ELECTRIC VEHICLE GRAND PRIX RETURNS TO RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL MAY 5-6; NASCAR DRIVERS ELTON SAWYER & PATTY MOISE '95 EDITION GRAND MARSHALS RICHMOND, VA - Electric vehicles take center stage at Richmond International Raceway May 5-6,...
ELECTRIC VEHICLE GRAND PRIX RETURNS TO RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL MAY 5-6; NASCAR DRIVERS ELTON SAWYER & PATTY MOISE '95 EDITION GRAND MARSHALS
RICHMOND, VA - Electric vehicles take center stage at Richmond International Raceway May 5-6, as Virginia Power hosts and sponsors the second annual EV GRAND PRIX, featuring competition among twenty high school and eight university affilated teams.
The high school teams, representing Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia, are headlined by 1994 winner Northampton County High School East of Conway, NC. Northampton went on from the Richmond event to capture top honors at the country's largest electric vehicle competition, staged in Chandler, Arizona - besting teams representing schools across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
The recent naming of husband/wife NASCAR race drivers Elton Sawyer and Patty Moise as Grand Marshals of the 1995 EV GRAND PRIX already has participating students seeking advice on the quick way around the Richmond track layout from the popular Grand National duo. Sawyer and Moise will make a number of special appearances in both the infield and spectator areas during the 1995 EV GRAND PRIX.
Richmond International Raceway grandstands are open to the public at no charge on Saturday, May 6 for all EV GRAND PRIX related events, including the University EV race and High School EV race.
Noted Paul Sawyer, Richmond track president, "We are please to once again provide facilities at Richmond International Raceway for some of the brightest and most innovative young minds in the country to demonstrate on the track the exciting theories they have developed."