The Battery Beach Burnout is on for next weekend at Moroso Motorsports Park in West Palm Beach, Florida. The event is the season opener for the National Electric Drag Racing Association and is sponsored by Vectrix scooters. Drag racing starts Friday evening, and the schedule includes autocross, scootercross and EV show 'n shine. Sunday wraps up the event with an Electric Auto Association conference hosted by the Florida EAA chapter.
Michael Kadie of SSI Racing is taking the kit-car approach to building his electric vehicle. A Factory 5 Type 65 coupe, which resembles a Shelby Daytona, is the foundation. Instead of stuffing a hopped-up Ford small-block under the 1-piece nose section he has a TransWarp 11-inch electric motor mounted in transmission tunnel. Plans call for about 1,000 lithium ion cells from A123 Systems as a power source. Regular automotive batteries were used for the show and parade this weekend at the Alt Car