On 9 AM Friday morning, July 22, 2011: Vetter Fuel Economy Challengers will depart from the Mid- Ohio racetrack to see who can meet the Vetter goals of 100mpg at speeds of up to 70 mph into a 30 mph headwind with the ability to carry 4 bags of groceries while keeping up with the pace of the group.
Craig asked me to post on the upcoming Vetter Challenge in Ohio: Craig Vetter, Alan Smith, Treven Baker and Fred Baker will be there as well as other superstar competitors with electric , diesel and gasoline powered motorcycles. Jack Macormick will be driving his diesel car along with the bikes. This gathering should be very interesting with the great variety of machines and the winner will be determined by the rider who meets the requirements above and does it at the lowest cost for the 110+ mile ride. I wish I could have made it out there but I will be rooting for my buddies Craig Vetter, Alan Smith, Treven Baker and Fred Hayes. Will the electric bikes be able to keep up and go the distance? Will the diesel bikes win again as occured in at the Carmel Vetter Challenge? While the gasoline bikes surprise with a breakout performance? We'll find oun on July 22.
For more information on the event, the competitors and the efforts to achieve fuel independence from foreign oil check out Craig's website www.craigvetter.com
all the best, Low& Slow
I just got Craig's email with the official results and they are :
"#1 Max Perethian on his NX250 consumed $2.47... ($.0237 per mile) 152.88 mpg
#2 Fred Hayes HDT Diesel consumed $2.68 in bio Diesel... ($.0257 per mile)
#3 Jack McCornack Diesel car consumed $3.14 Diesel... ($.0301 per mile) 127.38
#4 Dale on Hayes HDT Diesel #2 consumed $3.23 in bio Diesel... ($.031 per mile)
#5 Alan Smith, 250 Ninja consumed $3.27 in pump gas... ($.0314 per mile) 115.9
#6 Craig Vetter, Honda 250 scooter $3.57 in pump gas...($.0343 per mile) 109.57
#7 Ted Visscher F650 GS consumed $5.30 in pump gas... ($.0509 per mile) 73.64
#8 Tim Yow KLR 650 consumed $5.62 in pump gas... ($.0539 per mile) 69.57 mpg
#9 Charly Perethian Honda CB400T twin consumed $8.59 in pump gas... ($.0824 per
mile) 45.47 mpg
The Electric Challenge:
I never expected the electric bikes to complete the complete ride. All three
electric bikes entered stopped and turned around at the first break, 38 miles
into the ride where they recharged at an RV park. As far as I know, they all
returned on their own power. "
Pretty awesome ! Congratulations to Craig and all the Vetter Challenge competitors , they all did outstanding efforts.