Nebraska corn farmers supporting Ethanol Night at the Races

Immediate Release
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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.”

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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.

March 17, 2010 1:55 PM
On the road to North Platte, Shooters tonite! Happy St Pattys Day!