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 * * * *New Records for 2021* * * *
1/8 mile
Hans-Henrik Thomsen DMC/A2 4.48 @ 158.711

Hans-Henrik Thomsen DMC/A2 4.341 @ 165.86

 

1/4 mile
Tammy Fargo FC/G 16.148 @ 85.58
Hans-Henrik Thomsen DMC/A2 6.74 @ 193.507
BoB Tasca III XS/A5 8.128 @ 171.97

 

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NEDRA Announcement
July 30, 2021

Dear Members:

It is time to vote!

The following members in good standing have accepted their nomination. 
President:
Al Thomas
Keith Howard


Vice President
Lowell Simmons

Elections will start today Sept 1, 2021 and end midnight September 30, 2021

In order to vote, a person or corporation must have a valid ASSOCIATION (yearly or lifetime) membership on the day the vote is cast and be 18 years old or older.

PLEASE CAST ONLY ONE VOTE per MEMBER.

Votes will be counted, validated and the winners posted as soon as possible after September 30, 2021.

Send your Vote directly by email to membership@nedra.com

Voting is one of the most important responsibilities we have. It’s our chance to select leaders who understand the issues racers face and whose rhetoric will match their votes.

The people we elect will make decisions affecting our future and how we can shape EV-racing.

I strongly encourage you to vote and make a difference.

We must do all we can to get every member we know to the polls. Do your part to make the VOICE of EV-racing heard!

PLEASE VOTE

Ed Fargo: Membership Director

Matt Graham: Secretary/Treasurer

 

The Legal stuff: 

PURSUANT to Section 3 of the NEDRA CHARTER 8/2/98, Revision Dated 7/31/2012

Election of Officers

The positions of President and Executive Vice President are determined by election. The term of office is

two years, beginning January 1, 2000. Elections will be held by ballot after July 1st and before September

30th of the preceding year.

Nominations must be announced to all ASSOCIATION members, and the period for open nominations

must last at least thirty days. If there is an event scheduled, voting may be done at that event, as long as

each ASSOCIATION member gets exactly one vote (as described in Section 1). ASSOCIATION members not at that event must be mailed or emailed an announcement and a ballot and given at least thirty days to return a completed ballot.

In order to vote, a person or corporation must have a valid ASSOCIATION membership on the day the vote is cast.

A person may only run for one position, either president or vice president. The person in each category

with the most votes will be elected to that position. In the case of a tie, a run-off election will be held
between the top two vote-getters for that position.

There is no limit to the number of terms a person can hold.

Once a president and executive vice president have been chosen, the other executive board positions will
be filled by appointment of the President. These positions are also two-year positions, beginning at the
same time that the president and vice president take office. Other positions such as directors and liaisons
are then appointed by the president and approved by the majority of the executive board.


This event has been canceled

* EV Nationals 2021 *
We need some crowd funding to help get this started. Please help if possible. We are looking at this summer and likely to be at World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis.
Thank you!




The 2019 PRI show is done!  What a great show and what a great NEDRA showing.  The booth was double the size of last year and this allowed more people to enter without the cramped feeling.  Many people and groups walk by with genuine curiosity but do not enter.  Electric vehicles are still too new and different.  The huge number of people who did stop by in the three days were there for a number of reasons:


  1. Many, many questions and discussions about electrification, they want leadership and direction. Wiring, safety, parts, and techniques. 
  2. NHRA, SFI and the racing community want answers for incident response and safety.  Many varied and conflicting opinions exist, no end exists to the people offering opinions, they want tested, proven facts.
  3. We signed up a number of members who were not aware that NEDRA existed.
  4. Many came to tell us about their experiences.
  5. Some came to buy Jegs Junior Dragsters.  Jegs had their own booth but also allowed NEDRA to have a Junior on display.  I do not know the exact number of sales but I believe they sold in excess of 15 cars.
  6. Many came to tell us about their different vehicles.  Many drag racers, late model dirt track car, pulling tractors, pulling trucks, modified teslas, different boats from drag boats to pleasure craft to pontoon, land speed cars, aircraft, and off road vehicles.  Many I cannot remember.  We signed up members who are not drag racers.
  7. Magazines stopped by to work on stories.
  8. Many stopped to shake hands and give words of encouragement to the pioneers of electric drag racing.  (That includes all of you!)
  9. We had people who were selling items, I am buying a tesla drive as a result of the show.   We had people buying or wanting to buy.  We shared information on every EV company from Manzanita, Netgain, EV West, EV Parts, EV Source, Thunderstruck, Lonestar, to Gribben Scooter Repair.  Many, many more.
  10. We spoke with a racing insurance company to start conversations about offering our membership low cost group coverage.  It is too early to talk about what coverage or possibilities exist but suffice to say we are working on it.

One thing I can say is the people I spoke with are happy they found us and thought we made a solid presentation for NEDRA.
Some questions were asked if we were covering just the united states or if NEDRA was global. (Canadian, French, Netherlands, Germany) I also received comments that we should cover more forms of electric vehicle racing.  We need to address this as a group.  I am in favor of maintaining NEDRA and providing a sister website to accommodate other forms of racing or possibly an umbrella organization to help organize electric racing across the globe. I know we have discussed a name change, we have talked of expanding our coverage to other forms of racing.  What do you think?  Ideas?
Thanks, Al

 

Effective October 1, 2019 only one time slip is required for a record.  

Results of the election are as follows:

Votes    President

40           John Metric

27           Pat McCue

 Votes    Vice-President

37           Lowell Simmons

28           Casey Mynott

Please join me in congratulating John and Lowell for their victory!

Please also join me in thanking all four candidates who ran for the office of President and Vice-President. You made clear to us the passion, ideas for improvement and outreach, and the aspirations you have for NEDRA. We all appreciate your commitment.

I’d like to personally thank all members who participated in the election, and Audrey Clunn for her work to ensure an accurate vote count.

Best regards,

Matt Graham

NEDRA Secretary/Treasurer


 It's election time again at the National Electric Drag Racing Association. And, the democratic process that exists in the organizations bylaws are in effect.

 We have 4 people nominated for top executive positions:
 
 John Metric - (incumbent) Running for President
 Patrick McCue - Running for President
 Lowell Simmons - (incumbent) Running for Vice President
 Casey Mynott - Running for Vice President

 Email your vote to member@nedra.com.
  Voting goes through OCTOBER 3rd... at 11pm


First event of the year
Palm Beach International Raceway Saturday February 2nd - Street Car Drags
Website racepbir.com


Dennis and all others, yes thanks for request on Palm Beach races.  Yes the races were cancelled for Saturday and rescheduled for Sunday.  Well I found this out when I reached the gate on Saturday after my 1 1/2 hour drive there.  Back I went on Sunday and I am really glad I did. There were many Teslas there even with their own generator truck with 2 Tesla super charges on board.  I was able to make 5 runs which is usually impossible at PBIR.  I went all day undefeated.  I must have beaten over 1 million dollars worth of supercars in my old 944.  My first victory  was against a M5 bmw with turbo upgrades, then a Lamborgini, next was my closest race against a pro charged late model Corvette.  He ran a 9.73 against my 9.70. My last 2 races were against a Mercedes AMG BI Turbo which I blew away with a 9.50.  Finally Brooks was setting up a race for me against a new Demon.  Unfortunately the Demon was already in the trailer but that race is to be done on a future date.  Brooks said come on against his 9.90 McLaren.  That was my last race of the day posting a 9.41 at 143 mph. Watch for this in a future Drag Times video.  We had both cars camered up. Brooks said I stole the show for the entire Drag times day. This is a new MC/3 ED record.  I am no longer a high school teacher, I now teach at Sheridan Technical College in Hollywood Florida.  The school system allowed me to transfer the 2 warp 11 motors which were purchased with school board monies.  Other than that the Black Pearl is mine.  special thanks to John Wayland who several years ago sponsored one of my z2k's and Shawn Lawless who loaned me the other z2k after mine blew a dc-dc converter and has to be repaired. The Lonestar Battery Pack I built with made it all possible.  I do have the 1500 hp battery pack I built for Don Garlits setting in my shop.  Someday I will build one to equal that and BP will be an 8.90 street legal electric vehicle.  'Lowell L. Simmons' 


Good job everybody, the 2019 NEDRA calendars have sold out.



























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