This past Sunday, Kevin, HD and I made the trek over to Newton, IA for the 2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250 race. James Hinchcliffe was the big winner and earned himself a track record for leading 226 of the 250 laps that day. His car and all the other IndyCars are powered by E85 – a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Ethanol is a clean, green renewable fuel that is made mostly from corn. So when a driver is racing at 200 mph around the track, they are burning 85% ethanol in their cars!
Consumers can purchase ethanol blended gasoline at the pumps and if they have Flex-Fuel vehicles, they can fill up with E85 also and save on average $1.69 per gallon at the pump! There are nearly 200 E85 pumps in Iowa and over 3,000 pumps nationwide. Visit the Choose Ethanol website to find out where these pumps are located so you can fill up like the pros!
You can find out a lot of facts about ethanol from Iowa Corn, Choose Ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association. Below is a YouTube video to learn more about how ethanol is the definition of sustainability and helps the environment and the economy.
|Mommy and HD before the race.|
|Daddy and HD next to the Verizon car.|
|HD and his new friend.|