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WEATHER BEGINS TO FORCE UNANTICIPATED DELAYS

WEATHER BEGINS TO FORCE UNANTICIPATED DELAYS

Mother Nature hasn’t been kind concerning her forces in Onawa, Iowa. In fact, some might suggest she has been downright cruel. The ground conditions at the Onawa Racing and Events Center have been challenging for the various crews to make construction progress as planned. “As of today, Monday, April 16th we have made the decision to postpone the installation of the timing system by Accutime technicians, as we simply won’t be able to meet that deadline for having certain things ready including the scoreboards mounted before that date,” said General…

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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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2018 Schedule of Events and General Racing Information

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….

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Work Continues Into The Winter

Work Continues Into The Winter

An anticipation of opening in the spring of 2018 Mild winter conditions have allowed crews to continue to work at the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC) in preparation for opening the spring of 2018. Work is being done in several areas but primarily in the areas of trenching and wiring for both high and low voltage systems. Additionally, the concrete walls along the track are now finished with the rebar and concrete cap now completed. “The place is coming together,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consultants. “It…

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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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Extreme Wet Conditions Force Cancellation of Racing at Open House

Extreme Wet Conditions Force Cancellation of Racing at Open House

EXTREME WET CONDITIONS FORCE CANCELLATION OF RACING DURING THE OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY AT OREC With multiple inches of rain falling over the last 10 days on the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC), officials have been forced to cancel the racing portion of the Open House planned for this Saturday, October 14. “It surely wasn’t our intent to have to cancel racing and we are disappointed we had to,” said Scott Gardner of Gardner Race Track Consultants. “However with the facility still under construction, the immense rainfall has made…

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Event Set For Saturday, October 14

Event Set For Saturday, October 14

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…

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