DEKRA Green Award Adds to Ford’s Successful Weekend at Road America
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

On top of two podium finishes, including a GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win, Ford took home the DEKRA Green Award in Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.

It was the fourth consecutive race that the No. 67 Ford GT has been recognized for being the fastest, cleanest and most efficient car in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class.

It was a strong showing for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing at Road America, with Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand winning the two-hour, 40-minute race from pole in the No. 66 Ford GT. Teammates Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook in the DEKRA-winning car came home third. The two teams sit second and fourth, respectively, in the GTLM championship standings with the No. 66 eight points out of the lead and the No. 67 14 points out of the lead with three races remaining on the schedule.

GTLM class teams competing in the WeatherTech Championship must utilize alternative fuels such as ethanol or biodiesel. These alternative fuels are relevant to the world’s automotive manufacturers and energy companies as they develop transportation solutions for the future that are sustainable and have a low environmental impact.

Additional factors established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) in conjunction with IMSA, are also taken into consideration to score each car.

In two weeks, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and the rest of the GTLM field join the GT Daytona (GTD) class for the second of two GT-only races on the 2017 WeatherTech Championship schedule. The Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway is set for Sunday, Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. ET. The race will be televised live flag-to-flag on FS1, after which another DEKRA Green Award will be distributed.

Keep up with each winner by following DEKRA on Twitter (@DEKRAracing) or on Facebook by searching for DEKRA North America.