Earlier this year, we saw the addition of a fourth fuel option to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) when it was announced that Dyson Racing would be running bio-butanol in its Lola-Mazda coupe. This past weekend at Mid-Ohio, the Dyson car managed to score its first victory in the sixth race of the season in a nail-biter over the Honda-powered Highcroft ARX-01c.
This weekend's round of the American Le Mans Series at Miller Motorsports park in Utah will see the four Ferrari F430 GTs of Extreme Speed Motorsports and Risi Racing switch from running on an E10 ethanol/gasoline blend to using cellulosic E85. With this change, 10 of the 13 cars running in GT2 will be using the second-generation biofuel. The Corvette Racing team was the first to use E85 in early 2008 and since then the Flying Lizard Porsches and Rahal Letterman BMW M3s have also made the switch
In a move that's probably at least partly fair play and likely a big part marketing stunt, Green Earth Team Gunnar in the American Le Mans Series has offered to share its motor oil supplier with its competitors. Team Gunnar runs in the ALMS new Le Mans Prototype Challenge class where all the teams run identical Oreca-built chassis with sealed General Motors V8 engines. While LMPC teams aren't allowed to modify their engines, they can change the oil. Team Gunnar is running G-Oil, derived from ani
We first learned of Green Earth Technologies a couple of years ago when the company introduced its G-Oil, the first API-approved biodegradable motor oil. The oil is made from saturated animal fats. A year ago, it was announced as the official motor oil of the American Le Mans Series and it has been used in all the series official vehicles.
As expected, the Dyson Racing Team, MazdaSpeed and BP announced today that the Lola-Mazda cars will be running on a new blend of biobutanol and ethanol for the 2010 American Le Mans Series Season. The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which handles the technical regulations for ALMS, put out a technical bulletin last week announcing that iBE20 had been approved for use in LMP-class cars this year. The Dyson team ran one of its two cars unclassified as a test during the last two race