AE Racing   ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RACING 2014
Santa Pod Raceway
Saturday 29th March 2014
Supported by the
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Alternative Energy Racing 2013 Report

The sixth annual Alternative Energy Racing event took place on the 6th May, with glorious sunshine it looked to be a great day and the racing didn’t disappoint. Although a smaller field than last year, the variety of vehicles was as rich as ever with production vehicles and home built machines.

A.E Racing is run to promote the development being made in vehicles using non–fossil fuels; the event proves a great testing ground allowing owners to really get to know their vehicles. The vast knowledge shared amongst the field is invaluable in getting the most out of their respective teams.

This year the event attracted teams from universities and colleges with Warwickshire College running their 2.5 litre Vauxhall Omega running on bio diesel running a 17.12 E.T at 73.36mph.  Kingston University brought two offerings this year with their beautiful ion horse motorcycle and another electric motorcycle that ran a 25 second run. Another impressive team were that of the Jaguar Landrover Apprentices with their off road buggy, after fixing a technical problem it posted a very impressive 17.92 E.T with a speed of 62.12mph.

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  Zero Emissions Vehicle trophy was awarded to David Peilow in his Vauxhall Ampera recording a fastest E.T of 17.01 seconds at 80.37mph. He was closely followed by Richard goldsmith in a second Ampera with a E.T of 17.03 seconds at 80.10mph.

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  The Alternative Fuel trophy went to Dave Smith, a Super Street Bike racer with a Suzuki Hayabua turbo motorcycle that had been converted to run on bioethanol. Dave ran an extremely impressive 180mph pass with at E.T of 7.95 seconds to take the trophy.

Thanks once again to everyone who took part and continued to support the show. We hope to see AE Racing back next year bigger and better than ever!

See below for a full list for entrants and their top times.

Zero Emissions

Race # Driver ET TS
AE19     DAVID PEILOW         16.9325 80.38
AE21     RICHARD GOLDSMITH    17.0371 80.1
AE03     JOHN LILLY           17.444 73.92
AE05     CHRIS GUTTERIDGE     17.9254 62.12
AE10     NEIL BAXTER          18.6546 62.12
AE08     ROY PALLISTER        19.8546 62.56
AE07     RICHARD PALLISTER    21.5578 59.12
AE20     K KAKAOSIJ           25.64 45.29

Alternative Fuel

Race # Driver ET TS
AE16     DAVE SMITH           7.8834 182.86
AE12     ANDY GILBERT         9.0232 153.68
AE17     ROBIN WEST           14.9604 93.1
AE14     WARKS COLLEGE        17.1219 73.36
AE15     STEPHEN WALKER       17.6529 75.95

ET = Elapsed Time, TS = Terminal Speed (mph)

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Photos by Alex Stringer and www.blackettphotography.com