Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series, considers this a perfect fit for the platform that is the American Le Mans Series.
“We’ve often described the American Le Mans Series providing a direct link for our manufacturers, the link from the race track to the show room,” Atherton said. “Today, we’ve established another direct link and that is from the race track to the fuel station.”
The American Le Mans Series was founded in 1999 by Georgia-based entrepreneur Don Panoz. It features top manufacturers such as Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Corvette, Ferrari, Mazda, Panoz, Porsche, and Saleen.
The American Le Mans Series features 12 races in 2007, including the prestigious season opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, which will be held on March 17, and the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans. This will be the first time that ethanol-enriched fuel will be used in a 12 hour endurance race.
Atherton held a press conference with EPIC Executive Director Tom Slunecka and Bobby Rahal of Rahal Letterman Racing to make the announcement. A portion of that press conference can be heard here.
Le Mans Press Conference (24:00 min MP3)