Pheasants Forever Races Into Iowa Speedway

Pheasants Forever Races Into Iowa Speedway This September
Pheasants Forever Fan Fest marks season finale at Iowa Speedway.

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Newton, Iowa –-( Pheasants Forever will be racing into the Iowa Speedway on Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th with “Pheasants Forever Fan Fest.” Throughout the weekend, Pheasants Forever will be highlighting its National Pheasant Fest 2010 – coming to Des Moines in February – and other wildlife habitat initiatives during the season finale at the track in Newton, Iowa.

On Friday from 6 PM to 8:30 PM, Pheasants Forever will be hosting free interactive fan activities, wildlife habitat awareness, and garage tours. On Saturday, the finale at the track includes the USAR Pro Cup Series and the ASA Late Model Series.

To add to the excitement, a post-race concert featuring country music recording artist Billy Currington will take place on the Grinnell Mutual concert stage. During the day, Pheasants Forever and the Iowa Speedway will be raising funds for Pheasants Forever’s Build a Wildlife Campaign. Since 2006, Iowa’s Build a Wildlife Area campaign has helped create over 400 new acres open to the public for public hunting and outdoor recreational activities.

“Iowa Speedway is excited about the opportunity to partner with Pheasants Forever in 2009. Our joint efforts will not only promote the benefits offered by both organizations, it will also move us in the direction of promoting the rebuilding of wildlife habitats in Iowa,” said Chuck Spicer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Iowa Speedway. “Iowa Speedway prides itself in finding partners that are motivated to make a difference, and Pheasants Forever is that type of a partner.”

“Pheasants have a need for speed and so do pheasant hunters and conservationists. We hope to see many of them at the Iowa Speedway!” said Brad Heidel, Pheasants Forever’s Director of Special Event Sales, “Iowa is a state where wildlife habitat has suffered in recent years, and Pheasants Forever is trying to draw as much attention to that fact as possible. We’re doing great things, but the birds need your help!”

Tickets for the weekend at the Iowa Speedway can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Speedway Box office. The Iowa Speedway is located at I-80 Exit 168 Newton, IA. A special 2 for 1 ticket offer will be offered to Pheasants Forever members.

National Pheasant Fest – the nation’s largest event for upland hunters, landowners, sport dog owners and wildlife habitat conservationists – will take place February 26, 27 & 28, 2009 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. For more about National Pheasant Fest 2010, log onto

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are non-profit conservation organizations dedicated to the protection and enhancement of pheasant, quail, and other wildlife populations in North America through habitat improvement, land management, public awareness, and education. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 125,000 members in 750 local chapters across the continent.

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