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Racing, Engine Experts See Benefits in Ethanol

  • Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:58

Agri Pulse

February 15, 2017

By Jodi Delapaz

A group of engine experts and motorsports professionals recently testified about the benefits of ethanol during a panel discussion at Growth Energy’s Executive Leadership Conference in Miami.

Growth Energy assembled the panel to highlight engine performance and what the group sees as other advantages of using biofuels.

The panel – “American Ethanol: A 21st Century Fuel for 21st Century Performance” – featured Andy Randolph, technical director of ECR/RCR Engines; Keith Holmes of CK Motorsports; and Kyle Mohan of Kyle Mohan Racing.

Randolph discussed the octane boosting properties of ethanol and concluded that “it adds up to better engine performance for not only racecar drivers, but all drivers.” Randolph also added cost savings to his list of benefits of “choosing E15 at the pump.”

Holmes said he chooses ethanol to fuel his Cat Can Do Racing boats because it gives him a “competitive advantage, burning cleaner and cooler.” CK Motorsports is a Mercury engine dealer, specializing in high performance parts and service.

Mohan said he recommends that drivers fuel up with E15 because it’s better for the environment and gives consumers more miles per dollar.

“We are excited to have been able to assemble such a phenomenal range of experts touching on every facet of engine performance for our members,” said Emily Skor, Growth Energy CEO.

“Each one of these experts sees firsthand the tremendous benefits of ethanol for engines — whether those be race engines, marine engines, or everyday vehicles. We’re thrilled to showcase how these benefits extend to American drivers who are embracing higher ethanol blends, like E15 for its performance, environmental and cost considerations.”

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