AE Racing   ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RACING 2014
Santa Pod Raceway
Saturday 29th March 2014
Supported by the
Battery Vehicle Society
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AE Racing 2011 - Report

Alternative Energy Racing returned to Santa Pod Raceway for the 4th annual event, and once again it was a brilliant day of fascinating future tech and shed-engineering. The forecast rain failed to show up, and the entrants all got a chance to hit the dragstrip and have a crack at the quarter-mile dragstrip.

Weald
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Tesla
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C5s

There was a huge increase in the number of electric vehicles for this year’s event, and the quality of entrants is also getting better and better each year. Entrants included cutting-edge production tech Tesla Roadsters and Nissan Leafs, prototype motorcycles and outright electric dragsters. Even the retro-tech of the Sinclair C5’s put on a good show, with one highly-modified example hitting an astonishing 55mph!

Drake
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Pits
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Think EV UK

Alternative Fuel entrants continued to push the biodiesel and bioethanol boundaries, and another great mix of vehicles competed for the alternative fuel trophy too. Entrants included turbo-charged motorcycles, biodiesel hot-hatches, kit cars, and circuit racing motorcycles.

But the top honours from the day went to the following vehicles:

Results

Zero Emissions Winner: Sam Young in Blackcurrent, a 1965 electric VW Beetle with a time of 10.15 seconds at 132.97mph.

Alternative Fuel Winner: Andy Gilbert on a 1987 Suzuki GSXR1100 Turbo running E85 Bioethanol with a time of 8.89 seconds at 156.84mph.

Blackcurrent
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Blackcurrent
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Gilbert

See below for a full list for entrants and their top times. Photos of all competitors at AE Racing are on the 2011 Entry List page.

Driver Vehicle Power 330ft 1/8ET 1/8MPH 1/4ET 1/4MPH
Zero Emmissions
Sam Young VW Beetle Electric 4.2217 6.468 104.94 10.1512 132.97
Kevin Sharpe Tesla Roadster Electric 5.6181 8.5786 82.44 13.5531 97.08
Rob Moon Yamaha XJ600 Electric 6.2425 9.2648 82.74 14.1245 96.53
Phil Brandon TT Racer Electric 6.9399 10.1566 77.49 15.2842 93.32
Phil Brandon Cagiva Mito Bike Electric 7.459 10.885 73.84 16.0926 94.07
Steve Cheffy Sinclair C5 Electric 7.4245 11.3636 61.93 17.785 75.81
Richard Thompson Nissan Leaf Electric 7.4111 11.3742 61.45 17.8427 75.4
Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield Nissan Leaf Electric 7.3353 11.3342 61.04 17.8583 73.56
Matt Drake VW Polo Electric 8.0743 12.192 58.96 18.8466 72.9
John Lilley Electric Trike Electric 8.0204 12.3569 56.67 19.7331 62.91
David Bock Think Vehicle Electric 8.4561 12.989 53.64 20.4378 64.89
Martin, Matthew and Carolyn Lindsay Sinclair C5 Electric 9.1972 14.3375 47.08 22.9581 55.49
Peter Wills KMX Recumbent Tricycle Electric 10.101 15.8011 42.49 25.4376 48.7
Peter Wills Peugout Bicycle Electric 10.5193 16.5294 38.94 28.1493 37.17
Karl Whittle Sinclair C5 Electric 10.3621 17.4862 32.43 *
Colin Campbell P703VWY Moped Electric 12.7109 20.2201 31.26 *
Richard Pallister Electric Electric 12.3771 20.2309 29.94 *
Ed Gordan TTXGP Bike Electric 13.9312 21.1466 34.5 *
Karl Whittle Sinclair C5 Electric 14.6119 26.0415 19.81 *
John Stockwell Sinclair C5 Electric 20.5308 ** ** **   **
Brian Hampton Bicycle Electric 21.3535 **  ** **         **
Alternative Fuel
Andy Gilbert Suzuki GSXR1100 E85 Bioethanol 3.8746 5.7976 127.95 8.8868 156.84
Ian Calvert Laverda 650 Bioethanol 5.5432 8.3986 85.87 13.0624 103.98
Matt Drake Audi TT Biodiesel 6.4828 9.8054 74.7 15.1005 92.9
Roy Pallister P4LLV Robin Hood Kit Car Bioethanol 6.6315 10.3304 65.24 16.3875 79.13
David Cabble Skoda Fabia Biodiesel 7.1253 11.0526 62.62 17.3888 78.44
Stephen Walker VW Mk 4 Golf Vegatable Oil 7.1277 11.1373 61.02 17.6667 74.33

*Timed over 1/8th mile only. **Timed over 330 feet only.

Richard Collins
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C5s
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Richard Collins