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Bristol electric car question

Postby Tylersdad86 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:15 am

So, I wanted to check out and see for those that were at Bristol, how many electric juniors were there and how well did they do?
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Edd Harney » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:46 am

I believe there were at least 2. I know the 7.90 car red-lighted in first round. Not sure what his et was.
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby mrhockey » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:02 am

I think there were two on display and know of at least one that ran. His first time run in one of last weeks fun races was a 7.92. One of the kids from our track beat him in the first round. I believe he dialed a 7.90 or so but went an 8.2x. Way off. I watched a couple of its runs from the hill. Was a slug off the line but ran 85mph out the back.
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Ben Bear » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:12 pm

The one that Richie beat had a 2.2x in the 60' but ran 85.04mph on an 8.2xET!! Once they get them dialed in a bit closer, they could be deadly and boring.... I have a video of it if someone can tell me how & where to host it since Photobucket is now gone....
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby WILD BILL » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:20 pm

Upload it to You Tube.
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Ben Bear » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:52 pm

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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Tylersdad86 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:42 pm

I would be the same way, set it so that it runs about 85 each pass and a pig up to that point. Kind of glad to see though it can still be finicky like our ole flatheads lol. Thanks!
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Ben Bear » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:24 pm

If you watch the video closely, you'll see that thing take off like a missile at the 330'....
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Tylersdad86 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:37 pm

Our old 8.90 had like a 4.30 gear ratio on it and we would trap people all day, really was a fun way to race, but it wasn't like that, which is almost like having a throttle stop on the car, and it is kind of what I am afraid of if someone can get good enough on programming one that can run the number all day AND run it at 85mph every run. That might not ever happen, but I would try it for sure if it wasn't so dang expensive, because a little bit of laptop work and it would be like setting a grid system. I do wonder what happened to them on that run though :)
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby choochoo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:39 am

Can you imagine top fuel or funny car with total silence ? Nuff said on the electric issue smiley-duh smiley-duh smiley-duh
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Pool Man » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:49 pm

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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby Ben Bear » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:23 pm

I think I literally yawned while taking that video.... :)
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby WOLFRACING » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:17 pm

Who gets excited watching jr dragsters? Only us parents. So I really don't care how boring a car is to watch.
But I think these folks that are investing in electric cars are taking a big risk with their money. If they get them figured out, and they are consistent, there isn't going to be any group that will allow them to race with them. So you will have a worthless car at that point. Can't race it and can't sell it. Unwise at any speed.
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby choochoo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:14 pm

What I can not for the life of me can not figure out is why a company like Jeg's who makes piles of money selling performance parts for internal combustion engines would want anything to do with this deal -- if these things are the future, junior racing is doomed.
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby drags3078 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:36 pm

Electric's are coming wether we like it or not !! ... Volvo has recently stated that ALL they're cars will have Electrics by 2019 (Hybrid), that's just a year away and Volvo also says that by 2025 they will no longer have a Internal Combustion Engine in anything and that's just 1 manufacturor , they all are going that way , the Automotive world is changing fast , a flagship Tesla runs high 10's right out of the showroom with a high 490 mile range between recharges , no slicks needed .... I'll miss the sound too but I'm betting another 15 years from now things are going to be a lot different from what they are now
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby WOLFRACING » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:08 pm

I have heard there will be more electric cars or there will be NO IC engines in 10 years for 40 years now.
The electrics may be for SOME, but not most now or in the near future. Electric race cars on the other hand bring zero fun to almost all. Thankfully, we are not dictated everything in life by the will of others. And markets still drive what manufacturers offer. smiley-sunglasses

And.....when our tax dollars finally stop propping up the electric auto industry, very few will buy them.
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby GrastyMotorsports » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:43 am

I still want to know how the electric cars run without any "electronic controllers" electric cars are boring to watch but a blast to drive.

As a Volvo employee, I can tell you that the electric wave is coming. our current cars with the hybrid system gets 38mpg+ that puts out 400hp. we have had this technology since 2008, we hid it from ford because they were raping us. our stuff is better then the tesla or prius and we had it before them also but couldn't put it out there yet. Our last big meeting was about the power grid. if 30% of American's are driving electric in 10 years and charging them at night or at work we are going to be screwed..
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Re: Bristol electric car question

Postby drags3078 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:44 pm

GrastyMotorsports wrote:I still want to know how the electric cars run without any "electronic controllers" electric cars are boring to watch but a blast to drive. .



The controller will be the "Gas Pedal " .... if its like Drag 1/24 scale slot cars the "Controller" will either be a Reostat like your Dining room Chandelier , or a couple Micro-Switches to control how much Battery juice goes to the Motor .... you could sure throw the Engine , Carb , jets and Clutch away , lol .
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