In what has got to be the most awesome display of electric horsepower applied to tires on the entire planet, Pottage and Ripperton jointly decided to end the eFXC season with a mutual synchronized burnout. After securing pole, apparently the boys decided Voltron needed a bit of work, resulting in a rare shot (from the Facebook page) of the bike naked, and sporting it's huge motor.
Naked Voltronness ("Voltronicity?)
And the final standings:
We also saw the return of our old favorite, Catavolt, to the grid.
Catavolt, running dual liquid-cooled Enertrac hub motors (photo courtesy Tony Castley)
This has been an epic season of racing for the eFXC, seeing some stiff competition raised by the Varley team, finally overcoming a slew of technical problems, and ultimately facing some serious hurdles attracting sponsorship for the coming seasons - while it's some of the best electric racing in the world, with a handful of machines that make gas bikes shudder, it's been a small grid - both expensive to field, and hard to get return on sponsorship dollars.
The video, however, shows you just what electric racing is all about - stiff competition, a world-class pace, and some reliable machines that still have some room to grow into their boots. Enjoy: