Indianapolis, IN — Indianapolis Speedway Racing Towards Clean Air
Starting next year, drivers in the IndyCar Series, which includes the famed Indianapolis 500, will streak toward the checkered flag with clean burning Ethanol, which produces less pollution than traditional racing fuel formulas and helps prevent global warming. Ethanol, made from corn and other crops, reduces our reliance on imported oil and creates jobs in the American heartland. Nearly half of the Ethanol used in the US comes from plants owned by local farmers and investors.
The IndyCar Series crowd wants to showcase Ethanol as a high powered pollution solution. But it isn't just clean. It's good. In the fast track world of IndyCar Series racing, even tiny changes in engine performance can make the difference between winning and losing. Ethanol passes the test, providing the finely-tuned racing machines of the IndyCar Series with every ounce of power they need without sacrificing speed or excitement.
Starting in 2006, IndyCar Series cars will be tuned to run with a maximum 10% Ethanol blend, decreasing dangerous carbon monoxide emissions by up to 25%. By 2007, organizers hope to put 100% Ethanol fuel in the tanks of every car on the track.
Combating global warming doesn't mean that we have to close down America's racetracks, it just means we have to harness good old fashioned American ingenuity to race cleaner and smarter. The crack team of the IndyCar Series is making smart racing a reality today.