Electric vehicles set run at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Electric-vehicle drag racing is set to jolt The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Saturday with high-voltage excitement. Drag-racing enthusiasts are accustomed to seeing quick E.T.'s on Saturday evening at The ...

LAS VEGAS -- Electric-vehicle drag racing is set to jolt The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Saturday with high-voltage excitement. Drag-racing enthusiasts are accustomed to seeing quick E.T.'s on Saturday evening at The Strip. This weekend, race fans will get a chance to see some quick E.V.'s. The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) will unleash some of the nation's fastest electric vehicles in a special exhibition. The Summit Racing E.T. Bracket Series presented by National Performance Center and Fletcher Jones Chevrolet Super Quick division also will complete. Race fans not familiar with NEDRA racing can expect to see an exceptionally fast show as top competitors such as Dennis "Kilowatt" Berube, who currently holds the electric vehicle world record with an 8.861 E.T. at 147.121 mph, visits The Strip. Richard Furniss, a Las Vegas NEDRA member, is scheduled for a world-record attempt in the Modified Conversion 192-volt division. "Our cars are very consistent and very high tech," said Furniss. "We hope this show will give NEDRA exposure in the Las Vegas area." Gates are set to open Saturday evening at 5 p.m. with eliminations scheduled to begin at 8. Entry fee for Super Quick and Pro is $50, Sportsman and Motorcycle are $40 and Street is $25. Spectator admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior and military and $2 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

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