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!

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eMotoRacing’s Fan of the Year

John Alder

2014 Fan of the Year - John Alder at Salt Lake City

2014 Fan of the Year – John Alder at Salt Lake City

It is satisfying to feature the 2014 season’s Fan of the Year – John Alder.  eMotoRacing’s goal has always been to use the excitement created by racing to promote street transportation which is free of fossil fuels.  Recently, he went out of his way to attend two eMotoRacing events in New Jersey and Utah.  John has always been a big fan of bikes in all forms, and has been passionate about electric vehicles for nearly ten years.

In 2009, John’s interests melded together, and he built a street-legal electric motorcycle using the framework of a old Suzuki. It runs off an Advanced DC K99-4007 6.7″ series motor powered by six 12v lead acid batteries.  The bike reaches speeds of 50 mph, for about 20 miles.  One of the challenges he faced with this project was fitting all the necessary components into the small space which had contained the gas-powered motor.

At the time, there was a lack of practical commercially built electric motorcycles, however in the last few years, John notes, this has changed.

Originally he had plans to upgrade his e-bike to run off lithium batteries, but with several companies like Zero, Brammo, and now even Harley Davidson throwing their hat in the ring with the LiveWire Project, John admits it’s a far less difficult task to purchase one of these than it would be to reconfigure the battery system at this point.

John is pleased to see the progress being made by electric motorcycle manufacturers, and looks forward to the day in the not-so-distant future when we will no longer be burning fossil fuels.

John’s first ride on his newly-built electric bike:

John’s first street-legal ride:

 

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Exciting Announcements for Willow Springs Race on April 25th – 27th

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

Willow Springs International Raceway

Willow Springs International Raceway

This coming weekend, April 25th – 27th, eMotoRacing will race in California for the first time at Willow Springs International Raceway, near Rosamond and Lancaster.  This historic raceway is filled with elevation changes, high speeds, and is noted as one of the most challenging tracks in the U.S.

Dave Roper

Dave Roper

 

Among this weekend’s participants is Dave Roper — the first American to win an International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy).   He will race on a Brammo.

A couple of production Zero eBikes are also expected to participate, intending to challenge the lead that has been held by our current Brammo riders.

Get ready for some major action!

 

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