The Iowa Speedway is gearing up for its second big weekend of the season. It will be capped off by Saturday night’s running of the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Iowa Speedway C.E.O. Doug Fritz says everyone is bringing in their equipment and starting to get set up for the only Indy car weekend at the track. He says the Indy cars are just part of a busy weekend on the track.

There are several other races going on leading up to the Indy race. Things start with the Iowa Corn Indy 250 practice on Friday, then a USAC race and a concert. A new twist this year is Friday night heat races that will be part of qualifying for the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Fritz says the Indy car series brought up the idea, so on Friday they will have three heat races to set the qualifiers on the starting grid. The qualifiers will be 30 laps each and the third will be the top eight fastest cars in practice to set the top 8 starting positions.

Fritz says for fans who have questions about any of the events this weekend they can find the answers on line at:

The Iowa Corn Indy 250 is slated for a 9:00p.m. start on Saturday night.