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At World of Speed on the Salt Flats this year, the Singletons attempted to break the land speed record for the E1 (Electric, under 500 kg (1100 lbs)). The existing record is 133 mph, made by Silent Thunder some years back. Unfortunately, they only went 113 mph with an electric junior dragster with tired batteries. But wait! The plot thickens! Silent Thunder was a very heavy Ford Taurus and should not have been in E1 as it obviously weighed alot more than 500 kg or 1100 lbs. The Singletons have asked for a review by the rules committee, so they might have the record after all, stay tuned.

I put some pictures I took and commentary on my web site, enjoy:

http://www.explodingdinosaurs.com/saltflats/2007worldofspeed/electricjuniordragster/

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David, I hope they are successful in their attempt to get the SCTA (Southern
California Timing Association) to correct their screwed up record keeping. I
attempted to do so several years ago with no success and finally gave up.
This all happened when the SCTA decided to adopt the F.I.A. classes for
electrics which were basically upside down from the former SCTA classes by
weight for electrics. Another problem that may be encountered is that the
"Battery Box" http://www.speedace.info/batterybox.htm may have also been in
this light weight division. I will have to find my weight specs for it. By
the picture and the fact that it ran 16, 12 volt Die Hard batteries it could
have been very light. In 1974 it went 174.9 mph two way average at
Bonneville. One other problem is that most all racing organizations find it
very difficult to strip someone of a record once they have given it to them.
It looks like an uphill battle from my vantage point but as I said, I wish
the Singletons success in their endeavor.

Roderick Wilde
"Suck Amps EV Racing"
www.suckamps.com



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Dymaxion" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:54 PM
Subject: [EVDL] Singletons attempt to break land speed record


> At World of Speed on the Salt Flats this year, the Singletons attempted to
> break the land speed record for the E1 (Electric, under 500 kg (1100
> lbs)). The existing record is 133 mph, made by Silent Thunder some years
> back. Unfortunately, they only went 113 mph with an electric junior
> dragster with tired batteries. But wait! The plot thickens! Silent Thunder
> was a very heavy Ford Taurus and should not have been in E1 as it
> obviously weighed alot more than 500 kg or 1100 lbs. The Singletons have
> asked for a review by the rules committee, so they might have the record
> after all, stay tuned.
>
> I put some pictures I took and commentary on my web site, enjoy:
>
> http://www.explodingdinosaurs.com/saltflats/2007worldofspeed/electricjuniordragster/
>
> Keep hitting "next" to get each page.
>
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