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July 14, 2009
|Nebraska Corn Growers 402.438.6459
LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska corn farmers are partnering with the Junction Motor
Speedway to promote Ethanol Night at the Races during Junction Motor Speedway’s
4th Annual O’Reilly POWRi Cornhusker Midget Challenge to be held Tuesday, July
28th and Wednesday, July 29th.
Hamilton, York and Blue River corn grower associations, along with the Nebraska
Corn Grower Association (NeCGA), are combining their efforts to be the title
sponsor and promote corn ethanol during the two-day Cornhusker Challenge.
“The Cornhusker Challenge draws a lot of fans to central Nebraska, to the heart
of the nation’s corn industry, so it is a perfect place for farmers to help get
out positive messages about corn ethanol,” said Brandon Hunnicutt, a member of
the Hamilton County Corn Growers Association and president of NeCGA.
The Cornhusker Challenge brings the nation’s best equipment and drivers to
Junction Motor Speedway as they vie for the twin “Cornhusker Crystal & Chrome”
trophies. Wednesday night’s winner receives $3,000, while Thursday night’s
champion gets to cash a $5,000 check.
Rick Gruber of the York County Corn Growers Association said it is a tremendous
opportunity for Nebraska’s corn industry to be part of the two-day motor sport
event and promote the positives of ethanol during Ethanol Night at the Races.
“We’re going to be on hand promoting corn and ethanol and everything that brings
to Nebraska and the country as a whole,” Gruber said. “Nebraska is such a great
place for ethanol production – we have the corn and we have the livestock
industry to take advantage of the distillers grains that ethanol plants produce.
Ethanol a great win-win for us because other states can’t match that synergy.”
To learn more about the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, go to
Junction Motor Speedway is located in McCool Junction – about 3.5 miles south of
the York exit of I-80 (exit 353) on Hyw 81.
For more information on the speedway and Cornhusker Challenge, go to
NeCGA is a grassroots commodity organization that works to enhance the
profitability of corn producers. Now in its 36th year of service to its members,
NeCGA has more than 2,000 dues paying members in Nebraska. NeCGA is affiliated
with the NCGA, which has more than 35,000 dues paying members nationwide.