This Week at ERP
Friday, May 29 - Track will be closed.
Saturday, May 30 - Saturday Fun Day with non points bracket classes for Street bikes, (not one of the points races for them) foot brake cars, no box cars, box cars, and Jr Dragsters. We also will offer Teen Championship racing which is a class for kids 13 and up in a street car that runs 10 seconds and slower with a parent with them in the car. This is the most economical way to get the kids a chance to try out the drag racing sport. We will also offer open test and tune for anyone during the Fun Day. Gates open at 1:30pm with time trials starting at 3pm and eliminations around 5-6pm. Following the Fun Day we will have our 1st scheduled Midnight Madness for a Saturday. This will start at 9pm and go to Midnight. All of our regular Fast Four classes will run as will the burnout contest.
Attention Jr Dragster racers:
We have made a couple of changes to our program. 8 and 9 year olds will now have the option to move up to the Jr Advanced before they turn 10 years old. This is an option only ! The other change we are going to try is to pair the Jrs by reaction time in the 2nd time trial session. This is something several of the Jr racers have been asking for so we will try it with the option of changing back if needed.
Street Bike Series will now be a points series
Thanks to R/J Performance the tile sponsor, Trick Tools the presenting sponsor and the additional sponsorship help from Fenders Cycle and Fenders Honda we will keep points for this class. Details can be found on the street bike series sidebar. There are 7 races for this series and bikes can also enter appropriate car classes on these dates if desired.
New Sponsor @ ERP
Lakeside Hotel Casino in Osceola is the new Title Rights sponsor of our Top ET class. This is their first involvement with the track and with their support we will be able to increase the year end payouts to the top ten points earners in this class. You can find a link to their website on the front page of our website. Be sure to thank them for their support whenever you go there for your entertainment and lodging.
"Lakeside Hotel Casino is very excited to present this season of racing at Eddyville Raceway Park! We at Lakeside couldn’t think of a better way to spend a hot summer weekend than exhilarating car racing followed by some exciting casino action. Lakeside offers some of Iowa’s newest and best slots, loosest tables, and finest amenities for a day trip or an overnight stay."
Lakeside is located just south of Des Moines at exit 34 off of Interstate 35 in Osceola. Stop in and see us after the races and let the action continue!
New Title Rights Sponsor for WFAN
We would like to welcome S.E. Iowa NAPA as the Title Rights sponsor of the World Fuel Altered Nationals. They were an associate sponsor of this event last year and inspite of the terrible weather we had saw value in supporting this great event. They have stores in Sigourney, Williamsburg, and Centerville. If you are in any of these areas support them whenever possible and thank them for their support. They have also given us some really great door prizes to give away at our banquet March 7
Eddyville Raceway Park 50th anniversary season schedule announced
Eddyville Raceway Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary with its busiest race schedule ever. Track owner Gerald Kramer says our business is to provide a place for racers and fans to enjoy the sport of drag racing and this year we have more special events and classes in the 50 year history of the track.
For 2015 the track is offering some bold new events for many diverse drag racing interests along with continuing with many events that we have run for a long time. 2015 will have traditional big bracket race events on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, an event for nostalgia racers with the Midwest Nostalgia Nationals in June, the biggest Musco Lighting Night of Fire ever on July 4, a brand new exciting event in late July that will combine a motorcycle event that will include T/F Harleys with a Door Car Shootout that will feature some exciting heads up door cars, a special big buck event for Top ET, the 10th annual World Fuel Altered Nationals in Aug. and an IHRA national event for the Jr Dragsters in Oct.
The track will also have in addition to the regular bracket classes, many special classes to fit some special interest classes. Our Top Sportsman/Top Dragster class returns for 8 races, we have a crazy new class called Midwest Pro Outlaw Eliminator that will run 4 times in 2015, as will the heads up 10.5 tire class. We have added a new heads up class for radical street cars, and 5 new heads up index classes for no box cars. For the cars with delay boxes we have the Hot Rod class returning with 8 race dates and have added 2 events for Super Rod & Quick Rod. The track will also offer a couple of entry level classes with the IHRA program called Teen Championship Racing, and the high school class.
You can see we have scheduled a lot of exciting things to celebrate our anniversary, so buckle up and enjoy the upcoming season!
2015 Special Event Dates and Classes
Memorial Day Weekend Bracket Bash, May 22-24 (early start)
Midwest Nostalgia Nationals, June 12 & 13 (early start)
ERP`s 50th Anniversary Iron Man Classic June 27 (rain date June 28)
Musco Lighting Night of Fire July 3,4, & 5. (early start)
Rick Reese Memorial Race July 18
Special event to be announced, July 24 & 25 (rain date July 26)
Big Buck Top ET race, Aug. 8 & 9 (Entry and Payout info TBA)
World Fuel Altered Nationals Aug. 21-23 (early start)
Labor Day Weekend Big Bucks Sept. 4-6 (early start)
R/J Performance Fun Day, Sept. 27
IHRA Goalsetter Jr Dragster Halloween Nationals Oct. 16-18
Saturday Fun Drags, May 9, May 30, July 11, Aug. 15, Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 3
Midnight Madness, May 8 (Fri.) May 30 (Sat.) June 19 (Fri.) July 11 (Sat.) July 31 (Fri.) Aug. 28 (Fri.) Sept. 12 (Sat.)
ERP Track Rentals
Eddyville Raceway Park has days available to rent the facility for many types of usage including the use of the drag strip or for other functions that could make use of the rest of the facility but not the race track. Now is the time to set these up before all of our events are planned. Events using the track in most cases will be on a Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.
If you or a company wants to put on any type of outdoor event that might work at the track or if you would like to be a promoter of some type of race event please contact Gerald to discuss the possibilities. Price to do this will vary widely depending on the type of event you are considering.
Here is a list of some ideas on types of events that could utilize the track and facilities. They include but are certainly not limited to:
We also can put together special packages for family reunions, car clubs, or company outings to the race track during any of our scheduled events both regular race days or on our bigger events. If interested in any of these please email Gerald at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 641-780-3534.
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