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


“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.” ~Nikola Tesla

We all stand upon the backs of giants when we create.
Become one of this generation’s giants.

Join us for our 2018 season, and our 4th Varsity Challenge on 7/13-15 at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ!


Recent Varsity Challenge News

VT Bolt Riding Impressions

A zero-emissions bike hand-built by a team of engineers dedicated to perfection.  VT Bolt Riding Impressions – July 2014 ~By Arthur Kowitz The Virginia Tech Bolt II Racing Team boldly rolled onto the New Jersey Motorsports Park roadrace track after a two year build and modest trackday testing…bringing with them some high expectations. NJMP is a modern racetrack that poses the challenges of several tight and twisty …
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Race Results for New Jersey Motorsports Park

Share on FacebookThe Results for Race #7 Are In! 1st place….Arthur Kowitz, Brammo TTX, best lap time 1:49.290 2nd place…William Himmelsbach, Brammo TTX, best 1:50.362: 3.794 sec back 3rd place…Pete Nicolosi, Brammo Empulse R, best 1:50.608: 5.308 sec back from winner 4th place…Daniel Grabowski, VT Bolt prototype, best time N/A: 5.327 sec behind winner 5th place…Andrew Cowell, …
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Bolting for the Hills...

Grabbing an Early Lead We’re waiting for final results on this weekend’s races, but here is a fantastic video which showcases the power of the zero-emissions motorcycle built by the Virginia Tech’s BOLT team of engineers.  They started out strong, but did they hold the lead?  Find out soon! Post by Virginia Tech BOLT. CLICK …
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Race #7 Report - First Day

New Jersey Motorsports Park, 1st Day – July 12, 2014 ~By Arthur Kowitz New Jersey Motorsports Park is on a rural peninsula that looks more like North Florida than the New York-like place I expected. The locals were friendly, the racetrack facility was awesome, and the course was technical and grippy…my kind of place. Even though …
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Virginia Tech BOLT Racing Team to Race in New Jersey

Bring it on Virginia Tech! On July 12th – 13th, the amazing undergraduate engineering team behind BOLT will be going head-to-head with the established participants in the eMotoRacing 2014 series. The BOLT (Battery Operated Land Transport) team will be entering an electric bike they’ve built from the ground up.  You can see photos of their …
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