National Electric Drag Racing Association Season Opener is Jan. 27th!

The National Electric Drag Racing Association is set to kick-off its 2013 season this weekend at South Florida’s Palm Beach International Raceway! If you’re lucky enough to make it, founder (and old friend from my RENNtech Karting days) Brooks Weisblat will be blasting down the track in his Tesla Model S, with Shawn Lawless and Andrew McClary also on-hand with their 4-motor Chevy S-10 and beautiful, all-electric Ford GT40 replica.

You can check out the event’s official press release, below.


Come out to NEDRA’s first event of 2013, January 27, at the Street Car Drags at Palm Beach International Raceway. This event reschedules our previous January 24 date for the NEDRA Florida Winter Nationals.

was invited by to come out to this exciting racing event. Check out and you’ll see a couple of our electrics listed in the line up. More EV’s will be signing up soon. Brooks Weisblat, owner of, will be racing his newly acquired Tesla S.

Shawn Lawless will be racing Lemon Juice, his 9-second Chevy S-10 featuring four 7.5 GE motors sharing a single chain for a direct drive to a 9-inch posi rearend. Juice to the motors is provided by two 2K amp high voltage Zilla controllers. Battery power supplied by a 3500 amp lithium battery pack.

Jeff Disinger will be racing his new steet bike “Electrocutioner.” Jeff’s been working non-stop over the winter holidays to get the bike to the track. Also racing will be Andrew McClary’s beautiful electric GT-40 and Matt Graham will be bringing an AC Propulsion E-Box.

Source: NEDRA.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.