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Zero Motorcycles Coming To Pikes Peak International Hill Climb To Race In All-New Electric Motorcycle Class

Friday, Apr. 5 2013

 

Colorado Springs, April 5———Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood Electrics, leaders in all-electric motorcycles, announced they will partner to participate in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30 in the all-new electric motorcycle class.

Hollywood Electrics will organize and manage the efforts with motorcycles and technical support from Zero Motorcycles on the 12.42 mile, fully-paved course with 156 turns on Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain.

Hollywood Electrics will be entering several different model Zero Motorcycles’ in the event including a number of stock and modified motorcycles. Hollywood Electrics has been an authorized Zero Motorcycles dealer for the past four years and has been Zero’s #1 dealership in sales as well.

“We are breaking new ground with electric motorcycle racing; it’s the involvement and competition between the teams and riders that makes it fun. We’ve put together a great team of riders from various motorsports backgrounds and skill levels. It will be interesting to see how each combination of rider and bike tackles the Peak,” said Harlan Flagg of Hollywood Electrics. “At such an early stage of competitive electric racing, the low cost of entry makes it appealing as even the stock bikes are very competitive and there is little maintenance and incidental costs, a significant consideration for racers on a budget. We intend to show fans, other racers and the public at large that it is easy to get involved in one way or another.”

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Participants entering in the all-new Electric Motorcycle Class in the PPIHC’s Exhibition Powersport Division include Aaron Frank, Editor of Motorcyclist magazine, who has 15 years of competitive road racing experience and has shown an increasing interest in electric motorcycles over the last several years.

Other racers include Jeremiah Johnson, Brandon Nozaki Miller, Jeff Clark, Ted Rich and Nathan Barker.

Johnson, with Team BE-EV.com, participated in two TTXGP events last year on Zero Motorcycles’, this year he is fielding his own 2013 Zero S for the PPIHC event with more racing plans to follow. Brandon Nozaki Miller made headlines setting three Land Speed Records last year at the 2012 Bonneville Shootout at the Bonneville Salt Flats on his modified 2012 Zero S ZF6. Jeff Clark has participated in the San Felipe 250, Baja 500 and 1000 and will be riding his own modified 2013 Zero FX. Nathan Barker hails from Australia and is looking forward to his first professional road race to the top of Pikes Peak aboard his own 2013 Zero FX.

Hollywood Electrics has been working with Zero Motorcycles since they opened their doors in August 2009 as Zero’s first Southern California dealership. For the second year in a row, Hollywood Electrics was named “Top Dealer” by Zero Motorcycles. Hollywood Electrics has worked with Zero Motorcycles and consumers to push the idea that the electric revolution is here to stay by designing and creating custom Zero Motorcycles since the beginning allowing customers to have a unique and individual motorcycle while still enjoying the benefits of owning an all-electric motorcycle.

In addition to Hollywood Electrics, Zero Motorcycles dealer network has grown to over 50 dealers in the USA and Canada alone as well as a very robust and growing dealer base in Europe.

For more information on Zero Motorcycles visit www.zeromotorcycles.com.

PPIHC Tickets Available Now

Fans of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb can purchase tickets now for the June 30, 2013 race and assure themselves a spot on the Peak for what promises to be the best in the event’s long and storied history.

General admission seats are priced at $40.00 each, and the popular Family Four-Pack is priced at $135.00 when purchased in advance.

Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website: www.ppihc.com

Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at $100.00 each.

(Note, PPIHC policy for the Family Four-Pack mandates that all four people must be in one vehicle on race day and each occupant in a vehicle with a camping permit must also have a race ticket.)

Race tickets are required for anyone 10 years of age and older.

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