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Green Grand Prix set for May 3, at Watkins Glen

Published May 1st 2008, 5:28pm by Patty Streeter in Featured Articles

Greengrandprixlogo With the world's most efficient Hybrids and Alternative Fueled Vehicles (AFV) set to compete this weekend over the scenic roads of Watkins Glen in upstate New York, all attention will be on the limitless possibilities of green power - showcasing first-year sponsor Juice Energy as a natural fit.

The 60-mile Green Grand Prix is the creation of artist -- and fellow hybrid owner -- Bob Gillespie, and is the only official SCCA Time-Speed-Distance road rally for AFV's and hybrids in the U.S. "We created this event four years ago to give people a first-hand look at alternative personal transportation. This year's event will be even bigger than the last, as more and more people realize the multiple benefits of green power," said Gillespie.

Greengrandprixpicture The fourth annual Green Grand Prix will be hosted on May 3rd by the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, New York, and the Glen Region of the Sports Car Club of America. This unique event is the only official SCCA Time-Speed-Distance Road Rally for alternate fueled vehicles and hybrids in the United States. The Green Grand Prix also features the Doris Bovee Memorial Road Rally for Hybrid and Alternative Fueled Vehicles held on a 60-mile course around scenic roads overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The rally brings together Hybrid and AFV owners for a fun and exciting educational event that emphasizes energy independence and a cleaner environment. Proceeds from the event will be donated to The International Motor Racing Research Library, a registered non-profit educational organization. You can find lots more information about the event at www.greengrandprix.com/index.htm

In addition to the road rally itself, there will be a "green" vehicle and sustainable energy display, a Speaker Forum, where Juice Energy's Environmental Director, Tim Treadwell, will speak on renewable energy markets, and a gallery of entries from a student AFV design contest that is currently running in many schools across the country.

Juice_energy Juice - a New York based electricity supplier with a focus on renewable sources - is eager to share its revolutionary methodologies with the businesses and potential partners on hand for the Green Grand Prix. Juice's unique approach can help clients manage their carbon emissions, while also delivering electricity at the lowest possible rates. Through the use of sophisticated analytics and customized strategies, Juice can shield their clients from the wild swings in the price of electricity, potentially saving significant sums of money in the process. More information about Juice energy can be found at www.aboutjuice.com

Juice_electricity Juice co-founder and President Brian Hayduk says his company is the perfect partner for the Green Grand Prix: "We share a lot in common with the goals of Bob Gillespie in that we're both working to promote renewable energy and the reduction of greenhouse gases. Through events such as this we can really focus on promoting awareness of the benefits of going green. We strive to show our clients that they can effectively offset their carbon footprint while at the same time save a significant amount of money."

Juice's involvement with the Green Grand Prix comes on the heels of their announced partnership with "The Glen," the legendary Watkins Glen International raceway, which has recently become one of the first tracks worldwide to adopt green initiatives.

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By Brandy Schaffels
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