eMotoRacing Varsity Challenge

Varsity Challenge Winners

2017 – University of Sherbrook’s Project EMUS

2016 – University of Sherbrook’s Project EMUS

2015 – Rochester Institute of Technology’s Team EV

2014 – Virginia Tech’s Team BOLT

Electrifying Engineering Student Competition

The ‘Varsity Challenge’ is a zero emissions motorcycle road race held each year at New Jersey Motorsports Park, in mid July.

Collegiate engineering teams are invited to design, build, and race production motorcycles converted to electric, full on prototypes, even powered by any zero emission method (flywheel, magnetism, piezo-electric, etc).

The race is run concurrent with AHRMA’s eSuperSport class, under all eSS rules except for battery voltage. VC teams are not limited as to battery voltage, as long as normal safety concerns are met.

AHRMA’s race director allows the VC teams to race on track side by side private ebike teams, with the understanding that the VC teams will not get points toward the eSS championship. To sweeten the race for VC teams, Woodcraft Technologies sponsors a $1000 scholarship to the top team.

Recent entries have come from Virginia Tech, University of Sherbrooke (Quebec), Rochester Institute of Technology, and University of Calgary. Among other schools with programs underway are Penn State and University of Michigan.

eMotoRacing founder, Arthur Kowitz, will gladly answer specific questions upon request.
Email Arthur at dbsuperbiker@gmail.com


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Varsity Challenge 2016 ROUND TWO

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Varsity Challenge 2016 ROUND ONE

Saturday Results The University of Sherbrooke, Quebec takes home a $500,00 scholarship provided by Woodcraft Technologies for winning the first of two rounds of the eMotoRacing Varsity Challenge. Rochester Institute of Technology was a close second and looking forward to tomorrow’s final round with another $500.00 scholarship on the line. Keep up to date with …
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