The building of an Electric Cruiser,
two Electric Drag bikes,
Bracket racing Nissan LEAF
.....and on and on.
Why did we build these?
Once you are infected with the racing virus,
hooked for life.
We had raced WKA Karts
(my better half) is
a former WKA and IHRA track
Drag raced a door car, a carbureted
Dragster (even a
Go kart, but that is another
for many reasons.
the speed and our getting
plus the amount of
it takes to run
good car. I envy the older
still do it,
for us it was time to change.
It did not
long for us to want to go
again as we both
make bad spectators. We needed
something fairly inexpensive,
a ton less
than a FED and still be able
to watch our
between rounds, something
we had not
able to do for many
Electric Motorcycle Racing
Tammy had always wanted to race motorcycles, but
her most race bikes were too big and she had
trouble with the
shifting and clutch deal. Mick Withers
(Mighty Mick Motorcycle racer)
was quick to point
the ease of air shifters and such, but that is
and work we did not need at this point is our racing life.
Since we already had an Electric street bike, why not a
version? We built two if them and we raced
each other at the local drag strips. We received
three NEDRA World records. Two are still active today.
Another short lived racing retirement and then...
Racing a Electric Nissan LEAF?
An EV is a perfect vehicle for Bracket racing. The car is quick
off the line and very consistent, the two main things you
need from a car to win Bracket races. Have we won yet?
Nope, but we only ran two races in 2014 and made quarter and
semi finals in them. Not bad for a team that had not bracket
raced in over 15 years. It may be a bit slow compared to some
of the race bred cars in our division (footbrake),
winning rounds is a blast!
Are we planning on “hitting the tour”? Heck No. This is
weekend fun, when we want, and since there is
almost no prep or
maintenance, on a moments notice we can
head to the track. Just charge up the
batteries and go PLAY!
Ed and Tammy's Future racing
Since our first EV ride it has expanded to an electric
RC cars and now even a Cafe Racer.
When will the madness ever stop??? Never!!!
If you are even thinking of building one of these things,
HOMEWORK! (See our build pages too.)
Yes, in some cases they may be a glorified golf cart in design,
6 car batteries (in our case big dry cells) tied together
will kill you if you do not
pay attention. There are some
well written safety rules for these “oversized portable drills”.
They even took the time to explain
each rule trying to
keep any gray areas down to a minimum.
So if you see (because you will not hear it going down the
Electric Drag Race car or motorcycle bike at your
take a minute to
wander down to their pit.
likely you will
see the same quality in
work and desire
for racing you will see in any
other race team.
Ed and Tammy
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