Hollywood Electrics is heading back to Pikes Peak this year to defend the electric motorcycle dealership’s previous race titles. Racing for Hollywood Electrics will be Jeff Clark, Brandon Nozaki Miller, and Nathan Barker.
Each rider is going to be competing on modified 2015 Zero SR’s in the Electric Production class category. Jeff Clark won the title the past two consecutive years and he is looking for another win on Pikes Peak again this year.
Sponsoring the Hollywood Electrics team on Pikes Peak will be Zero Motorcycles. The company typically doesn’t fund many electric motorcycle racing endeavors, instead putting most of their money into making consumer bikes the best they can be and working on sales. So far Zero Motorcycles has been the most successful electric motorcycle company to date and recently they received a $1 million dollar grant from the state of California. Hollywood Electrics is the largest seller of Zero bikes in the United States and is the only electric motorcycle dealership in the country to our understanding. Glad to see Harlan Flagg, the owner of Hollywood Electrics, get support directly from Zero.
One big change for team this year is that they will be charging all the Zero SRs with solar panels. Using a support truck from Go Green Mobile Power will allow off-grid charging harnessing the power of the sun to race. We assume Hollywood Electrics Racing was inspired when they saw Lighting Motorcycles win back in 2013 charging all their bikes with solar panels. They beat out gas bikes by almost a full 20 seconds.
Good luck to Harlan and everyone at Hollywood Electrics at Pikes Peak this year.
Hollywood Electrics to defend Title at Pikes Peak [Press Release]
Hollywood Electrics and Zero Motorcycles, leaders in all electric motorcycles, are headed to Colorado on June 28, 2015 for the 93rd Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC).
Hollywood Electrics is fielding a threebike team consisting of Pikes Peak Winner Jeff Clark (#777), Land Speed Record Holder Brandon Nozaki Miller (#111), and Pikes Peak Race Veteran Nathan Barker (#880), on their Zero Electric Motorcycles in the Electric Production Class.
Clark, Nozaki Miller, and Barker have been gearing up for the Race to the Clouds on all new race prepped machines debuting exclusive performance parts by Hollywood Electrics. Twotime Electric Production Class winner Jeff Clark returns to defend his consecutive titles from 2013 and 2014. Having broken his previous record with a run of 11:59 in 2014 he seeks to shave off even more time in 2015. Brandon Nozaki Miller and Nathan Barker return after a one year hiatus from Pikes Peak eager to prove their mettle against the current champ.
“We continue to push the envelope of performance on these production electric motorcycles and prove that the Zero Motorcycles are not only fantastic commuter motorcycles, but also very competent race machines,” said Team Owner Harlan Flagg of Hollywood Electrics Racing. “If they can take on Pikes Peak, the Zero Motorcycles are more than capable of handling your everyday riding.”
All three racers will be on Zero Motorcycles’ 2015 SR Models which boast an incredible 060mph in 3.3 seconds, a top speed exceeding 100mph, and are made in Santa Cruz, California. Electric Motorcycles are able to deliver consistent performance at any altitude, unaffected by the thin air that wreaks havoc on the fuel mixture of their Internal Combustion Powered counterparts.
“Zero Motorcycles is proud to sponsor Hollywood Electrics’ Pikes Peak racing program. This marks the third year in a row that the team has tackled the event and with their experience and track record we are confident they will bring back another production electric motorcycle class dominating performance. We wish Jeff, Nathan, Brandon and the entire team the best of luck,” said Scot Harden, VP of Global Marketing for Zero Motorcycles.
In partnership with GO GREEN Mobile Power (GGMP), Hollywood Electrics is also proud to debut their solar powered race support vehicle for clean, offgrid charging of the Zero Electric Motorcycle Race Bikes. “GO GREEN Mobile Power is excited to collaborate with Hollywood Electrics on this project as another example of solar hybrid technology at work,” said GGMP President & CEO James Caulfield. “It is our mission to continue to develop and manufacture products and systems that have an immediate and practical benefit for the end user, both in grid independence and quantifiable cost savings.”
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb began in 1916 and is the second oldest motorsports race in America. The PPIHC is a longstanding tradition in the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak regions. The race takes place on a 12.42 mile course beginning at 9,390 feet with 156 turns and ending at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak, also known as “America’s Mountain.”
Hollywood Electrics is the world’s leading retailer of electric motorcycles. With the widest selection of electric twowheeled vehicles in the world, Hollywood Electrics offers a unique “Electric First” understanding of the vehicle industry. Hollywood Electrics is particularly known for Performance Kits for EVs. Founded in 2009, Hollywood Electrics is the #1 Zero Motorcycles Dealership worldwide.
Hollywood Electrics would like to thank Zero Motorcycles, DigiNow, Nate’s Fine Foods, GO GREEN Mobile Power, EnerBee, AXO, and Lindemann Engineering for their support this race season.