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What is Green Racing?

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Left to right: chief crew mechanic Mark Jones, team owner Marty Zehr, driver Dalton Zehr, Circle Track magazine editor Robert Fisher, Argonne researcher Forrest Jehlik, electrical engineer Danny Bocci.
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Green Racing Simulator
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Green Racing Simulator Trailer Exhibit

Green Racing uses motor sport competitions as a platform to help rapidly introduce technologies to consumers that improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gases while increasing performance. Clean. Fast. Efficient. That is the goal of green racing: to bring advanced technologies and fuels from the raceway to your driveway.

Argonne Projects

Argonne has been instrumental in developing formulas and technical support for American Le Mans (ALMS) Green Racing events, in collaboration with the US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition, the Lab is developing educational tools, such as the Green Racing Simulator, to inform the public on how small changes in efficiency, fuel choices and advanced technologies improve vehicle performance on the racetrack and on public roadways.

Research includes:

View green racing results »


This work is being funded by the US Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program under Lee Slezak. The Green Racing Simulator Trailer Exhibit is being funded by the US Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program under Lee Slezak and the Environmental Protection Agency.



  • Simulator Makes Green Racing Real (factsheet; pdf)
  • Green Racing: Where Clean Cars Finish First (poster pdf)

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Green Racing Links


Forrest Jehlik

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