Top Racer by Class 1/4 mile

(SP) Street Production

“Dragtimes” Tesla Model P100 2016 Owner / Driver: Brooks Weisblat 

 (PP) Pro-Street Production

Nissan Leaf ,"Current Attraction",392 volts
Owner: Tammy Fargo

(MP) Modified Street Production

Club Car DS, "Tee Time" 204 Volt
Owner: Carson Steen

(SC) Street Conversion

Joule Injected

"Joule Injected" Nissan 240SX 300volts
Owner / Driver: Matt Graham

(PS) Pro-Street Conversion

DC Plasma

1972 Datsun "White Zombie"355 volts
Driver: Tim Brehm

(MC) Modified Street Conversion

DC Plasma

"S11" 1994 "Lemon Juice" , 333 volts
Sponsors: Lawless Industries

(XS) Extreme Street

DC Plasma

Black Current III - 400V
Sponsor: AmTecs Ltd

(FC) Funny Car

Open for record

(DR) Dragster

sw37

Swamp Rat 37, Dragster - 409 volts
Sponsor: Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

(PMC) Production Motorcycle

"EGO" ,24volts
Owner / Driver: Jonathan Belak

(MPC) Modified Production  Motorcycle

Motorcycle Zero,
Owner / Driver: Jeremiah Johnson

(SMC) Street Motorcycle

"ELECTRACUTIONER" 296 volts
Owner/Driver: Jeff "Dice" Disinger

(DMC) Drag Motorcycle

Rocket

"Rocket" 355 volts
Driver: Larry "Spiderman" McBride

(CV) Concept Vehicle

Motorcycle -192 Volt AGNS Lawless Ind
Owner: Shawn Lawless

(-HS) High Schools and High School level trade schools

ShockAwe

Pontiac Firebird "Shock and Awe"
Owner: Bothell High School

(-ED) Colleges and universities and post-highschool college level trade schools

Short Circuit

"Short Circuit" Dragster 192 Volts
Owner: Muskegon Community College

 

 

Top Racer by Class 1/8 mile

(SP) Street Production

Orange Tesla
Driver/Owner::John Jaeger

 (PP) Pro-Street Production

Nissan Leaf ,"Current Attraction",392 volts
Owner: Ed Fargo

(MP) Modified Street Production

EZGO LSV, "Teed Off" 144 Volts
Owner/ Driver: Randy Hopper

(SC) Street Conversion

TVR 280i 1987 , 184 volts
Owner / Driver : Bob Salem

(PS) Pro-Street Conversion

Ford Mustang "Zombie 222" 393 volts
Owner / Driver: Mitchell Medford

(MC) Modified Street Conversion

DC Plasma

"S11" 1994 Chevy S10, 363 volts
Sponsors: Lawless Industries

(XS) Extreme Street

TC-X
Owner: True Cousins

(FC) Funny Car

Factory Five Roadster "Snake Oil " 240 volts
Owner / Driver: Wayne Krauth

(DR) Dragster

AnB

"Panic in Detroit" Dragster - 396 volts
Owner/Driver: John Metric

(PMC) Production Motorcycle

Open for record

(MPC) Modified Production  Motorcycle

Open for record

(SMC) Street Motorcycle

Honda 1993 CBR600 F2
Owner:/Driver: Klaus Niessen

(DMC) Drag Motorcycle

Silver Bullit

Motorcycle -191 Volt ,Silver Bullitt
Owner: True Cousins

(CV) Concept Vehicle

ShelbEV , 204 volts
Driver: Michael Kadie

(-HS) High Schools and High School level trade schools

DC Plasma

Porsche 944 288 volts
Owner: Miramar High School

(-ED)  Colleges and universities and post-highschool college level trade schools

"Professor" 173 Volts
Owner: Tulsa Community College



 
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Performance Racing Industry

DATE: Friday Dec. 9, 2016
TIME:  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

LOCATION: INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER

 Sunday November 13th, 2016 

StreetCarDrags event at Palm Beach International Raceway . Lamborghini’s vs Ferrari’s; ZL1’s vs Shelby’s; Challenger’s vs Camaro’s; ZR1’s vs McLaren’s ..and much more. This event is held only once a year, and racer spots sell out fast. We limit the number of racers, so participants can have a full day racing. Also, this year we will have a “call out” board set up at the base of the drag tower so racers can challenge other racers to a friendly heads-up drag race.

WHERE: Palm Beach International Raceway
17047 Bee Line Highway
Jupiter, FL 33478

Date: Sunday November 13th, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
email us at: info@streetcardrags.com for any questions.



FRANK JOHN BREAKS 200 mph


Record Setting in Maine:




After participating in the July "Maine Event" at the old Loring Air Force Base, I returned over Labor Day weekend for the final LTA land speed racing "Harvest Event" of the year.  This was with my 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa conversion which uses a Remy HVH250 motor, Rinehart Motion Systems PM100DX controller and Lonestar "Sleeper" cells.  I had collected enough data in July to know that 200 mph was possible and I formulated a plan to try to achieve that.  Max power can't change much so I focused on improving aerodynamics.

I had raced in July with the bike in totally street trim (mirrors are removed per rules) including a double-bubble windscreen and cut-down seat.  I replaced these with the stock items per recommendations from other 'Busa racers.  I also moved the stock "clip-on" style handlebars inboard as much as possible and kept the replacement front fender (permissible in virtually all racing organizations' rules).  I refabricated my top cover (where the gas tank would normally be) to make it a bit narrower which would keep my knees out of the wind more, and finished up by taping over seams in the bodywork.  The only mechanical change I made was gearing down a couple of teeth (up numerically) to try to reach top speed quicker.

My wife Shari and I drove to the track on Thursday afternoon and we helped finish setup Friday morning.  Racing started Friday afternoon and I made one 165 mph pass as a shakedown run.  I experimented a bit with riding positions on this pass: everyone has opinions about what works best!  I decided to focus on remaining as comfortable as possible without sliding back too far; this worked for me in July and I felt this was safest.
Saturday had a noticeable headwind coming pretty much straight down the track.  I worked Timing until noon then got relieved so I could make some runs.  The LTA times at both the 1.0 mile and 1.5 mile and I ran a 191.3/196.4 mph on the first pass.  I recharged and went out again an hour or so later and ran 195.3/199.8 mph into the same wind.  The difference was that the warmer pack yielded higher power.

On Sunday morning I was preparing to start up Timing (my usual volunteer position) but we had extra help so I was encouraged to suit up.  There wasn't much wind and it was warming up, turning into a real nice day.  I made a pass then drove the 2.5 miles back to the pits where I hooked up the charger, then radioed Shari to ask my approximate speeds (she was helping out at Timing).  When she came back with "199 and 205" I just about flipped.  I knew it was a good pass but I wasn't expecting that!  The mile speed was actually 199.856 which I'm told had everyone at the start line groaning after it was announced.

After recharging I made my final pass recording speeds of 201.645/206.847 mph.  I knew it was a good pass: the bike performed flawlessly and I concentrated on staying "under the paint" as much as possible.  I think that with another gearing change that I can improve the mile speed but there's not much left in it after that without changing to streamlined "land speed" bodywork.  That's something that I'll have to think about over the winter.  Going that fast is both exciting and scary at the same time.  The track is smooth and well-marked, and proper speed-rated sport-bike tires provide confidence but there's always the element of uncertainty.  Going fast is definitely a rush though.

The equipment I use is outstanding.  The Remy/Rinehart combination seems to be bullet-proof and the Sleeper cells typically stayed within .015V of each other all weekend.  They obviously give good power.  As far as I can determine this is the first time a street-legal EV with stock bodywork has gone 200 mph in the standing start mile.


Tulsa Raceway Park



On the 29th and 30th of July, Tulsa Raceway Park hosted another fine Test and Tune (TnT) and the Professional Motorcycle Racing Association (PMRA) event. NEDRA members on hand were George, Terry, and Tommy at the TnT event, with Terry waiting about a year to test his updated Shock Therapy Drag Cart and Tommy to test the DMC-B bike before racing on Saturday.  Terry was able to make several test hits and his best 1/8 mi pass was 
7.04 @ 91 before part of his battery pack went up in smoke. The good thing was his motors showed no sign of destruction so he will be back before the end of the racing season. Tommy's bike powered over to tech and back, but upon the time to go to the starting line, a fault error preventing the main relay to engage on the Zilla.  After several checks, the error code 1131 (precharge circuit) would not go away so back to the trailer it went.  The good thing was another hairball was available on another school project and that evening it was changed out and work correctly.  In the mean time it had rained most of the night into the morning and races were delayed 2 hours.  With only one qualifying pass available, Tommy turned a 11.4s @ 115 MPH with the rear tire only getting traction after the 100' mark.  A guess for the ET posting time should be close to 11.0 so that is what he went with.  Turns out in the 1st race he ran a 11.02s @ 119 MPH, but slept at the light and narrowly lost to a 9.56 sec Supper Gas bike on a 9.45 dial in. He is still chattering the tire on a 1kA zilla, so next time he will take tire pressure to 6.5 to 7lb in order to get it into the 10s.  The rebuilt motors ran great, with several modifications to prevent arching and new Helwig brushes.


Frank John report:

I attended the LSR "Maine Event" up at the old Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, ME last week.  Event management was trying a new format (5-day event) to give interested participants more opportunity to explore the top speed limits of their machinery.  Other venues are at risk: Wilmington, OH is on an event-by-event basis as they are losing access to their runway.  Bonneville has not had much going on the last two years due to poor salt conditions and rain, but is looking better this year.  Some teams used this event as a test-and-tune (hoping conditions at Bonneville hold up).  There were about 80 teams: this event is one of the more lightly attended and it's no overstatement to say that you can (literally) make as many runs as you want.  Some competitors made more than 30 runs!  Working a longer event is harder on volunteer staff but the event was more structured in order to allow a bit more downtime (ex. scheduled lunch time most days).

Loring is probably the premier site for standing start LSR racing due to its length.  Timing is done at 1.0 and 1.5 miles and there is about .9 miles to slow down (not including another 1000' of rough abrasion asphalt followed by an uphill field before coming to a fence).  I've only ever seen one vehicle in the field (a streamliner that suffered a parachute failure this past May).  The fastest speed on pavement in the 1.5 mile was recorded there in 2011 by Bill Warner (311.945 mph).  Going fast is fun but you have to be able to stop.

I brought up my street conversion (E-Busa), a 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa.  It uses a Remy permanent magnet motor and Rinehart Motion Systems controller, fed by a 96S4P pack of Lonestar Sleeper cells.  Weight is about the same as stock and the first gen Hayabusa is known for good aerodynamics.  I knew the combination had good potential but wasn't sure what to expect.  I chose gearing based on theoretical data and it turns out I wasn't off by much, but in this world, a single tooth difference in a sprocket can be huge.

I'm fortunate enough to be part of the team that runs the event and I was happy to plan on only a single run each day.  I had ridden the bike before in 2014 to 140 mph with different running gear and knew it was a stable platform.  On Wednesday I made a siting pass around 125 mph to make sure everything worked properly.  On Thursday my goal was to run 150 in order to move up to the next license level.  I had trouble seeing the GPS speedometer because of my tuck position and glasses (out of focus!), I knew I was a bit faster than planned but didn't know I was doing 170 mph.  There was a strong gusting crosswind on Friday and for the first time ever we stopped the event for a couple of hours until things stabilized.  I chose to wait until Saturday.  With more volunteers learning how the Timing system works I had more flexibility and would be able to make a couple of runs.

I went out Saturday morning and made a pass into a headwind to the mile (187 mph) then coasted through the 1.5 mile lights.  The whole time I was getting data: regular battery parameters but also temperature of various components.  Satisfied that everything was working as planned I charged up and made a full-bore pass into the same headwind.  I had the same 1.0 mile speed but was pleasantly surprised to see I had registered a 195 mph at the 1.5 mile, which was more than I had expected.  I suddenly realized that I might have a chance at getting into the "2 Club".

I had been charging to 4.15 volts per cell but decided to increase that to 4.20 on Sunday.  The extra 5 mph takes about 7.5% more power at those speeds and I was hoping the extra voltage would help.  There was absolutely no wind and I ran 192.0 and 198.4 at the 1.0 and 1.5 miles, respectively, but I knew there wasn't much more to be had.  I charged again, balancing quickly to within 10 mV and went out, knowing the batteries were a bit warmer.  I ran essentially the same times (191.9 and 198.8) but it was clear that extra little bit was not to be had.  My tuck was very good and I even taped the overlap between my leathers and boots.

The fastest sit-on electric motorcycle in the standing start mile (that I know about) is a Lightning, ridden to 206 by Jim Hoogerhyde last summer at Mohave, but that machine was specially prepared and wearing streamliner bodywork with an aerodynamic tailpiece.  Initial analysis of my data has shown me that I can make some changes that should result in slightly higher speeds: I hope to find out at the next event in September.

Fastest bike at the event was a turbo ZX-12 ridden by Scott Davis to a blistering 266.  The fastest ever nitrous only run was made by Ransom Holbrook at 252.  There were lots of fast cars, a Charger ran 244 and there were quite a few others exceeding 200 mph.  Not everybody is into big speeds; a lot of folks enjoy running older machinery and were quite happy with small improvements.  One of the things I like about this aspect of the sport is that there's a place for everybody and everything.  The LTA has adopted NEDRA rules and voltage classes with electric conversions being seen as another engine class.  There are lots of open records for EV's and I keep hoping more people with production EV's will attend and get their name in the record book.

July 2016--
Frank John
NEDRA Northeast Rep. and Loring Timing Association Liaison
www.loringtiming.com

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PRI article about EV racing...Page 22

NEDRA Points Championship Series for 2016 is here.

New for 2016 are better trophies! More prizes! Cars and motorcycles are now in separate series.

There is now $1250 in prise money for this years winner. See the NPCS RULES PAGE to register and for details to take part in the series.

Good Luck and hot and sticky tires for all!

Roy LeMeur
NEDRA Competition Director
competition@nedra.com

Lonestar EV Racing Team went to the track again and finally took down a long standing record held by Dennis Berube. The 1/8th mile DR/A3 record was barely inched out by two runs one at 5.09 and another at 4.94 139mph. The car called "Panic in Detroit" was piloted by John Metric and the team includes Nathan Metric, Adam Clark, Keith Howard, Kevin Douglass and many others.

John is adding 40% more battery and making some weight distribution adjustments before he takes on Don Garlits for the 1/4 mile record. He currently makes about 1200BHP from his Lonestar EV Performance "Sleeper Cells" and 2250ftlbs torque from his array of Netgain Warp9 motors and Manzanita Micro Zilla controllers.  John was surprised to find that the 1/8th mile record had never been advanced since Dennis's run, which goes to show you there are a lot of opportunities to set world records at NEDRA.



Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous runs 11.2 @ 118.4 MPH

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