Preparing the Rattlesnake 4 for Refuel Battle.

 

As the Red Line Oil Karting Championship moves to its sixth event, the attention is turning to the Road Race season.  RES is readying a little treat.    Come see us run.

212 Laps

Simraceway Summerduro.


On June 28, 2014 Simraceway hosted a four hour Enduro on the fast National Track.  The RES team entered for the first time attempting one of the most challenging of racing events, especially for EV’s. 


We took #00 in its Group 2 form and increased the radiator capacity as a precaution.  We prepared 7sets of batteries and 10 Kw of charging capacity.  Marcos Ramirez, Matt Cresci and Richard Hilleman were joined by Christopher Hilleman, the first Junior driver in Group2 history.


We planned for 12 stints of 20 laps with a 240 lap target.  It required us to drive to something less than full speed to extend our range and manage the battery temperature. Marcos ran the first two stints, which featured the second fastest lap of the day. Matt followed with another 40 laps. Rich did two stints for another 43 laps.  As we completed the first six stints of the day, we encountered a charger failure.


We pushed on with Christopher doing his 20 lap Stint holding our position. That handed the wheel back to Marcos and Matt for the rest of the event.  They pushed on to the end, with Matt completing the final stint with a final hot lap.


At the end of the day, we finished 8th, completing 212 laps, 12 Drive battery changes, and three 12V battery changes.  Our only failures were a 12V battery issue and charger failure.  The system showed remarkable reliability. Next time, we will be there to win.


Matt gets his First.

RLOKC Round 5.


Matt started a his day the right way, with a pole.  The qualifying featured Christopher Hilleman's, a 14 year old junior, having a first lap accident that found him on the other side of the turn 1 fence.  In spite of this little detour, Christopher started 4th in the first heat.  Matt translated that pole into a heat win after exchanging the lead with both Rich and Marcos.  The Second heat featured a prolonged fight between Marcos and Matt, that he prevailed.


The Feature found Marcos off to an early lead that he held until the 10 lap when Rich passed both Matt and Marcos to lead into the white flag.  Battery heat arose, and Matt managed his fastest lap of the race to take the lead and close off his first Feature win in the series.

Matt Cresci takes the top step for the first time, with Richard Hilleman and Championship Leader Marcos Ramirez.

Three of the RES team collect the hardware for the first EV Superduro team effort logging 212 laps.

Three of the RES team collect the hardware for the first EV Superduro team effort logging 212 laps.