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Iowa Corn Indy 250 powered by ethanol

JOHNSTON (KWWL) - The Iowa Corn Growers Association, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Pioneer announced they have renewed their sponsorship for the Iowa Corn Indy 250, presented by Pioneer.

The 4th Annual race will be held on Sunday, June 20th at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. This race marks the 4th trip to Iowa for the Indy Car Series and the 4th time the cars have driven nearly 200 miles per hour on 100 percent fuel grade corn ethanol.

In 2006, the Indy Car Series realized reduced fuel consumption on the same horsepower using corn ethanol. Specifically, the Series saw smaller engines and a savings of more than 20,000 gallons of fuel in the first year alone. This along with the increased economic activity for Iowa is what brought sponsors like Iowa Corn and Pioneer back to the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Previous Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer races have set record attendance at the Iowa Speedway with over 40,000 fans packing the stands. Stan Clement, Iowa Speedway Chief Executive Officer, saluted Iowa farmers for introducing corn-based ethanol to the motor sports industry, as well as Iowa Corn and Pioneer for their continued sponsorship of the Iowa Corn Indy 250.


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