Officials of the Onawa Racing and Events Complex in Onawa, Iowa announced the details of the open house today. The event will be Saturday, October 14 at the facility and will include street vehicle fun runs.
“We want the public to see the construction progress that has been made while allowing street-legal cars, trucks, and bikes to make runs down the track,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consulting. Progress has been made in a variety of areas including the installation of the safety wall, the finish work on the track surface, grandstand assembly, installation of spectator fencing, paving and more; but a lot of work remains to in making the facility a fully operational drag strip.
A grand opening will be scheduled in 2018 with the timing system operational and complete track surface preparation and more. “The event in October is to allow us to show the fans and racers that we are serious in our efforts to have a completed race track in 2018” continued Gardner.
Another important aspect of the OREC Open House is fundraising. For the project to continue at the pace currently underway, it’s important to continue to add stockholders and supporters. Gates will open on Saturday, October 14 at 10 AM with street vehicles allowed to go down the track beginning at 1 PM. There will be food vendors along with representatives of OREC answering questions people might have. Should the weather be a concern, the event will be held on Sunday, October 15.