As the Iowa Speedway gets set to open its fourth full season it has already become a major player in the world of auto racing. The first of four weekends of action begins Saturday with the U-S-A-C Triple Crown Series. Vice president and general manager, Craig Armstrong, says they were able to get three of the top series before their third season kicked off and as this fourth season starts, they are now veterans.
The Indycar series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series all return to the Iowa Speedway this season. Armstrong says their business plan required them to have those three events, and they thought it would be year four or five, so he says it speaks volumes that they have them now.
Armstrong says there is a lot of work going on to get ready for the opener. He says the facility people are doing a lot of things like mowing and planting flowers to get the track ready as he says the fans expect that.
The season concludes on July 31st with the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He says they are busy 200 to 250 days a year with driving schools, private rentals, facility rentals, charity activities. This weekend’s action is capped off by the NASCAR Pro Series East/West Challenge.