Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was out pumping for ethanol Thursday at a Marathon gas station in Ypsilanti.
Granholm joined Indy Racing League drivers Buddy Rice, Vitor Meira, Jeff Simmons and Kosuke Matsuura, arriving for the event with Simmons in a special 2-seater IRL show car.
The event, sponsored by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, was the latest in a series to promote ethanol-blended fuel at the pump and raise public awareness.
Regular unleaded E10 normally sells for $3.09/gallon but for the promotion the price was $2.20/gallon from 11:15 am to 12:45pm. All blends at the Huron Fuel Depot, a Marathon affiliated station, contain 10% ethanol. A record 231 cars were filled with 3202 gallons during the promotion.
Listen to Governor Granholm’s comments to kick off the event. Granholm Remarks (2 min MP3)