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Ethanol Powered Racing Back at Iowa Speedway for 11th Running of the Iowa Corn 300

June 9, 2017

The Iowa Corn 300, one of the major IndyCar racing events of the year, will race into the Iowa Speedway on Sunday, July 9. This will be the 11th running of the Iowa Corn sponsored event to promote the power and performance of ethanol on the fastest short track on the planet!

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) look forward to being able to tout the many benefits of ethanol to fans at the track and around the world including its value to the U.S. economy, to reducing fuel costs and carbon emissions as well as providing a homegrown fuel source.

“IndyCars, which run at speeds over 200 miles per hour, are powered by 85 percent ethanol, so fans can see firsthand the power and performance of cleaner-burning ethanol,” said ICPB President Larry Klever, a farmer from Audubon. “We are pleased to continue to bring the premier racing event to Iowa and continue our partnership with Iowa Speedway and IndyCar.”

ICGA President Kurt Hora says the race will be one of the premier events to celebrate ICGA’s 50th anniversary. “With more than 1,500 ICGA members typically attending the race, and a full house at the track, this event is a great place to connect with people from across the state. We have an even larger audience tuning in from across the nation and world. This year is especially significant because ICGA will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary as the country’s longest-standing and most influential corn growers’ association. Promoting Iowa Corn and homegrown ethanol, celebrating 50 years of ICGA and educating consumers will be all accomplished with this one great event.”

The Iowa Corn 300 and the Iowa Speedway have one of the longest running partnership in IndyCar competition. “This is truly an event for the whole family,” shared Hora. “I enjoy seeing families at the track taking in the fan walk, seeing the speeding cars and the excitement of the fans. The Iowa Corn 300 is one of the top summer events in Iowa and I would encourage everyone to come check it out.”

If you have questions, please log on to www.iowacorn.org for the race day schedule and more information on ethanol.

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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.

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