FIM eRoadRacing Action Continues in Indy This Weekend

Photo of Brammo Racers Bostrom and Turpin courtesy of eRoadRacing
Photo of Brammo Racers Bostrom and Turpin courtesy of eRoadRacing

We’ll be covering the second US round of the series live in Indianapolis this weekend. The race is at 4:30PM on Sunday after the MotoGP races. If you’re in town for Gen Con, or just want to check out some great motorcycle racing, it’s worth checking out. FIM eRoadRacing posted this link to promotional tickets which include some nifty free stuff.

This is also the first time the electric bikes will hit the famous Brickyard. In last month’s race at Laguna Seca, Shelina Moreda crashed out in the first lap, but this month she’s back and racing two races back to back. Shelina will also be competing in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley Davidson race, right before eRoadRacing. Talk about Back to the Future! She’ll be going from the most vintage technology to the most modern in one afternoon. Ted Rich’s girlfriend Elaine Carpenter will be racing as well, on Brandon Miller’s Zero S.

Photo Courtesy of SBKTraining
Elaine Carpenter- Equine Surgeon, races many horses at once. Photo Courtesy of SBKTraining

Elaine Carpenter began her racing career 6 months after she began riding motorcycles in 2010, at the tender age of 40. Her sister, a long time rider, took her for a spin on the back of her Kawasaki ZX14, and she was instantly hooked. Elaine promptly took the MSF basic riding course, then bought her first motorcycle. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 jumped out at her in the showroom because it came with a free track day. Not just any track day, but Ted Rich’s AZ Trackdays. They’re now inseparable, having met as she was getting into riding. Having a partner who rides and teaches certainly helped her to advance quickly, as she took the CVMA 250 championship in 2012, then the CVMA 250 and Ultra Lightweight championships in 2013. Because Chuckwalla Valley is in one of the hotter regions of Southern California, their racing season has ended for the year.

Elaine Rich in action at CVMA on her Ninja 250.
Elaine Carpenter in action at CVMA on her Ninja 250.

Eric Bostrom is leading in the championship after his win at Laguna Seca, followed by Zero racers Kenyon Kluge and Jeremiah Johnson in 2nd and 3rd. Brammo teammate Shane Turpin DNF’d at Laguna after setting a race lap record, so this promises to be an exciting race.

Granted, the main races will be much more action-packed with much fuller grids, making for some awesome elbow-banging adrenaline-packed racing. Dirty gas racing, but exciting nonetheless. Totally worth checking out the whole day of racing on Sunday. The full weekend schedule for eRoadRacing is as follows:

  • Friday 5:05PM eRoadRacing Free Practice
  • Saturday 5:00PM eRoadRacing Qualifying
  • Sunday 11:00AM Moto3 Race
  • Sunday 12:20PM Moto2 Race
  • Sunday 2:00PM MotoGP Race (the main event!)
  • Sunday 3:30PM XR1200 (Harley Davidsons) Race
  • Sunday 4:30PM eRoadRacing Race

Susanna Schick

Susanna is passionate about anything fast and electric. As long as it's only got two wheels. She covers electric motorcycle racing events, test rides electric motorcycles, and interviews industry leaders. Occasionally she deigns to cover automobile events in Los Angeles for us as well. However, she dreams of a day when Los Angeles' streets resemble the two-wheeled paradise she discovered living in Barcelona and will not rest until she's converted the masses to two-wheeled bliss.