Alternative Energy Racing 2010 at Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod Raceway, the home of European Drag racing is once again throwing open its doors to motorsport’s greenest event; The Alternative Energy Racing day on Friday 23rd April. Motorsport doesn’t at first seem like the obvious place to showcase vehicles for a more sustainable lifestyle, but there is only one future for all of us, and that’s cleaner and greener… motorsport included.

Alternative Energy Racing is entering its third year in 2010, and it has been developed as an event exclusively for vehicles that do not burn fossil fuels. That means for one afternoon a year, petrol and diesel is banned from the petrol-head Mecca of Santa Pod Raceway, and alternative fuel and electric vehicles will hit the dragstrip on Friday 23rd April.

You don’t have to believe in global climate change to realise that burning fossil fuels is a bad thing. There are all sorts of good reasons to look to the future for personal transport and racing right now and prove that performance doesn’t have to mean pollution. Alternative Energy Racing is here to bring together people working in the field of alternative fuels, racing and future transportation, and put the technology through its paces on the proving ground of the Santa Pod’s hallowed quarter mile.

The event is open to companies, individuals, universities, colleges and clubs, and all types of vehicles are welcome, provided they are powered by energy that can be produced in a sustainable manner. That could include cars, bikes and trucks using biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, electric, hydrogen, compressed gas, and even synthesised fuels.

Entry and tracktime at the event is FREE for all suitable entries registered through the official website. Taking part is fun, free, and can be an important way to test vehicle performance.

Registration forms and full event info is available online at: or by contacting Santa Pod Raceway

For more information, please visit or contact Rick Cuthbert on 0208 852 5005 or via

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