When race fans think of the Iowa Corn Indy 250, they think of Father’s Day weekend and a Sunday afternoon treat. But if you were to ask race goers in Iowa — and short track fans across the country — when a race should take place, a vast majority will tell you “At night, under the lights.”

We at Iowa Speedway agree.

At night, under the lights at Iowa Speedway

At night, under the lights at Iowa Speedway

So the only race on the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule featuring cars fueled by 100 percent corn ethanol has been shifted to the weekend following Father’s Day, June 24th and 25th.

Wait! I said the 24th and 25th. Not just the night where the fastest and most versatile drivers in the world ascend the stage for the June 25th Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Friday, June 24th will also produce high speeds, if not world records, when USAC’s best start their engines and power around the Rusty Wallace-designed 7/8-mile tri-oval. It’s the first time ever USAC’s best join the multi-talented stars of IndyCar on the same weekend at Iowa Speedway. Both sanctioning bodies have been making an annual stop at the super speedway (to USAC) or short track (to IndyCar), since the first full racing season in 2007. USAC also raced in the inaugural fall race weekend in 2006.

Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway - The 2010 Iowa Corn Indy 225

Needless to say, we’re excited about bringing together USAC, The Mazda Road to Indy and IZOD IndyCar Series drivers for one thrill-packed weekend – and think you will be, too.

Seeing dirt Midgets and Silver Crown cars take to the track Friday night, and Star Mazda, Firestone Indy Lights and IZOD IndyCar drivers battle it out all day Saturday will truly be something an action junkie won’t want to miss.

Casey's General Stores USAC Triple Crown race in Newton, IA.

Casey's General Stores USAC Triple Crown race at Iowa Speedway

Heads or Tails? Why not both? Come out to Iowa Speedway and enjoy the 48-hour open wheel racing extravaganza. It’s also the second and last night race of 2011 for the IZOD IndyCar Series, providing the perfect cap to a best of both worlds weekend!

If you can’t tell, we’re stoked. Thanks for reading. Please keep your comments and suggestions coming. We’re listening – and thanks again for the support!


There are 10 comments for this post.

  1. Susan Scott on March 7, 2011 11:13 am
    Susan Scott

    I am so glad to see Iowa Speedway blogging here at Indycar site. It’s great to know that my home track has a strong committment to the series. That picture of the track at night looks very pretty. My tickets have been purchased for both days and I am anxiously awaiting!

  2. Iowa Speedway on March 7, 2011 11:27 am
    Iowa Speedway

    Thanks, Susan. We love that photo, too :) Can’t wait for the 2011 Iowa Corn Indy 250 weekend!

  3. Walter Racing on March 7, 2011 11:33 am
    Walter Racing

    We love the racing from Iowa Speedway! Beautiful facility with awesome fans. My neighbor is a NASCAR Official and he says the fans at Iowa are the best!
    One day our driver will turn laps there too.

  4. Iowa Speedway on March 7, 2011 11:46 am
    Iowa Speedway

    Thanks Walter Racing. Race fans in general are, of course, terrific, but we believe ours are the best (biased, of course)!

  5. rindy on March 7, 2011 2:38 pm

    Do you need flagging & comm help?

  6. Shawn Garrison on March 14, 2011 10:51 am
    Shawn Garrison

    I am from Indy, moved here almost 10 years ago. There is no other racing in my mind. I’ve been to 20+ races at Indy sitting on the short shoot between one and two. I have not missed a race at Iowa since you started Indy racing, Its my sons birthday that weekend and he has been to all of them at age 7, Keep on racing Iowa Hopefully I will see my son race there someday.

  7. lisa bailey on August 29, 2011 9:06 am
    lisa bailey

    great looking speedway! perhaps one of the countries speedway pride. rims pittsburgh

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