Mazda SKYActiv Diesel Racer Back On Track For 2014

After Grand-Am’s merger with ALMS, some wondered if Mazda would racing. Well fear not, as Mazda has signed on with a pair of turbodiesel racers.

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Ford EcoBoost V6 To Make Racing Debut In Daytona Prototype

Ford has committed to turbocharged gasoline engines as a means to bring more efficient vehicles to market. But turbochargers also make for faster cars, and four years after its world debut, the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine is finally going racing in the all-new United SportsCar Championship.

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Video: NASCAR Goes Green With New Commercial

With Earth Week in full swing, corporations and conglomerates the world over are making the case that they have “gone green” to consumers. America’s favorite motorsport, NASCAR, even launched this 30-second commercial highlighting their eco-friendly efforts of a motorsport known for left-hand turns and high-speed crashes. Did they make the case?

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Audi Hybrids Dominate 12 Hours Of Sebring For 1-2 Finish

As one of America’s oldest endurance races, the 12 Hours of Sebring is an important event on the calendar of many racing series. This weekend this great American race was all about ze Germans though, as the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid race cars dominated the competition, taking both 1st and 2nd place in this historic race.

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Rule Changes Could Bring Toyota Racing Hybrid To Formula One

By winning three of the eight races in this year’s World Endurance Championship, Toyota showed the racing world that it was serious about a return to professional motorsports. But Toyota is playing coy when it comes to a return to the prestigious Formula One series…though upcoming rule changes could bring Toyota back to F1.

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Drayson Racing Launches Formula E Design Competition

To be successful in professional racing means having the right talent and the right technology on hand. Drayson Racing Technologies is looking into the future of racing, and they see the all-electric Formula E series as a promising motorsport. To wit, Drayson Racing is launching an electric race car design challenge for first year design students, who will receive both a prize and the honor of seeing their design come to life as a real EV racer.

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Grand-Am Series Announces “GX” Class For Alt-Fuel Vehicles

While there are those who fight the notion that any fuel other than oil is a foolish notion, those who know better are working to embrace alternative fuels on every level. The world of motorsports is developing some truly unique and wonderful technologies that run cleaner and more efficiently, and manufacturers are actively seeking out racing series to demonstrate these advances. The famed Grand-Am series is the latest motorsports competition to embrace alternatives with the new GX class, which will debut in 2013.

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