Tracks

Southern Iowa Speedway



Last Visited - 2016

Location - Without wanting to be rude to use the phrase "in the middle of nowhere" would be fairly accurate. Oskaloosa itself is about half way between Des Moines and Iowa City, albeit to the south of both. The good news is there's plenty of fast food outfits just out of the town square and downtown Oskaloosa has a good selection of antique shops. Chances are if you find yourself in this area you're probably attending Knoxville in which case the connecting road will be I-92. If you're coming from Des Moines it's around an hour via I-163.


Parking - Spectators have a unique choice to either park on the infield or behind the main stand on the outskirts of the track. Those on the infield seemed to be more focussed on having a good time than they were on the racing!


Premiere Meeting - The front row challenge just two nights before Knoxville has become a big event for fans on their way to Knoxville. The event pays good money to win and includes a unique knock out style Pole Shuffle.


Also worth attending - The rest of the schedule lacks appeal.


Best spot to sit - Aside from being poorly designed and downright dangerous the main grandstand is the place to sit. For a big show expect to be squashed in like a sardine and pray that there is no emergency during the show because if this stand had to empty quickly it wouldn't be pretty.


Classes run - US Modifides, US Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, SportMods, Sport Compacts.


Uniqueness - Considering this is a half mile track the turns seem to be remarkably narrow. The track raced narrow when Percy attended until the A-Main. Despite minimal banking the track does offer multiple lines and once racing width is established drivers can put on a good show. Watch out for the food options under the grandstand. When Percy attended the race burger was not the option to go for. Low grade mince between two buns proved to be almost inedible.

Website - oskyspeedway.com