So, we told you about
the Indy 500 race
that took place last weekend, and you probably already know who won: Dario Franchitti. The race cars all operated on 100 percent ethanol using engines supplied by Honda. What you may not know is that there was another, even greener (literally) race which took place as well:
The Zoopolis 500
. This year, Sam Hornish Jr. was the Grand Marshall for the event. The winner of the 26th running of the race was 100 year old tortoise "Lyn St. James", who decided after the race that she would retire while on top. Not only did she win, but
rumor has it
that she might have set a new track record, and beat all other racers by a very wide margin. The victory celebration included eating fruit and a good deal of camera time.
[Source: Indy Zoo]