Thursday, December 16th, 2010...6:49 pm
It had to happen eventually. Shawn Lawless just took the top EV record.
In racing, you never “own” a record, you just “borrow” it for awhile. The KillaCycle “borrowed” the top speed 1/4 mile record for an EV for 10 years continuously, and now, (hopefully briefly,) it is someone else’s turn.
Our feet are to the fire now. The top EV record in the 1/4 mile was just posted by Shawn Lawless on his 900+ HP “Rocket” bike piloted by the famous Larry McBride. They also bested our top MPH of 174 and they are the very first to exceed 175 mph with an EV on the drag strip.
Congratulations to Shawn and Larry McBride. They have worked hard and very much earned the honor of being the fastest EV on the drag strip.
It will be a few months before the weather allows drag racing locally. We are going to spend those months shaving weight from the KillaCycle, and adding just a bit more HP.