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American Le Mans Series Partners with Clean Cities Utah
Helping to win the race to a more efficient future

Associated Press
Josh Loftin

The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and Utah Clean Cities Coalition join forces the week at the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. The two groups will reinforce a similar message: the need to develop alternative fuels and energy sources along with sustainable practices and operations.

The American Le Mans Series, recognized as the Global Leader in Green Racing, is renowned for developing innovative automotive technology through its advanced, environmentally-efficient and alternatively fueled prototype and grand touring sports cars. Racing its second annual on-track eco-challenge with the return of the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge to Utah, this race-within-a-race measures the petroleum consumption, fuel efficiency and greenhouse gases generated by all LMP and GT entries in an effort to acknowledge those manufacturers and teams that travel the farthest, the fastest with the smallest carbon footprint.

The Utah Clean Cities Coalition, which operates within the U.S. DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program, will align with the Series on specific events and promotions during race week. Its similar emphasis will include the advancement of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, and idle reduction.

During race week, Clean Cities Utah and the American Le Mans Series will collaborate on several events that support Green Racing as well as the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. These events include:

Thursday, July 8
Location: Miller Motorsports Park, Clubhouse
Time: 1-2:30 pm

The American Le Mans Series will provide an inside look at load-in day at Miller Motorsports Park. Special emphasis will go toward the relevant and environmental platform established by the Global Leader in Green Racing. Clean Cities Coalition Utah will be a part of the guided tour through the paddock and will be a suggested site to visit during the race weekend for its interactive and informative display area located in vendor village. 

Saturday, July 10
Location: Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele
Time: 1-1:30 pm

The American Le Mans Series will conduct a “Green” Tech Talk with a member of its Green Dream Team – Johnny O’Connell, Corvette Racing – as well as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy and Clean Cities Coalition Utah in order to discuss the importance of alternative fuels, powertrains and energy sources.

In addition, Clean Cities Utah will have several Clean Cities CNG vehicles (Compressed Natural Gas) on display at the track. Clean Cities is also providing American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton with a Clean Cities vehicle as transportation for the week.

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