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When the object is speed, use ethanol

An interesting article online today about how burning ethanol can actually help IndyCar drives go faster. Here is a story about driver Justin Wilson.

Newbie IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson says race car drivers want to go as fast as technology will let them. He says ethanol helps IndyCars do just that. Justin is referring to the smaller tank size and the improved torque when burning 100 percent ethanol fuel. When the IndyCars operated on methanol just a few years ago, the gas tanks held 34 gallons. But now, drivers see the same kind of mileage while burning just 22 gallons of ethanol. Justin says that amounts to extra performance and higher speeds.

The full article can be found at: http://domesticfuel.com/2008/05/20/driver-justin-wilson-says-ethanol-makes-indycars-go-fast/

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