Across the USA on One Tank of NEXBTL Renewable Diesel

To our knowledge no-one has travelled across the USA from the Atlantic coast of Florida to the Pacific coast of California without stopping to fill up their tank. It is a pioneering feat – and we will do it with Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel fuel.

Multiple-time rally champion and stunt driver Tanner Foust will join our drivers Pat O’Keefe, Luke Lonberger and Michael von Disterlo on the final leg to Los Angeles. Fueled with the low-carbon NEXBTL renewable diesel, their only way is forward.

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Guest Champion

We are thrilled to announce that four-time X Games winner, three-time U.S. Rallycross champion and two-time Formula Drift and Global RallyCross champion Tanner Foust will be our special guest. He joins us on the final leg to Los Angeles.

In addition to capturing numerous U.S. gold medals, Tanner is the only American to win a round in the European Rallycross Championship, where he finished on the podium in 2011 and 2012.

When he is not competing, Tanner does precision and stunt driving in Hollywood. He is also a co-host of Top Gear USA. One of the best-known American racing personalities, Tanner is well liked by the public and a perfect champion for renewable fuels.

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The Route

The car will drive across the United States on Interstate 10, which is the fourth-longest transcontinental highway, at over 2400 miles. It runs through eight states and connects several major cities, including Jacksonville FL, Mobile AL, New Orleans LA, Houston TX, San Antonio TX, Tucson AZ, Phoenix AZ, and Los Angeles CA.

Come back for more and follow us on Facebook – we’ll keep you posted as we move forward along the trail.

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The Vehicle

The CLP Superlite SLC is a high-quality component car designed to reproduce the look, feel and performance of a LeMans-type sports cars. It has race car like aerodynamics and driving characteristics, yet it is street legal. The SLC is powered by a CLP modified VW 1.9L TDI diesel engine. It has an aluminum monocoque chassis and fiberglass body which makes it extremely lightweight, yet very rigid for superior road handling and performance.

Our Team

Golden Gate Petroleum’s Vice President and owner of CLP Motorsports, Pat O’Keefe, is a motorsport enthusiast with more than 20 years of competitive racing experience, in various racing series including NASCAR, SCCA, NASA, and IMCA.

Co-driver and CLP Motorsports General Manager Luke Lonberger has extensive car-building experience, winning the prestigious GM Design award at SEMA, which is one of the largest car events in the world. He holds a Formula Drift professional license. Luke has also won and competed in the Global Time Attack series, Redline Time Attack, NASA club racing, SCCA club racing, and numerous other forms of motorsports.

Our crew’s third ace, Michael von Disterlo, is the lead technician at CLP Motorsports. He has a strong passion for cars and anything motorsports related. He has been competing for the last two seasons in the Formula Drift pro-am series in northern California.

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NEXBTL Renewable Diesel

NEXBTL renewable diesel is a premium low-carbon fuel made out of 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials. It is a clean and powerful renewable diesel, reducing emissions while increasing your car’s performance. NEXBTL meets the petroleum diesel specification (ASTM D975) for use in all diesel engines. When you want to shrink your carbon footprint and keep moving forward, fill up with NEXBTL renewable diesel.

About Neste US

Neste is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and also the largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. Neste’s sustainable practices have received recognition in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable companies.

Neste seeks new growth in renewable fuels and other products based on renewable raw materials while continuing to refine petroleum products. In 2014, our revenue amounted to USD 17.4 billion. The company’s shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki. Cleaner traffic, energy and life are moved forward by 5,000 professionals. Neste US is based in Houston, TX. Learn more at neste.us.

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Golden Gate Petroleum

Golden Gate Petroleum was founded in 1946 and is one of the largest petroleum and biofuel distributors in the Western United States. Golden Gate first started distributing alternative fuels in 1996 and became one of the first US distributors for NEXBTL renewable diesel in 2013. For more information please go to www.ggpetroleum.com.

Nexgen Fuel

Nexgen Fuel is a new retail fuel brand dedicated to bringing next generation fuels to the retail public. Nexgen’s first fuel will be Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel and it will be available at various Northern California retail locations in late summer 2015. Nexgen Fuel plans to rapidly expand across the country with both renewable diesel and gasoline substitute next generation fuels. For more information please go to www.nexgenfuel.com.

CLP Motorsports

CLP Motorsports is the premier, full-service performance facility in Northern California. CLP specializes in road racing, track attack, autocross, and high-performance street cars. Learn more about our services and team of experts at www.clpmotorsports.com.