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Opening Day is Here!!!

Are you tired of winter?  So are we, join us on Saturday April 26th for our opening day. Gates open at 11am and we're on track at noon till 5pm This will be an open test and tune. Tech cards are $25 and make as many runs as you want. We still have openings for IHRA chassis certification on Sunday April 27th. Call 319-899-1905 to schedule your appointment.

IHRA Chassis Certification

When: Sunday April 27th 2014 -Starting at 8:00 am

Where: Cedar Falls Raceway Pit Area

Racers need to call and schedule appointments by contacting Justin Kruse at 319-899-1905.

Employment Opportunities Available at CFR

Even though it doesn't feel like it, racing starts in a month.  We need some quality applicants to fill positions in several areas at the drag strip.  We race April thru October on weekends. The application is on the website under the Employment Button.  Print the application, fill it out completely, and mail in to 300 S. Q Ave Vinton,IA.  We are also hosting a Job Fair with on the spot interviews at the Ramada Hotel in downtown Waterloo,IA.  These will be held on April 4th, starting at 6 pm.  

We are looking for…

Tech Inspectors
Staging Lanes Director
Registration (Racer Gate cashiers)
Starting Line crew
EMT's (**B certification required)
Tower Computer Operator
Food Stand workers      
Grounds crew

We also need helpers during just the big events.  These are several long weekends during the summer filled will fun and excitement.

If you have any questions please call the office at 319-899-1905 Monday – Friday 10a-5pm.


A special "Meet and Greet" along with the 2013 Awards Presentations is set for Saturday, April 5 at the Cedar Falls Eagles Lodge. This is a free event that everyone is encouraged to attend. "We look forward to introducing Justin and Joe Kruse who will be operating Cedar Falls Raceway as well as honoring great achievements of racers from the 2013 season" said Dan Driscoll. 

The Meet and Greet will begin at 4 PM with the awards presentations at 6 PM. In addition to a cash bar the Kruse family will provide snacks. Please attend at your convenience. 

What:          Meet and Greet 
Where:        Eagles Lodge, Unit 4074
                   2125 West Lone Tree Road
                   Cedar Falls, IA 50613            
When:         Saturday, April 5, 2014

NOTICE: There will not be a mailing for this function so please spread the word. 


Ownership Change to Take Place in Next 90 Days

Cedar Falls Raceway will be open for 2014 and beyond and under new direction of Justin and Joe Kruse. The Kruse family is no strangers to drag racing and business operations as they have been around drag racing for many years and also currently own and operate a bar and grill. Justin Kruse also worked for a short period at Cedar Falls Raceway. 

“We are happy that Justin and Joe will be operating and owning the facility said, Scott Gardner, they have a great passion for our sport and want to take CFR to the next level.” Both Dan Driscoll and Scott Gardner will remain active in assisting the new owners in a variety of areas to continue good operations.

We are super excited to have this opportunity and look forward to working with Dan and Scott along with meeting the racers and fans and continuing to make CFR the place to race and be” said Justin Kruse.

Cedar Falls will celebrate 50 years of operations in 2014 and will be sanctioned with the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) and continue to host the Night of Fire, Terry Stumpf Memorial Spectacular, Midnight Mania, Mopar Max and more. The 2014 bracket race program will remain virtually unchanged with classes, entry fees and payouts remaining the same as 2013 with several 2-day race events planned.

The complete 2014 Schedule of Events is expected to be released in the next few days. Additionally a “Meet and Greet and 2013 Awards Gathering” is being planned. Watch this website for more information.

Click Here for 2014 Tentative Schedule