Electric Drag Racing Gets International Attention
The Power of DC has become a premier racing event garnering national and international attention. In 2005 the Discovery Channel of Canada did a long segment on the event. In 2008 Planet Green devoted an entire segment to the Power of DC. Check it out at the link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcwRKNM22LA&feature=player_embedded. The Speed Channel was there as well as in 2008 along with the local NBC affiliate, channel 25. At 2009 event we had CNN, Agence France-Presse (AFP) and a local TV channel there. The local newspaper picked up the story at the autocross and the event received a large photo of a red Tesla Roadster across the front page of its section. The Power of DC combines two days of intense electric vehicle racing exhilaration that includes an autocross event on Saturday June 5, 2010, followed by drag racing on Sunday.
PR9.NET March 26, 2010 - The 10th Annual Power of DC will be held in Hagerstown Maryland June 4th, 5th and 6th. The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) Drag race is just one of several events being held together at the Power of DC.
This event is big. It attracts a lot of media attention. In the passed we have had the Discovery Channel, Planet Green, CNN, the Speed Channel, the local NBC affiliate and newspaper and ABC News, as well as, Agence France-Presse from Europe.
On Friday evening June 4th there will be an EV Display at the Comfort Suites in Hagerstown. We expect quite a few Teslas there as well as many other hot EVs.
On Saturday June 5th will be the AutoCross set up at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown by the Washington DC Chapter of the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). Racing will cost $25.00. spectators can view the event for free. Followed by a special dinner and reception at the Golden Coral right behind the AutoCross course at the Valley Mall.
SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!! Yes, on Sunday June 6th at high noon will be the NEDRA Drag Racing at Mason Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown. Racing will cost $25.00. There is a $10.00 fee for spectators. Feel free to hang out with us in the pits. Be on the lookout for dragsters and hot EVs blistering across the drag strip at over 100 mph in the 1/4 mile.
There are plenty of discount rooms left at the Comfort Suites on Dual Highway. Call them at (301) 791-8100 and mention "Power of DC" for a discount.
Visit the Power of DC Website for all the info and feel free to contact Chip Gribben at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 490-0657, or Joseph Lado at email@example.com.
Upcoming Program of EVents !!!
June 4-5, 2010
Friday June 4th
Meeting & greeting at Comfort Suites
Showing off EVs in the back area
Saturday June 5th
10:00 "Power of DC" AutoCross Racing 10 - 3 PM at Valley Mall Shopping Center at Macy's Parking Lot with Chip Gribben, Race Master
4:00 Open Session for Review of EVents -- Past and Upcoming
6:00 Dinner Banquet at Golden Corral (a "pay as you go" spot)
7:00 "Power of DC" Presentation of Awards
Sunday June 6th
12:00 "Power of DC" Electric Drag Racing with on-going BBQ at Mason-Dixon Speedway at Hagerstown, MD
4:30 Announcement of Winners of Drag Race/Times, Awarding of Prizes
6:00 Traditional Italian Dinner at nearby Ledo's for those staying around.
Pass to word to your friends that this is going to be the best yet, and getting better.
To become a sponsor please contact Chip Gribben at 301-490-0657 or cell at 240-687-1678 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. John Alder is the sponsor coordinator and he can be reached at email@example.com. Or you can reach me, Joseph Lado at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Power of DC Sponsor in the subject line, thank you.
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Power of DC is an event that runs during the summer to display the best of electric vehicles. The primary focus of the Power of DC is to show off powerful electric vehicles going head to head in races against their internal combustion cousins.
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