All- Electric SCR1 To Make Racing Debut At Hyperfest (VA) This Weekend
After months of research and development on the SCR1, the world’s first all-electric amateur touring race car, the Scalar Performance Team is ready to participate in its first National Auto Sport Association (NASA) sanctioned race, during HyperFest’s 3-day weekend hosted at Virginia International Raceway from Friday May 19th through Sunday May 21st.
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Since its global launch at SEMA 2022 in Las Vegas, the Scalar Performance team has been busy developing the SCR1 prototype #1. The highly anticipated all-electric race car went through extensive testing, such as aerodynamic wind-tunnel testing at Ontario Tech ACE Climatic Wind in Toronto, Canada (video), suspension testing on the Öhlins USA Vehicle Dynamic Simulator in North Carolina (video) and on-track testing with EV specialist and professional race car driver Randy Pobst at Atlanta Motorsports Park (video), the official test track and American headquarters for Scalar Performance.
Scalar Performance co-founder, Brian Bourne shares his enthusiasm, “the SCR1 all-electric touring race car has been engineered for motorsport and purposely built for amateur racing, so myself and co-founder Joel Fallaise look forward to seeing it get on track and racing in NASA after months of testing.” Joel Fallaise, Scalar Performance co-founder adds, “as part of our development process, we are now ready to put the SCR1 to the test in real racing conditions. This is another important milestone in our journey to developing an all-electric amateur touring race car. Special thanks to our partners at NASA, Hypercraft USA, Lifeline Fire and Safety Systems, Öhlins USA, Attractive, among others, for being a part of this extraordinary journey and making history with us.”
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Canadian race car driver, Alana Carter will be behind the wheel of the SCR1. She has officially joined the Scalar Performance Team to drive the SCR1 for the duration of the 2023 racing season. In 2022, Alana won Formula Woman, an international competition in the United Kingdom where the winner received a spot on the Formula Woman Team competing in the British GT Cup Series.
HyperFest competitors and attendees will have the opportunity to see the SCR1 on track and in the paddock area where both Brian Bourne and Joel Fallaise will be on-hand to answer questions and showcasing the transformation from the original Toyota GR86 petrol race car, to fully customized, engineered for motorsport all-electric Scalar SCR1. Both race cars will be on display and located in the paddock area.
For additional information about Scalar Performance and the SCR1, or to become one of the first ten owners of the SCR1 Founder Edition visit the website www.scalarperformance.com.
About Scalar Performance
Scalar Performance is a Canadian company specializing in the development of tools and technologies to support the evolution of club level racing as it enters the electric age of motor racing, from real time telemetry systems to a fully electric race car. We help club level drivers, race organizers and fans leverage technology. Scalar Performance is on a mission to modernize motorsports. To learn more visit drivenasa.com.
About National Auto Sport Association (NASA)
The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) was formed in 1991 to deliver high quality motorsports events to enthusiasts at major racing venues throughout the nation. NASA has created programs that allow owners of both racecars and high-performance street-driven vehicles to enjoy the full performance capabilities of their cars in a safe and controlled environment. NASA offers many different programs that will allow you to enjoy motorsports on a number of different levels, including our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE), Time Trial, and Road Racing programs. Visit the website drivenasa.com.
HyperFest is a 3 day festival bringing together automotive enthusiasts for over 20 years. HyperFest is the largest automotive event on the East Coast taking place Friday, May 19th – Sunday, May 21st 2023 at the scenic Virginia International Raceway located in Alton, VA. For more information visit www.hyper-fest.com.
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