Sukup Manufacturing Co. to Recognize the "First in the Field"
Fastest qualifier for each race weekend will take home coveted award
NEWTON, Iowa (May 13, 2015) – Celebrating speed, Sukup Manufacturing Co. has been named as the official sponsor of the "First in the Field" award, which will be presented to the fastest qualifier in each race at Iowa Speedway in 2015. Speedway officials announced today that the initial Sukup "First in the Field" award will be given to the driver who qualifies first for the NASCAR XFINITY Series 3M 250 on Saturday, May 16.
"It is fitting that a company growing as fast as Sukup Manufacturing Co. would recognize the fastest qualifier for each of our races this season," said Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small. "Qualifying is exciting for our fans and extremely important to our drivers and teams, which is why we are so pleased to celebrate the 'First in the Field’ with Sukup Manufacturing Co."
NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying will begin at 4:45 p.m. CT on May 16 followed by the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West Casey’s General Stores 150 qualifying at 6:00 p.m. CT and race at 8:00 p.m. CT. Fans planning to attend the race are encouraged to arrive in time to see the thrilling, three round, qualifying procedure that NASCAR implemented for the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2014.
"Sukup is the fastest growing bin company in the world and we are thrilled to be teaming up with Iowa Speedway to recognize the fastest qualifiers on the track with the ‘First in the Field’ award," said Charles Sukup, President of Sukup Manufacturing Co. "Our ‘First in the Field" trophy is a miniature Sukup Grain Bin, so it’s a little piece of the Iowa countryside that the winning teams get to take with them. This is our fourth year of sponsorship and it’s wonderful to be partnering with so many outstanding Iowa companies and Iowa Speedway to bring exciting family entertainment to our area and show off our home state in such great way."
Iowa Speedway will host eight additional races during the 2015 season, and the quickest qualifier from each will receive the Sukup "First in the Field" award and lead their respective races to the green flag.
About Sukup Manufacturing Co.
Sukup Manufacturing Co. is a family-owned grain storage, drying, and handling equipment manufacturer located in Sheffield, Iowa, USA. Sukup has been Engineering Solutions® to protect and preserve the world’s grain supply since 1963. The Sukup product line includes on-farm and commercial grain bins, portable and tower dryers, as well as a full-line of accessories needed to properly dry and store grain. Sukup also manufactures a line of material handling equipment that includes bucket elevators, drag conveyors and chain loop conveyors. Their pre-engineered steel buildings feature clear-span construction, making them customizable and ideal for agricultural, industrial or retail use. Sukup products are sold throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in over 80 foreign countries.
About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway, "The Fastest Short Track on the Planet," is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2015 schedule includes four exciting race weekends: May 16-17 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR XFINITY Series), June 19-20 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and USAC Silver Crown Series), July 17-18 (ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Verizon IndyCar Series) and July 31-August 1 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR XFINITY Series). For tickets, call For tickets, call 1-866-787-8946. To learn more, visit www.IowaSpeedway.com, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway.