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8/3/15

Coming up this weekend at RPM:

Friday Aug 7th is Fast Fridays and Full Throttle Orientation School.  

Gates open at 8am, racing 9 am - 6pm.  Fast Fridays: $80 1/2 day, $120 full day.  

Full Throttle School: $195 (must pre-register).

Saturday and Sunday, Aug 8th & 9th, the Cornhusker Corvette Club will be on the track. http://cornhuskercorvette.club/

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7/31/15

Reminder: NO FAST FRIDAY today.....

This is one of the very few Fridays we are closed on the road course.   See the complete Fast Friday schedule under the "Road Course" tab above.  

Please come check out the 2015 Ice Cream Cruise Car Show at RPM on Saturday, Noon - 10pm and enjoy the day with us.  The whole road course will be covered with show cars, as well as several food vendors and a DJ playing all day long.  Only $20 a carload for spectators.

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7/27/15

We'd like to thank WRL (World Racing League) for coming to the track this past weekend.  We appreciate you traveling many, many miles to support our track. Looking forward to seeing you next year.  

* * * Coming up this weekend is the Ice Cream Cruise 2015, presented by Stereo West Auto Toys & 1320Video.com is here! * * * We’re very excited to formally announce a new partnership between ICC and Raceway Park of the Midlands (R.P.M.) / I29 Dragway (19340 Jesup Ave, Pacific Junction, IA) bringing Ice Cream Cruise back to the race park not only for a full day of racing on Sunday, but also for the area’s first, and potentially the largest, RACE TRACK CAR SHOW in the US on Saturday!   Sunday will be the No Prep #3 race on the drag strip.  

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7/20/15

Coming up this week at RPM:

***July 24th is Fast Fridays.

Gates open at 8am and track goes 'Live" at 9am until 6pm. Cost: $80 1/2 day (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm) or $120 full day

***July 24th - 26th is World Racing League

For more details for those who are pre-registered, check out: http://www.worldracingleague.org/pdfs/RIS-RPM-JULY.pdf

Come out and see some exciting "Wheel to Wheel" racing from this traveling racing series. There are 34 racecars that have reserved spots to come out for this event which will ensure non-stop action around the entire track.

Spectators are just $10 for 1 day or $15 for 2 days for this fun-filled event.

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7/13/15

Coming up this weekend at RPM....

***Friday July 17th is Fast Fridays.

Gates open at 8am and track goes 'Live" at 9am until 6pm. Cost: $80 1/2 day (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm) or $120 full day

***Saturday July 18th is Mustang Club of Central Iowa

For more information, go to: http://www.mustangclubofcentraliowa.org/mirror/2015MCCITrackEventFlyer.pdf

***Sunday July 19th is Fun Days on Sundays

Gates open 10am - 4pm.  Cost: $50 entry fee

This event goes around the 1.4 mile short course at RPM to test your car and driving skills on a controlled environment for a very reasonable fee. The track even has helmets you can borrow, if you don't have one.

***Monday July 20th is Moto Mondays

Gates open at 10am (see www.TrackAddix.com for more details on registration and times).

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6/29/15

* * * RPM will be closed for the Fouth of July weekend.  Have a fun and safe holiday * * *

Up next at RPM will be Friday July 10th with Fast Fridays and Full Throttle Orientation School .

Gates open at 8am, racing 9 am - 6pm.  Fast Fridays Cost: $80 1/2 day, $120 full day.  Full Throttle School: $195.

Please pre-register for Full Throttle at least a week in advance of class at www.drivefullthrottle.com.

Upcoming Full Throttle classes: Aug 7th, Sept 4th and Oct 9th.

On Saturday July 11th & Sunday July 12th will be Track Addix (motorcycle racing).  

Check out www.TrackAddix.com for more details on pre-registration.

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6/22/15

Coming up this weekend at RPM....

Friday, Saturday and Sunday hosted by BMW Car Club of America - Iowa Chapter and joining up with the Great Plains and Kansas City Chapters to host a three-chapter school.  Registration ends at midnight tonight....

Single Day (Sat Only) Novice Student Registration $230

Two Day (Sat-Sun) Student Registration $335

Two Day (Sat-Sun) Young Adult (18-21) Registration $285

Three Day (Fri-Sun) Advanced Student Registration (Advance approval from Chief Instructor Required) $385

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6/19/15

* * * FindTheLine HPDE that was scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday has been cancelled due to low participation * * *

The next FindTheLine HPDE is scheduled for 8/22 & 8/23 at RPM.

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6/15/15

Coming this weekend at RPM....

***Friday June 19th is Fast Fridays.

Gates open at 8am and track goes 'Live" at 9am until 6pm. Cost: $80 1/2 day (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm) or $120 full day

***Saturday June 20th & 21st is Find the Line

Cost: $150 per day

What is the format of a FindTheLine event?  Typically the day goes like this (times are estimated and may vary on event day):

8:30am - 8:45am : Mandatory drivers meeting to discuss track rules.

8:45am - 9:00am : Parade laps. 2 or 3 low speed parade laps with all cars from all groups.

9:00am - 12:00pm : Open lapping starting with group A, switching groups every 15-20 minutes.

12:00pm - 1:00pm : Lunch break, 1 hour.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm : Open lapping starting with the group that was up right before the lunch break started.

5:00 pm : Clean up and head out.

Check out FAQs on their website, for more info: http://www.findtheline.com/

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6/9/15: Coming up this weekend at RPM...

* * * Friday June 12th is Fast Fridays.  Gates open at 8am and track goes 'Live" at 9am until 6pm.  Cost: $80 1/2 day (9am-1pm or 2pm-6pm) or $120 full day

* * * Sat June 13th & Sun June 14th is the 3rd Annual Midwest Stangs Track Days.  http://www.midweststangs.net/trackday/

Saturday Start Time: ALL DRIVERS NEED TO ARRIVE BY 7:45AM (Gates open at 7:00AM). - Mandatory drivers meeting at 8:30.  Must attend drivers meeting to participate.  Non certified drivers class starts after drivers meeting.  Track goes hot for first group at 9:00am.  Sunday State Time: ALL DRIVERS ARRIVE BY 8:00AM (Gates open at 7:30am) - Mandatory drivers meeting at 8:30am.  Track goes hot at 9:00am.

ROAD COURSE FORMAT:

Saturday will begin promptly at 8:45am with classroom instruction by PCA Certified Instructors. Attendees will receive road course "RPM Certification" license after about 60 minutes of instruction. This certification will allow the participant ongoing access to the Road Course "Fast Friday" program. Then lunch will be served in the patio area. Participants will run in groups, spaced appropriately for safety. After assessment of skills by track staff, controlled "wheel to wheel" competition may be allowed. The road course will close at about 5:00pm. Sunday will be an open lap format in groups of 15 cars starting at approximately 9:00am and will run until 5:00pm. We will have a special "Australian Chase" competition  for the top fastest 20 cars allowing drivers to test skills, set benchmarks and win trophies. At the conclusion of the day trophies will be awarded.

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This weekend at RPM:

Friday, June 5th - Fast Fridays and Full Throttle Orientation School will be running today.  Gates open at 8am, racing 9 am - 6pm.  Fast Fridays Cost: $80 1/2 day, $120 full day.  Full Throttle School: $195 (pre-register at least a week in advance of class). Other Full Throttle classes:  July 10th, Aug 7th, Sept 4th and Oct 9th.

Sat June 6th & Sun June 7th - the Nebraska Region SCCA is proud to present the Third Annual Paul Brown Grand Prix Triple Regional Races with Club Trials (on Sat only).  For more info on the weekend schedule for this SCCA event, go to:  http://www.nrscca.com/events.php?event_id=340

Monday, June 8th - Moto Monday - Gates open at 10am (see www.TrackAddix.com for more details on registration and times).

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5/19/15

Coming up this weekend at RPM, May 22nd Fast Fridays and May 24th Fun Day on Sundays

5/17/15

Had a great weekend of racing with the NASA club. There was a group of 10 - 15 Mazdas that raced wheel to wheel for some exciting road course racing. Good turnout of cars and the weather halfway cooperated. Looking forward to their return to the track in the fall on October 17th & 18th. Thanks for supporting RPM.

5/13/15

* * *Coming up this weekend at RPM* * *

Friday, May 15th - NO FAST FRIDAYS scheduled this week. Next FF on the schedule is May 22nd

Sat, May 16th & Sun May 17th - NASA event

Monday, May 18th - Moto Monday - Gates open at 10am (see www.TrackAddix.com for more details on registration and times)

5/10/15

* * * FUN DAYS ON SUNDAYS* * * is CANCELLED.  

Due to inclement weather and the chance of severe weather coming, we have decided to cancel Fun days on Sunday. Sorry for such short notice.

5/4/15

* * *Coming up this weekend at RPM* * *

Friday, May 8th - Fast Fridays and Full Throttle Orientation school.

It is also our second Full Throttle Orientation School for 2015. If you aren't already pre-registered for this Friday’s class, other dates are available: June 5th, July 10th, Aug 7th, Sept 4th and Oct 9th.

Gates open at 8am, racing 9 am - 6pm

Fast Fridays Cost: $80 1/2 day, $120 full day

Full Throttle School: $195

Saturday, May 9th - O Drift Collective

Gates open at 7:30 for Drivers/Media and 11:30 for spectators

Cost: $100 to Race (Must have a helmet), $10 spectator (all day for both events)

Roll Race presented by the Midwest Association of Car Enthusiasts (MACE) will follow the O Drift event.  

Cost: $50 to race, $10 spectator (all day for both events)

Sunday, May 10th – Fun days on Sundays

This event goes around the 1.4 mile short course at RPM to test your car and driving skills on a controlled environment for a very reasonable fee. The track even has helmets you can borrow, if you don't have one.

Gates open 10am - 4pm

Cost: $50 entry fee

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4/28/15

Coming up this weekend at RPM:

May 1st - Fast Fridays....

    Gates open at 8am, racing 9 am - 6pm.....Cost: $80 1/2 day, $120 full day

May 2nd - Imports at the Track...

    Gates open at 8am...Racing will start at 9am-12:30pm then 1:15pm-5pm

    Cost:  $50 to Race (Must have a helmet), $10 spectator

May 3rd - One Lap of America (http://www.onelapofamerica.com/)

    Gates open at 8:30am - 4pm

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4/12/15

Had a great turnout for the Volunteer Day. We had racers there representing Track Addix, Porsche Club, Midwest Stangs, ZCar, SCCA, O Drift Collective and a few fans looking to get into road racing. We got a lot done today and everyone is excited about getting the season started. Thank you all very very much. It's greatly appreciated. We will definitely be holding another volunteer day within the next few months.

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4/9/15

* * * Attn Volunteers * * *

If it's raining Sunday morning, the volunteer day will be cancelled since we need help with painting and that can't be done when it's raining out. Check the Website home page or Facebook before coming to the track.  Thank you!

 

* * * The Black Horse event scheduled on the road course for Saturday, April 11, has been cancelled due to the rainy weather interfering with completing the asphalt repairs in the grid area and track entrance. We are making these repairs to ensure the safety of our racers. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. * * *

 

4/7/15

* * * FAST FRIDAY on April 10th has been POSTPONED * * *

Fast Friday scheduled for this week on April 10th has been postponed until April 17th due to paving issues in the grid area and track entrance.  We are in the process of making repairs to the asphalt to ensure the safety of our racers and we have run into a few unexpected delays. Sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing you.  We will keep you up-to-date on our Website and Facebook.   * * * We will still be holding our Volunteer day this Sunday, April 12th at 10am. * * *

 

* * * Check out RPM's Facebook posts on our website under the "Road Course" tab above* * *

3/30/15

Raceway Park of the Midlands is proud to announce the hiring of a new manager, Bruce Smith. His experience in both management of businesses as well as his racing experience, should be a vital part in the success at RPM. Please join us in welcoming Bruce to our track.

Here's his bio:

Current NASA, SCCA member and former Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing member. Open wheel, Production and Cam Am race driving experience. Driver instructor for NASA Rocky Mtn. in the HPDE 1 and 2 groups. Race Steward and driver instructor for RMVR and Nostalgia Racing. My involvement with Raceway Park of the Midlands is through the ownership group. Having a Road Course Manager with experience in road racing is critical to the growth of the facility. The concerns of the road course participants can be addressed from the perspective of a racer. I also hope to bring along ideas learned from other tracks and managers.

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3/16/15

Volunteer Day at the road course

When: Sunday April 12th at 10am-?

Some of the work will include painting projects, power washing the concession stand building and cutting down scab trees along the lake.  If anyone knows of any possible sponsors who will donate some supplies to have their company name painted on the rumble strips or start/finish line, please let us now. We will need paint, rollers, brushes, paint pans and cleaning supplies.

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3/10/15

Due to some last minute bookings, we regret that we have had to cancel some of the Fun Days on Sundays.  One of the bookings that came up was for 3 dates for "FindTheLine" which anyone can participate in, if they have a driving school certification under their belt, as this is on the full, high-speed course.  The Sunday track days will be on the short, low speed course and the final details are being worked out.

There is also a chance to have more open track days for novice racers with some "Hot Summer Nights" during July and August.  This would consist of one night a week, opening up the track from 3pm - 8pm for open laps on the short, low speed course. Let us know if there would be interest in doing events like this during the week.  These types of events are designated to give people a chance to experience the road course for a reasonable cost.  

Keep your eyes on the RPM website and Facebook for dates and times of the open track days.  We want your input so please use the contact form on the website and let us know what you think.