Wednesday, July 8, 2009

EV Street Drags

What is faster in the quarter mile, an electric car or a muscle car?

Many people think "golf cart" when reading "electric car". So, the obvious answer is muscle car beats golf cart by a mile (well at least most of a quarter mile).

There are, however, vehicles that will challenge, wait make that destroy, the assumption that all electric vehicles (EVs) are golf carts. You have most likely heard of the Tesla Roadster, an awesome EV that has a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds. A Roadster is more that enough to shatter the all-EVs are golf carts myth. There will be Tesla Roadsters there. And the Roadster will not be the fastest EV you can see at the Wayland Invitational.

Going green does not have to mean slow, dull, & boring! See that electric cars can be exciting, as well as environmentally responsible.

Battery Brats and Amp-Heads July 24 & 25, 2009 are the days you have been waiting for. See EVs leave "gasser" muscle cars in the dust. The Wayland Invitational IV electric drag racing EVent will be held at Portland International Raceway (PIR). Come see what electric power is all about as NEDRA (National Electric Drag Racing Association) hosts one of the hottest racing events.

This year's race has an additional special purpose. It will help to raise funds for a wonderful, bright young boy with autism. Curtis 'Junior' Cottengim needs a service dog to keep him calm and safe, but at $13,000 his family needs some help. Donations at the gate and local sponsorship can make this happen.

WHO WILL BE RACING

1) Bill Dube and the KillaCycle (0-60 in 2 seconds)
2) John Wayland and the infamous White Zombie Car (0-60 in 2.9 seconds)
3) Eva Hakansson's and her ElectroCat street bike
4) Mike Willmon and his Crazy Horse Pinto
5) Several Teslas
6) Rick Woodbury with Tango
7) Michael Kadie's awesome Cobra 2.S.S.I.C
8) Mike Schwartz's Green Tea Model T
9) Ken Koch and his fantastic '32 Ford
10) Otmar Ebenhoech's LiIon Insight
. . . . and more!


Wayland Invitational
July 24-25, 2009
Portland International Raceway
Portland, Oregon
Gates opens at 6:00 pm both Friday and Saturday
Charging available from available outlets
$8 adult admissions. Children 6 to 12 $5.00, 5 and under free.
$25 to race


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