Welcome to Iowa Speedway Ministries
Welcome to Iowa Speedway Ministries serving at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. We provide various ministries to race fans, visiting sanctioning bodies, fire and safety personnel and Iowa Speedway Staff.
Iowa Speedway Ministries was formed in 2007 and the ministry has grown each year. More than 40 volunteers and chaplains typically minister inside the speedway during a race event. We provide ADA shuttle drivers, ushers, tram hosts and hostesses, and wherever we may be asked to serve at any moment.
Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, generously donated a 20'X40' ministry tent to be use for chapel services, concerts, a gathering place, and for other events. The ministry tent is located in the ADA grass parking lot.
On race days Iowa Speedway Ministry chaplains minister in a variety of ways. Chaplains are area clergy who donate their time to provide pastoral care on race weekends. Chaplains coordinate closely with Iowa Speedway Fire and Safety to offer spiritual counseling to the hurting and their families. They operate the Iowa Speedway 15 passenger van to transport family members and friends of patients to and from the hospital when appropriate. They also make follow-up calls when necessary. Our chaplains assist chaplains from each sanctioning body in whatever capacity they need. Our chaplains also work with EMS workers and First Aid stations in the grandstand and concourse areas inside the speedway.
Ambassadors are lay people who assist the ministry in various ways. Ambassadors provide golf cart transportation, hospital transportation, ushering, chapel assistance, tram and booth hosts, and wherever God calls us to serve.
Both Ambassadors and Chaplains agree to serve in the ministry under the authority and direction of the ministry leadership. Training is provided and required.
We have an Iowa Speedway Ministries booth on the concourse with information concerning our ministry. We have printed material available such as Bibles, tracts, Christian Motorsports Illustrated, and other brochures for race fans.
Iowa Speedway Ministries appreciates the support and help of the Iowa Speedway staff and the Iowa Speedway Foundation.