ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC DRAGS
Dan Werner of Lakewood Colorado, driving Kawashocki III, a street legal electric motorcycle, sponsored by Electrifying Times of Bend, OR, Interstate Batteries of Everett, WA, and DC Power Systems of Bellingham, WA, set a new worlds record in the 240 volts class of 12.661 secs @ 112.94 mph.
The Rocky Mountain Electric Drags was organized by Bill Dube, Technical Director of the National Electric Drag Racing Assoc. http://www.nedra.com. The race was held at Bandimere Raceway near Denver Colorado on Sat. May 27 2000.
Two other new world records were also set. Brian Hall, main fuse, at Thunderstruck Motors in Santa Rosa, CA set a new worlds record in the 96 volt motorcycle class. Brian's bike looks just a touch bigger than a mini-bike, but managed to turn 9.01 @71.45 mph in the 1/8th mile. (96 volts and below compete in the 1/8th mile, not the 1/4 mile.) Rich Brown of San Jose CA, driving White Zombie, a 1972 Datsun 1200, sponsored by Net Gain of Chicago and John Wayland of Portland, OR, ripped off a new world record for street legal electric cars with a 13.250 second1/4 mile at 99.30 mph. They wanted to break 100 mph and get into the 12s, but they just couldn't squeeze any more Watts out of the car.
All the new World-Record holders received a Bolder Technologies SecureStart-jump-start unit. All of the competitors received their choice of Oakley fashion sunglasses and ball caps. The SecureStart units are worth $89 and the sunglasses are worth $139, so the competitors were quite happy with their prizes. No one went home empty-handed.
The next NHRA approved NEDRA Drag race is tentatively scheduled for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in mid July.
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