IndyCar has partnered with GreenFuel Technologies to develop a "Race to Energy Independence" program to educate IndyCar fans, sponsors and teams about responsible, innovative and clean energy technologies.
"Switching to 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol in 2006 was the first step in IndyCar's commitment to leadership in eco-friendly racing," said Terry Angstadt, president of IndyCar's commercial division. "Our partnership with GreenFuel gives us the chance to strengthen that commitment as well as strongly encourage our teams and corporate partners to join the cause. Through our green efforts, we hope to inspire fans to make smart choices in their purchases and practices and to consider how their actions impact our planet's energy resources."
For the 2012 race season, all IZOD IndyCar Series V6 engines will employ E85 fuel.
A GreenFuel Technologies mobile educational facility and technology center – interactive kiosks that map a person's environmental profile and offer energy efficient alternatives – will be at IZOD IndyCar Series events at Infineon Raceway in late August and Las Vegas Motor Speedway in mid-October.
"GreenFuel wants to introduce fans to technologies that reduce energy costs while minimizing their environmental impact on the planet," said John Casey, CEO of GreenFuel. "We are committed to building a better environment for ourselves and future generations. We believe the path to an ecological and economical balance lies in informed choices about renewable energy solutions."