Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PIKES PEAK - Jul 04, 2016 - The GO PUCK Tesla Model S set a new record for production electric vehicles during the 2016 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC). Driver Blake Fuller’s time of 11:48 beat the previous 12:55 record by more than a minute.
The GO PUCK Tesla Model S is the first Model S to be transformed into a race car and the first appearance of the Model S at Pikes Peak. Entered into the production class, the GO PUCK Tesla Model S utilized the factory based battery and drivetrain systems to meet the qualifications for an official record to be set. To prepare for competition, modifications were centered on safety and weight reduction of the factory components. With their experience in electric motorsports and specifically with Tesla vehicles, eV Race Systems‘ Technical Director Rudi Tuisk and his team were able to provide recommendations for the record setting run.
“The future of motorsport is safe and exciting. With what we learned in 2016, we see great potential in the Tesla Model S being able to go faster in the future.”
“We are proud to be a part of showcasing the capabilities of electric power. Tesla owners of the world can feel confident that we will safely continue to establish new records which demonstrate this vehicle’s amazing performance,” said Fuller. “I am honored to be able to represent the Model S owners group and very thankful to all of our technical partners who helped us establish a historic motorsport milestone at the 100th Pikes Peak Hill Climb anniversary.”
Fuller’s status as a revolutionary in the battery industry makes him an indispensable part of motorsports behind the scenes. In 2001, he developed a new battery for his 2002 race winning hill climb vehicle that was 80% lighter than the car’s original battery. In the decade since, “Batteries by Blake” have powered championship winning vehicles, including NASCAR, F1 and every IndyCar. He is no stranger to victory in toplevel racing competition. Fuller earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1999 at the PPIHC and won the prestigious Open Class in 2002 along with 100’s of podiums finishes in all levels of professional motorsports since.
“The future of motorsport is safe and exciting. With what we learned in 2016, we see great potential in the Tesla Model S being able to go faster in the future,” said Tuisk. “Data and strategy are the key and our involvement in motorsports allows for us to continuously learn for the benefit of all involved.”
About GO PUCK WEARABLE POWER
GO PUCK is a USA based design and manufacturing company offering the only complete mobile power solution designed for active lifestyles. With GO PUCK’s WEARABLE POWER users can remain untethered from wall outlets and experience total Mobile Freedom. Developed by Blake Fuller, the designer and inventor of lithiumion batteries used in some of the world’s fastest cars including every Indy Race Car, Fuller transferred his expertise of designing durable, lightweight power that can withstand the hazards of elite car racing to create GO PUCK. Equipped with a patented “Active Mount” system that allows GO PUCK to mount to everything from backpacks, GoPro Cameras, bicycles and more.
For more information visit, www.gopuck.com
About eV Race Systems
eV Race Systems’ goal is to accelerate the world’s acceptance and technological transition to everyday electric driving via emotionally engaging and relevant motorsport racing that is electric.
For more information visit, www.evracesystems.com
About Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC)
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in America and a longstanding tradition in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. First competed in 1916 and 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary & 94th Running of the “Race to the Clouds.” The race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that begins at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,115 foot summit of America’s Mountain; Pikes Peak! As the drivers climb toward the summit, the thin air slows reflexes and saps muscle strength. The thin air also robs engines of 30% of their power at the summit. Competitors and vehicles must be in top shape simply to finish…let alone win!
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