JANUARY 2009

Indy Racing chooses foreign fuel supply

In a multi-year deal announced in November, the Indy Racing League (IRL) named APEX-Brasil as the official ethanol supplier for the IndyCar Series. As a result, the Indy 500, an American institution, could be powered with foreign-sourced fuel.

“It’s amazing that amid all the progress we have made toward energy independence, the IRL decides to set us back,” said American Future Fund communications director Tim Albrecht.

The IRL’s decision blocks more than 180 ethanol producers in the United States from supplying American-made ethanol for Indy Racing cars.