REFUEL 2012: The rest of the story (?)

It seems it was a very different crowd this year at the motorcycle side of this year’s REFUEL event.  Last year most of the bikes were prototype racers that were using the event to prep for the FIM/TTXGP race that was to be held a few weeks later.  This year, Brammo was the lone TTXGP racebike in a field that went from 6 or so bikes to at least 13  (including a go-cart?).  There was a converted R1, and at least one hot-rodded Zero, a couple of scooters, a converted GS500, and the Bike of Doom, but mostly a whole gaggle of Zero owners having a real good time.  Oh the irony.  Brammo, the factory with a full racing effort (well, people working on the bike after work and on weekends) and whose marketing includes the phrase “racing heritage” and there were no Enertias to be seen.  But Zero, who as of last year seemed to feel that racing was . . . ummm . . . not a viable advertising solution, this year has had 4 bikes in the TTXGP eSuperStock class (although I have not heard whether or not this is a factory backed deal) and owners and employees coming to this event in droves.  Not to mention at least one gentleman earning his racing license on a Zero (first one in history).  It looks like to me that there is clearly a market for these things.  I have to credit Zero with being the first to sell an elmoto that resonated with a large group of buyers.

Anyway, I highly recommend you check out this thread on Elmoto.net for photos, video, and first hand accounts.  And this article from Brandon Miller, the first person to earn their racing license on an electric motorcycle, on Gas 2.0.

Here are the results from the REFUEL 2012 website:

2012

RIDER BIKE LAP TIME SESSION LAP
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:24.870 Motorcycles 1
1
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:24.155 Motorcycles 1
2
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:24.877 Motorcycles 1
3
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:21.155 Motorcycles 1
4
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:20.310 Motorcycles 2
1
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:20.357 Motorcycles 2
2
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:20.884 Motorcycles 2
3
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:25.195 Motorcycles 2
4
ABE ASKENAZI Zero S 2:24.310 Motorcycles 2
5
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 4:01.307 Motorcycles 1
1
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:44.680 Motorcycles 1
2
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:43.615 Motorcycles 1
3
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:45.040 Motorcycles 2
1
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:44.027 Motorcycles 2
2
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:41.653 Motorcycles 2
3
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:40.442 Motorcycles 2
4
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:41.478 Motorcycles 2
5
STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:40.918 Motorcycles 2
6
JOHN BAUTISTA KLD Prototype Scooter 3:20.436 Motorcycles 1
1
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:25.050 Motorcycles 1
1
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:24.042 Motorcycles 1
2
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:30.718 Motorcycles 1
3
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:27.645 Motorcycles 1
4
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:21.680 Motorcycles 2
1
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:21.575 Motorcycles 2
2
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:19.909 Motorcycles 2
3
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:22.414 Motorcycles 2
4
GABRIEL DEVAULT Zero S 2:22.700 Motorcycles 2
5
ELAND EGGERS Yamaha R1 Conversion 2:20.191 Motorcycles 1
1
ELAND EGGERS Yamaha R1 Conversion 2:15.208 Motorcycles 1
2
ELAND EGGERS Yamaha R1 Conversion 2:17.662 Motorcycles 1
3
ELAND EGGERS Yamaha R1 Conversion 2:11.799 Motorcycles 1
4
ELAND EGGERS Yamaha R1 Conversion 2:22.442 Motorcycles 2
1
PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:40.610 Motorcycles 1
1
PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:38.700 Motorcycles 1
2
PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:39.391 Motorcycles 1
3
PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:49.190 Motorcycles 2
1
PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:51.222 Motorcycles 2
2
PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:50.284 Motorcycles 2
3
PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:56.941 Motorcycles 2
4
RICHARD KENTON Zero S 2:21.952 Motorcycles 1
1
RICHARD KENTON Zero S 2:24.232 Motorcycles 1
2
RICHARD KENTON Zero S 2:26.507 Motorcycles 1
3
RICHARD KENTON Zero S 2:30.802 Motorcycles 1
4
IAN LEBOV Zero S 2:15.196 Motorcycles 2
1
IAN LEBOV Zero S 2:15.320 Motorcycles 2
2
IAN LEBOV Zero S 2:11.808 Motorcycles 2
3
IAN LEBOV Zero S 2:12.863 Motorcycles 2
4
IAN LEBOV Zero S 2:15.526 Motorcycles 2
5
BRANDON MILLER Zero S 2:25.747 Motorcycles 1
1
BRANDON MILLER Zero S 2:27.513 Motorcycles 1
2
BRANDON MILLER Zero S 2:27.097 Motorcycles 1
3
BRANDON MILLER Zero S 2:27.896 Motorcycles 2
1
BRANDON MILLER Zero S 2:27.212 Motorcycles 2
2
BRANDON MILLER Zero S 2:26.618 Motorcycles 2
3
BRANDON MILLER Zero S 2:29.498 Motorcycles 2
4
JAMIE PERUGINI Zero MX 2:05.491 Motorcycles 1
1
JAMIE PERUGINI Zero MX 2:01.540 Motorcycles 2
1
JAMIE PERUGINI Zero MX 2:01.171 Motorcycles 2
2
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:12.644 Motorcycles 1
1
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:15.086 Motorcycles 1
2
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:13.848 Motorcycles 1
3
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:14.537 Motorcycles 1
4
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:28.271 Motorcycles 2
1
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:22.997 Motorcycles 2
2
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:20.954 Motorcycles 2
3
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:19.400 Motorcycles 2
4
PAUL ROBINSON Zero S 2:23.194 Motorcycles 2
5
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:25.705 Motorcycles 1
1
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:27.219 Motorcycles 1
2
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:25.229 Motorcycles 1
3
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:27.684 Motorcycles 1
4
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:09.981 Motorcycles 2
1
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:10.970 Motorcycles 2
2
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:13.596 Motorcycles 2
3
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:12.311 Motorcycles 2
4
KEVIN WAGGONER Zero S 2:14.355 Motorcycles 2
5
LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 6.0 2:31.517 Motorcycles 1
1
LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 6.0 2:29.090 Motorcycles 1
2
LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 6.0 2:31.994 Motorcycles 1
3
LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 6.0 2:34.723 Motorcycles 1
4
LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 6.0 2:15.708 Motorcycles 2
1
LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 6.0 2:20.583 Motorcycles 2
2
LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 6.0 5:40.169 Motorcycles 2
3

2011

RIDER BIKE LAP TIME SESSION LAP
GABE DEVAULT ZERO 2:42.703 Motorcycles 2
1
GABE DEVAULT ZERO 2:33.481 Motorcycles 3
1
GABE DEVAULT ZERO 2:29.537 Motorcycles 3
2
IAN LEBOV ZERO 2:34.203 Motorcycles 1
1
IAN LEBOV ZERO 2:31.399 Motorcycles 1
2
IAN LEBOV ZERO 2:25.503 Motorcycles 2
1
STEVE RAPP Mission R 1:53.940 Motorcycles 1
1
STEVE RAPP Mission R 1:45.909 Motorcycles 2
1
STEVE RAPP Mission R 2:20.770 Motorcycles 2
2
STEVE RAPP Mission R 1:44.779 Motorcycles 3
1
STEVE RAPP Mission R 1:49.629 Motorcycles 3
2
STEVE RAPP Mission R 1:51.835 Motorcycles 3
3
PAUL ROBINSON ZERO 2:34.801 Motorcycles 2
1
PAUL ROBINSON ZERO 2:29.391 Motorcycles 3
1
BRIAN WISMANN Brammo Empulse RR 1:47.372 Motorcycles 1
1
BRIAN WISMANN Brammo Empulse RR 1:49.485 Motorcycles 1
2
BRIAN WISMANN Brammo Empulse RR 1:48.333 Motorcycles 1
3

 

2012 MOTORCYCLES

CLASS PLACE RIDER BIKE LAP TIME SPEED (AVG)
PRODUCTION 1 IAN LEBOV ZERO S 2:08.889 62.5
PRODUCTION 2 TREVOR DONIAK ZERO S 2:10.759 61.6
PRODUCTION 3 PAUL ROBINSON ZERO S 2:12.118 61.0
PRODUCTION 4 RICHARD KENTON ZERO S 2:19.158 57.9
PRODUCTION 5 BRIAN SIMMONS ZERO S 2:20.323 57.4
PRODUCTION 6 BRANDON MILLER ZERO S 2:21.378 57.0
PRODUCTION 7 SALOME MORALES ZERO XU 2:46.994 48.2
PRODUCTION 8 JOHN BAUTISTA KLD Prototype Scooter 3:15.690 41.2
PROTOTYPE 1 STEVE ATLAS Brammo Empulse RR 1:40.269 80.4
PROTOTYPE 2 JAMIE PERUGINI ZERO MX Prototype 2:00.389 67.0
PROTOTYPE 3 ELAND EGGERS Yamaha R1 Conversion 2:04.207 64.9
PROTOTYPE 4 BRYAN BIFFARD Zero S 2:07.672 63.1
PROTOTYPE 5 LUKE WORKMAN Bike of Doom 2:13.453 60.4
PROTOTYPE 6 PAUL KARPLUS Suzuki GS-500 Conversion 2:36.134 51.6

2011 MOTORCYCLES

CLASS PLACE RIDER BIKE LAP TIME SPEED (AVG)
PRODUCTION 1 IAN LEBOV ZERO 2:25.198 55.5
PRODUCTION 2 PAUL ROBINSON ZERO 2:26.498 55.0
PRODUCTION 3 GABE DEVAULT ZERO 2:34.090 52.3
PROTOTYPE 1 STEVE RAPP Mission R 1:43.728 77.7
PROTOTYPE 2 JAMIE PERUGINI ZERO 2:11.364 61.3
PROTOTYPE 4 LUKE WORKMAN Bicycle of Doom 2:41.050 50.0