Squealing tires, but no nitromethane smell for electric funny cars

Sept. 29, 2009
The race season is over, but electric drag racers gain fans.

According to the National Electric Drag Racing Association, both the KillaCycle and the ElectroCat managed to set new records at a recent event held at the Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. The KillaCycle, ridden by Scotty Pollacheck did the 1/4 mile in 7.864 sec. hitting 169 mph. Eva Hakansson on her ElectroCat -- said to be 100% street-legal in both the USA and Sweden -- set a one-eighth-mile record for a 48-V street-legal motorcycle; 13.249 sec hitting 52.97 mph.

NEDRA says Bandimere is a great track for records because of its high-altitude thinner air. The Benidmere event is the last of the season, but electric drag racing seems to be catching on. Physorg.com recently did a story on the sport:


The NEDRA site is here and features videos of some record-setting runs: http://www.nedra.com/

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