NEWTON, Iowa – Officials of the Washington and Tama County Pork Producers announced that the two county organizations will jointly sponsor the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East versus West challenge race at Iowa Speedway on Aug. 2.
Titled ‘Pork Be Inspired 150’, the 150-lap stock car race on Iowa Speedway’s seven-eighths-mile tri-oval is slated to start at 8 p.m., following opening ceremonies and driver introductions.
“We feel that Iowa Speedway is the ideal place to promote Pork to our consumers, and we’re very excited to be able to sponsor the NASCAR K&N Pro Series ‘Pork Be Inspired 150’ again this year,” said Heather Hora, Promotion Director for the Washington County Pork Producers. “We are very thankful for the support of Tyson Fresh Meats, The Iowa Pork Producers Association, Cargill, and Cookies Sauces and Seasonings as well. Without them, this event would not be possible.”
The ‘Pork Be Inspired 150’ will be the tenth running of the popular K&N Pro Series at the Newton track, a touring series run in separate East and West coast divisions, and where such current NASCAR superstars as Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano have entertained Iowa race fans. Iowa Speedway’s two K&N Pro Series races are the only joint East-West events on NASCAR’s 2013 schedule.
“The Pork Producer partners in Washington and Tama counties have been great supporters of Iowa Speedway for many years, and we are thrilled that they have chosen to remain a very important event sponsor this year,” said track President, Stan Clement. “And we are particularly pleased that the Pork Producers are renewing their support of our August NASCAR K&N Pro Series event. The ‘Pork Be Inspired 150’ is where you’ll see tomorrow’s stars today.”