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Where Is Sports Car Green Racing in 2016?
January 28, 2016 – 9:04 pm | No Comment

…ing?) Watch and think what those Ford GTs, Corvettes, BMWs, Ferraris, Porsches, and the DeltaWing would look like with your biofuel or bioproducts company name on them. Pretty cool I’d bet. MORE Photos and MORE (DeltaWing at Petit Le Mans) DeltaWing at Roar before the Rolex 24               2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Television / Streaming Schedule January 30-3, 2016, Rolex 24 at Daytona…

Photos: DeltaWing “The Best 5th Place Ever” at Petit Le Mans
August 7, 2013 – 7:15 pm | Comments Off on Photos: DeltaWing “The Best 5th Place Ever” at Petit Le Mans

…DeltaWing “The Best 5th Place Ever” at Petit Le Mans Advanced Biofuels USA followed DeltaWing to Road Atlanta. Come there with us: [Show as slideshow] 1 2 3 ►…

DeltaWing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
June 17, 2012 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

…player_embedded#! Satoshi didn’t give up and I’m sure the DeltaWing team won’t either. This isn’t the last time we’ll see them. They’ll be racing again this year. Circle October 20th on your calendar. That’s the date for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Tell the American Le Mans series http://www.alms.com/ you want to see it there. And after that? How about more DeltaWing racers built from bioplastics? That’s the next step in the project. And…

ALMS Celebrates Fourth Year of Green Racing at Season Finale
October 16, 2011 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

…ed Dyson Racing (No.16) to clinch the 2011 LMP MGXC Championship. …Another notable result of Petit Le Mans was the 46.5 percent of oil replaced by renewable fuels in the Prototype and GT categories compared to the 2005 Petit Le Mans before the Green Racing program began. This year’s Petit Le Mans had the highest percentage of oil displacement of the nine ALMS races in 2011.This is impressive considering the event also had the largest entry…

ALMS: Michelin Green X Baltimore Race Report
September 6, 2011 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

…(GT) Mosport – Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing (LMP), Corvette Racing No. 4 (GT) Mid-Ohio – Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing (LMP), Corvette Racing No. 4 (GT) Road America – Muscle Milk Aston Martin (LMP), Corvette Racing No. 4 (GT) Baltimore – Dyson Racing No. 20 (LMP), Team Falken Tire (GT) Laguna Seca – Saturday, Sept. 17 Petit Le Mans – Saturday, Oct. 1…

2011 Green Racing Takes More Steps Forward Than Back
August 7, 2011 – 10:11 am | No Comment

…f those graphics this year, even though the #16 and #20 Dyson Mazdas run on their isobutanol. E85 fuel label for the Mid-Ohio ALMS races Photo: J.Ivancic We were so excited last year to announce that all E85 cars in the ALMS Petit Le Mans race were using cellulosic ethanol; this year the E85 ethanol racing fuel is back to corn-based ethanol. Last year ALMS and IMSA staff worked their tails off to obtain cellulosic ethanol for the last series…

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to start on the Monterey Peninsula
August 6, 2011 – 10:10 am | No Comment

…wo Porsche works pilots, Romain Dumas (France) and Richard Lietz (Austria) will share the cockpit of the orange and white racer from Weissach. Dumas has already driven the world’s most innovative GT vehicle last year at the “Petit Le Mans”, the ALMS race at the Road Atlanta circuit. Lietz piloted the Hybrid-911 at the 24 hour races on the Nuerburgring in 2010 and 2011 as well as at various other long distance races. “I’m very much looking…

Lord Drayson Accepts Presidency of the Motorsport Industry Association
February 10, 2011 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

…e British GT Championship racing a unique bio-fuelled Aston Martin DBRS9. Since 2009, driving for his own team – Drayson Racing– he has contested the ALMS, LMS and Asian Le Mans series, and driven at Le Mans, Sebring and the Petit Le Mans endurance races. Last year he won outright at Road America and Drayson Racing came third overall in the inaugural Intercontinental Le Mans Championship racing a unique Flexfuel Lola Judd V10 LMP1 coupe. Said…

Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday: Why the Advanced Biofuel Industry Needs to Embrace “Real” Green Racing–The American Le Mans Series
December 5, 2010 – 5:11 pm | One Comment

…each other’s ears while pointing to the track, “That the one with (fill in the blank) we saw before the start!” As you can see, these are dedicated fans, especially considering that the Sebring race is twelve hours long and Petit Le Mans is ten. But, other than being ALMS enthusiasts, what are these fans like? At the 10 Hour Petit Le Mans season finale in October ALMS CEO Scott Atherton presented some results from a 2010 Nielsen telephone…

Global Green Success for Drayson Racing in 2010 Season Review
December 5, 2010 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

…op privateers challenging the factory efforts. Despite a mechanical issue that delayed the run, Paul Drayson had one of his most impressive drives of the season to place the team in a strong position in the ILMC Team battle. Petit Le Mans, the ALMS season-ending event as well as the second round of the ILMC, proved again the programme’s strength as Cocker was able to challenge both the Audi and the Peugeot juggernauts well into the race….

Future Transportation Fuels Role of Motorsport
October 12, 2010 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Richard Karlstetter (Shell Global Solutions-Germany) At the Future of Transportation Technology seminar at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia on September 30, 2010, in connection with the ALMS Petit Le Mans endurance race, Richard Karlstetter, Shell’s Racing Fuels Technology Manager, demonstrated what green racing can be all about–and gave some stark evidence of the need to act now. His presentation explored the history of Shell…

American Le Mans Series Cuts Carbon Footprint by Over One Third
October 5, 2010 – 6:28 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) According to Robert P. Larsen, Director Emeritus of the Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory, the results of the 2010 Petit Le Mans race showed more than a 38% displacement of oil through the use of advanced biofuels. The carbon footprint was also reduced by 38%. These results were calculated using the actual fuel consumed by every car in the Le Mans Prototype and GT classes…

2010 Petit Le Mans: Cellulosic E85 Powers Champions
October 3, 2010 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

…final climb himself, or if his fuel conservation techniques would put the No. 01 Ferrari in a position to challenge him for the finish. As it was, the No. 4 Corvette’s strategy brought them across the finish line a mere 5.763 seconds before the No. 01 Ferrari. So close after 9 hours and 10 minutes of racing for nearly 1000 miles. READ MORE (Rahal Letterman) and MORE (Speed TV) GT class winner at Petit Le Mans. Photo: J. Ivancic Road…

2010 Petit Le Mans: Michelin Green X Challenge ALMS Race Recap
October 3, 2010 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by MSulka (Paddock Talk) …The (Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda2) race was the first in which all five energy and fuels permitted in ALMS competition (GTL-diesel, E85R; E10; Isobutanol, and hybrid electric) were on track together in competition. The Hilliard, Ohio-based BMW Rahal Letterman Racing team captured GT category honors and became the 12th different car from 10 teams and seven manufacturers to claim a MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge…

Cellulosic E85 Standard for First Time at Petit Le Mans
September 30, 2010 – 9:20 pm | No Comment

…losic ethanol, although in 2008 when the fuel was more available, Intersport and Corvette also used the cellulosic fuel. For this race, special efforts were made to enable every team that uses E85 to race this weekend in the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta powered with cellulosic ethanol. According to DomesticFuel.com, Iogen Energy provided the 6500 gallons of cellulosic ethanol used for the ALMS season finale, produced from wheat straw. The…

Drayson LMP1 Green Racing Message Celebrated at Petit Le Mans
September 28, 2010 – 11:50 am | No Comment

(Drayson Racing) One year ago, Drayson Racing debuted theNo.8 Drayson Racing Lola Coupé with Judd Power in the Le Mans Prototype One (LMP1) class of the Petit Le Mans. The clear mission of the move into the American Le Mans Series’ (ALMS), and indeed the world’s, top class of sportscar racing was to create a platform from which the United Kingdom-based organisation could advance the development of environmentally sustainable…

Making an Impact on and off Track with Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid
September 23, 2010 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

…ila Patrón were guests Tuesday of the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Washington DC got its first look at Porsche’s 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car, one of the major storylines for next week’s Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 at Road Atlanta. The Porsche hybrid represents an interesting first look at the future of endurance racing as manufacturers direct their focus toward energy efficiency and innovative…

Drayson Racing Brings Innovative Flex-Fuel Race Car Home to Silverstone
September 9, 2010 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

…te (Bozeman, MT, USA)-managed operation has competed in the United States seven times and once each in Canada and France (the 24 Heures du Mans). Before the year’s end, they will add an additional American-round at the Petit Le Mans in Braselton, GA (2 October) and a first visit to China at the Zhuhai Circuit (7 November). Entering the Sunday event at Silverstone, Drayson Racing has one overall victory (Road America), two Michelin® Green…

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Why a Tire Company Sponsors the Green Racing Trophy—A Look Backward and Forward
August 17, 2010 – 6:49 am | No Comment

…nergy used. Green Racing tech talk in the paddock to give a status report and answer fans’ questions at Mid-Ohio, 2010. This project fit best with the innovation-driven philosophy of the American Le Mans Series. The ALMS Petit Le Mans 10 hour endurance race in 2008 inaugurated the Green Challenge award. No other US racing series has jumped on the bandwagon, yet. In 2009, Michelin saw the opportunity to expand beyond Europe the sustainable…

Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series: Innovative Fuels; or Getting the Right Fuel in the Right Tank
August 16, 2010 – 11:19 am | No Comment

…an Le Mans race was this year’s showcase of biofuel innovation with Dyson Racing winning the prototype class using isobiobutanol; and the E85-powered Risi Ferrari taking the checkered flag in the GT class. Last year at Petit Le Mans, the Dyson Racing BP Mazda #16 car running on experimental bio-isobutanol gave its first extraordinary performance. Not only was this a new biofuel, it disproved beyond any doubt the general public’s…

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid to Make North American Debut at Petit Le Mans!
August 3, 2010 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

…ace-by-race basis. The award goes to the teams that demonstrate not only the best overall performance but also the most efficient use of fuel and least amount of carbon emissions. Porsche won the inaugural Green Challenge at Petit Le Mans in 2008 with a Porsche RS Spyder that featured direct fuel injection. In 2009, Porsche and Flying Lizard Motorsports won the event at Petit Le Mans behind an E85-powered Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Porsche and Flying…

May 25, 2010 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

…Visit photos from Advanced Biofuels USA events and activities.   Climate March April 29, 2017 Washiangton, DC US Department of Energy’s Biomass 2013   DeltaWing “The Best 5th Place Ever” at Petit Le Mans   British Petroleum Oil Spill: Grand Isle, Port Fourchon and Fourchon Beach…

Dyson Racing Expected to Run Cutting-Edge Alternative Fuel in No. 16 Lola-Mazda
March 14, 2010 – 3:50 pm | One Comment

…itional 30 kgs to their car’s assigned minimum weight. This additional weight will be lifted prior to the third round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May. Dyson’s No. 16 BP-sponsored Lola B09/86 Mazda ran unclassified at the Petit Le Mans and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca rounds in 2009, unable to score points or stand on the LMP2 podium due to the use of the then-experimental fuel. Chris Dyson and Guy Smith recorded a seventh place finish overall…

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Jetta TDI’s Demonstrate the Future of Racing
October 16, 2009 – 9:16 am | No Comment

…ce car driver for many years. I thanked him for driving for our home soccer team, also sponsored by VW. Brad was having a good time learning to race the Jetta TDI, something he’d never done before. At last year’s Petit Le Mans, he watched the race. This year he was on the other side of the fence and clocked his fastest lap at 1:51.355 (82.115 mph) compared to the pole time of 1:41.158 (90.393 mph). As he said later, “I’ve…

Green Racing at Petit LeMans: Corvette Flies a 2008 Winner Banner
October 13, 2009 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) GM’s Corvette proudly flies the Green Challenge Champion banner over its paddock at Petit Le Mans, having taken the honor for 2008. Todd Christensen, GM sport compact marketing manager pointed out the E-85 logo on the Corvette being prepared for the day’s racing and talked about GM’s alternative fuels strategy. That E85 used in the racing Corvette epitomizes that strategy for both…

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Put Some Teeth ($) into the Green Challenge
October 12, 2009 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) Bryan MacDonald, Highcroft Racing’s chief operating officer took a crack at explaining how important racing is to developing technologies with rest-of-the-world applications. His personal view of the future is inhabited by high performance zero emissions vehicles. He admits that the technology to achieve that vision is not quite there; and alternative fuels are part of the interim equation. “There’s no…

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Ethanol Never Tasted So Good: BP Biobutanol and Patron Tequila
October 11, 2009 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

…had a bit of a rivalry going on at Petit LeMans. Shell is the official diesel fuel provider for Audi and Peugeot. British Petroleum is a partner/sponsor of the Dyson Racing Team. It’s not just cars getting a workout at Petit Le Mans, but there’s a fuel competition going on, too. Porsche was secretly experimenting with a cellulosic E85 ethanol/gasoline blend garnering it Green X Challenge honors. The #20 Car sponsored by BP won the…

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Audi and Shell
October 10, 2009 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) I am not a car guy. Not a car gal. That said, I LOVE the TDI Audi’s that race the LeMans endurance races. I love them like I have never loved a car before. Up close, in person, they take my breath away with the beauty of their movement, the quiet grace they exhibit gliding around turns, up hills and over stomach-turning rises. It’s like dancing. It’s like it’s not a car, not a…

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: Drayson Racing
October 9, 2009 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

…Everything” on Drayson Racing’s Lola. The 1000 mph program logo AFTER the car danced in rain on the wet grass and limped home on three wheels. In 2008, Drayson finished second in the inaugural Green Challenge at the Petit Le Mans highlighting the team’s efforts to advance environmentally responsible automotive technologies. The team had missed most of the ALMS races in 2009, and with the new car, would not be competitive in the…

Green Racing at Petit Le Mans: The Beginnings
October 8, 2009 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

…already part of the ALMS ethos and regulations. Competition vehicles are supposed to use components and technology that can have consumer applications. The Green Challenge provides incentive to work on developments that focus on energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through use of such technologies as advanced renewable fuels and regenerative energy powertrains (hybrids). Last year at Petit Le Mans, the Green Challenge…

Road Atlanta: Michelin Green-X Challenge and Dyson BioButanol Racing Reports
September 30, 2009 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

…of Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello finished third overall on the track and narrowly prevailed over archrival Peugeot to earn the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge Prototype honors. A late switch from E10 to E85R ethanol fuel for Petit Le Mans paid off handsomely with the GT category win in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge for the California based #44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche of Darren Law, Seth Neiman and Johannes van Overbeek. The American…

Green Racing
September 27, 2009 – 4:33 pm | 3 Comments

…restarted. Green duct tape on the air intake. Definitely a technology that can be transfered to street cars. Scott Dixon came from the Indy Cars to join Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud driving the #66 XM Radio Acura for the Petit Le Mans. Coming into Turn 10 at Road Atlanta. If Road Atlanta and Petit Le Mans really want to “go green,” they need a whole lot more of these. And more of these. THere must have been 10s of thousands of…