Iowa Speedway, fire marshal trying to set record

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Speedway and State Fire Marshal’s Office are attempting to bring the world’s “stop, drop and roll” record back to Iowa.

The organizations announced Thursday they would try to set the record for the most people simultaneously performing the safety maneuver at the Newton speedway on the evening of Sept. 7.

Iowa set the record in 2011 at the Iowa State Fair, but it was broken by 1,700 people at an event organized by the Indianapolis Fire Department.

As extra encouragement, the Iowa Speedway is offering $15 discounted tickets to those who agree to participate in the event before the “Prairie Meadows 150” ARCA Series stock car race. The ticket will include an upper level grandstand seat and other benefits.

Discounted tickets are available in advance from the speedway.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s