[Oeva-list] Silent Thunder All Electric Racing EVent 9/20/15

Roy LeMeur roylemeur at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 9 02:38:38 PDT 2015

Greetings OEVA Folks

This is what is going out in the media to promote this EVent. We would love to have some Oregon folks come on up and participate or as spectators. Hope to see you there!

Roy LeMeur
NEDRA Competition Director
competition at nedra.com

Silent Thunder All Electric Racing EVent 9/20/15

Pacific Raceways, the Northwest's premier racing facility with support from the National Electric Drag Racing Association and National Drive Electric Week present a day of all-electric drag racing and road racing competition that EV owners and enthusiasts can enjoy as both spectators and participants. Racing starts early. Track opens at 7:30 am.
Silent Thunder II - All-Electric Drag Racing and Road Racing EVent.

Pacific Raceways, with participation by the National Electric Drag Racing Association, and National Drive Electric Week present Silent Thunder II. A 100% electric drag racing and road racing combination event.

Pacific Raceways
31001 144th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98042
(253) 639-5927

Sunday, September 20, 2015
7:30AM - 3PM

Event is open to all 100% electric vehicles and will be a combination of road racing with a professional race driver leading on the 2 1/2 mile road course, and continuous drag racing on the 1/4 mile drag strip. Competing vehicles will include factory produced EVs including Tesla, Nissan, BMW, Mitsubishi and others, motorcycles, high-performance conversion EVs,  purpose-built racing machines, and "others".

This is the only NEDRA attends event scheduled for the Pacific Northwest this year. Your participation helps the efforts of NEDRA and Pacific Raceways to support the EV community. This is one of two events planned on Sept. 20 as a part of Plug-in America's National Drive Electric Week. When drag racing finishes at 3pm racers are encouraged to caravan over to the historic Triple X Rootbeer in Issaquah for burgers, shakes and socializing. Triple X Rootbeer is at  98 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027

Normally a day of racing like this costs upwards of $10K and the fees for road racing are about $395 per car, but Pacific Raceways believes electric vehicles are the future and in order to promote EVs and to make a successful and fun electric-only event track managers are willing to take on many of the costs themselves. Pacific Raceways has also installed many dedicated NEMA 14-50 outlets, a 70/80A J1772 EVSE. There is also an 80A HPWC and 70A J1772 for the Tesla Model S vehicles as well as a 70A Tesla Roadster High Power Connector! NEDRA's Stephen Johnsen will be bringing L6-20 and L6-30 outlet adapters for polite sharing of 14-50s by lower power LEAFs etc. Stephen will also bring his Range Trailer to offer up to 28kW DC fast charging to any conversion or racer equipped with a gray or orange Anderson SB-350 and proper wiring going DIRECT to the most positive and negative terminal in your battery pack. (Range Trailer fast charging is limited to battery pack voltages between 48 and 450VDC)

Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
Gate Admission for all spectators and participants-
*Adults 18 and over $15
*12-17 $5
*Under 12 FREE

Road Course-
9am – 11am
$50 for 5 laps (1/2 hour sessions on 2 1/2 mile course) 8 cars maximum at a time. Instruction from professional drivers.

Drag Racing-
11:30am – 3pm
$40 - Test and Tune. There are no long lines to race. You can make as many runs as you want. Open to all types of vehicles, here's an opportunity to skip the usual long staging lines, the stench of race fuel and loud gas cars and drag race your electric vehicle as much as you would like! Go head-to-head with your friends and see who's the quickest!

PLUS!- Discount for combination road racing and drag racing competitors which is $15+$50+$30 so total - $95 for racing both events.

All vehicles and drivers must pass safety/tech inspection. Bring a bike, motorcycle, car, dragster or just about anything as long as it's 100% electric. Please wear long pants and sensible shoes (no open toes or sandals) and make sure your vehicle is in safe operating condition. Come early to speed through safety/tech inspection and maximize your racing time!

Drivers of motorcycles and bikes must wear helmets and leather jackets. Helmets are recommended for all racers and required for convertibles and any EV quicker than 14.5 seconds in the 1/4 mile.

Get ready to burn rubber without burning oil and we'll see you bright and early Sunday Sept. 20th, 2015 at Pacific Raceways!

ABOUT Pacific Raceways-
Pacific Raceways is Washington's premier racing facility and NHRA sanctioned 1/4 mile drag strip first opened in 1959. The management at Pacific Raceways sees electric vehicles as an integral key to the future of racing and in this second year plans to make it a regular EVent.

The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) exists to increase public awareness of electric vehicle (EV) performance and to encourage through competition, advances in electric vehicle technology. NEDRA achieves this by organizing and sanctioning safe, silent and exciting electric vehicle drag racing events.

NEDRA is a coalition of drag racing fans, electric drag racing vehicle owners and drivers, individuals interested in promoting the sport of EV drag racing, EV parts suppliers, EV manufacturers and other environmentally concerned companies and individuals. Working together as a group, we put excitement into electric vehicle drag racing.

National Drive Electric Week is brought to you by Plug-in America, the Sierra Club and The Electric Auto Association.

Roy LeMeur
NEDRA Competition Director
competition at nedra.com

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