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Sil-EVA: 2015 Power Racing Series entry


Drivesolo
Drivesolo
Drivesolo
Drivesolo

When my daughter was 4 we bought her a ride-on toy car. Almost from the beginning I began modifying it to make it faster. Eventually I found the limits of the car when I caused the control board to burn out. Yeah, may bad. She was bummed that her car was now no more than just a big pink piece of plastic on wheels. I told her I would fix it. While browsing the internet for a replacement control board I came up the wackiest of racing series; The Power Racing Series. This was a nationally run series of modified ride-on type cars. This was too good to pass up. I drafted by my brother, got the go ahead from the wife and my daughter and began modifying her car to compete in this competition. We build a steel tube chassis, used two(2) 800W scooter motors for the drive and competed at the PRS event at the 2015 San Mateo Maker Faire. The rules required that the car be electric. For our power source we used six(6) Ryobi P108 batteries. This was a first in the 7 years of the series that someone used power tool batteries. The Ryobi P108's worked flawlessly and provided us w/ a power to weight ratio that helped us to win multiple performance events.

The Sil-EVA took a beating over the course of the weekend, but we made it to the end never once letting us down. We took home some medals. We had an awesome time and made some new memories and stories to tell.

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  • We are currently about to release our 2016 car for the Power Racing Series. Still using the Ryobi P108 batteries except we've increased our capacity from six(6) batteries to eight(8). https://www.facebook.com/MasterBuildersRacing
    By Drivesolo, on May 11, 2016

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Sil-EVA: 2015 Power Racing Series entry

by Drivesolo
Jun 02, 2015

When my daughter was 4 we bought her a ride-on toy car. Almost from the beginning I began modifying it to make it faster. Eventually I found the limits of the car when I caused the control board to burn out. Yeah, may bad. She was bummed that her car was now no more than just a big pink piece of plastic on wheels. I told her I would fix it. While browsing the internet for a replacement control board I came up the wackiest of racing series; The Power Racing Series. This was a nationally run series of modified ride-on type cars. This was too good to pass up. I drafted by my brother, got the go ahead from the wife and my daughter and began modifying her car to compete in this competition. We build a steel tube chassis, used two(2) 800W scooter motors for the drive and competed at the PRS event at the 2015 San Mateo Maker Faire. The rules required that the car be electric. For our power source we used six(6) Ryobi P108 batteries. This was a first in the 7 years of the series that someone used power tool batteries. The Ryobi P108's worked flawlessly and provided us w/ a power to weight ratio that helped us to win multiple performance events. The Sil-EVA took a beating over the course of the weekend, but we made it to the end never once letting us down. We took home some medals. We had an awesome time and made some new memories and stories to tell.