KEARNEY, Neb. -- At Kearney Raceway Park, 250 ethanol powered race cars were flying down the drag way.
They can top speeds of 200 miles an hour.
It was billed as "Corn-Fed Madness" as professional racers from across the nation took part over the weekend.
Ignite Fuel, The Nebraska Corn Board, and the Nebraska Ethanol Board sponsored the event.
"Nebraska's the #2 producing ethanol state in the country, so it's big here, people understand it. Where else do you go where you find a major national sporting event and your sitting right next to a corn field?" said Dan Schwartzkopf, an Urban Air Representative.
The Administrator of the Nebraska Ethanol Board added, "We're encouraging people to enjoy the opportunity to see racing and ethanol together, but also understand that there's a number of benefits to using ethanol as a motor fuel."
It's all part of the "Ignite Ethanol Racing Series." It's referred to as "Corn-Fed Madness" because many of the cars use corn-based ethanol.