This Weekend - High Voltage Experience
You Think Your EV Is Fast? Prove it!
Electric challenge staged by company whose primary products have been gasoline carburetors almost since the dawn of time.
By Doug Stokes
Wed, Nov 10, 2021 06:53 AM PST
When David Bowie sang: "... turn and face the strange changes" he wasn't really making reference to this event, but his sentiment works here quite well. Holley (now a division of AEM) is a company who made it's bones on marketing uprated/high performance carburetors for gasoline-powered cars. Now, Holley is whole-heartedly backing an all-electric car challenge that will pit volts against volts in a weekend event at Sonoma Raceway - up in wine-country California, just north of San Francisco. The operational plan at this little shindig is that there'll be not a gas pump or a carburetor in sight, even if it's a Holley.
Among the attractions set for November 13 and 14 will be cars shows, a manufacturer's midway, an open skidpad, drifting, drag racing, road course runs, and an autocross. In short, just about every sort of automotive competition around... Except this time all of the machines will be electrically "motor-vated". As more and more automotive performance people are beginning to understand, electric vehicles develop torque in an almost vertical "curve" making them very (very!) fast off the line in drag racing and very strong in the drifting, drag racing, and autocross type of events. E-cars aren't for everybody ... yet, but this high performance show is set to develop quite a number of new converts to the the high performance side of the breed. If you go, have a high voltage time!
For more information, check out holleyhighvoltage.com.
About The Author
Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.