Fueling the Petit Le Mans

John Davis

Petit Le Mans The American Le Mans Series is spotlighting the performance of ethanol fuel at the Petit Le Mans race in Atlanta, GA. This is the first year the Le Mans Series has used E10 fuel to power its highly profiled endurance racing challenges. I’ll be in Atlanta when the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council and the American Le Mans Series give consumers a chance to test the performance of ethanol by offering discounted ethanol fuel.

Atlanta motorists can follow in the footsteps of the highly-technical race cars in the American Le Mans Series and make a choice at the pump for higher performance and cleaner air. E10, a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline, will be available for $2.25 per gallon. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 at the Sam’s Mart/Shell station located at 5640 New Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30328. Several race car drivers will be on hand to pump gas and sign autographs including Peter Dumbreck, driver of the Ferrari F430 GT for Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing and Tom Milner, driver of the #18 Bell Micro Porsche for Rahal Letterman Racing. During the event, participants can register to win tickets for the race, take a look at an actual American Le Mans Series race car and enjoy free fountain drinks and coffee provided by Sam’s Mart.

Atlanta area sports fans will be treated to a weekend of spectacular racing as the American Le Mans Series comes to town for the 10th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The green flag will drop shortly after 11 a.m. for the 10-hour/1,000-mile endurance-racing classic on Saturday, October 6. This year, the American Le Mans Series has chosen E10 as “the official ethanol-enriched fuel” of the series, the first time a street legal renewable fuel has been used in any endurance format. E10 is warranted for use in any vehicle built after 1980. E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline and can only be used in Flex-Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). There are more than 6 million FFVs on the road today.

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