Inaugural Hawkeye 100 Brings Unique Event To Boone Speedway

Brandon Sheppard. Michael Moats Photo

 

(Special to WoOLMS.com)

The Hawkeye 100” at Iowa’s Boone Speedway is the newest and one of the biggest events this year in dirt track racing. Champions and legends like Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, Darrell Lanigan, Chris Madden and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will battle May 1-2 at historic Boone for $30,000-to-win.

This new two-day extravaganza includes three preliminary “Triple Hawk” $2,500-to-win features on Friday. Meanwhile, the event concludes with the 100-lap Hawkeye 100, $30,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event on Saturday.

The WoO Late Models make their Boone Speedway debut during the inaugural Hawkeye 100. (Michael Moats photo)

Notably, in a nod to the tradition of Boone’s most legendary event, the Hawkeye 100 will include an unprecedented three-wide start to Saturday night’s Feature. 

The starting field for the Hawkeye 100 finale on Saturday night will line up three-abreast and take the green flag side-by-side-by-side for the first time in World of Outlaws history.

Hawkeye 100 co-promoter Cody Sommer has been diligently with track and series officials to create this unique event at Iowa’s Action Track.

“To have the opportunity to be involved at an event at Boone in any fashion is a privilege and an honor,” Sommer said. “Boone has such great history, very well-known for the raciness, the track prep and the facility. Boone has never seen anything like this and the World of Outlaws have never started 3-wide. The atmosphere and energy before that green flag is going to be through the roof.”

“We have been overwhelmed with the number of calls for tickets and camping,” he added.

A $30,000 top prize is on the line in the inaugural Hawkeye 100. (Michael Moats photo)

In addition to the Super Late Models, officials have partnered with Marshalltown Speedway to provide a three-day IMCA Modified romp, tallying over $30,000 in prize money. The action includes a $1,000-to-win feature at Marshalltown on Thursday, April 30, a pair of Twin Hawk $1,000-to-win features at Boone on Friday and the $3,000-to-win Hawkeye 30” on Saturday, May 2.

IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars will be featured at Marshalltown Thursday, with Sport Mods running Friday at Boone and Stock Cars rounding out the lineup on Saturday.

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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