“The Greening of Racing: Ethanol Powers the Indianapolis 500″ will be the topic at the National Press Club on Friday when racing legend Bobby Rahal and Tony George, CEO and founder of the Indy Racing League, will be the featured guests at the distinguished luncheon speaker series.
The IndyCar® Series — a racing series that features one of the premier sporting events in the world, the Indianapolis 500 — has ushered in a new era in motorsports with its use of 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol. The decision to switch to ethanol follows in the IndyCar Series long history and tradition of race-bred technological and safety innovations. Many of these innovations are incorporated into passenger vehicle designs. In 1911, the first rearview mirror was used in the Indianapolis 500 as an aid to driver safety. Now the series is at the forefront of “the Greening of Racing” as the first in motorsports to embrace a renewable fuel source.
The 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for May 27, 2007.
Domestic Fuel will be covering the National Press Club event.