Slinger Speedway: to Feature E85 Race Night

SLINGER, WI – The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition, is excited to be a co-sponsor of E85 Night Race on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at the Slinger Speedway.


Gates open for the general public at 4:45 p.m. The track is located in Washington County near Hwy. 41 at the intersection of Hwy. 144 and CTH AA.


“We’re excited to use this opportunity to educate people about ethanol and its benefits to Wisconsin’s economy, environment, and workforce,” said Bob Oleson, President of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association.


Several area auto dealers will be on hand to answer questions about flex-fuel vehicles and the availability of alternative fuels such as ethanol, and the Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition will hand out informational brochures about ethanol.


A select number of fans will also have the opportunity to ride along in a custom-built race car equipped to burn E-85.  E-85 fuel contains 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.  For more information about this event and other events happening Sunday evening, please visit


“We are very excited about the opportunities for ethanol not only as a racing fuel, but as an alternative fuel choice for everyday consumers as well,”  Oleson said.


Not only is ethanol a cleaner-burning fuel that is good for the environment, it also reduces the state’s dependence on foreign oil – two main reasons why the Federation supports expanding the ethanol industry in Wisconsin.


More than 100 diverse organizations – including labor groups, small businesses, farmers, manufacturers, local governments, agricultural groups, and the state’s top environmental organizations – have joined the Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition.  The ethanol industry is also proud to have the support of both Republican and Democratic legislators, as well as Governor Doyle.


To find out more about the ethanol industry, or to find a list of coalition members, please visit