Over the last five years since NASCAR made a switch to E15 American Ethanol, fans have developed a special appreciation for the horsepower of ethanol as well as its social and economic benefits.

That new knowledge translated into action last weekend as hundreds of fans attending races in St. Louis and Michigan took time to send post comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking it to reverse their decision to reduce the use of corn ethanol.

Jon Holzfaster, a farmer from Paxton, Nebraska, said,

We make ethanol here, so it has many benefits, such as lower fuel costs for consumers, job creation, and of course cleaner air, which is why NASCAR changed to E15 American Ethanol. So, it is very encouraging to see the fans engage and try to make sure the current Renewable Fuel Standard remains in place.

With the opening of the public comment period regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to cut corn ethanol in the Renewable Fuel Standard by nearly 4 billion gallons, the National Corn Growers Association is asking help.

Farmers and their family and friends are urged to email their opposition to this proposal as soon as possible, before the July 27 deadline. See details on the proposal and a link to send a quick email.