The Portland International Raceway should be a little quieter for the next couple of days as the Wayland Invitational kicks off with all kinds of electric vehicles ready to do battle on the drag strip. One of the more entertaining pairings may be a duel between the world's quickest electric anything, the Killacycle, and its Mini-Me radio-controlled one-tenth scale doppelganger by Shredder-X. The two will go head to head antenna over the eighth-mile distance at the NEDRA-sponsored event and we're told the little guy is prepared to offer up a big challenge in spite of the Killacycle's power pack sporting A123's new super-duper cells.

Besides demonstrating green doesn't have to mean slow, this years Invitational will also raise funds towards providing a service dog for an autistic child. Entrance is only $8 and gates open at 6 pm both Friday and Saturday. Besides the nemeses, crowds will be treated to appearances from the "Swedish" motorcycle conversion we've ever seen, Tesla Roadsters, a Tango as well as many others. Of course, event organizer John Wayland will be there with his White Zombie ready to entertain in what should be the best electric racing to be had this weekend west of Mid-Ohio. Hit the jump for video of the Killacycle's record-setting run from last year.

[Source: Killacycle / Plasma Boy EV Racing]





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