The United States Auto Club (USAC) has announced that Ignite will become their official fuel. National Biofuels Distribution, who manufacture Ignite, have secured a three-year deal.
USAC president and chief executive, Kevin Miller, said: “We are excited to take this direction toward environmental-friendly fuel usage. Ignite Racing Fuels have proven during testing to have a 40 per cent reduction in consumption, which translates to savings for our participants, while not compromising performance. It’s great to have an alternative which not only serves the environment but also the budgets of our competitors and offers a safer racing atmosphere.”
National Biofuels Distribution partner Jay Berry added: “In California, Texas, Florida, Washington, Oregon and east coast states, race car emissions must meet standards for regular street cars. By us using our ethanol fuel we’re able to knock 70 to 80 per cent of the emissions out of their race cars. The other thing is ethanol is biodegradable. There are a lot of tracks with concerns about wrecks and spills. The current racing fuels are toxic but ethanol is a nontoxic biodegradable fuel.”
USAC – Ignite