The NASCAR season is finally here! With the 2020 season just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for another exciting year of stock car racing.
One of the most exciting parts of the season is the kickoff of the campaign at the annual Winston Cup race at the Iowa Speedway. The racing season officially kicks off on Memorial Day weekend with the 120th anniversary of the legendary “Great War”, also known as World War I. For the first time ever, the traditional “summer race” will be held as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring all the traditional attractions including fireworks, concerts and parades. The racing will be held on the Internet, with fans able to watch using their mobile phones.
How Many Miles Does It Take To Drive From The Speedway To My House?
The first thing you’ll want to do is figure out how many miles you’ll need to drive to get to your destination. The distance will depend on how far you want to go. If you’re going to be traveling outside of a city, you’ll want to make sure you drive on the right side of the road to ensure you don’t get a ticket. Don’t worry, the right side of the road in Iowa is very different from what you’re used to, it’s designed to make right-handers feel welcome.
When you get your license, you’ll learn that the speed limit on rural residential roads is much higher than it is on paved freeways, so you’ll want to avoid going over 65 mph even if it feels like it’s a comfortable speed for the conditions.
Iowa is a two-lane road so you’ll have to watch out for traffic on the right as you enter the state. After you pass through the Snake River Bridge, you’ll be in the small town of Dubuque. From here, it’s a straight shot west on Interstate 80 to the outskirts of Iowa City. While in Dubuque, you can get a great cup of coffee at the Dubuque Coffee Company before you head out on the road again.
What Is The Weather Like In Iowa In April?
April in Iowa City is typically cool and pleasant, though it can get pretty cold at night. If you’re planning on traveling there during the week, dress warmly and bring along extra clothing. If you’re heading there for the weekend, make sure you bring lots of layers. Between the cool breeze at night and the warm days during the day, you’ll be able to enjoy the change of seasons in Iowa.
As for the driving conditions, rain is quite common in April and the mornings are typically wet and cloudy. If you’re not used to the weather, pull over and take a break when you notice it’s raining heavily, you’ll be grateful you did when you finally make it to your destination.
What About The Corn? Is It Mature By Then?
Yes, corn is usually mature by then which makes it easy for residents of Iowa to get their hands on fresh produce year-round. With so much rain and humidity in the winter, it’s easy for the crops to grow even when the season is over. If you are planning on traveling to Iowa during the summer, make sure to bring some corn on the cob with you as the fields will be alive with the sound of buzzing bees as soon as you arrive.
In some parts of the state, you’ll notice rows of corn the size of a phone booth with the stalks reaching up to the sky, it’s truly an amazing sight. One of the best things about traveling to Iowa during the summer is that the cornfields are a beautiful green backdrop to the otherwise brown countryside. If you ever get the chance to visit, do yourself a favor and take a ride in a cornfield; you’ll understand what all the buzz is about.
What About The People There?
Despite its agricultural importance, Iowa is home to many amazing people. The state is known for its generous residents and its hospitality. You’ll notice that even tourists will often refer to the local population as “the friendliest people in the world”. If you’re looking to meet new people, visit a bar during prime hours or head over to a restaurant after work hours when there aren’t many customers around.
There are many reasons why you’d want to visit Iowa, from world-class shopping and dining to beautiful lakes and sandy beaches. If you’re looking for a new place to call home, you could look into a property in one of the many beautiful rural areas, though it depends on what you’re looking for. There’s plenty to do in Iowa if you know where to look.