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2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Dekalb

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM by Iowa Corn

It started out rainy, just like corn planting season in Iowa started off, but in the short Iowa Corn Indy 250 history- the sun came out and fast ethanol powered Indy Cars raced. This marked the 7th Iowa Corn Indy 250 in Newton before an over 30,000 plus crowd.


Iowa farmers in attendance welcomed a day away from crop worries to watch a fuel that they helped produce run high-tech Indy Cars at 180 miles per hour. The drivers have all been quoted that they love coming to Iowa, they love the fans in the stands and they love the short fast track. Even with the famous bumps, it seems in the past 7 years, these drivers and their crews have figured out how to handle Iowa- both the people and track!

A few facts from June 23, 2013- the 7th Iowa Corn Indy 250 courtesy of www.racecar.com/Motorsport/News/Hinchcliffe-dominates-Iowa-Corn-Indy-to-score-third-win/58173.htm
 

  • the race was 250 laps or 218.75 miles on the .0875- mile oval
  • the “slow” speed for pit road was 60 miles per hour
  • the E85 allotment for the race was 65 gallons and the fuel window was approximately 50-60 laps under green-flag conditions
  • at race time, the temperature was 77 degrees, track temperature was 89 degrees
  • approximately 2500 Iowa Corn Growers Association members and their guests enjoyed the race


Photos from the race are available on the Iowa Corn Flickr and Facebook sites.

Here are some reports about the race:

 

 

 

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