Iowa Speedway and Iowa Corn Growers cultivate multiyear partnership

Iowa Speedway and Iowa Corn Growers cultivate multiyear partnership

Iowa Corn signs agreement to remain as title sponsor of the Iowa Corn 300 through 2018

Iowa Speedway and Iowa Corn last week announced a multiyear sponsorship renewal that will keep Iowa Corn as title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 through 2018. Iowa Corn is in its 10th year of partnership with “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet.” The renewed agreement continues the second longest entitlement sponsorship in INDYCAR racing.

ETHANOL POWERED: Iowa Speedway and the Iowa Corn Growers Association on Feb. 12 signed a multiyear sponsorship renewal to keep Iowa Corn as title sponsor of the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 through 2018. Iowa Corn is in its 10th year of partnership with “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet” at Newton, Iowa.

“The state of Iowa continues to lead this country in the production of corn and corn-based ethanol, and we are honored to celebrate and promote these industries at Iowa Speedway,” says Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. “This has become a lauded Iowan tradition enjoyed by millions across the globe. We are incredibly proud to authentically demonstrate the performance of ethanol in the world’s fastest race cars here at the fastest short track on the planet.”

Iowa Speedway is a great way to support renewable fuels
“We consider this renewed commitment as an investment in our state, and we are excited to provide Iowa Corn, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and the Iowa Corn Growers Association with the opportunity to deliver their message to an international audience,” says Small. “The state of Iowa is the largest producer of both corn and ethanol in America, and the Iowa Corn 300 is an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate the power and reliability of the renewable fuel.”

Iowa Speedway serves as a platform to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and promote the benefits of renewable fuels grown in America. INDYCAR weekend at Iowa Speedway is a culmination of the nearly 40 years of hard work and dedication necessary to build the corn-based ethanol market and raises awareness about Iowa farmers’ ability to produce corn for their key trades: livestock, ethanol production and exports.

Iowa Corn 300 race with ethanol powered cars reaches global audience
The 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 race will be held Sunday, July 10. The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires also will be in action July 10.

“The Iowa Corn 300 reaches a global audience with an expanding viewership,” notes Mark Heckman, Iowa Corn Promotion Board President and a farmer from West Liberty, Iowa. “What’s really cool is that it is ethanol powering the E85 Indy cars. The program exposes a broad audience to the state of Iowa, agriculture and corn farming while demonstrating the many benefits of ethanol including its power and performance. We had another phenomenal year in 2015, and we look forward to many more to come.”

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Season, weekend and individual event tickets are on sale now
Current season ticket holders have the opportunity to renew their existing tickets until Feb. 24, 2016. Payment plans are available and offer great flexibility to fans who want to spread out their payments.

The 2016 schedule of events at Iowa Speedway is as follows:
•June 18 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
•June 19 – NASCAR XFINITY Series
•July 9 – ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
•July 10 – Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tires
•July 10 – Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires
•July 10 – Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300
•July 29 – NASCAR K&N Pro Series East / West
•July 30 – NASCAR XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250

About Iowa Corn: The Iowa Corn Promotion Board, works to develop and defend markets, fund research and provide education about corn and corn products. The Iowa Corn Growers Association 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.

About Iowa Speedway: Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. The 2016 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: June 18-19 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series), July 9-10 (ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Verizon IndyCar Series) and July 29-30 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR XFINITY Series). For tickets, call 866-787-8946. To learn more visit IowaSpeedway.com, “like” us on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway.

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