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Onawa Dragstrip counting down to opening weekend

Former airport in Onawa will be turned into a racing event complex

They'll be flying down an old landing strip once again in Onawa this weekend.

It won't be planes, Instead it'll be drag racers.

After about two years of planning and work the former aiport at Onawa has now been turned into the "Onawa Racing and Events Complex."

The first races are Saturday from 9 AM until 5 PM.

The track is designed to bring thousands of racing enthusiasts to the Monona County seat.

"Come Saturday and come watch the cars. We've put a lot a lot of time into here and now the public has to has to help hold us alive for everybody," said OREC President Phil Schroeder.

The facility also includes a new $400,000 event center which can host wedding receptions, concerts, and other events.

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