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name, number plate, car, qualifying times

Nobuhiro Tajima 1 (Monster Sport E-RUNNER Pikes Peak Special) 2:36
Fumio Nutahara 230 (toyota evpoo2) 2:44
Elias Anderson 311 (HCE Lightning XP12) 2:58
Hiroshi Masuoka 32 (Mitsubishi i-MiEV Prototype) ??
Ikuo Hanawa 16 (EV Sports Concept HER-02) 2:55
Micheal Bream 13 (bmw m3) 3:11
Becky Gordan 34 ( Mitsubishi i-MiEV) 3:54
Hello All,
Just to clarify these are not the qualifying times. These are times from Practice 3 (top section). However, they are the same order as the qualifying times. The #32 car crashed (fortunately driver is OK) on his 2nd run of the first day. They did not show for Practice Day 2 or 3, but I hope they put the car back together for the race.

All of the other cars are doing quite well and have quite respectable times (except for the i-Miev) compared to the gas powered cars. Elias is a first time PPIHC racer and is doing quite well considering his lack of experience with the course.

Since we have stickers on two cars I can reveal that Rinehart Motion Systems has controllers in both the Tajima car and the HCE car. Both cars are doing an excellent job.

The #16 car still has an AC propulsion inverter.
The #32 car has 3 of the i-Miev systems in a custom chassis, which last I saw had a very crushed front end.
And as stated earlier the EV West car #13 has the Shiva controller, which is quite impressive looking.

Hopefully tomorrow will bring a very exciting and successful race for all. Although I hope that the #1 and #311 cars do the best!

Regards,
Chris Brune
 

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Overall results.

There are 7 EVs:
1st.: #230 Fumio Nutahara Japan Toyota Motorsport (race car).................... 10:15.380 OVERALL: 6th!
2nd: #32 Hiroshi Masuoka Iruma Japan Mitsubishi Motors (race car).................10:30.850 OVERALL: 8th!
3rd: #311 Elias Anderson Austin TX HCE (race car).......................................11:00.857 OVERALL: 13th!
4th.: #13 Michael Bream Carlsbad CA BMW (sedan car).........,.......................11:58.929
5th: #16 Ikuo Hanawa Ibaraki Japan Summit (race car).................................11:58.974
6th: #34 Beccy Gordon Dana Point CA Mitsubishi Motors (sedan car)...............15:10.557
na: #1 Nobuhiro Tajima Tokyo Japan........................................................ Did not finish

Tajima did not finish: fire in the cockpit after 1/2 mile, driver is fine. They are having problems towing him back down, because of direct drive, and because battery keeps on of catching tire. They can't leave the car up there, because of the danger of starting a forest fire.

The fastest time overall, and best time ever, is 9:46: Rhys Millen.
 

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Am I the only one scratching his head at that live timing page???
Nope. I can't make heads or tails out of that mess. It doesn't help that I can't resize the page to avoid the annoying vertical scroll bar that's at the bottom of the page.

Sooo. Someone that manages to figure all those weird numbers out, how are the electrics holding up against the gas cars? Decent? Outstanding? Horribly...?

The suspense is poking me in the belly button in a rather annoying way!
 

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Ok, next stupid questions: :D

Why does some vehicles have an "m" in the number? Motorbike?

What does "PIC" stand for?

What are those "Section 1" to "Section 4"? Some vehicles only have 1:00:00.0 on those but still seems to have finished the race. How come?

This confuses me, even though it makes me happy the EVs are doing great. EVEN in the spectacular failure department... :p
 

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> Why does some vehicles have an "m" in the number? Motorbike?

Yes.

> What does "PIC" stand for?

Position in class.

> What are those "Section 1" to "Section 4"?

The sections: Halfway Picnic, Glen Cove, 16 Mile, Summit

> Some vehicles only have 1:00:00.0 on those but still seems to have finished the race. How come?

It's only in the section times. It's a default if the actual value is not known.
 

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Discussion Starter · #36 · (Edited)
News from EVDL...

Here are the results for the EV class of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb 2012
(http://livetiming.net/USAC/Default.asp?Class=Electric).

Excellent showing for EVs! At of now, 3 of the top 10 are EVs!

There were 7 EVs:
1st.: #230 Fumio Nutahara Japan Toyota Motorsport (race
car).................... 10:15.380 OVERALL: 4th!*
2nd: #32 Hiroshi Masuoka Iruma Japan Mitsubishi Motors (race
car).................10:30.850 OVERALL: 5th!*
3rd: #311 Elias Anderson Austin TX HCE (Lightning Motors
motorcycle)...........11:00.857 OVERALL: 9th!*
4th.: #13 Michael Bream Carlsbad CA BMW (sedan
car).........,.......................11:58.929
5th: #16 Ikuo Hanawa Ibaraki Japan Summit (race
car).................................11:58.974
6th: #34 Beccy Gordon Dana Point CA Mitsubishi Motors (sedan
car)...............15:10.557
na: #1 Nobuhiro Tajima Tokyo
Japan........................................................ Did not finish

* Note: as of this writing, the race is not yet over, so the overall
standings may change.

Nobuhiro Tajima, the favorite and overall record holder, did not finish:
fire in the cockpit after 1/2 mile, driver is fine. They had problems towing
him back down, because of direct drive, and because battery kept on of
catching tire. They couldn't leave the car up there, because of the danger
of starting a forest fire.

For your reference, the fastest time overall (so far) this year is 9:52
(Carlin Dunne on a Ducati motorcycle) and fastest time ever is 9:51
(Nobuhiro Tajima, 2007).

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Davide Andrea
Elithion

Thanks Davide!

That 3 of top 10 are EV's is VERY significant given their small entry numbers. This suggests EV's could soon dominate short-duration racing like hill-climbs and rallys with short sections. Then there is off-road, trials, bogging, etc ...
 

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Another fantastic race! I can't believe how well EV West did with a car that cost less than other teams tire budget!!! :D
Hey Tess,

Congratulations on your little motor controller making the top of the "hill" and finishing well.

And Davide,

The #311 is a 4 wheeler, not a motorcycle. Lightning Motorcycles did assist the team and thus is included in naming. See my post #20 for a photo of 311. And thanks for the results postings. Helped a lot :)

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Nobuhiro Tajima, the favorite and overall record holder, did not finish:
fire in the cockpit after 1/2 mile, driver is fine. They had problems towing
him back down, because of direct drive, and because battery kept on of
catching tire. They couldn't leave the car up there, because of the danger
of starting a forest fire.
It's too bad Tajima went up in flames, in the practice video he looks smooth and the car sounds good.

 

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Hey Tess,

Congratulations on your little motor controller making the top of the "hill" and finishing well.
And you as well, maj!

I'm seriously impressed with the electrics this year. They aren't just bringing up the rear anymore, they are moving to the top of the line. Pretty soon (like next year or the following) you will have to run an electric if you want to be in the top half of the times!
 
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