Coming into the 2021 25 Hours of Thunderhill Presented by Hawk Performance, Team Entropy Racing EVSR Electric Racing Team estimated it would have to swap the two 350-pound batteries every nine to 11 laps, but it ended up with an efficient 14 laps per battery change. Thunderhill Raceway set the team up with a charging station near the entrance to the track, allowing the team to shuttle the batteries back and forth using a heavy-duty cart.
Dodge just offered up a sneak peek at the future of “electrified muscle.” The Detroit auto giant showed off a battery-powered concept called the Charger Daytona SRT on Wednesday. The vehicle isn’t set to go into production, but it’s also our best preview yet of what the company’s first all-electric muscle car will look like when it arrives in 2024. Picture past the jump….
NASCAR hasn’t hidden its intention to electrify stock car racing in the coming years, but it may happen sooner than expected.
In sprint racing, the strategy is simple: Start as far forward as you can and improve your position from there until the checkered flag waves. In endurance racing, there are a lot more factors in play, and someone on the team needs to put them all together to form a comprehensive strategy the whole team understands. Everything from pit stops and driver changes to tire changes and fueling strategies come into play — especially when the checkered flag is 25 hours away.