Iowa Corn Indy Renewed for 2010

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer will return once again to the Iowa Speedway in 2010.

The Iowa Corn Growers Association, the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Pioneer have renewed their sponsorship for the 4th Annual race, to be held on June 20, 2010. There were concerns that the race started specifically to highlight the United States ethanol industry might be discontinued after Brazil took over sponsorship of the Indy Car Series this year, but Iowa corn growers and Pioneer have agreed to sponsor the race for at least one more year.

“Powering Indy Cars at top speeds is the ultimate in ethanol performance,” said Tim Burrack, a farmer from NE Iowa and Chairman of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. “Iowa Corn is at the track again this year because the cars are not only running on corn ethanol, but thousands of Iowans hear and see our messages about the power, performance, reliability, and energy independence from homegrown corn ethanol.”

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.

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