Last week, the Green Racing Initiative participated in an exciting event at the 12 Hours of Sebring race in Sebring, Florida to highlight the use of renewable fuels in motorsports competitions. This event demonstrated the results of cross-cutting efforts from the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency, and SAE to increase consumer adoption of these fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in the marketplace.
A new chapter in green racing revved up this past weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The endurance race was the first race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and was sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). In a signing ceremony at the Daytona International Speedway, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Michael Carr, and IMSA President, Scott Atherton, announced a five-year partnership that will build on the success of the previous five years of putting advanced vehicle technologies on the racetrack through the Green Racing initiative.
The Petit Le Mans Race at Road Atlanta, Georgia marked the final race of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). This 10-hour, 1,000-mile race is one of the highlights of the season and has become an iconic event that will continue in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship for the foreseeable future. Petit Le Mans, the third largest sports car race in the world, was a classic endurance race this season, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats under the highly variable weather conditions. The changing conditions combined with highly competitive teams resulted in close battles in four out of the five classes in the race, with teams racing in darkness in the final few hours of competition.
The world witnessed the first race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship last weekend at the famed Daytona International Speedway. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) hosted the Rolex 24 at Daytona featured vehicles competing in the Daytona Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Daytona and Grand Touring Le Mans (GTLM) classes.
Muscle Milk Driver, Klaus Graf, talks about his team’s green technology and what Green Racing means to him. The Muscle Milk Pickett Racing won the 2013 Michelin Green X Challenge manufacturer and team championship awards after winning 8 consecutive races.