Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wayland’s 2010 Comparo – Exotic Cars vs the Zombie!

Hello to All, Each year I try to put together something comparing the Zombie’s current performance to high powered production gas cars, and with our recent runs at the track have set out to do it again. I have been … Continue reading

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Wayland’s Recap of the Zombie’s Performance at the NEDRA Nationals – pt. 1

OK, it’s now been one week since the NEDRA Nationals, so most already know that the Zombie laid down record ETs approaching (but not hitting) the 9s with four runs in the 10.2xx @ 123.xx mph range, and on the same weekend the Zombie also became the 1st street-bodied (or street legal) electric car to ever run faster than 125 mph in the 1/4 mile…but this story has already been told. What’s not yet been told, is the chain of EVents that led up to all this. It seems that immediately preceding any successful racing EVents, at least in Plasma Boy’s case, there’s always some kind of drama-trauma that has to be played out. You know that saying ‘We blow things up, so you don’t have to!’? Well, it’s safe to say I lived up to that mantra! It has always been my policy to help others learn from both our accomplishments and the mistakes we (I) make along the way. Though this is sure to be another long-winded Waylandesque tale, I’ll give you the ending up front for those who may not wish to wade through this post, summed up as follows:

  1. Because of a controller cabling error, the Zombie was insanely powerful but a nearly uncontrollable beast!
  2. Because of a controller cabling error, we learned that ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Tim Brehm has terrific sphincter control!
  3. Because of a controller cabling error, the Zombie had worse 60 ft., and higher ET numbers.
  4. Because of a controller cabling error, the Zombie blasted through the 125 mph barrier and into the Roger Hedlund 125 mph club!
  5. Because of a controller cabling error, we discovered just how much power the Dow Kokam batteries could make!
  6. Because of a controller cabling error, we learned that a Zilla Z2K can output 3000+ amps and live through it!
  7. Because of a controller cabling error, we learned that Jim Husted’s Siamese 9 can handle 3000+ amps and live through it!
  8. With the controller error corrected the Zombie posted the quickest and fastest 1/8 mile numbers of any street legal electric car!
  9. With the controller error corrected the Zombie posted the quickest 1/4 mile ET of any street legal electric car!

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Wayland’s Recap of the Zombie’s Performance at the NEDRA Nationals – pt. 2

Hello to All, We had left off: After the power wheelstand at speed…I had seen enough and made the decision we would not be going back out. There was a new forecast calling for mid 70s on Saturday, and with … Continue reading

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