Refuel 2009 at Laguna Seca – click above to watch the videos after the jump
Last Sunday's Refuel event at Laguna Seca seems to have gone off without a hitch with a lot of good track time being had by all. Well, mostly all. At least one car had a motor expire in a ball of plasma but other than that, good times. Sponsored by Speed Ventures, Refuel allowed alternatively-powered vehicles a chance to get to know the famed track and compete against the clock for trophies and bragging rights. As you can see from the picture above (and in the gallery below) there were lots of Tesla Roadsters on hand and they were fast but at the end of the day, the WX10-T from Kleenspeed Technologies proved itself fastest and sped away with the first place trophy for cars.
There was also a herd of motorcycles in attendance, including the TTXGP open-class winning entry from Electric Motorsports. While the race bike didn't take to the track, the company did have several examples of their GPR-S doing laps and ended up with the fastest two-wheeled time of the day. Interestingly, the 2nd fastest motorcycle lap was clocked by the Shocker prototype from Patmont Motor Werks, the Go-Ped people. According to one observer, "The Shocker bike looks even weirder in person than in the videos." Weird? You can judge for yourself as it's featured in the first of the four Laguna Seca videos awaiting you after the jump.