Helio Celebrates Win at Iowa Corn 300

Cindy Zimmerman

The IndyCar spotlight was on Helio Castraneves Sunday as he cruised to his first win in three years at the Iowa Corn 300 and celebrated with his trademark Spider-Man climb up the track fence – giving the #IowaCorn300 hashtag lots of Twitter traction, since it was coincidentally the opening weekend for the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. The race showcases Iowa’s …

AgWired Energy, Corn, Ethanol, Events, Indy Racing

Iowa Races Spotlight Corn and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Speedway hosts two racing events this summer that put corn and ethanol in the spotlight on the track. The NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen is coming up Saturday, June 24. This is the fifth consecutive year of the American Ethanol partnership and the fourth consecutive year with Enogen at Iowa Speedway. Enogen corn …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing, NASCAR

Rest In Peace Indy Car Driver Dan Wheldon

Chuck Zimmerman

It was with great sadness that I tuned in to today’s Indy Car race and saw the 13th lap multi car wreck and learned that Dan Wheldon was killed. Wow. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know a number of these Indy Car racers over the years. You can say all you want about the wisdom of driving a …

Ethanol, Indy Racing

Iowa’s Bill Northey Back From China Trip

Chuck Zimmerman

Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, was one of the corn growers attending the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Here he is in the photo being interviewed by Ken Root. I took my turn with him afterward. Bill spent two weeks in Korea and China visiting customers of U.S. farm products. He says they discussed and argued a little bit about …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Government, Indy Racing

Indy Racing League And Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

The CEO of the Indy Racing League is Randy Bernard, seen shaking hands with Iowa Corn Growers CEO, Craig Floss, during last weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 250 activities. I spoke with Randy who says that the League has been working to create a lot more buzz and excitement this year. Judging by the sell out crowd for the Iowa race, …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Indy Racing, Pioneer

Young Iowa Corn Indy 250 Fans

Chuck Zimmerman

I don’t know if these are future Iowa corn growers, Pioneer sales reps or IndyCar drivers. Whatever it is they’re having fun out here at Iowa Speedway. We’re getting ready for a great Indy race under the lights. The weather looks like it’s going to be okay and we’ve got a sold out crowd. I’ve been adding some green photos …

Ag Group, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing

Pioneer Going Green For Iowa Corn Indy 250 Again

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s what the hood of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 official pace car looks like. It’s proudly displaying the Pioneer logo as the presenting sponsor. Todd says the relationship with the Iowa Corn Growers in sponsoring the Iowa Corn Indy 250 has been very beneficial. As he puts it, “It’s a great event for the state of Iowa. It’s great …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Indy Racing, Pioneer