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Exciting News For Midwest Bracket Racers!

Eddyville Raceway Park will host the IHRA Midwest Summit Bracket Finals on September 5-8, 2019. Racers from 8 midwest race tracks can be part of this event. Each track can send up to (2) 25 car teams to this event that will include 2 or 3 bracket classes for cars/bikes plus Jr Dragsters.

Participating tracks are:
Magic City International Dragway (Minot N.D.)
Thunder Valley Dragways (Marion S.D.)
Onawa Racing and Events Center (Onawa Ia.)
Mo-Kan Dragway (Joplin Mo.)
Ozark Raceway Park (Springfield Mo.)
Central Illinois Dragway (Havana Il.)
Cordova International Raceway (Cordova Il.) 
Eddyville Raceway Park (Eddyville Ia.)

Details on the event will be published soon but racers will be competing for IHRA Ironman trophies and a chance to compete at the IHRA Summit Super series in Memphis for a national championship in Top, Mod, and Jr Dragster classes. So racers if you do not have an IHRA membership and X number get those soon and be sure to get signed up for points at one of the listed tracks so you can attend this event.

Bonus Race Day on October 20 Cancelled

Sadly we have decided to not fight mother nature any more this year. The latest forecasts for this Saturday Oct. 20 have the highest temps for the day being 50 degrees or less with 30 plus mph winds makes for marginal conditions to run in even though there is no chance of rain. Sunday is not enough better to move it there and with the cold nights we are having we need to winterize our buildings before we have pipes freezing. We are so tired of dealing with these tough weather related decisions especially  since we could certainly use any cash flow as we have only ran 3 days out of the last 10 scheduled race days but safety is of 1st concern and it would not be a lot of fun trying to race in this cold and windy weather.

Watch our Facebook and Website for any announcements concerning next year`s race season and save the date March 2 for our awards banquet in Des Moines. Thanks for the support this year of our racers, spectators and sponsors, as we need all to be successful. As always we are very open to any and all suggestions and ideas for next season. Please contact Gerald at or call or text him at 641-780-3534 with any questions or ideas as we are working on next seasons schedule right now.

Bonus Fun Drags added to ERP Schedule

(Weather Permitting!)
Saturday October 20

Gates open at 8am, Time Trials @ 10am (2)

Classes and entry fees:
Test and Tune $30
All run Jr Dragster $25, Buy Backs $5
Footbrake $40, $20 Buy Backs $20
No Box $40, Buy Backs $20
Box $75, Buy Backs $40
Sweet Corn Outlaws???????????

Jr Dragsters: Trophy and $50 to winner (8 car Min.)
Trophy and $25 to Runner Up (8 car min.)
Footbrake: $200 winner, $100 R.U. (10 car min.)
No Box: $500 winner, $200 R.U., $100 semi, (20 car min.)
Box: $1000 winner, $400 R.U., $100 semi (20 car min.)

Spectators: $10 adults, kids free !

Racing Cancelled for this Weekend October 6 & 7

Mother Nature seems to not like racing lately and even though we don`t trust the weatherman most of the time we have to trust them sometimes. Every forecast out there shows lots of rain and not very warm temps for the next 4 days. We have decided to give our racers and employees time to make alternate plans for this weekend and have cancelled all races for Saturday and Sunday Oct. 6 & 7.

We are looking at doing some kind of event at ERP on Oct. 18 or 19. This will depend on availability of employees etc. Details will be coming if we can make something work for that date and the weather gets better. We know lots of racers would love to have another chance to go racing and we could certainly use another race day or 2. Watch our Facebook page and website for any updates on these possible races.

We also want to wish our racers who are qualified to go to Memphis for the IHRA Summit Super Series race on this weekend good luck and maybe one of them can come home with a national championship. This is an awesome program to reward our champions in Top ET (Terry Kruse) Modified (Bob Bash) and Jr Dragsters (Brandon White)

Fall Bracket Special
Saturday and Sunday October 6 & 7

Gates open 8am each day, time trials @ 10am Saturday & 9:30am Sunday.


Box (both days)
Entry fee - $100 per day, $75 buy backs
Payout - $2000 to win ($1500 if less than 25 entries)
$800 runner up ($600 if less than 25 entries)
$75 per round won starting with 3rd round win to finals.

No Box (both days)
Entry Fee - $80 per day, $50 buy backs
Payout - $1000 to win ($800 if less than 25 entries)
$400 runner up ($300 if less than 25 entries)
$50 per round won starting with 2nd round win to finals.

Footbrake (both days)
Entry fee - $40 per day, $20 buy backs
Payout - $200 win, $100 runner up (min. 10 entries) $50 semis (if over 10 entries)

Sweet Corn Outlaws
Entry fee - $25 tech card plus entry at S.C.O. Trailer
Payouts done by S.C.O.

Bike Classes
Box and No Box classes
Entry - $25 tech card plus $50 at designated pit area.
Payouts - $500 guaranteed to each winner, final purse determined by number of entries and sponsorships.

Heads Up No Bar class
Entry Fee - $25 tech card plus $75 entry fee at designated pit area.
Payouts - TBA (contact Dave Easter for details)

Cold and damp weather forces us to make some changes to this weekends race schedule.

With very cold temperatures forecasted for this Saturday night we have decided to combine The Midnight Madness event with the R/J Performance Fun Day on Sunday as temps should be a lot warmer making for a much safer event. Also the cost to racers will be cheaper as test and tune will be $20 and all crew and spectators get in free thanks to R/J Performance in Ottumwa ! Gates will open at 9am and being on track at 10am to 3pm. We will run regular test and tune out of lanes 1 & 2, and instant green starts with clocks off out of lanes 3 & 4. There will not be any Fast Four classes run. This is also the last points race for the R/J Performance Street Bike class.

Saturday`s Fun Drags (non points bracket race) is cancelled as all wether forecasts for Saturday have gotten worse every day and looks wet and very cold all day. Hope for better weather for Oct. 6 & 7 the last bracket race of the year. Jr Dragsters will be run on these 2 days, they were originally not on the list of classes.

IHRA Midwest Jr Dragster Halloween Nationals
Eddyville Raceway Park
October 12 - 14, 2018

Open to all Jr racers!

Crew passes: Adults, Fri. $10, Sat. $10, Sun. $10, 3 day pass $25
Kids 12 and under Free.


Friday - Open 3pm, Time Trials 5pm, Gamblers Race 7pm.

Saturday - Open 8am, Time Trials 10am (2 per class), Reaction Time Contest (optional), Eliminations follow.

Sunday - Open 8am, Time Trials 9am (2 per class), Eliminations follow.


Saturday - 4 age group classes7- 9 yr. olds, 10-11 yr. olds, 12-14 yr. olds, 15-17 yr. olds. (IHRA Iron Man trophies to the winners of the 4 age group winners.)
Free consi race for all 1st rd. non winners.
4 age group winners run off for the Co-Line King of the track trophy and $500 cash
Runner Up gets $200!
Sat. evening fun races: turtle race, & parent race.

Sunday - 7.90, 8.90 & 11.90 index classes (.500 pro tree) (2) bracket classes (1 on a regular tree and a new one that will pay $500 to win thanks to Laffoon and Co. that will be on a .500 pro tree!!!! (Racers can enter maximum of 2 classes and must be able to get back to the lanes on time)

Entry fees:

Friday - Test and Tune $25, $50 for Gamblers race

Saturday - Evening Fun Classes, $10

Sunday - Age Groups & Sunday classes, $35 car and driver per class.

Payouts: (for all age groups, and Sunday classes) (payouts in cash to parents)

Less than 10 entries - Winner $50, R.U. $25

10-19 entries - Winner $100 R.U.  $ 50 Semis $25

20 plus entries - Winner $ 200 R.U. $ 100 Semis $50

Pro Tree Bracket Race - (Sunday) $500 win, $200 R.U. $100 semis (Guaranteed payout!!!)

Friday Gambler race - Winner 40% of entry fees, Runner Up 20% of entry fees.

Reaction time contest and turtle race winners receive 50% of entry fees.

Parent race - winners and runner ups receive trophies and bragging rights.

Costume contests for kids, adults, and pets, plus trailer decorating contest on Saturday night sponsored by the Baarda Family.

Trophies: IHRA Ironman trophies to 4 age group winners
Trophies to all class winners, runner ups, and semi finalists

Contacts: Track manger - 641-780-3534 or email at

Track physical address: 3260 Merino Ave. Oskaloosa Iowa 52577

Misc: If we have rain on Saturday, we will run IHRA age group classes on Saturday evening or Sunday as needed.

Free camping, with showers.

Limited number of reserved parking spaces with electric hook ups available for $50 for the weekend. (Reservations for pit spaces by email only!!!)
Email Gerald starting Sept. 20 at

Labor Day Weekend Big Buck Races
& Points Championship Weekend
Advance Transmission Track Championship

August 30 - September 2

Friday, August 31 - Friday Fun Night - Open Test and Tune for anyone.
Plus - 32 Car Shootout
Gates open @ 5:30 pm
Test and Tune 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 1 - Labor Day Weekend Big Buck Races
Gate opens @ 8:00 am
Time Trials at 10:00 am

Sunday, September 2 - Labor Day Weekend Big Buck Races
Gate opens @ 8:00 am
Time Trials at 9:30 am (1)
Sportsman eliminations follow.

Big Buck entry and payouts in Top, & Modified. (Sat. & Sun.)
Super, Street ET & Jr Dragster classes. (Sat. & Sun.)
Street Bike Series both days, (bracket, Quick 8, 6.00 Index classes)
Advanced Transmission Top Sportsman/Top Dragster (Sat. & Sun.)
ERP Stick shift class, TCR, Trophy & Street Car Challenge Saturday only.
Advance Transmission Track Champion run off on Sunday. (Run off of class champions in Top & Modified, Winner gets ERP Gold card and $500 at banquet.)
Pit vehicle races Sat. eve at end of races. (Time permitting)


ET Finals are just around the corner! We hope to compete for a track championship this year they now made the track teams, teams of 25 racers. If you are in our points program and would like to help represent ERP in Martin, MI please let Jodie know by this Sunday September 2nd! 

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:

  • Swap Meet
  • Flee market
  • Concert
  • Car Show
  • Autocross
  • R/C Car & Plane Events
  • Special race events for company employees / customers
  • Special interest drag race event

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 or call him at 641-780-3534.

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