Electric Dragster Wows NHRA Crowds at Northwest Nationals
August 1, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRIC DRAGSTER WOWS NHRA CROWDS AT NORTHWEST NATIONALS: SEATTLE LOCAL, STEVE HUFF MOTORSPORTS AT PACIFIC RACEWAYS WON THE HEARTS OF NHRA FANS WITH SPEEDS EXCEEDING 200MPH THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND
Steve Huff Motorsports (SeaTac, WA) set a 202.82mph new World Record in the Faster Than Cancer Electric Dragster at Sonoma Raceway during the Holley High Voltage Experience event earlier this month. Last weekend at Pacific Raceways, The NHRA Northwest Nationals returned for the first time since 2019. Pep Boys sponsored Team Carrell, Huff & Barger and their Faster Than Cancer electric dragster as an exhibition at Northwest Nationals for the weekend.
Steve Huff Motorsports designed, built, races, and continues to break records as the first and only 200+ mph electric drag car. On the first day of Northwest Nationals, the Faster Than Cancer electric dragster made it’s first attempt at breaking the record. With a speed of 202.24mph they came within .5mph of their record, unfortunately the electric dragster also had a final drive mechanical failure. Working late into the night and starting again early in the morning the team, along with support from Holley owned AEM Performance Electronics, repaired and reprogram the dragster to be ready for another day of racing. The hard work paid off with 2 more passes on Saturday and 1 on Sunday all exceeding 200mph.
Steve says, “We’ve known this hot rod had the ability to break all the records, now we are proving consistency and showing the world that there is room for the next generation of racer and innovator with electric. The technology is here now, and we hope all the Jr. Dragster racers and fans we met this weekend will continue to pursue their passion for racing with whatever power source they choose.”
Steve Huff Motorsports, Team Carrell, Huff & Barger, now racing as the Faster Than Cancer Foundation made history in 2020 when they became the first ever electric car to break the 200mph barrier in the ¼ mile. Later that same year, Steve Huff was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic upper tract urothelial cancer. Steve receives care through the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medical Center. Living with a Cancer Diagnosis, Steve continues his mission to give back to the community and inspire the next generation of racers and innovators.
Steve says, “The #1 thing someone with cancer wants is to forget they have cancer. When I put on my helmet, I forget about cancer for that moment in time. Getting to bring that energy and excitement to kids in the schools we visit, and to my fellow cancer fighters, is what keeps me going.”
Steve Huff Motorsports has set over 20 national and world speed records throughout his 30 year career in professional racing. Steve Huff is the driver, designer, and builder of some of the fastest vehicles in the world, racing on 2-wheels, 4-wheels, and no wheels (hydroplane). In addition to racing, Steve Huff along with Jill Andrews (PR/Marketing) and Bardi Martin (Martin Law & Candlebox) formed the Faster Than Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 Non-Profit, in 2022 to inspire, educate and support our community highlighting LIVING with a cancer diagnosis and trades education through a scholarship program.
For more information:
Jill Andrews, PR/Marketing
Steve Huff Motorsports & Faster Than Cancer Foundation