The 3rd Annual eMotoRacing “Varsity Challenge” ebike roadrace will take place July 9th and 10th at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Collegiate racing teams from the US and Canada will race their engineering student built prototype electric racebikes in the AHRMA sanctioned event.
The top placing university team will take home a $1000 scholarship awarded by series sponsor Woodcraft Technologies. Rochester Institute of Technology, winner of last year’s Woodcraft Scholarship, will have competition from Quebec’s University of Sherbrooke, the University of Michigan, and Cornell University of New York.
Racing against these collegiate teams will be private teams from around the USA. Current series points leader, Brammo mounted Pete Nicolosi of Charleston SC, will protect his points lead over second place Bob Berbeco of Indianapolis, and defending series champion Arthur Kowitz of Florida.
The prototype electric motorcycles will reach speeds up to 140mph. Most of the private teams field production based Brammo and Zero racebikes, which have proven very reliable with excellent corner speed. In previous eMotoRacing events the steady and predictable production racers have held their own against the faster prototype bikes. This years race at NJMP is expected to be hotly contested.
eMotoRacing is a zero-emissions motorcycle racing series that demonstrates advanced and compact e-superbike technology and excitement. With a full schedule implemented at legendary racetracks across the country, eMotoRacing’s strategic partnership with AHRMA provides the best of current, past, and future racing history.
The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association, Ltd. is a member-owned, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of classic motorcycles and select modern machine, while educating the public about those machines. With about 4000 members, AHRMA is the largest vintage racing group in North America , and is one of the world’s leading classic-bike organizations.