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!
TEAM ZEUS Gets Ready to Shock & Awe!
When: August 29 – 31
Where: Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah – State of the art racing complex. At nearly 4.5 miles, the Miller Motorsports Park is the longest road racing facility in North America and hosts both the AMA Superbike Championship and the World Superbike Championship. The track boasts interestingly named corners such as “Scream”, “Diablo”, Bad Attitude” and “Satisfaction”. Opened in 2006, the track was originally a novelty track for Larry H. Miller, and designed by renowned engineer Alan Wilson.
What: eMotoRacing’s 8th race of the 2014 season, held in conjunction with AHRMA. Online registration open until Noon EST on August 22nd: CLICK HERE to register. Race Day information for AHRMA Racers: CLICK HERE
Who: We have had a great stirring of rumors as to who will be in attendance. One thing is certain — there will be a good mix of contestants, including the official Brammo racing team, and Team “ZEUS” of the University of Calgary. “ZEUS” stands for “Zero Emission Ucalgary Superbike”, and the team is comprised of engineers, business and physics majors. The team will be racing their Generation I bike, which uses an Agni 95-R motor mounted to the frame of a 2004 Suzuki GSX 600, which was straight from the factory, and then stripped of its gasoline engine components. We are excited to see this eBike in action! To check out more about Team ZEUS, hit their website or facebook page.
Why: The eMotoRacing series aims to showcase the amazing innovation in the zero-emissions field. eMotoRacing spawned out of the vacuum left when other zero-emissions racing venues ceased operations in the U.S.A. Strategic partnership with AHRMA has given us desirable race tracks and reliable race dates.
Stay tuned for updates and race reports!
**edited to correct the motor-type being used by Team ZEUS.