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Electric Drifting with Pitracer

Video dialogue with Shayne Poindexter

By EV World Video

You expect the large automakers like GM and Nissan to exhibit their latest electric vehicles at the annual AltCar Expo held in Santa Monica, California; and they, along with their counterparts at Honda, Coda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Fisker, Ford and Toyota were out in force. But so were hopeful start-ups and home garage efforts.

Shayne Poindexter falls into the latter category, bring along a couple custom-made three-quarter scale go karts designed not for racing but for "drifting," which Wikipedia defines as, "a driving technique and to a motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed."

In this EV World Dialogues video, he talks with EV World's Bill Moore about his project and aspirations to find a way to move it beyond a hobby to a commercial enterprise that might include manufacturing kits and/or operating "drifting" schools for youth and adults based on his kart, which he demonstrates. The company has set up a simple one-page website at Pitracer.net.

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Published: 19-Oct-2011

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