Series news 2010-03-17

USAC ENDORSES GOVERNMENT'S "GREEN INITIATIVE" The United States Auto Club, recognizing the importance of alternative sources for fuel, is endorsing the United States Government's "Green Initiative" and encouraging its racing teams to think ...

USAC ENDORSES GOVERNMENT'S "GREEN INITIATIVE"

The United States Auto Club, recognizing the importance of alternative sources for fuel, is endorsing the United States Government's "Green Initiative" and encouraging its racing teams to think "green."

Mario Clouser Motorsports of Auburn, Ill. has been a leading proponent of the usage of Ethanol in USAC competition as well as extolling its benefits to the farm economy and the environment.

MCM spent two days at the chassis dyno in Mt. Carmel, IL. and while achieving slightly less performance results than methanol, the characteristics of methanol and ethanol, especially in the arena of safety, proved very similar. With a Go-Green attitude, MCM is hopeful of running ethanol in the 2010 season during its probationary usage period at USAC National Midget events.

"We are very excited about our opportunity to show the racing community how the car can perform on Ethanol, said Mario" "I'm looking forward to racing with the fuel, the dyno tests have shown positive results and I am very excited to see how it translates on track"

Ethanol, a clean burning fuel which is environmentally friendly, was phased into the Indy Racing League in 2006 and the series adopted 100% Ethanol in 2007. Other racing series have since also adopted this "green initiative" as a response to the U.S. Government's plea to sanctioning bodies and motorsports in general.

-source: --USAC--

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