DAVENPORT, Ia.– Spring will be here shortly and soon the green flag will drop on the 2017 racing season at the Davenport Speedway. Twenty-one nights of stock car racing action make up this year’s schedule for the dirt track located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. Special events figure prominently in this year’s schedule.
The season will start with the REBEL 5K held on Friday, April 7th. The event is highlighted by IMCA Late Models racing on the quarter-mile track. Also racing at the REBEL 5K will be Modifieds, Street Stocks, and SportMods. A $5,000 prize awaits the winner of the Late Model feature.
The following Friday, April 14th, the racing action jumps over to the half-mile track on for the 4th annual Midwest Sanction Showdown. The event is co-sanctioned by the MARS Dirt Car Series and the Corn Belt Clash late model series. Last year,Wisconsin’s Jimmy Mars was victorious in the Showdown. The late models will be joined on the track by Modifieds, Street Stocks and Sport Mods.
The Lucas Oil MLRA late models will return to the Davenport Speedway on Friday, May 5th, as the open late models tackle the quarter-mile oval. The Modified, Street Stock, and Sport Mod classes will be racing for track points.
The Iowa Governor’s Cup, the official stock car championship of the State of Iowa, will see some big changes in 2017. This year’s version of the Iowa Governor’s Cup is the 25th running of the race and will be held on Friday, September22nd. IMCA Modifieds will be the featured class this year, paying $5,000 to win. Sport Mods will pay $2,000to win and Street Stocks $1,000 to win. All races for the one-night event will be on the quarter-mile track.
For the seventh straight year, the Davenport Speedway will offer $2,000-to-win specials for each of our weekly support classes. The IMCA Mod Madness will be held on May 19th, with the Sport Mod Challenge on June 9th. The Street Stock Clash will take place on August 11th.
The Night of Destruction returns on Friday, September 8th. The motorized mayhem includes Cheater Races for the stock car classes and the always popular Trailer Race.
The battle for the2017 Davenport Speedway track championships will start with the Season Opener on April 21st, and conclude with Season Championship night on August 25th. Weekly racing classes will be IMCA Late Model, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks,and IMCA Sport Mods.
Two of Davenport Speedway track champions for2016 were also crowned IMCA National Champions. IMCA Late Model driver RobTol and of Davenport, won his third national title. Tony Olson captured his first IMCA Northern Sport Mod national championship.
Vintage racing continues to be a fan favorite at the Davenport Speedway. The American Iron Racing Series will visit the Davenport four times in 2017, May 12th, July 7th,August 25th and September 22nd. The Midwest Jalopies will appear three times, April 28th, June 2nd, and July 14th.
Racers will get a chance to try out their new rides before the season begins. A test & tune session will be held, on Thursday, April 6th. The open practice will be on the quarter-mile track.
The Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport, Iowa. On weekly points race nights, the pit gates open4pm, with hot laps at 6:15 and racing to follow.
For more information, visit our website at“davenportspeedway.com” or call (563) 652-5302.
2017 DAVENPORT SPEDWAY SCHEDULE
APR 06 TEST& TUNE practice
APR 07 REBEL 5K(Late Model $5,000-to-win,Modifed $1,000-to-win, SportMod and Street Stock)
APR 14 MIDWEST SANCTION SHOWDOWN Featuring open Late Models(Modifed, SportMod, Street Stock-weekly purse)
APR 21 KOEHLER ELECTRIC SEASON OPENER (weeklyclasses)
APR 28 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & VINTAGE COUPES
MAY 05 LUCAS OIL MLRA (Modifed, SportMod, &Street Stock weekly points)
MAY 12 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & A.I.R.S.
MAY 19 MODIFIED MADNESS Modifieds – $2,000-to-win (LateModel, SportMod, & Street Stock weekly points)
MAY 26 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & KIDS NIGHT Bike races at intermission. Kids free admissionwith paid adult.
JUN 02 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & VINTAGE COUPES
JUN 09 SPORT MOD CHALLENGE SportMods – $2,000-to-win (LateModel, Modified & Street Stock weekly points)
JUN 16 WEEKLY POINTS RACING
JUN 23 MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP
JUN 30 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & POWDER PUFFRACES
JUL 07 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & A.I.R.S.
JUL 14 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & VINTAGECOUPES
JUL 21 WEEKLY POINTS RACING & MECHANICRACES
AUG 11 STREET STOCK CLASH Street Stocks -$2,000-to-win (Late Model, Modified, & SportMod weekly points)
AUG 18 WEEKLY POINTS RACING (Draw/Re-draw) & KIDS NIGHT
AUG 25 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP & A.I.R.S.
SEP 08 NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION- TRAILER RACE& CHEATERS NIGHT
SEP 22 IOWA GOVERNOR’S CUP($5,000-to-win IMCA Modifed, $2,000-to-win SportMod, $1,000-to-winStreet Stock, and A.I.R.S.)