Electric Motorcycles Win Title For Third Year At Pikes Peak
Hollywood Electrics Racing sweeps podium at Pikes Peak on Zero Motorcycles and continues their Production Electric Motorcycle Class Winning Streak.
Jeff Clark (#777) maintained his top position for a third consecutive year with a time of 12:06 on a Zero SR Electric Motorcycle. Returning from a one year hiatus Pikes Peak veterans Nathan Barker (#880) and Brandon Nozaki-Miller (#111) followed hot on his heels for a second and third place times of 12:37 and 13:10.
Despite the inclement weather which affected many portions of the race, the Electric Motorcycles were able to start early in the morning and arrived at the summit just in time to avoid rain and hail delays. After a temporary weather halt to all racing, the motorcyclists were escorted by snowplows off of the summit to Glen Cove, which ultimately became the finish line for many automobile racers.
“It has been an honor to complete the race for the third time with all the incredible riders who put their hearts and souls into this endeavor. I’d like to thank my family, friends, and sponsors without whom I could not have accomplished this win at Pikes Peak,” said Clark of his Electric Production Motorcycle Class first place finish.
In the Electric Modified Motorcycle Class, Yoshihiro Kishimoto rode the custom Mirai Electric Motorcycle to victory with a time of 10:58. Powered by a Zero powertrain supplied by Hollywood Electrics, Kishimoto wrested the Electric Modified Motorcycle class win from the Ohio State University Buckeye Current Team.
Amongst the cars competing in this year’s event, electric vehicles took the first and second overall positions, piloted by Rhys Millen and Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima respectively. The great showing of Electric Vehicles at Pikes Peak further accentuates the fact that the time for gasoline powered vehicles is drawing to an end.
“The Zero Motorcycle is an excellent platform for a Race Bike and our Hollywood Electrics performance parts make events such as Pikes Peak possible,” said Team Owner Harlan Flagg of Hollywood Electrics Racing. “All year long our team has been racing these bikes at tracks from Chuckwalla to Sonoma, and in that time we’ve needed to do little more than change the tires and brake pads to prepare them for the next race. Pikes Peak presents some unique challenges to the bikes and the riders, and I’m very happy that our team made it safely to the top without incident.”
All three racers were on Zero Motorcycles’
“Zero Motorcycles is extremely proud of the job the Hollywood Electrics team puts forth each year at this event. They are truly pioneers in the sport. We congratulate the entire team and especially all the support volunteers who worked so hard to make it a success,” said Scot Harden, VP of Global Marketing for Zero Motorcycles.
Hollywood Electrics was also proud to debut their solar powered race support vehicle for clean, off-grid charging of the Zero Electric Motorcycle Race Bikes. GO GREEN Mobile Power’s solar solution played an integral part in keeping the three Zero Motorcycles charged for the race and practice days.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb began in 1916 and is the second oldest motorsports race in America. The PPIHC is a longstanding tradition in the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak regions. The race takes place on a 12.42 mile course beginning at 9,390 feet with 156 turns and ending at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak, also known as “America’s Mountain.”
Hollywood Electrics is the world’s leading retailer of electric motorcycles. With the widest selection of electric two-wheeled vehicles in the world, Hollywood Electrics offers a unique “Electric First” understanding of the vehicle industry. Hollywood Electrics is particularly known for Performance Kits for EVs. Founded in 2009, Hollywood Electrics is the #1 Zero Motorcycles Dealership worldwide.
Hollywood Electrics would like to thank Zero Motorcycles, DigiNow, Nate’s Fine Foods, GO GREEN Mobile Power, EnerBee, AXO Racing, Nudie Juices, and Lindemann Engineering for their support this race season.
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