British race team ECO Racing has announced their intention to compete in three of this years remaining American Le Mans
Series races with a car running on biodiesel
. ECO racing is taking up the ALMS's Green Racing challenge with a Radical LMP1 chassis powered by a production based V10 diesel
. The team had originally planned to compete at the Sebring
12 Hour race earlier this year but regulatory issues kept them off the track. They are now back and ready to compete at Road America, Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
ECO racing first ran a biodiesel fueled car at Le Mans in 2004 two years before the debut of the Audi
R10 TDI. The team runs a jatropha based fuel supplied by D1 Oils. The Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta will also be the debut of the ALMS Green Challenge where teams will earn points based on the total carbon footprint of there cars. A team like ECO Racing should have a good chance for that trophy since they run an efficient diesel engine fueled by an oil from an inedible tree.
[Source: American Le Mans Series