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Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell Named to ALMS “Green Dream Team”

by Keith Cornett on April 19, 2010

Corvette Racing's Johnny O'Connell Named to ALMS Green Dream Team

Corvette Racing driver Johnny O’Connell was one of five drivers named to represent the green racing initiatives of the American Le Mans Series. Each of the five drivers named to the Green Dream Team represent one of the five various alternative fuels being used in the ALMS.

Corvette Racing was one of the first teams in the ALMS to “go green”. In 2008, the team announced it would compete using cellulosic E85. In addition to winning the GT1 class championship that season, Corvette Racing also became the inaugural winner of the Green Challenge, an award created by the US Department of Energy, the EPA and SAE International for teams that scored best in fuel efficiency. O’Connell has started more ALMS races than any other driver, 103 and has 14 wins in the world’s top endurance classics: The 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Joining O’Connell is also a who’s who of the American Le Mans Series: Lord Paul Drayson, David Brabham, Chris Dyson and Gunnar Jeannette.

Members of the “Green Dream Team” will represent the ALMS at events promoting its position as the global leader in Green racing. These will include tech talks to fans at the track, promotion events and media.

The “Green Dream Team” was announced by Series President and CEO Scott Atherton at the “Race Goes Green” conference in Long Beach hosted by SEMA and the Motorsport International Association as part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.


Source:
American Le Mans

Related:
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[VIDEO] 10 Questions with Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell

 

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