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World's First & Only
200mph Electric Dragster
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Jan 2017 - Appearance on Good Morning America, Don 'Big Daddy' Garlits said he had been chasing the goal of being the first electric car to go over 200mph for a few years, but did not think it was achievable with current technology. Thus inspiring "Current Technology" electric dragster to be built by Steve Huff with support of Larry Carrell.
Sept 17th, 2017, "Current Technology" is the new record holder for the unlimited volt class at 180.03mph.
2018 back to the drawing board as we look for more power, better acceleration off the line and the effort continues to be the first to 200mph in the 1/4 mile in an electric dragster.
August 2019 back to the workshop to increase power, add a 3-speed Owens Racing transmission and a larger clutch pack - Current Technology 2.0 CYCLEDRAG.COM VIDEO CLICK HERE
February 2020 back to the workshop to pull the clutch and transmission and change out the data monitoring system to an AEM Performance Electronics CAN system. Doubled down on power supply with 2 dual core Axial Flux motors and 4 controllers. AEM VIDEO CLICK HERE
March & April 2020 - Covid-19 shuts down all racing and stalls ability to test the new Current Technology 3.0 set up
May 14, 2020 - Tucson Dragway Team Carrell, Huff, & Barger in Current Technology become the FIRST and ONLY electric car to go over 200mph in the 1/4mile. 201.07mph with ET of 7.52.
240” Wheel Base NHRA Certified 6.0 Sec Dragster
Purpose Built Lithium Polymer Battery
1.6 million watts (enough to power 2400 homes for 20 seconds)
2 Custom Wound Axial Flux dual stack motors
4 Rinehart 700amp Controllers/Inverters
e-Spec Racecars Custom Chassis
2010 lbs with driver
2000 lb/ft of torque
Best ET 7.52sec
Best MPH 201.07 WORLD’S FIRST 200MPH ELECTRIC DRAG CAR
Contributors and Sponsors:
AEM Performance Electronics
High Tech Systems LLC
Owens Racing Transmissions
Joe's Racing Products
Image by Kelly Presnell_Arizona Daily St
Burnout at the Tucson Dragway preparing for the record breaking full out run shortly after midnight.
In the pits
AEM with Current Technology
Sunset at Tucson Dragway
Waiting for the temperature and wind to die down before record breaking runs
Steve Huff & Derek Barger with timeslip
201.07mph at Tucson Dragway first 200mph electric dragster in the world.
Interviews with local TV
Steve with voice of the NHRA Alan Reinhart at Tucson Dragway. Alan said he was proud the record was made at his hometown track.
Tucson Dragway record making electric dr
World's first 1_4mile 200mph electric ca
World's first and only electric car to go over 200mph in the 1/4mile. History made.
Steve and CycleDrag
Steve and Jack Korpela of CycleDrag.com recording the history making pass.
World's First and Only 201
Official time slip for the world's first and only 200mph electric dragster.
Steve Huff race mode
14 time record breaking racer now in the history books as the first electric car to break the 200mph barrier in the 1/4mile.
e-Spec Racecars model 001 electric dragster at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, OR.
New World Record for the unlimited volt electric class in the 1/4 mile. circa 2017
e-Spec Racecars LLC offers a new 188-inch wheel-base dragster. Our mission is to redefine the NHRA by creating safe, economical, and low maintenance dragsters that are accessible to the next generation of racers.
Safe: NHRA legal dragsters with chromemoly chassis SFI certified to 6.00 seconds
Economical: at roughly $60,000: e-spec Racecars will be capable of competing in multiple NHRA classes. Specifically for driver development starting with Jr. Comp for 14 – 21yo with a 6.90 sec index in the 1/8 mile through Top Dragster at 6.90sec in the ¼ mile; and everything in-between.
Low Maintenance: utilizing 2.0L turbo charged crate engine. High gear, multi-stage/multi-disc clutch drive system eliminating the need for a transmission. Splined chain drive rear axle, eliminating the need for a rear differential.
Made in the USA: e-spec Racecars and all components are built and assembled in the United States
Ford powered sc-1 model Chevy powered cc-1 model 188-inch wheel base dragster for Jr. Comp to Top Dragster racing and everything in-between.
e-spec Racecars - motorcycle powered
Nitrous injected Hyubusa dragster - the origins of e-Spec Racecars
e-spec Racecars Original Harley Car
Harley Davidson powered dragster owned the Carroll family in Lewistown, MT.
e-spec Racecars Harley Car
Harley Davidson powered dragster at Lewistown Raceways racing Jr. Comp.
e-spec Racecars - Concept
Front end and spindle of new racecar for Jr Comp to Top Dragster racing.
Unassembled slip joint front end of new e-spec Racecar
e-spec Racecar set up
188" chassis for driver development racing Jr Comp to Top Dragster. Custom design by Steve Huff Motorsports, manufactured by Motivational Tubing.
e-spec Racecars laid out
e-spec Racecars rear axle assembly
Motivational Tubing chassis
6-sec cage for e-spec Racecars
Fitment and welding doesn't get any better than Motivational Tubing. This is what a chassis is supposed to look like.
Slip joint front end attachment to the 6-sec SFI chrome-molly cage.
Front end to cage attachment.
e-Spec Racecars Dash Board
Dash board to be equipped with Racepak dash/data acquisition computer.
e-Spec Racecars Front End
Completed front end with stiletto box, spindles, and tie rods.
Engine, jack shaft, and motorplate layout.
Splined rear axle with rotor carriers, rotors, bearing carriers, and sprocket carrier.
e-Spec Racecars Overheard View
188" chassis layout for new driver development Jr. Comp through Top Dragster drag racing.
In-house CAD design: rear motorplate system.
e-Spec Racecars CAD design
In-house CAD design: rear motorplate system.
THE BUILD - First e-spec Racecar
Rear axle assembly with the tires and wheels. Mickey Thompson tires and Weld Wheels.
Layout out progressing with the addition of the wheels & tires.
Side view of the naked frame. 188" wheel base dragster,
e-spec Racecar front
Starting to look like a real race car. Tires and wheels in place and looking sharp with the body. Notice the mount for the Yancy Cordell front wing.
e-spec Racecar side
Side view of the e-spec Racecar with body, wheels & tires.
Fast cars at Huff Motorsports.