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    Ethanol decline's latest casualty: Rahal-Letterman racing team

    During the keynote session of the Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Institute conference last May, Bobby Rahal, head of Rahal Letterman Racing, gave a talk that described his role (click and scroll down a bit) in helping the Indy Racing League move to using 100 percent ethanol fuel. In short, Rahal was ...

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    IndyCars expected to switch to down-sized turbocharged engines

    The IndyCar series is due to adopt new engine rules soon and it looks like they will follow the lead of many manufacturers toward downsized and turbocharged engines. The open-wheeled racers that run at the Indianapolis 500 and many other tracks currently use a normally aspirated 3.0L V8 running on ...

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    World Touring Car Championship to run ethanol exclusively from 2009

    Just as the Indy Racing League has already done, the World Touring Car Championship has decided to make the switch to biofuels starting in 2009. As a matter of fact, for the 2008 year, teams will be allowed to use ethanol and diesel fuels in addition to standard unleaded gasoline. This article ...

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    Toyota Racing Series will use ethanol next season

    The premier single-seat racing class in New Zealand will burn a biofuel during the 2007/2008 season. Officials for the Toyota Racing Series say Shell and Anchor Ethanol Limited are developing the ethanol-blended product. The move follows the lead of other racing series such as the IRL to switch to ...

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    Andretti Green testing with bigger Honda engine, ethanol

    XM Radio will have an announcement today at SEMA regarding a new radio show with Andretti Green racing. While at an XM function last night I asked team owner Kim Green (in the black shirt) about early testing with the new Honda IRL engine. As you may know, the Indy Racing League is switching to ...

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    Honda tests 100 percent ethanol IRL engine at Daytona

    Honda's certainly been at the center of the green-car universe these days with their recent annoucements of a 2009 fuel cell vehicle, 2009 50-state clean diesel, flex-fuel engines for Brazil, variable displacement motorcycle engines and Advanced VTEC. Adding to the list, reports a ...

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    Honda's IRL engines will get bigger with switch to ethanol

    To keep the Indy Racing League cars from slowing down next year when the teams are forced to use ethanol, Honda will build a bigger engine for the series. Currrently all IRL V8 engines are 3.0-liters. Next year the maximum displacement will be 3.5-liters. According to, the bigger ...

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    Racing on renewable energy

    There's a great article up on the Energy Efficiency Motorsport (EEMS) website about the use of bioethanol in racing. John Coxon, the author, delves into some history, some basic facts about bioethanol's make-up and production processes, as well as some of the difficulties faced by racers who use ...


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