Daytona International Speedway welcomes eMotoRacing, a national motorcycle racing series, to its high-banked track this October 17th and 18th.

daytonaThe eMoto series features electric motorcycles built by engineering students from American universities such as Virginia Tech, who will bring their VaTech ‘Bolt’ to Daytona.  Other machines are purpose-built factory electric racebikes and modified electric streetbikes.

Innovation is encouraged, so full streamlining and electronic wizardry can be seen throughout this assortment of unique motorcycles.

Riders in this series include a former Daytona 200 winner, several AMA professional racers, as well as accomplished AHRMA and WERA racers.

The eMotoRacing series has held events at nine iconic tracks this year, including Road America in Wisconsin, Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama, Willow Springs International Raceway and Sonoma Raceway in California, and Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. The October races at Daytona will be this year’s season finale.

Arthur Kowitz Realty of Greater Daytona is the official sponsor of the series, a supporter of sustainable energy, and an advocate of environmental responsibility. The AKR realty offices are housed in Florida’s first solar-powered commercial building.

Fans and supporters can follow the series at, and view the action first hand at the Daytona International Speedway on October 17th and 18th.

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!

CLICK HERE to check out more on Virginia Tech’s BOLT team at their facebook page.

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.

Virginia Tech's BOLT team's electric bike. For more pics, check out their Facebook page.

Virginia Tech’s BOLT team’s electric bike. For more pics, check out their Facebook page.

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 build progress on their Facebook page.  They originally constructed Virginia Tech’s first 100% electric-powered motorcycle in 2012, and competed in the TTXGP North American Series.  The team finished as the fastest 75 class bike in the western hemisphere.  In 2012 the team entered in the Unlimited GP class.

Now, with the eMotoRacing 2014 series filling the absence of the TTXGP, the BOLT team has entered to compete on July 12th – 13th at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

But how will this hand-crafted bike fair when pitted against the customized factory-built bikes of other eMotoRacing contestants?  Find out this soon!

About Team Bolt as described on their website: “The BOLT team is dedicated to evolving electric vehicle technology through design, construction, and demonstration of a high performance electric motorcycle and as a competition based team strives for nothing but the best performance on the track. By challenging the standards of performance the team expects to increase the visibility of clean emissions motorsports while proving the viability of the technology itself.”