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Maker Faire Detroit 2010: Power Racing Series, as grassroots as it gets [w/Video]

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Aug 1st, 2010 at 11:55AM

One of the highlights of this weekend's Detroit Maker Faire was the Michigan premiere of a new grassroots racing event: the Power Racing Series. The brainchild of Jim Burke, the Power Racing Series is like LeMons in that the machines have budgets limited to just $500 not including safety equipment. Unlike LeMons, the Power Racing Series vehicles are based on Fisher-Price Power Wheels or Little Tykes toys that have been modded to support the mass of adult drivers and larger 12-volt lead-acid car batteries. This weekend's competition features three individual events including a drag race,... Read More

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