The scenic community of Watkins Glen, NY will once again play host to the Green Grand Prix on July 6 as hybrid and alternative fueled vehicle owners highlight energy independence and a cleaner environment.
The Green Grand Prix features a road rally held on a 78-mile course around the perimeter of beautiful Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
A new driver will be participating in the road rally this year, representing the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). Joanna Schroeder, EPIC Director of Communications, will be behind the wheel of a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid Flex-Fuel Vehicle. Could she be the next Danica Patrick?
Following the Green Grand Prix will be the Watkins Glen Grand Prix IndyCar Series on Sunday, July 8, starting at 3:30 pm Eastern and running on 100 percent fuel-grade ethanol.
Both events will help to increase public awareness of environmentally friendly vehicles and offer additional activities for visitors coming to the area for the race weekend.