National Drive Electric Week
Sep 20, 2015
|Day:||Sunday, September 20, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
Silent Thunder II had a much smaller turnout than last year but it was still an exciting afternoon of 100% pure electric drag racing at Pacific Raceways in Kent! :)
Despite poor weather, we had people come from Southern Washington and as far north as Vancouver Canada. Throughout the day there were between 30 and 70 people. Vehicles included a bunch of Model S sedans (including a P85D!), some electric bicycles, Nissan LEAFs, a Chevy Volt, a converted BMW Z3, a converted Honda Del Sol, an electric Fiero and Dave Cloud's latest super low-slung creation.
Of the approximately 20 EVs in attendance about a dozen of them raced the track.
Highlights included massive tire smoking burnouts from a 2011 and 2013 Nissan LEAF and an 11.8 second pass from the Tesla P85D!
photo by: Aakanksha Gavalli
Ryan Fulcher burns rubber instead of oil as he lights up the tires on his stock 2011 Nissan LEAF before racing against Ron Easley in his 2013 Nissan LEAF at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA. Teslas and various other electric vehicles can be seen waiting in the staging lanes in the background.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.