The American Le Mans
Series launched its Green Challenge
last fall at the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. For 2009, ALMS is making it a season-long fixture. Today in Washington, D.C., ALMS CEO Scott Atherton announced that the French tire maker Michelin
has signed on as a title sponsor of the Green Challenge. Participants in ALMS races will be evaluated on a formula that factors in fuel consumption and performance to produce a score based on which car extracts the most from the energy it uses. At each of the 2009 races, the tire maker will award the Michelin Green X Challenge award to the prototype and GT teams that get the best green scores. At the end of the season, the EPA
, DOE and Society of Automotive Engineers will present the overall Green Challenge awards to the manufacturers with the best series-long performance.
[Source: American Le Mans Series