> I'm sure others can chime in with the details on all of this. And
> I guarantee there'll be stories.
> For me, it was a peaceful drive out to the track with my dad in an
> old timey car that predates his age by 11 years. It was the second
> drag race he'd ever been to...the first being 4 years before I was
> It was really neat quietly cruising the old electric jalopy the
> 12miles back home in the dark.
I was not there for the Friday races. I here it was exciting...
It seems that the Dave Cloud's car "found" the guardrail. It also
seems a NEW EVer brought a Lithium powered Cobra coup EV ran some
pretty good times. Neither ran Saturday.
I was there for the Saturday races...
I never got to see the White Zombie run in the 12's...
We arrived at the track under threatening conditions. The O.K.
weather was turning into crap. They let us in (and took our money.)
Then there was some light rain that threatened to turn the track into
a skid course. They lined cars up over the track to keep it dry. The
drizzle let up and racing was ON! We where still waiting on the
support van from NW handling systems to charge the EVs (I want to
thank them for their support!) The racing was on but the EV group was
stuck as spectators! PIR generously supplies power (great job and a
huge Thanks!) but we need a way to use it!
The dead slow van from NW Handling systems arrived and we got to work
charging EVs. (that van makes a 36HP Beetle look fast
Once charged the EVers, including White Zombie, hit the track but I
never got to see a 12 second quarter mile run out of it. The White
Zombie was a bit slow for the first 60 feet down the quarter mile but
what happened next raised my pulse. In its first run of the night
White Zombie reeled in an 11.97 second quarter mile. On its second
run they pulled an 11.88 second quarter mile!
I don't think the White Zombie has ever pulled a sub-12 second run on
its first run down the track on lead acid batteries. I'm pretty sure
that the 11.88 run is the fastest a street legal electric car has
ever run down the quarter on lead acid batteries!
The drizzle returned and racing was cancelled after the second run.
We where charging, while cooling the motors and battery pack, but
with a light drizzle starting to fall once again John called the
White Zombie done. Shortly after that the track stopped all racing
for the night. We went to Shari's for a late meal and enjoyed each
I got up at 5am Saturday morning to attend. I got home about 5am
Sunday morning. I had a *great* time but I am still tired. Good Night!
Paul "neon" Gooch
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