Today I got off to a slow start setting the National record for modified electric motorcycles in the low 90's, but then as the day went on, my speeds got better and better. As it stands now, my fastest speed was 102.615 and I set two world records and one national record!
Pending ratification it looks like I set world records for 150kg electric motorcycle class for the kilo and mile at just over 100 and just over 99 respectively as well as the national record for modified electric motorcycle at just over 99mph.
I will be heading home tomorrow morning after I do one more run to try and break the 100 mph mark across the board.
Officially set the world record today! Fastest time was 98.87! I'll post the official time which will be an average of several different times. And tomorriow it will only get faster! I wanna break 100 so bad I can taste it! Or maybe that's just the salt on my lips... ;)
Yeeeeehaw! Today during practice sessions I hit 99.0 mph!!!
I'm going to do my first set of timed runs tomorrow!
FIM has approved me for attempting to break the the 150kg unfaired electric motorcycle world record, and AMA has approved me to set a new national record of fastest production electric motorcycle ( FIM doesn't have a production class )
Wow guys! Thank you all so much for your support, we are almost Half way there! This is sooo exciting :) I will be starting my journey to the Salt Flats this afternoon or evening. I really can't praise Harlan and Josh from Hollywood Electrics enough, without those two and my loving wife Teruko, I really don't know how I could do this! Also I owe a big thank you to the CEO of Mavice ( http://www.mavice.com ) for supporting me and giving me a great place to work in here in sunny Santa Monica.
Another Huge Thank you to Gas2.0rg! Not only have these guys been super influential on me and many other EV enthusiasts out there, but they help bring the word to those who don't yet know whats really going on in our electric world with accurate, honest and cool information for all people, not just geeks like me!
Passed out I was so tired! Getting ready for a world record is hard work, I couldn't do it without all of your help! Josh at Hollywood Electrics snapped this pic of me showing just how much energy I had left :)
Just added a description of the gifts that will be accompanying my gratitude for all of your donations.
We are just over 16% of the way to the goal in one week. Thanks everyone not only for your monetary support, but the moral support you are all giving as well!
Harlan and all the guys at Hollywood Electrics and I are working very hard to prepare for the event and planning out just how we are going to tweak Foxie, ( 2012 Valkyrie edition ). I will make more updates as we get ready for the event.
My name is Brandon Nozaki Miller, on the track I am known as the Electric Cowboy. I have been the first person to do many things on an electric motorcycle including being licensed to race on a 2012 Zero S with Chuckwallah Valley Motorcycle Association.
Starting September 16th 2012 for several days, I will be at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, attempting to set the world and national records for partially streamlined, and/or non-faired electric motorcycle under 150kg. This will be my first time setting either a national or world record, and is very exciting.
What is even more exciting is that I will be setting these records on a production electric motorcycle, a 2012 Zero S ZF6, which anyone can buy. The bike is slightly modified with a single bar end mirror and a tail chop by Hollywood Electrics. On my first few runs, I plan to set the record using the bikes default settings, straight from the factory. After I have proven the bikes factory settings, I will modify the controller software settings and possibly make some small hardware modifications to see how much power and speed I can really get out of the bike.
From the factory the Zero S should do 88mph on a flat asphalt surface, and with my modifications I have had the bike to 100mph. The salt may slow my speeds down, however, I will do my best to compensate for that slowness by finding and utilizing more untapped power in the bike, hardware or software.
Thank you for your support, and I will be sure to thank each and every one of you personally to express my deepest gratitude for your help in supporting me to make history.
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