The green flag is ready to fly on the opening weekend of action at the Iowa Speedway which will be highlighted by Sunday’s Nationwide Series race. It is the first event since NASCAR purchased the track late last year. “We’ve been waiting for this moment since December 12th which was our formal announcement last year. We’ve got a number of initiatives we’ve been working on for months…can’t wait for Saturday night,” Iowa Speedway president Jimmy Smal saysl.
He says the biggest issue he has faced is the quick turnaround since the purchase as he says everything else has been good. Small says they are trying to add more value to the ticket price and one way is to offer a concert on Saturday night. Montgomery Gentry will be the main act between the races Saturday and Sunday.
Small says Iowa Speedway is unique in that it is the only short track between Ohio and the west coast and they are billing it the fastest short track in the world. He says the 185 miles an hour speed put up in qualifying is something they feel everyone should be proud of and they want to make everyone aware of the experience of watching the races in Newton.
The K@N Pro Series race is Saturday night.