY FUN DAY EVENTS FEES

(Non-brackets or special events)

Test-n-Tune              $20

Trophy                       $25

TCR                             $15

High School              $15

Adult Spectator        $8

Kids (6-12)                 $3

Kids (under 6)          Free

All-Run Gamblers    $20 (Time Permitting – Collected in lanes with 80% payback)

Fridays: Open at 5 PM, Race 5:30 PM til Dusk

Saturdays: Open at 10 AM, Race 11 AM – 4 PM

 

POINTS BRACKET EVENTS (non-special event days) FEES

Adults                        $10

Kids (6-12)                 $5

Kids (under 6)           Free

Test-n-Tune              $25

Trophy                        $30

Jr Dragster                $30

Bracket Classes       Vary by class

Saturdays: Open at 9 AM, Time Trials 10 AM, Eliminations follow

Sundays: Open at 8:30 AM, Time Trials 9 AM, Eliminations follow

The above time schedule is for regular events only.

 

SPECIAL EVENT GATE FEES

 

GRAND OPEN EXTRAVAGANZA

Adults                        $16

Kids (6-12)                 $5

Kids (under 6)           Free

 

EVENING OF ERUPTION

Adults                        $16

Kids (6-12)                 $5

Kids (under 6)           Free

 

HALLOWSTRANGE

Adults                        $12

Kids (6-12)                 $5

Kids (under 6)           Free

 

FALL CLASSIC BRACKET SPECIAL

Adults                        $12 per day

Adults (2-day pass)  $20

Kids (6-12)                 $5 per day

Kids (2-day pass)      $10

Kids (under 6)           Free

 

Shop Inc’s HEADS-Up NO-PREP

TBA

 

1st Annual MIDEST DIESEL DRAGS & SHOW

TBA

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