[Oeva-list] record setting runs by the white zombie last night

J Bills jbillsnews at flickfx.com
Sat Jul 31 11:44:37 PDT 2010

ah - and the other run from the same view:

On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 11:41 AM, J Bills <jbillsnews at flickfx.com> wrote:
> Hey list - haven't seen any posts so I thought I'd tell you it was a
> big night out at PIR last night for John Wayland & the White Zombie
> team.  Armed with that new Siamese 9 motor and the outrageous 355v
> pack of Dow/Kokam military grade lithium power in the trunk, they have
> managed to officially crack the sub-11 1/4 mile times in a big way -
> with 2 runs of 10.4!
> Not without some drama - the first couple runs last night gave us a
> taste of the speed to come, but also melted some wiring that had to be
> replaced while charging in the pit.
> But after those fixes, everything came together.  The 2nd and
> "proving" record run was a 10.400 flat against a very capable Nissan
> Skyline GT-R that had about a jillion horsepower rumbling under the
> hood.  An incredible car and the driver was a top guy - easily the
> best at the track last night - but no match for the Zombie!  It was
> like watching a little kid beat up his big brother.
> anyone still think electric cars are slow?  Let's see George Bush
> still call them "golf carts" after seeing what this little white one
> can do!  ha!
> someone from the SEVA list posted a nice youtube link to the first rocket run.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCx-LYV6KkM
> enjoy

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