If you’ve never seen a sidecar race, you’d be amazed at how different it is from motorcycle racing. Not only do you have some entirely different physics at work with the third wheel, you also have a passenger sprawled over the chassis behind the rider, sticking his body out to either side at lean angles […]
eMotoRacing Race Report From Road America
The newly-formed eMotoRacing electric motorcycle racing series has just finished another round in its inaugural season, this time at the hugely popular Road America circuit in Wisconsin. The weather, which is known to be unpredictable in the area, luckily was perfect for the event, and crowds were estimated at 10,000 for the motorcycle festival weekend.
The track’s hilly terrain creates a few blind spots, while the three long straightaways challenge racebikes as few courses anywhere can. One of these long, but kinked straights hurtles the racers through a lush forest at top speed.
There were four eMotoRacing entrants for the two-round series held at this high-speed four-mile road course. Dave Sadowski, former Daytona 200 winner, had a new custom rear shock by Nitron fitted to his Brammo Empulse R. Andrew Cowell, AHRMA’s race school instructor, fielded another Brammo with new Bridgestone DOT race tires. New to the series is AHRMA Middleweight Superbike veteran Scott Signorini, who recently took delivery of an Empulse R with lightweight racing wheels, and a few other nice bits. Scott was excited to compete in his first eMotoRacing event. Lastly, Arthur Kowitz, entered his Brammo TTX, fitted with the same motor, controller, and batteries as the other entrants, but substantially lighter and trimmed down for racing.
In the race, Kowitz took victory, followed by Sadowski, Cowell and Signorini. eMotoRacing heads to a tight and technical course at Grattan Michigan next weekend, where these same riders, plus another new entrant to the field will test each other for the top podium spot.