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The All Electric Racing Team

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The building of an Electric Cruiser,
two Electric Drag bikes, Cafe Racer,

Bracket racing Nissan LEAF

.....and on and on.

Why did we build these?

Once you are infected with the racing virus, you are
hooked for life. We had raced WKA Karts and Tammy
(my better half) is a former WKA and IHRA track champion.
We had Drag raced a door car, a carbureted Rear Engine
Dragster, a blown injected Front Engine Dragster (even a
drag racing Go kart, but that is another story). In 2008 we
had "retired" from running the FED for many reasons.
We were smart enough to see that the speed and our getting
older reactions were not aligned, plus the amount of money
it takes to run a good car. I envy the older racers
that can still do it, but for us it was time to change.

It did not take long for us to want to go racing
again as we both make bad spectators. We needed
something fairly inexpensive, a ton less maintenance
than a FED and still be able to watch our friends race
between rounds, something we had not been
able to do for many years.

Electric Motorcycle Racing

Tammy had always wanted to race motorcycles, but
for 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 out
the ease of air shifters and such, but that is more money
and work we did not need at this point is our racing life.

Since we already had an Electric street bike, why not a
drag race 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), but
winning rounds is a blast!

Are we planning on “hitting the tour”? Heck No. This is
just for 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
Pit bike, 1/4 scale RC cars and now even a Cafe Racer.
When will the madness ever stop??? Never!!!


Safety!

If you are even thinking of building one of these things,
DO YOUR HOMEWORK! (See our build pages too.)
Yes, in some cases they may be a glorified golf cart in design,
but 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
track) an Electric Drag Race car or motorcycle bike at your
local race track, take a minute to wander down to their pit.
Most likely you will see the same quality in preparation, pride in
work and desire for racing you will see in any other race team.

Take care!

Ed and Tammy

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The required disclaimer: This information is about what we learned on our project and is not intended to do anything but show you how we did ours. LEARN all you can before starting any project with this much voltage.  A 9 volt battery, applied correctly, can kill you. Think about what 6 - 12 volt car batteries can do if not wired correctly .

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