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The American Le Mans Series calls itself "the global leader in green racing," and it's got over five years of working with the DOE, EPA and SAE to earn that title. Currently, there are eight manufacturers racing with the ALMS, all trying to "improve the breed" by increasing efficiency in a harsh environment before the technology hits the production line, as ALMS president and CEO Scott Atherton said at the DC Auto Show. The yellow Corvette pictured above, for example, was a test-bed for green te

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Porsche911 GT3R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Jonny Cocker in the Drayson Racing Lola-Judd – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Porsche911 GT3R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Porsche911 GT3R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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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

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Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Corvette Racing C6.R gets faster and more efficient – Click above to watch the video after the break

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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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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

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Dyson Racing B09/96 running at Mid-Ohio – click above for high-res image gallery

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Dyson Racing B09/96 running at Mid-Ohio – click above for high-res image gallery

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Fernandez Acura ARX-01b at Laguna Seca - click above for high-res image gallery

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