Indiana State Fairgoers Enjoy a NASCAR Racing Experience, Learn about Ethanol Benefits
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 15, 2016) — Indiana State Fair visitors are enjoying a chance to discover what it feels like to drive a race car fueled by ethanol thanks to Indiana Corn Marketing Council.
ICMC – the Indiana corn checkoff – is sponsoring a race car simulator at the Indiana State Fair to show the value ethanol brings as an American-made, environmentally-friendly fuel. The simulator allows users to experience driving a NASCAR® up to 200 mph, just like during an actual race when the cars are fueled on E15 American Ethanol.
Fairgoers can also enter to win Thorntons’ gift cards and memberships to Conner Prairie after they visit by visiting www.incorn.org/ethanol.
“ICMC’s exhibit at the Indiana State Fair gives fairgoers a chance to not only learn about ethanol blended fuels, but to experience them firsthand through a race car simulator,” says David Howell, a farmer from Middletown, Ind. “Indiana corn farmers are proud to play an important role in producing ethanol — an American-produced fuel that is environmentally and economically advantageous — and we’re excited to educate drivers about them through this race car.”
Since 2011, NASCAR® has partnered with corn farmers from across the country to fuel all of its races with E15 (15% ethanol) through the American Ethanol effort. During the 2016 season, NASCAR® will hit the 10 million mile mark on Sunoco E15, demonstrating to fans the value and efficacy of ethanol blended fuels.
The NASCAR® simulator will be at the Mac Reynolds Barn from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. for the duration of the Indiana State Fair. For more information about the exhibit, visit incorn.org/ethanol. For more information about NASCAR and E15, visit www.americanethanolracing.com.
The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives.
This communication was funded with corn checkoff dollars.