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32nd Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

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32nd Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF

Event Location: Various Fairgrounds Locations

Event Schedule

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

June 30, 2023

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

July 01, 2023

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

July 02, 2023

Event Description

Adults: $25 per day

Children (ages 7-12): $10, children 6 and under are free

America’s Favorite Car Show returns to Iowa for its 40th anniversary season of Cool Cars, Cool People and Good Times and an Independence Day weekend celebration you’ll never forget! Grab your family and friends and head on out to The Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines the weekend of June 30th thru July 2nd for the Goodguys 32nd Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals presented by BASF featuring over 5,000 of the midwest’s finest 1998 & older hot rods, trucks, customs, muscle cars and classics! Plus, don’t miss Goodguys’ Classic Performance Products AutoCross racing series action featuring the Optima Batteries “Duel in Des Moines”, shop the swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and vendor midway, enjoy live music, see which rides take home the top awards of the weekend including Builder’s Choice Awards by Lakeside Rods & Rides, our famous Saturday Night Fireworks Extravaganza and so much more! And, on Sunday, American made or powered late models of all years are welcome for our Meguiar’s All-American Sunday celebration! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit www.good-guys.com/hln.


• Classic Performance Products AutoCross Racing Series action Featuring the Optima Batteries “Duel in Des Moines” Shootout

• Shop The Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral

• Commercial Vendor & Manufacturers Midway

• Live Music Entertainment

• Builder’s Choice Awards by Lakeside Rods and Rides

• Meguiar’s All American Sunday – American Made Or Powered Show Cars Of All Years Welcome

• Kids Zone- Free Arts and Crafts, Games, Prizes And More All Weekend

• Saturday Special Parking Areas

• Model Car Make N Take (Saturday & Sunday)

• Model Car Show

• Valve Cover Races

• Thursday Poker Run Starting At Noon From The Registration Office At The Iowa State Fairgrounds

• Burnout Contest (Saturday)

• 2023 “Top 12” OTY Finalist Competitions:

o Snap-On Muscle Car Of The Year

o Scott’s Hotrods ‘N Customs Truck Of The Year (Early)

o Dakota Digital Truck Of The Year (Late)

o Vintage Air Custom Rod Of The Year

o Griot’s Garage Muscle Machine Of The Year

o Fuel Curve Custom Of The Year

* Featured attractions subject to change. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Please contact Steven Bunker with any questions! stevenb@goodguys.com

Event Category: Automotive

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