PRESS RELEASE: The Woodcraft Technologies eMotoRacing Series comes to California for 2 back-to-back events

California Dreamin' - the eMotoRacing series heads back to the hip state of California for a challenge between the Zero and Brammo bikes!

California Dreamin’ – the eMotoRacing series heads back to the hip state of California for a challenge between the Zero and Brammo bikes! (Rider: Ricky Orlando)

The Woodcraft Technologies eMotoRacing Series comes to California for 2 back-to-back events.

The big track at Willow Springs will host two eight lap electric road races on April 25 and 26.

Later the following week, Sonoma Raceway will be the site of two more rounds of zero emissions racing, April 30 and May 1.

A three bike team sponsored by Hollywood Electrics of Los Angeles will pit specially prepared Zeros against the Brammo Empulses that have dominated the series in 2014 and so far into 2015.

Willow Springs International Raceway

The exciting track at Willow Springs International Raceway

Riders Jeff Clark, Brandon Nozaki-Miller, and Nathan Barker will pilot the Zero Team.  Brammo riders include Pete Nicolosi of NC, fresh from a win at NOLA, Murrae Haynes of NM, and defending series champion Arthur Kowitz on his solar powered streamliner.

Last year’s winners at Willow Springs was Dave Roper and Arthur Kowitz. Winner for both races last year at Sonoma was Eric Bostrom.

Later in the season, the eMotoRacing events at Miller and NJMP will showcase prototype road racers built and campaigned by university student teams. These teams will compete against the Brammo and Zero production based bikes.

For additional information on this ground-breaking series, visit eMotoRacing.com and on www.facebook.com/eMotoRacing

Pics from Willow Springs and Sonoma during eMotoRacing’s 2014 season // © Abe Kowitz

 

Results and Updates from Race #1 of the 2015 Season

Results from Roebling Road, GA

Round One = Saturday the 21st

  1. Arthur Kowitz = error in lap time recording – sensor issue
  2. Bob Berbeco = error in lap time recording – sensor issue
  3. Peter Nicolosi = best lap time 01:34.061
  4. Murrae Haynes = best lap time 01:37.389
  5. Scott Signorini = best lap time 01:39.571
  6. Ned Heidel = best lap time 01:39.458

Round Two = Sunday the 22nd

  1. Arthur Kowitz = best lap time 01:30.097
  2. Bob Berbeco = error in lap time recording – sensor issue
  3. Peter Nicolas = error in lap time recording – sensor issue
  4. Murrae Haynes = best lap time 01:34.573
  5. Ned Heidel = best lap time 01:38.696
  6. Scott Signorini = best lap time 01:40.430

Coming up next is NOLA Raceway on March 27 – 29 — see you there!

Announcing Woodcraft Technologies as Official Title Sponsor of 2015 Season

title sponsorship miniPRESS RELEASE: Official Title Sponsor of the Year

February 1st, 2015 – eMotoRacing and Woodcraft Technologies are excited to announce that Woodcraft is now the official title sponsor of the 2015 eMotoRacing series.

eMotoRacing is America’s premier zero-emissions racing series, featuring classes for production and prototype electric motorcycles. This AHRMA sanctioned 10 race national series will visit some of the finest racing facilities in the United States.

One of the series’ season highlights will be the “Varsity Challenge” held at New Jersey Motorsports Park July 10, 11, and 12. Collegiate engineering teams from American and Canadian universities will compete for a $1000 scholarship, offered to the winner by Woodcraft Technologies.


About Woodcraft Technologies:

Woodcraft is a leading manufacturer of parts and accessories for sport bikes, offering billet parts, tire warmers, riding gear and other specialty products for electric and gas powered racebikes. For a more information on Woodcraft, visit their website at woodcraft-cfm.com.

About eMotoRacing:

eMotoRacing was established to fill the demand for a zero-emissions motorcycle racing series that would demonstrate advanced and compact e-superbike technology and excitement. With a full schedule implemented at legendary racetracks across the country, eMotoRacing’s strategic partnership with AHRMA provides the best of current and past racing history.

For more about this leading edge series and the 2015 schedule visit eMotoRacing.com, and on eMotoRacing on Facebook or email info@eMotoRacing.com.

Announcing eMotoRacing’s 2015 Varsity Challenge

Press Release

Announcing eMotoRacing’s 2015 Varsity Challenge

New Jersey Motorsports Park and eMotoRacing are pleased to announce that electric racebikes engineered and built by university students are invited to compete in the 2015 “Varsity Challenge” event held July 11 and 12.

Several engineering colleges around the nation are using the platform of zero emissions motorcycle racing to hone skills and advance technologies. eMotoRacing offers the opportunity for these students to compete on a big stage. The crucible of racing brings out our best.

There will be a $1,000 scholarship awarded to the winning team as recognition of their success.

During the 2014 season, Virginia Tech and the University of Calgary each fielded racebikes in eMotoRacing events; the teams and their racebikes were an exciting addition to these AHRMA sanctioned events.

The series travels to 10 of America’s finest racetracks, with the NJMP selected as a focal point for the collegiate teams.

NJMP hosts the 3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival that weekend, featuring road races, bike shows and a fine swap meet.

Be sure to save the dates and make plans to enjoy this one-of-a-kind “Varsity Challenge” eMotoRacing event…it should be interesting.

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A special thank you to the two teams which participated last year!  We look forward to seeing many more teams join the fray this year!

2014 Season Finale – Results and a Year in Review

Wrapping up the Season

This past weekend marked the end of eMotoRacing’s first season, which ended up being a successful one.  Overall there were 21 contestants, which included riders previously experienced in racing gas-powered motorcycles, as well as teams who focused on building electric bikes.  The battlefields included 10 notable tracks, each of which presented their dangers and advantages.

The eMotoRacing series became the first sanctioned racing series to not only allow, but encourage, full-fairing streamlining since the concept was disallowed by the FIM back in the 50’s.  eMotoRacing will continue on in to the 2015 season with the goal of promoting innovation in the zero-emissions field through the excitement of green racing.

We would like to thank the participants, sponsors, and dedicated race fans which made this amazing first year possible.  Sign up below to receive email updates on the details of the 2015 season as they unfold.  Tracks and dates are still being firmed up.




Daytona Results, October 18 – 19, 2014

The placing from both Friday’s practice and Saturday’s race were the same:

  1. Arthur Kowitz, Brammo
  2. Andrew Cowell, Brammo
  3. David Sadowski, Brammo
  4. Murrae Haynes, Brammo

Daytona Finish LineThe Daytona Beach News-Journal and several Central Florida news stations covered the electric motorcycle action, which was held during Biketoberfest.  One of the highlights of Biketoberfest is the continuous rumble of gas-powered bikes pouring into the Greater Daytona Beach Area, so race fans were intrigued by the quieter, yet zippy electric bikes which hit up to 120 mph.

Series founder, Arthur Kowitz, also took 1st place in the Vintage Superbike Heavyweight class, and then hung his gas-powered racing hat up in favor of going all electric for the 2015 season.

Season Results

For a participant to have placed in this season, they had to have raced at least twice.

Race Class eGrandPrix

Series Points Races Run Rider Number First Last City State
2000 2 9643 Shane Turpin Salt Lake City UT

Race Class eSuperSport

Series Point Races Run Rider Number First Last City State
9835 20 8154 Arthur Kowitz Ormond Beach FL
7175 12 1012322 David Sadowski Melborne FL
5540 14 1736 Andrew Cowell Bolivia NC
4000 4 E10031 Eric Bstrom Newberry Park CA
2549 4 1012339 Robert Berbeco Indianapolis IN
2505 4 18603 Peter Nicolosi Daniel Island SC
2489 6 10877 Murrae Haynes Santa Fe NM
2124 4 18225 Ricky Orlando Frederick CO
1535 2 185 David Roper Hicksville NY
1199 2 18227 Shelina Moreda Petaluma CA
1180 2 1012403 Ely Schless Ashland OR
1180 4 6216 Scott Signorini Flagler Beach FL
1180 4 1012395 Jeff Clark North Hills CA
998 2 1012448 Tim Johnson Calgary AB
700 2 1012463 Daniel Grabowski Chester MD

 

 

eMotoRacing’s Sponsor of the Year

Solar Alternatives

In celebration of the season finale race scheduled today, eMotoRacing is proud to announce the 2014 Sponsor of the Year: Solar Alternatives.

Solar AlternativesBased out of New Orleans, Solar Alternatives was founded in 2008 to provide powerful clean energy designs using advanced technology and a skilled, versatile team.  With a focus on client-centered design, attention to detail and constant innovation, the company portfolio includes all major solar technologies as well as cutting edge applications such as mobile solar power systems.

Back at the start of the 2014 season, the eMotoRacing series founder, Arthur Kowitz, was introduced to Sol Alt rep Jeff Cantin, who was excited to participate in assisting eMoto in any way he could. Jeff showed up to the first couple races with mobile charging trailers, and was amazed out the interest and fascination they evoked in the racing fans. Shortly after, Jeff offered to loan the eMotoRacing series a mobile charging trailer branded with the eMoto logo, which would enable race participants to charge their electric motorcycles directly off the power of the sun, rather than having to plug in to a source which still used fossil fuels.

Solar Alternatives - Mobile Charging Station

Solar Alternatives – Mobile Charging Station

The charging unit not only powered the bikes — it ran tire warmers, and various other gadgets during race down time, as well as served as a race office to tend to electronics such as lap tops and GPS software.

We are proud that Solar Alternatives stepped up to the plate and became an integral part of the success of the eMotoRacing series.  Be sure to CLICK HERE to check out more on the mobile charging unit they provided, and CLICK HERE to check out their website.

Starting the morning off with a charge, Brammo racin' style at Sonoma Raceway.  \  © Abe Kowitz - please credit if used in media press releases

Starting the morning off with a charge, Brammo racin’ style at Sonoma Raceway. \ © Abe Kowitz – please credit if used in media press releases