"They would kick their anthropomorphized butts back to the factories from whence they came, preferably for recycling."
This statement appears to be the long-sought answer to the question of how today's electric off-road motorcycles would fare on a track against their 150cc gas-powered brethren. Now that the the question has been definitively answered at the 2010 Minimoto SX Energy Crisiscross by Drew Gosselaar's domination of the race aboard a Quantya Track, let it nevermore tug at the back of your mind like that faint urge for milk and cookies at two o'clock in the morning.
It wasn't just the successful hole-shot to checkered flag performance of the Swiss-built bike that makes the case though. For that we turn to exhibit B: a pack of five Zeros in hot pursuit filling the remaining spots on the podium as well as 4th, 5th and 6th place. A rather convincing finish to the first AMA-sanctioned "electric vs. gas-powered" race, we think. The only question the result prompts is "Who's next?" Make your way past the break for a press release from Quantya and a little blurb about the event from Zero Motorcycles.
*Update: Quantya also secured the eighth and tenth position.