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Friday, November 2, 2012
Electrocutioner Street Bike
Breaks 150 in the 1/4 mile
NEDRA NEWS (October 27, 2012) Jeff Disinger and crew Ed Tucker took advantage of one of the last days of racing this season to test out his Executioner
street bike. With a fresh coat of paint, 7.5 GE motor and a set of
lithium batteries he took the 296 volt bike to a record run of 10.8
seconds at 150.53 mph.
Over the winter break Jeff will be getting the gearing sorted
out and with other improvements hopes to get the street bike close to 200 mph. Now that's freaking awesome.
Delta Secondary School District
Drag Truck Makes it into the 14's
NEDRA NEWS (September 28, 2012) Friday was
the last BCSSMA (high school) race day for the 2012 season at Mission
Race way. The Delta Secondary School team attended and set a new
Canadian class record! With DSS Automotive student Chris McCluskie
behind the wheel, the DSS electric drag truck, still Canada's 1st and
ONLY official record holder for a full size 100% electric drag racing
vehicle, was propelled to a speed of 88.79 mph in 14.633 seconds!!! And,
this is with a 1/2 second reaction time, when the light said GO!
Silver Bullit Breaks into the
1/8 mile 5's!!
NEDRA NEWS (September 15, 2012) Great News II:
True Cousins finally nailed it and ran a 5,972 at the very last run of
the entire season. Before this they had all sorts of bad starts,
wheelies dragging to the side, failing timing equipment, but managed a
6,008 sec and needing a back-up time which came at last to secure a new
DMC/E record og 5,972 sec (1,433 60") and a step ud to the ET 5 sec. club!
See the video!
Silver Bullit Breaks 1/8 mile Record
Great News II: We finally nailed it and ran a 5,972 at
the very last run of the entire season. Before this we had all sorts of
bad starts, wheelies dragging us to the side, failing timing equipment,
but managed a 6,008 sec and needing a back-up time which came at last to
secure a new DMC/E record og 5,972 sec (1,433 60") and a step ud to the
ET 5 sec. club! We will bring up videos and pictures asap!
NEDRA NEWS (September 4, 2012) The Silver
Bullit built and raced by True Cousins out of Denmark at Mosten Raceday
just broke a new DMC/E record (144 volt) 1/8-mile, at 6.135 and 6.049
seconds at 114 mph and a became a new entry into the 100 mph Club. 5 seconds is just around the corner. True Cousins wishes to thank Glenn and Motornissen for everything!
Read the full story here.
KillaJoule Breaks 200 mph!
NEDRA NEWS (August 28, 2012) On the Bonneville
Salt Flats today, Eva Hakansson just ran 213 mph on a backup run for a
world record! The official record is an average of both of today's runs
and the previous run of 169 mph.
Here's a report from Eva. Track was smooth but really slippery this morning
and I couldn't get KillaJoule up to more than 169 mph. This was still a
new record, so we got a return run. At that point, the track had dried
up and traction was great. Since I did my qualifying run on the short
track (starting at mile 3 with a 2 mile run-up), I had to make the
return on the short track. I run full throttle from start, and the bike just
kept accelerating. The average over the flying mile was 213.190 mph. It
was accelerating through the entire timed mile and the exit speed was
probably close to 220 (my meter showed 201 mph entering and 211 exiting,
but that is obviously not correct, it typically is correct so it must
have been front wheel slip or the heat making the electronic speedo get
out of calibration). We are making a new attempt tomorrow, this time
starting from zero to get a 4.5 mile run-up. If the planets line up and
luck is with us, we have a good chance for a record of over 200 mph. Eva & Bill with our great team Mike, Kent, Alicia, Tim, Debbie and Lena.
Contributing to this article and
the photo of the Timeslip and metals is courtesy of Tom Eckert.
Emeral City Joules EVent
Stephen Johnsen's Fiero vs Jon Rue's Del Sol Friday night
(Click photos for larger image) EVENT REPORT by Stephen Johnsen (August 24, 2012) What
a great time we had at the Emerald City Joules EVent at Pacific
Raceways! We had a number of cars show up despite the whole thing being
so last minute. Rich
Rudman broke into the 15s with E-Stang and blew away a big Chevelle
too! As he mentioned Rich's launches were much better than they have
been in the past due in part to the awesome wheels and tires from
Wayland! Still, I even though I only got my Fiero into the 16s I was
pleased to soundly beat Rich off the line each time we raced. With only
17 tired old Hawkers and my dual 8" motor being stuck in series my
launch was phenomenal and then the voltage sagged and it was thumb
twiddling time past the 1/8 mile or so. Oh, well really fun. Also
one of the other big highlights of the night was when I let my friend
Ron drive my Fiero and race against Jay Donnaway's gorgeous Karmann Ghia
conversion! It was the closest race I've ever seen, I don't remember
the exact times but Clarice should have them recorded! Even the
announcers in the tower said "Boy that one was just about too close to
call!" Jay thought he'd won but my Fiero was just barely a hair faster.
It was almost like the Tortoise and the Hare though with my Fiero
launching like it was out of a slingshot and speeding away from Jay but
then Jay accelerating more as the seconds ticked by until he almost got
us by the end. Don
"Father Time" Crabtree had installed a new grill on his lightweight
dual 11" green hotrod and it looked so cool!! Unforunately just after
passing tech, Don had some contactor issues and wound up not racing
despite our best efforts to try and fix it. There
were a number of spectators who drove their EVs to the track and the
majority of all EVs that attended used the Range Trailer to rapid charge
in minutes! It was so awesome and allowed us to do run after run with
pretty full batteries. All in all, the ~370 volt pack in the range
trailer dished out 66AH or 24kWh charging everyone.
Also Jeffri Smith actually raced his Zenn NEV which
improved its time by 12 full seconds with the Manzanita Micro Lithium
upgrade compared to when he had raced it with Pba!
Great Day of Shake Down Runs for KillaJoule and a New Record!
Dennis Manning, organizer of the BUB Speed Trials, honored us with a visit while waiting at the starting line.
(Click photo for larger image)
EVENT REPORT by Eva Hakansson (Aug 25, 2012) We had a great first day of racing. Started with a shake-down run at 159 mph.
Since our current AMA/FIM record was 138 mph, this
qualified for a new record. Bumped it up a bit on the back-up run to 175
mph. Had an exit speed of about 180 mph, and that's where it ran out of
gearing (permanent magnet motors have a top RPM when it starts to loose
torque). We bumped up the gearing about 10 % for tomorrow, and it
should now do 200 mph (we have 10 possible combinations of gearing with
Bike is running fabulously. All we need now is a bit of
luck that nothing breaks. We will give a new try tomorrow and hoping to
get even a bit closer to that 200 mph magic limit.
Eva & Bill with our wonderful crew Mike, Alicia, Kent & Lena, and Debbie and Tim Eckert who are here cheering for us.
Don Garlits and Lawless Industries Team up to Build Swamp Rat 37
NEDRA NEWS (August 16, 2012) The Lawless EV
Racing Team is pleased to announce the Birth of Swamp Rat 37. This is an
all electric, full sized dragster being built at Lawless Industries
that will be driven by the one and only Legendary "Big Daddy" Don
The car features a Brad Hadman 300 MPH + rated chassis,
Weld wheels, Mark Williams rear, B & J transmission, GE series
motors, Manzanita/Zilla motor controllers, High Tech Systems battery
pack, and a few extra "go fast" goodies.
It will make it's public debut at a National Full
Throttle NHRA event in the very near future and will continue on the
2012 NHRA Full Throttle Circuit throughout remainder of the year. Upon
completion of the tour the car will take up residence at the Don Garlits
Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, FL. Details to be announced.
"Big Daddy" was the first to take a car to 200 mph in
the 1/4 mile and now wants to go 200 on electric power. Initial goals
for the car are 6 second 1/4 mile passes at 200 + MPH.
This idea was the brainchild of Don Garlits and Mike
Gerry. It was brought to life by our own Jeff Disinger. It would not be
possible without the support of the following sponsors:
Brad Hadman Race Cars
Don Garlits Museum of Racing
High Tech Systems
and most certainly not without the tireless efforts of Mike Gerry!
Thanks to all of these folks we may be close to seeing something very special!
Lawless Drag Bike Featured in
NEDRA NEWS (August 10, 2012) Machine Design
is the "Rolling Stone" for engineers and nothing beats making it onto
the cover then to be featured on this well respected magazine.
Back in May, Shawn Lawless and Larry "Spiderman" McBride
took the Lawless drag bike to over 200 mph in the quarter making it the
quickest electric vehicle in history. This was quite an engineering
feat which the editors at Machine Design has recognized.
NEDRA NEWS (July 26, 2012) It's not too often
you see a salt flat racer streaking down the pavement of the 1/4 mle but
the husband and wife team of Bill Dube and Eva Hakansson are veterans
of the dragstrip winning several records with their drag bike,
KillaCycle. So they used the opportunity to run some tests of KillaJoule
at Bandimere and made a new NEDRA Record in the Concept Vehicle Class in the process. Here's a play by play from Eva.
"We test ran KillaJoule at our beautiful home track
Bandimere Speedway today. Bandimere is a 1/4 mile dragstrip and
KillaJoule has of course no business there, but it is our best place for
testing. For $30 we get as many runs we want at the "Take it to the
Track night". These Wednesday nights are open for all vehicles and
sponsored by Colorado State Patrol to keep the racing off the streets.
We managed to get all the settings correct in the
highly sophisticated Rinehart motor controllers this time. KillaJoule
ran great and did 16.518 s @ 104.41 mph and 16.115 s @ 100.85 mph. These
times would not impress anybody at the dragstrip, but it is decent for a
vehicle geared for 240 mph and never meant for the dragstrip. It is
also a new world record in the NEDRA Concept Vehicle class.
Records are always fun, but more important is that 100
mph in the 1/4 mile means an average acceleration of 0.3 g. Why is 0.3 g
so important, you may ask. Well, the coefficient of friction on the
salt in Bonneville is at best 0.3. It is therefore no point in turning
it up anymore, it won't accelerate any faster on the salt. More torque
will only result in wheel spin and tire damage.
We also took the opportunity to test and film the brake
chute. Here is a pretty cool video of the "low speed" chute (low speed
means below 250 mph). I love the look when the chute blooms like a
flower. Unfortunately YouTube turned our HD video into typical YouTube
low resolution... Anyway, enjoy!"
Black Pearl Rises!
NEDRA NEWS (July 16, 2012) Racing report by Lowell Simmons
Finally after months of rainouts, motor carnage, and other
mechanical woes we had a great night at the track. A little more
background first then to the race. Again after thinking about Shawn's
offer of the LemonJuice motors I started thinking. I have 2 brand new
11's, a transwarp and a second 11 slated for the Cobra project. I really
have no data on how many RPM's etc so gearing etc for the Cobra was a
big question, so why not put the 11"s in BP to get a baseline of their
performance while sill having many hours of work on the Cobra, so that
is what we did. I was able to fab up the arrangement fairly easily and
this also allowed me to utilize the one piece 92"- 4" aluminum
driveshaft I have. I finished up the install a couple weeks ago but have
been meticulously working on brush seating running first simply on 12
volts then finally zilla power. more
Larry "Spiderman" McBride breaks the 6's and 200 mph in one run!
NEDRA NEWS (May 4, 2012) Electric vehicle history
was made today at Virginia Motorsports Park when the Lawless Orange
County Chopper Rocket electric drag bike, piloted by Larry "Spiderman"
McBride, pulled off a world record drag race time and became the first
electric vehicle to break the 6 second quarter mile and go over 200 mph!
This makes the Rocket the first electric vehicle to be admitted into the NEDRA 200 mph Club!
Rocket passed the 1/4 mile from a standing start in 6.94 seconds with a trap speed of 201.37 mph!
That run was backed up by Larry's second run of the day which was a 7.00 @ 195 mph.
Larry's first trip down the track was a warm up run of
7.16 @ 188.36 mph. See the video below for a cool burnout and the 188
The day was not without some drama. The Lawless team,
including Larry's brother Steve McBride of Cycle Specialties, not only
had to deal with an 8 mph headwind but after the 195 mph run, some
chunks were discovered in the rear tire. As the tire was being changed a
thread stripped in the aluminum wheel further delaying the repair as
the track was beginning to bake under the midday sun making a record run
less obtainable. Fortunately a passing cloud obscured enough sunlight
to cool the track down to reasonable levels and the team was able to
repair the wheel and make it's record 6.94 second, 201 mph run on a new
The record run was a debut for the bike's new battery pack built by Derek Barger of High Tech
Systems. The 250 pound, 355 volt lithium battery pack has a capacity of 14.2 kWh packing in 1340 hp!
The bike also features a 13-inch GE motor built by NEDRA Record
Holder Dennis Berube and a 4000 amp Zilla speed controller custom
designed and built by Otmar Ebenhoech.
The proof is in the timeslips!
Bookman's Spring Thaw
a success . . . despite the rain!
NEDRA NEWS (April 18, 2012) EV Drag racers from across the country converged at Southwestern International Raceway for the Bookman's Spring Thaw
April 15. Although the rain cancelled our April 14 race date we were
able to race the next day with many successful runs. Featured legendary
racers included White Zombie, DC Plasma, Smokescreen, KillaCycle,
E-FLux, Lemon Juice, Tron,
AGNuS, Predator, Black Pearl and more! Photos
Check out photos at: http://ow.ly/amsNQ
DC Plasma Breaks into the 9s and Black Pearl makes History at NEDRA
NEDRA NEWS (February 25, 2012) It was a historic
two days of racing at Bradenton Motorsports Park February 23 and 24
when NEDRA's quickest racers came together to push the limits of
electric drag racing at the NEDRA Florida Nationals.
It was just a month earlier at Bradenton, that Lemon
Juice, Shawn Lawless' electric S-10, which he calls the "S-11" made a
historic run of 9.80 at 132 mph with a 333 volt Flight Power pack, dual
2K Zillas and four GE motors! This time Shawn arrived at the track from
Ohio with a 370 volt pack ready to drop further down into the 9's. Just
before sundown, John Metric arrived at the track from Texas with DC
Plasma, his dual-9" inch motor, dual 2K Zilla, 360 volt 1984 Fiero with
an upgraded pack ready to break into the 9's.
Back in the pits, the high school teams were getting
ready for their runs. Black Pearl, Miramar High School's dual 9-inch
motor Porsche 944 and the Central Shenandoah's Porsche 911 were getting
prepped by their students led by Lowell Simmons from Miramar and Brian
Humphries from Central Shenandoah. Audrey and partner Steve Clunn were
ready to take a fun trip down the track with their electric Morris Mini.
Also in the pits was Zilla controller designer Otmar
Ebenhoech who was there to see for himself how his Zillas could handle
the high voltages and quick time. Jeff and George from Eventics, the
Zilla's competitor were also there to see the action.
This set the scene for an exciting night of racing and
some drama. Back in the pits and the track the evening moisture was
settling over everything. The chargers weren't able to feed more then 9
amps to DC Plasma and Lemon Juices battery packs and the car's windows
continually needed to be dried off. Track workers were interrupting the
races to dry the track off with gas burners. A gas Mustang had spun out
and lost a rear wheel right in front of the stands.
Lowell Simmons was the first EV down the track with a
12.07 second warm-up run in the Miramar Porsche 944 easily beating one
of the many diesel trucks who were also racing their own event.
Then came the dual between DC Plasma and Lemon Juice.
DC Plasma quickly launched off the line with a 60 foot time of 1.55 and
led the race with an ET of 9.89 at 134 mph which was a best time for DC
Plasma. The wet track caused Lemon Juice to slip just a bit but Shawn
was able to correct and came up with an ET of 10.80 at 120 mph.
The racing continued the next day. Lemon Juice wasn't
able to make it but DC Plasma was there to back up the run for the NEDRA
record but unfortunately blew a reversing contactor and one of the
controllers while backing
out of the pits which ended the day for DC Plasma. He was still able to
leave the track with a NEDRA MC/A2 record of 10.677 at 124.77 mph.
Lowell Simmons, racing Black Pearl was able to take the
NEDRA HS/A record with a time of 11.319 at 118.34 mph beating their
previous record of 11.61.
NEDRA Becomes an NHRA
Alternative Sanctioning Organization (ASO)
NEDRA NEWS (January 30, 2012) The National
Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA), a non-profit Washington based
corporation and a Specialized Chapter of the Electric Auto Association
(EAA), is proud to announce we have become an NHRA Alternative
Sanctioning Organization (ASO).
NEDRA has joined the ranks of other prestigious
independent racing organizations such as the All Harley Drag Racing
Association (AHDRA) and the American Drag Racing League (ADRL). Of note
is that only three of the six NHRA ASOs are automobile drag racing
associations, the other five are for motorcycles. To become an ASO,
NEDRA's Class and Safety Rules were reviewed and approved by the NHRA.
According to Josh Peterson, the NHRA Racing Administration Vice
President, the NHRA ASO program is designed to enable independent
sanctioning organizations to conduct drag racing programs not offered by
the NHRA at NHRA Member Tracks.
NEDRA was formed in 1997 as an organization to promote safe EV drag
racing and education as well as to keep records for electric drag
racing. In 1999, then NEDRA President, John Wayland had Vice President
Roderick Wilde and Tech Director Bill Dube work with the NHRA to include
electric vehicles in NHRA drag racing. EVs were accepted and included
in the 1999 NHRA rule book and were later adopted into the F.I.A. drag
racing rule book. This was a milestone event for NEDRA as the NHRA rules
stated since 1953 that you must have an internal combustion engine in
order to race on their tracks. Since it's beginning, over fifteen years
ago, NEDRA has grown worldwide to include representatives in five other
countries. NEDRA looks forward to a further constructive relationship
with the NHRA.
The NHRA is the largest motorsports sanctioning body in
the world with more than 40,000 licensed NHRA drag racers that compete
at 130 NHRA member tracks around the USA and Canada. www.nhra.com.
Shawn Lawless and Lemon Juice Breaks into the 9's at 132 mph
NEDRA NEWS (January 14, 2012) From sunny Central Florida, we're thrilled to report that Shawn Lawles has broken into the 9's with Lemon Juice.
This is a truly historic moment for EVs since it's the first electric door slammer to break into the 9's in the US.
Here are his times for the day leading up to the historic run. More info as it becomes available.
Run 1: 12.30 @ 105 mph
Run 2: 10.79 @ 121 mph
Run 3: 10.43 @ 121 mph
Run 4: 9.95 @ 127 mph
Run 5: 9.80 @ 132 mph
A couple days ago Shawn predicted a door slammer would break into the 9s and he was right.
Here's a view inside Lemon Juice. Four 10 HP GE Motors
sharing a single chain, direct drive. The juice to the motors is
provided by two 2K amp high voltage Zilla controllers. The 9 second
record run was powered by Flight Power 333 volt 3500 amp lithium battery
pack. 9-inch Posi Rearend.
Shawn Lawless and John Metric
to Recieve Coveted NEDRA Awards for 2011
Shawn Lawless to receive the Ed Rannberg Award
and John Metric receives the Bob Rice Memorial EVenturer Award
NEDRA NEWS (December 27, 2011) NEDRA had a
busy year in 2011 with many individual efforts to spread the news of EV
racing. So NEDRA would like to express our sincere thanks to two members
who have helped make this year a success.
This year, Shawn Lawless and Team Lawless has been all
over the map promoting EV racing with his "Rocket" electric drag bike
which was built in front of millions of viewers on "American Chopper"
and pulled off a "world record," as Paul Sr. called it, on the show. In
addition to building the "Rocket" and his bright yellow S-11 drag race
truck, Shawn has been behind the scenes helping other racers get on the
track including Jeff Disinger, the builder and racer of the record
breaking "Predator" drag bike. Shawn has also been involved with an Ohio
university in helping them with their electric motorcycle project and
Miramar High School's new electric Cobra project. Congratulations to
Shawn for receiving the 2011 Ed Rannberg Award.
NEDRA would also like to acknowledge John Metric for an
outstanding year of record breaking racing and traveling half-way
across the country to attend the Power of DC. We'd like to congratulate
John with the new Bob Rice Memorial "EVenturer" Award
in memory of Bob Rice who travelled all across the US to attend NEDRA
Events on both coasts. John shares the same spirit Bob had in promoting
EVs. John has been active with his local EAA chapters in getting more
people interested in EV Drag racing and formed a new racing group,
IHRA Accepts Electric Vehicles in their Racing Rules!
Electrics now formally recognized by the IHRA
NEDRA NEWS (December 19, 2011) The National Electric Drag Racing Association is pleased to announce that the IHRA,
International Hot Rod Association, has formally recognized electric
drag racing. Electric Cars and Motorcycles including Electric Junior
Dragsters are now in their latest rule book.
The IHRA was formed in 1970 and is the largest drag racing
sanctioning body in Canada and the second largest in the US. NEDRA's
President, Mike Willmon and Vice President Roderick Wild! e worked with
Skooter Peaco, the IHRA Vice President of Race Operation s and Mike
Baker, their Director of Competition and Technical Services to help make
this a reality. Chip Gribben, NEDRA's PR director has been working with
Kurt Oberholtzer, IHRA Director of Contingency and Inside Sales
concerning events at their member tracks. This now smooths the way for
new and exciting EV drag racing venues. NEDRA looks forward to a long
and mutually beneficial relationship with the IHRA.
This news is particularly significant to NEDRA's newest
Regional Director for Western Canada, Casey Mynott. Casey is head of
Canada's first electric drag racing team which just happens to be a
group of high school students from Delta Secondary School in Ladner,
British Columbia. Casey is the Automotive Instructor there. Besides
their electric drag racing pick up they have added a Junior Dragster to
their racing stable. It is g! oing to be an exciting and educational
racing season coming up for them in 2012.
DC Plasma Breaks MC/A2 Record!
John Metric takes DC Plasma to a new record
and into the 125 MPH Club
NEDRA NEWS (December 3, 2011) Despite fog and
dampness settling over Baytown Royal Purple Dragway Friday night (the
photo above is a file photo), John Metric piloted DC Plasma into the
record books with a record setting run of 11.04 seconds at 123.67 mph
beating the current MC/A2 record of 11.416 seconds at 120.33 mph!
(record to be posted soon pending verification)
Although the record run is 123.67 mph, John had an even
faster and quicker run at 128.15 mph at 10.461 seconds that put him into
the 125 MPH Club!
NEDRA would love to post the 10.461 time as the record but according to
NEDRA rules the times must be within 1 percent in order to take the
quicker time. He'll get there soon though
John's warm up run was a casual 11.713 seconds down the
track spinning the tires on the damp pavement as he took off. To reduce
the tire spin, John cranked down the amps to 1800 and lowered the tire
pressure which propelled him to his 128 mph run. There was still a still
a bit of spin so he lowered the amps down to 1700.
Times at the 1800 amps:
1/8 mile ET: 6.648
1/8 mile speed: 104.93 mph
1/4 mile ET: 10.461
1/4 mile speed: 128.15 mph
Times at 1700 amps:
1/8 mile ET: 7.101
1/8 mile speed:
1/4 mile ET:
1/4 mile speed:
On a dry track DC Plasma should get into the high 9s at over 130 mph. That will happen soon enough!
First Electric Drag Racer in Canada!
Student built electric truck screams
down the drag strip
NEDRA NEWS (December 1, 2011) British Columbia
high-school teacher Casey Mynott and his students have built the first
electric racing car in Canada. Watch it in action in this exclusive
Great Futures video.
DC Plasma Breaks into the 10s!
John Metric takes DC Plasma to a best run of 10.4 seconds at 124 mph in the 1/4
NEDRA NEWS (November 12, 2011) Since building his electric Fiero, DC Plasma,
John's goal has been to break into the 10s. After a couple months of
upgrades to the car including a beefier drive train and a new
aerodynamic front end he's done it with a single run at 10.4393 at
124.83 mph! And at the same time beating the gas car he was running
The timeslip tells the rest of the story.
On John's second run a CV joint failed so John wasn't
able to finish the day with more runs but it will just be a matter of
time - very soon - before John breaks into the 9's at 130 mph with new
records and into the 125 mph Club. John has gone through the car and
found where he can take 10ths of a second off here and there and
hopefully with some clear weather he can pull it off.
Predator Bike Breaks a New NEDRA Record
Predator breaks into the 8's and takes the
NEDRA NEWS (October 24, 2011) Ever since the
wall encounter in Cleveland last month Jeff "Dice" Disinger and Shawn
Lawless have been wanting to get the Predator bike back to the track.
Today it finally happened. Dice and Shawn met in Rochester, New York at
Empire Dragway for their last race of the season. Dice was sporting
almost healed fingers, new gloves, and Predator a new drag slick. After
the day's effots, Predator is now the DMC/A record holder, with an 8.96 @
141 MPH. This betters the Lawless AGNS bike record by more than a
second. It took all day to get in just 4 runs but Dice was the last guy
down the track for the season with an 8.60 @ 144 MPH to back up the
record. The first run off the day to shakedown the slick was 11
something @ 117 MPH. The first backup attempt failed as the front end
lifted and Dice had to get off the pot resulting in a 9.76 @ 136 MPH.
The most impressive part of the day for Shawn was that they never had
time to bump the current up above 60% and even with only 259 volts split
in series on the motors, the GE's were still pulling like crazy at 122
volts. That and the fact that Godzilla Serial # 7 ran flawlessly and is
still cranking out records.
Look for the record to appear soon on the Records Page.
The above photo is from the Power of DC. We'll have an updated photo of
Dice and Predator soon.
Our 2008 recipient goes to Mike
Willmon. Mike is the owner of the Crazy Horse Pinto and is
currently the President of NEDRA.
The Rannberg Cup honors NEDRA
members who have made a significant contribution to the sport
of electric drag racing. Ed Rannberg
was an EV racing pioneer who is the inspiration for the creation