Group 2 EKart Class Crowns its Champion, and looks forward to an exciting 2014 Season.
Taking Home the Hardware.
The Rattlesnake Electric Sport Team joined the rest of the Red Line Oil Karting Championship for the Awards Banquet. There were a number of wonderful performances as the year went on. Marcos built on his 2012 result, and added 4 Features, 7 poles and a big margin in Heat wins to grab the Championship by 130 points. Rich overcame a mid-season funk to recover a second place, with 4 Features, three heats, and a surprising pole. Zac's season included a Feature win, two heats and two poles. Jon joined the series late, but made a big run at second place, with 2 Heat wins and a Pole.
We had other great performances, including heat wins and great race performances from guest drivers. We also showed what we could do, with Karts that could perform with the very best of the Gas Karts. As the season progressed, we added more and more reasons for the very best drivers of the series helping us see what the RS2 could do.
We look forward to next year. The Rattlesnake 3 is already being built with the goal of meeting the class minimum weight of 200kg, and improved high RPM motor performance. Those innovations will bleed onto the RS-2's.
We will also have new drivers from Spec Mazda, and the first second generation driver in the classes history. Come and join us next year and see what we can do.
Rattlesnake Electric Sport History
Rattlesnake Electric Sport produces the highest performance Electric Racing Karts in the world. We have built them to the 2013 FIA Category V, Class 1, Group 2 EKart regulations, and run them in the RES Championship in the RedLline Oil Karting Championship. But first a little history.
The Rattlesnake 1 at Laguna Seca (July 2012). This is the same chassis I drive in 2013, but restored to its original CRG KZ state. This kart was a DNS at Refuel, and placed Second at the Inaugural race in October of 2012.
This is the starting Grid from the Feature of the first Electric Karting Championship in October 2012. Marcos Rameriez holds the pole, and I come up the rear, after a DQ in the heat.
The Starting Field for the 2012 Championship. Left to Right. Gabriel DeVault, Zac Rubenson, Steve Muscarelli, Mike Swallow, Richard Hilleman, Matt Feinstein, Marcos Rameriez
The October 2012 Podium, and everyone else...
Rattlesnake 2's in RLOK Championship Round 1, April 2013.
Marcos Beats Zac by .6 seconds to win the first RES Championship in April of 2013.
The Potium from April 2013 with Marcos, Zac, Rich and Gabe. Jon Horsley will join us in May.
Rattlesnake 2, Chassis #3, Raced by Rich for Team Rattlesnake. This is a CRG Road Rebel KZ chassis with a 2013 Zero Motorcycle Drive train. It puts out 40kw (50HP+), 65 ft/lbs of Torque. Our best laptime for the Simraceway National Layout was 51 seconds, faster than all but the Shifters. The Two Batteries from Zero allow for 15 laps of race distance from a single charge. We run Qualifying, two heats and a Feature based on one set of batteries and charging at the track.
Chassis #4 - This chassis was raced as #53ev by Zac for Team Zero. Jon Horsley will run this chassis, our first customer, on May 11th.
Chassis #2, Race #52 raced by Gabe for Team Zero.
Chassis #0, Raced as #50 by Marcos for Team Rattlesnake. Clean Sweep winner for the first race weekend, winning the Pole, Heat 1, Heat 2, Feature and Fast Lap.
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