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Huff Motorsports electric drag racing division e-Spec Racecars LLC design, built and raced "Current Technology" electric dragster to take the title of being the World's FIRST and ONLY electric car to go over 200mph in the 1/4mile. 

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

    • 800 volts

    • 5P/192S

    • 1.6 million watts (enough to power 2400 homes for 20 seconds)

    • 2,000 amps

  • 2 Custom Wound Axial Flux dual stack motors

  • 4 Rinehart 700amp Controllers/Inverters

  • e-Spec Racecars Custom Chassis

  • 2010 lbs with driver

  • 2400hp 

  • 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

Antigravity Batteries

Cascadia Motion

Hawaya Racing

High Tech Systems LLC

Owens Racing Transmissions

Worldwide Bearings

Joe's Racing Products

PBI Sprockets

Performance Coatings

NGK Sparkplus

Garage Asylum

Woodburn Dragstrip

Lewistown Raceway

Stroud Safety

Yancy Fabrication

Electro Erotion

Phi-Power 

Image by Kelly Presnell_Arizona Daily St

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

In the pits

AEM with Current Technology

AEM with Current Technology

Sunset at Tucson Dragway

Sunset at Tucson Dragway

Waiting for the temperature and wind to die down before record breaking runs

Steve Huff & Derek Barger with timeslip

Steve Huff & Derek Barger with timeslip

201.07mph at Tucson Dragway first 200mph electric dragster in the world.

Interviews with local TV

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

Tucson Dragway record making electric dr

World's first 1_4mile 200mph electric ca

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 CycleDrag

Steve and Jack Korpela of CycleDrag.com recording the history making pass.

World's First and Only 201

World's First and Only 201

Official time slip for the world's first and only 200mph electric dragster.

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Steve Huff race mode

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.

Current Technology

Current Technology

e-Spec Racecars model 001 electric dragster at Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, OR.

Record 180.03mph

Record 180.03mph

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

e-spec Racecars

e-spec Racecars

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

e-spec Racecars - motorcycle powered

Nitrous injected Hyubusa dragster - the origins of e-Spec Racecars

e-spec Racecars Original Harley Car

e-spec Racecars Original Harley Car

Harley Davidson powered dragster owned the Carroll family in Lewistown, MT.

e-spec Racecars Harley Car

e-spec Racecars Harley Car

Harley Davidson powered dragster at Lewistown Raceways racing Jr. Comp.

  e-spec Racecars - Concept   
e-spec Racecars

e-spec Racecars

Front end and spindle of new racecar for Jr Comp to Top Dragster racing.

e-spec Racecards

e-spec Racecards

Unassembled slip joint front end of new e-spec Racecar

e-spec Racecar set up

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 laid out

e-spec Racecars rear axle assembly

e-spec Racecars rear axle assembly

Motivational Tubing chassis

Motivational Tubing chassis

6-sec cage for e-spec Racecars

Motivational Tubing

Motivational Tubing

Fitment and welding doesn't get any better than Motivational Tubing. This is what a chassis is supposed to look like.

e-Spec Racecars

e-Spec Racecars

Dash area

e-Spec Racecars

e-Spec Racecars

Slip joint front end attachment to the 6-sec SFI chrome-molly cage.

e-Spec Racecards

e-Spec Racecards

Front end to cage attachment.

e-Spec Racecars Dash Board

e-Spec Racecars Dash Board

Dash board to be equipped with Racepak dash/data acquisition computer.

e-Spec Racecars Front End

e-Spec Racecars Front End

Completed front end with stiletto box, spindles, and tie rods.

e-Spec Racecards

e-Spec Racecards

Engine, jack shaft, and motorplate layout.

e-Spec Racecars

e-Spec Racecars

Splined rear axle with rotor carriers, rotors, bearing carriers, and sprocket carrier.

e-Spec Racecars Overheard View

e-Spec Racecars Overheard View

188" chassis layout for new driver development Jr. Comp through Top Dragster drag racing.

e-Spec Racecars

e-Spec Racecars

In-house CAD design: rear motorplate system.

e-Spec Racecars CAD design

e-Spec Racecars CAD design

In-house CAD design: rear motorplate system.

  THE BUILD - First e-spec Racecar  
e-spec Racecars

e-spec Racecars

Rear axle assembly with the tires and wheels. Mickey Thompson tires and Weld Wheels.

e-spec Racecars

e-spec Racecars

Layout out progressing with the addition of the wheels & tires.

e-spec Racecars

e-spec Racecars

Side view of the naked frame. 188" wheel base dragster,

e-spec Racecar front

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

e-spec Racecar side

Side view of the e-spec Racecar with body, wheels & tires.

e-spec Racecars

e-spec Racecars

Fast cars at Huff Motorsports.

  THE BUILD - Phase2 e-spec Racecar  

20820 International Blvd

SeaTac, WA  98198

The Shop 206.878.8995

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Steve and CycleDrag

Steve and Jack Korpela of CycleDrag.com recording the history making pass.