Pro Mazda Race Removed from Iowa Speedway Schedule

Pro Mazda Race Removed from Iowa Speedway Schedule

Fans invited to invited to full-field Indy Lights autograph session

NEWTON, Iowa (June 30, 2016) – A lower than anticipated field has forced Andersen Promotions and Iowa Speedway to cancel the 100-lap race originally scheduled as a prelude to the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 on July 10.

“We are truly disappointed that the Pro Mazda race had to be canceled,” said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. “First and foremost though, we owe it to our fans, partners and industry stakeholders to host world-class racing events. Thankfully, we still have two great races on our Sunday schedule, with the Indy Lights and IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 returning to ‘The Fastest Short Track on the Planet!’”

The schedule for next weekend at Iowa Speedway will be adjusted to maximize on-track activity for race-goers. The drivers in the Indy Lights Iowa Challenge presented by Cooper Tires will participate in a full-field autograph session in the INDYCAR Fan Village from 11:30 a.m. to noon CT on Saturday, July 9. In addition to collecting autographs, fans may receive giveaway items from Andersen Promotions.

“I want to thank [Iowa Speedway President] Jimmy Small for giving us the option to move our race off of next weekend’s schedule,” said Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “Iowa Speedway produces some great oval racing and it is unfortunate that we didn’t have what we felt was a viable car count to meet not only the track’s expectations but the fans as well. At this stage we will look forward to what is a pivotal round in the Indy Lights championship on July 10 and a return for Pro Mazda in 2017.”

The autograph session will afford fans an opportunity to meet the open-wheel stars of tomorrow. Indy Lights has produced some of INDYCAR’S biggest names including current stars Marco Andretti, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan. Spencer Pigot is the most recent Indy Lights champion to advance to the Verizon IndyCar Series and will compete for Ed Carpenter Racing in the Iowa Corn 300.

The Indy Lights Iowa Challenge presented by Cooper Tires will take place at 2:15 p.m. CT on July 10 leading up to the Verizon IndyCar Series feature race – the Iowa Corn 300 – at 4:35 p.m.

In addition to Sunday’s open wheel races, Iowa Speedway will host the ARCA Racing Series Iowa 150 presented by Casey’s General Stores on Saturday, July 9. Following the ARCA race, country music duo LOCASH will take to the Speedway’s Pork Party Pavilion for the second installment of the NAPA Auto Parts Concert Series. Fans with tickets to the July 9 and / or July 10 race days will be admitted to the concourse for the concert.

About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet”, is a state-of-the-art 7/8-mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2016 schedule includes three exciting race weekends: June 18-19 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Speediatrics 200 and NASCAR XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen), July 9-10 (ARCA Racing Series 150 presented by Casey’s General Stores and Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300) and July 29-30 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series Casey’s General Stores 150 presented by Vatterott College and NASCAR XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250). For tickets, call 1-866-787-8946. To learn more, visit www.IowaSpeedway.com, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway.

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