This past weekend, the Green Grand Prix was held at Watkins Glen International, and, of course, Sunday was as Earth Day.

This was a tough spot for a lot of race fans – a desire to push how we use and where we obtain energy from into a technological construct that, on the surface, seems easy enough to implement. Even if you think Al Gore is a goof, I’m safe in saying that we’d all rather be energy independent rather than ship crates of cash to the Arabian Peninsula, or even break the money-leaching grip of local and regional power suppliers.

On the other hand, we really like gasoline-spitting, fire-belching race cars.