Moreover, Scot Elkins, COO of IMSA and the ALMS said the use of CNG is a significant next step in the series’ positioning as the Global Leader in Green Racing. “We are the only racing series recognized to comply with the Green Racing protocols developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and SAE International,” he said.
The Prototype Challenge class features the Oreca FLM09, a race car with a minimum weight of 1,985 pounds, without driver, and powered by a 430-horsepower LS3 engine. According to Ralph Hansen, president of Pegasus Marketing Group, which represents Patrick Racing exclusively, interest in the new technology has been extremely active. “Natural gas-powered cars will provide a new and broad spectrum of sponsors who have never been involved in racing before. And, why not? They all have a compelling story to tell, and we have the ability to tell that story at 200 mph,” he added.
Source: Patrick Racing.