The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón will be a featured part of the U.S. Department of Energy's "green racing" display at the Washington Auto Show, Jan. 26-Feb. 6. The series will participate in a press conference Jan. 27 in conjunction with the DOE and the Baltimore Grand Prix at 9:20 a.m. in Exhibit Hall A at the Washington Convention Center as part of the show's kickoff to its “Advanced Technology Superhighway.”
Jay Davidson, president of the Baltimore Grand Prix, will announce how the inaugural event that will be held around Baltimore's Inner Harbor Labor Day weekend (Sept. 2-4) will position itself as one of the greenest race events in America this year. ALMS president and CEO Scott Atherton will address how his series has positioned itself as "the Global Leader in Green Racing" by working with leading OEM's to develop advanced fuel efficient technologies that transfer directly to consumer vehicles.
On display will be the greenest car in the American Le Mans Series – Dyson Racing's Mazda-powered Lola prototype that competes using the biofuel isobutanol and bio-degradable G-OIL as its engine lubricant, an oil made from renewable animal fats. G-OIL is a product of Green Earth Technologies.
Also on display will be a Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid and a Corvette ZR1. A year ago, Porsche introduced and competed with its racing hybrid flywheel technology at Petit Le Mans with its 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The Corvette ZR1 is the street version of its C6.R racecar that competes using cellulosic E85.