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This Week at ERP

Fun Drags for Saturday Sept. 14 have been cancelled!

We will have the Fun Drags event with Sweet Corn Outlaws as scheduled on Saturday Sept. 21  followed by our last Midnight Madness. Gates open at 1.30 Time trials at 3, eliminations follow.

Quick Performance
2019 World Fuel Altered Nationals
at Eddyville Raceway Park

When: Friday, August16-18


Friday - Open 2 pm for parking, (Pit side) ( 5 pm for spectator side) test & tune 5-9pm, 1st rd of Fuel Altered qualifying at 9 pm

Saturday - Open 8am (pit side) 11.00am (spectator side) sportsman time trials 8.00am, (2) eliminations follow, Car show (on spectator side) 11am-4pm, Rd. #2 Fuel Altered qualifying at 3pm, Fuel Altered eliminations 1st round at 6 pm.

Sunday - Open 8am, time trials 9am, (1) eliminations follow.

Spectator Passes:

Friday - $15
Saturday - $30 (includes full access pit pass)
Sunday - $15
3 day pass - $45 (Friday spectators and campers must purchase 3 day pass, $30 refunded if cannot stay for Saturday
Kids 6-12 - Fri. $5 Sat.$10, Sun. Free (3 day kid pass $10 (6-13) Under 6 Free!

* Spectators coming in pit side Saturday after 11am will pay $5 per vehicle for parking on pit side.
* Pit gate will be closed after 11 pm Friday, open at 8 am Saturday.
* Car show entry: Spectator pass ($30) plus $5.  Trophies to top 10.

Sportsman race classes: (Saturday)

Ozark Mountain Super Shifters

Nostalgia Gassers

Top Sportsman/ Top Dragster (details on ERP website)

Nostalgia Drag Car #1 - 1980 & older door cars, front engine dragsters, Altereds& Roadsters, 6.49 second & quicker dial ins, bracket race format, no delay boxes,
Transmission brakes allowed.

Nostalgia Drag Car #2 - same as #1 except for dial ins 6.50 sec. & slower.

Nostalgia Classes entry fee - $65 car/driver.

Nostalgia Classes payout - (With minimum of 12 cars in class)
Winners $400, R.U.`s $200, Semis $100, ¼`s $50
(1/4`s paid only if over 16 entries in the class)

Top, Modified, Footbrake, Sportsman, and Jr Dragster classes.

Super Street Association - 6.90 index

Sunday Classes:

All regular points classes - (Top, Modified, Footbrake, Sportsman, and Jr dragster) plus Super Street.

Track address: 3260 Merino Ave. Oskaloosa Ia 52577
Mailing address: 2457 hwy 163 Pella, Ia. 50219
Track phone: 641-969-5596
Track Manager Phone (cell) 641-780-3534

Saturday Fun Drags & Midnight Madness August 10

Gates open @ 1.30, time trials @ 3, eliminations follow.

Fun Drags Classes:
Test and Tune for anyone

Bracket classes:
Jr Dragster all run with buy backs, no consi.
Foot Brake (no electronics allowed) (bikes allowed) (no ET limits)
No Box  (trans brakes allowed) (bikes allowed) (no ET limits)
Box (same rules as Top ET) (bikes allowed)

Entry Fees: Test and Tune $30, Jrs. $25, foot brake, and no box classes: $40.00, Box class: $75

Buy backs for 1st round non winners: Jrs $5, foot brake and no box $20, Box $40


Juniors - Trophy to winner and runner up, $50 to winner and $25 to runner up if 8 or more entries.

Foot brake - (with 10 entry minimum) $200 win, $100 R.U.

No Box - (with 20 entry minimum) $500 win, $200 R.U. $100 Semi`s

Box - (with 20 entry minimum) $1000 win, $400 R.U. $100 Semi`s

Sweet Corn Outlaws: $25 for tech card, class entry fee paid to Greg Allen and payouts made by him as well.

Midnight Madness follows @ 9pm for street cars and bikes only. Instant Green starts with clocks turned off. $25 entry fee for Midnight Madness only or $35 for test and tune and Midnight Madness.

Spectator Fee: $10 adults, kids free!

Important Announcement for ERP Bracet Racers

Having lost the 1st 5 points races this season we are making some changes to our race schedule to make up some of the races lost. We don't normally make up lost races but this is anything but a normal year! June 22 will change from a non-points Fun Drags day to a normal points race and we are adding Sunday, June 23 as a points race. Friday night (June 21) is the Great American No Prep race so there will be no general test and tune that night but we will have test and tune available both Saturday and Sunday in sessions. This is the only changes for now but will look at future date changes if we feel necessary. We always hate to make any changes to the schedule after our schedules are printed but this has been such a screwed up season it is necessary.

With all of the lost points races be sure to sign up for points at the gate at the 1st points race you attend and then you can earn points from that point on. Make sure you have your IHRA membership, X number and competition license (If needed) as you will need those to sign up for points. Thanks for your understanding.


Memorial Day Weekend Races Cancelled

This is probably the toughest decision I have had to make since buying the track in 2006 but due to way too much rain the past week combined with a rainy forecast we are cancelling all races for Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26).

Our grass areas are so saturated and any additional rain will make most areas unusable and if we tried to run would probably have a lot of stuck rigs and damage a lot of our pit areas. We feel this is necessary to minimize our financial losses and gives our racers time to make other plans and save unnecessary travel only to sit in the rain.

The MPO race will be rescheduled with details to be announced. We are also starting to look at options to reschedule some of our points races lost this early in the year. That is something we have not done in the past but with losing the 1st 5 points races we are looking at this as a possibility.

As always feel free to contact Gerald about your thoughts on this at or call or text at 641-780-3534.


Early Season Information and Updates

Chassis certs:
Date: April 20
If you need an IHRA chassis cert please email or text Gerald to schedule one. We are starting at 8am and will go as long as needed. These will be done rain or shine. Text # 641-780-3534, email address:

Test and Tune:
Dates: April 20 & 27.
We will open @ 10am with open test and tune 12 noon till 4pm, weather permitting. Cost to run: $30, spectators $10.

Reserved Pit Spaces:
Last chance to renew reserved pit spaces, if you have not paid please send payment asap or contact Gerald with call, text, or email.

We have 5 new reserved spaces for rent in the area east of office/restroom building, contact Gerald on these as well if interested.

Sponsor Updates

Advance Transmission T/S T/D Series
With the support of title sponsor Advance Transmission and the following associate sponsors, Easter Equipment, Driskell Race Engines, Wright Way Trailer Sales and J & B Race Cars each class will payout $2300 to the top 5 in points in each class. ($1000 to class champion, $600 R.U., $400 3rd, $200 4th, $100 5th)

Teen Championship Racing class:
Knapp Autoworks has stepped up with help from one of our racers Rick Pitzer to have a $700 points fund for the class and some nice custom made trophies for the winner and runner up plus champion jacket to the winner.

We are still looking for class sponsors for Top, Modified, & Footbrake classes to gaurantee the points fund for these classes. Anyone with any ideas or contacts for finding support for these please contact Gerald.

Ultimate Thrill Night of Fire Promotion

To purchase a promotion package please contact Gerald via email or text.

Eddyville Raceway Park
2019 Race Season Preview

Probably the biggest news for the 2019 race season at ERP is that we will be hosting a new Summit Bracket Finals on September 5-8. This is a race that racers from ERP and 7 other Midwest race tracks will be able to send up to two 25 car teams from their bracket race points series to compete for some outstanding purses and a chance to advance to the IHRA Summit World Finals in Memphis. This along with the fact that IHRA has offered the tracks a new class called Sportsman with all of the benefits of the Summit Super Series makes this a very exciting year for our bracket racers. We will have 5 classes competing for points at each of our 17 points races, Top, Mod, Footbrake, Sportsman, and Jr Advanced.

Special events for 2019 at ERP is highlighted by the 23rd annual Musco Lighting Night Of Fire returning with 2 days of some incredible match races featuring Nitro F/A`s, T/F, & F/C`s, Jet F/C`s & Dragsters,  Fireworks, Ozark Mountain Super Shifters, and much more on July 5 & 6

Then on August 16 & 17 we host the 14th annual Quick Performance World Fuel Altered Nationals, which will feature 20 plus F/A`s, Gassers, and Ozark Mountain Super Shifters, 

On June 8 we will see the return of the Midwest Nostalgia and No Box Nationals featuring the Victory Nostalgia Super Stocks, Gassers with more to be announced.
No Prep racers and fans have 2 great events returning for 2019 on July 13, and on September 28 presented by Quick Performance. Don`t miss this exciting door car action!

Door Car fans & racers will have 2 other events to be part of as we have 2 events called Street Car/Bike Shootout. These will have 8 heads up classes for door cars and street bikes on a regular prepped race track with instant green starts and clocks off. Dates are June 16 & Aug. 24.

Jr Dragsters will see the return of the IHRA Jr Dragster Halloween Nationals on Oct. 11-13. Hopefully the weather will cooperate better in 2019 than for the last 2 years for this great event.

Bracket racers will have a big dollar race for all 4 points bracket classes on Aug. 3 & 4 thanks to Driskell Racing Engines along with the normal big purses on the holiday weekends for Top and Mod. On June 23 we will have the IHRA Iron Man Classic with racers in Top, Mod, Footbrake, Sportsman, & Jr Advanced all competing for a coveted IHRA Iron Man trophy.

Special classes will run on select events during the year including the Quick Performance Midwest Pro Outlaw, Advanced Transmission Top Sportsman/Top Dragster, Sweet Corn Outlaws, North Central Super Street Series, R/J Performance Street Bike Series, Teen Championship Racing, a Mopar Special, Midnight Madness, Box/No Box bike races, and pit vehicle races.

Watch for details on everything on Facebook and our website.

Click Here for Tentative Schedule

Eddyville Raceway Park 2018 Awards Banquet

When: March 2, 2019

Where: Events Center West 1701 25th St. West Des Moines Ia. 50266

Schedule: Doors open @ 4:30pm, social hour w/cash bar 4.30-6pm, buffet @ 6pm, Awards presentation, special recognitions and video presentations @ 7pm.

Tickets: Must be ordered by sending a check to Eddyville Raceway Park 2457 Hwy 163 Pella, Ia. 50219. Call or email Gerald with any questions at 641-780-3534 or email to

Prices for tickets: Adults $25.00, kids 7-12 $12.00, kids 6 and under free.

Event Hotel: Sterling Hotel and Suites 11428 Forest Ave. Clive Ia. 50325
(515-223-7700) (rooms blocked under ERP) (Cutoff date Feb. 16)

We will be honoring the top points finishers in Top ET, Modified ET, Footbrake, Jr Dragster Advanced, Teen Championship Racing, Street Bike, Midwest Pro Outlaw, & Top Sportsman/ Top Dragster classes.

We are looking for nominations for the following awards:
Best appearing car,
Best appearing Jr Dragster,
Rookie of the year (Bracket racer),
Rookie of the year Jr Dragster,
Hard luck award,
Best engineered award,
Sportsman of the year,
Any other award you think someone deserves.

Also if you have a funny or interesting story of something that happened at the track in 2018 and would like to share it please let Gerald know.

Important Information:
This is a great new facility for us with the same great food Caterer as before!

State law prohibits outside alcohol brought in and will be strictly enforced! Onsite beverages both alcohol and non-alcohol available at reasonable prices.

Nominations for awards need to be received by February 10, reservations at hotel must be made by February 16, banquet reservations must be made with ERP by February 25, and (all tickets will be held at the door)

Click Here for Order Form

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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