Ethanol Buzz at the 2008 Iowa Corn Indy 250

Laura McNamara

Iowa Corn IndyThe 8th race of the 2008 IndyCar racing season is less than two weeks away. IndyCar Drivers hit the track for the 2008 Iowa Corn Indy 250 Sunday June 22nd. The track buzz isn’t just about racing though. The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has a handful of activities set up for race weekend.

On Thursday, June 19th, EPIC and the Iowa Corn Growers Association are hosting a pump promotion. Consumers will be able to fill up on reduced E10 and E85 fuel at the Kum & Go on 1910 SW White Birch in Ankeny, Iowa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

EPIC Fueling LogoIndyCar Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will be available at the track to talk bout ethanol’s performance on the track on Friday, June 20th.

Representatives from EPIC, LifeLine Foods, Monsanto and the Iowa Corn Growers Association are participating in an ethanol panel discussion on Saturday June, 21st. The panel discussion is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Driver Meeting Room at the Iowa Speedway Media Center.

Media representatives can then jump at the chance to take a high-speed spin around the track during the Media Hot Lap Rides presented by EPIC just after the panel discussion at 12:15 p.m. EPIC will also be providing lunch during the hot lap activity.

Of course, the performance of ethanol fuel will be showcased during the Iowa Corn Indy 250, which begins at noon.

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