Power Racing Series Team

Power Racing is “The only sub-$500 electric vehicle racing series that features grown ups driving kids cars.” – powerracingseries.org 

FUBAR has competed in the The Power Racing Series for the past four years and FUBAR One has been seen in races from Detroit to New York as well as on Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet Show, as well as countless Youtube and Vimeo videos.  At large Maker Faires such as World Maker Faire in New York, over 90,000 attendees are present and the Power Racing Series is front and center of the event.  With over 215,000 attendees in 2014 between just New York and San Francisco’s Maker Faire (source MAKE: MagazinePower Racing is getting the attention usually usually thought of in terms of motorsports such as NASCAR (according to StatisticBrain.com the average in person attendance for a NASCAR race is 99,000 people). The difference? The Average NASCAR team spends 1.5 million on their car, Power Racers spend only up to $500 on their vehicle. Talk about a budget!!

 

Why the Power Racing Series is Important and why FUBAR is involved:

Engineering, technology, diversity, and above all imagination are at the core of what the Power Racing Series represents. Power Racers believe that sharing open source knowledge, tools, and tech among inspired makers of all ages and abilities will unlock the solutions to some of the most difficult challenges we face today.

The challenge of creating a working electric vehicle for under $500 encourages progressive use of available technology and inspires teams to help each other, even in the spirit of competition. Above all else, Power Racers believe that anyone with the passion and drive to learn will help lead us into the future.

Builds/Teams affiliated with FUBAR:

FUBAR One: Headed by Bill French as Team Captain, Builder and Racer.  Two versions of the build has seen track time.  Team has expanded to include Rebecca French, Rick Anderson, Jean Consorti, Eric Rivas and Jessica Eckert.

RU Greasy: Associated with Rutgers University, headed by student and FUBAR member, Kung Lo – lead mechanic and builder, Jesse Peralta and Mohit Chandury.   This team debuted in Detroit 2016.

OTTO Tractor: FUBAR Autonomous Team.  Headed by Rick Anderson, Dan Van Boxel (Machine Learning Expert), Jenny Shane and Zoltan Sisko.  This team debuted at SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition on September 17, 2016.

2016 Season

The 2016 Season was one of the most aggressive seasons for the FUBAR One team.  It started in May with San Mateo and ended with the Championships in Pittsburgh in October.

May 21 – 22, 2016: San Mateo, CA – 4th place: Qualifiers, 6th place: First Sprint, 3rd place: Second Sprint, 1st place: Endurance.

June 25-26, 2016: Kansas City, MO – Pole Position: Qualifiers, 2nd place: First Sprint, 1st place: Second Sprint, 1st place: Endurance.  1st place: Overall Race Points, 3rd place: Overall Moxie, 2nd place: Overall Weekend.

July 30-31, 2016: Detroit, MI – 3rd place: Qualifiers, 10th place: First Sprint, 2nd place: Second Sprint, 2nd place: Endurance, 5th Overall.

September 17,2016: Boulder, CO – Pole Position: Qualifiers, DNF: First Sprint. 1st place: Second Sprint

October 1-2, 2016: New York, NY – 3rd place: First Sprint, 4th place: Second Sprint, 3rd place: Endurance. 2nd place: Moxie, 3rd place: Overall.

October 15-16, 2016: Pittsburgh, PA – 3rd place: Qualifiers, 3rd place: First Sprint, 2nd place: Second Sprint, 2nd place: Endurance.  Weekend Awards: To be updated.

Championship win: Chapman Cup Winners.

October 27, 2016: Lafayette, NJ: Exhibition race.  Old FUBAR one.

FUBAR ONE

FUBAR One is the name of the green truck builds by Bill French, Team Captain and Head Builder.  It has gone through two iterations.

Fubar One Version Two, features Bill’s custom controller that does fuse modeling as well as employ Nissan Leaf Cells.  It debuted at San Mateo Maker Faire 2016 and performed well. 2016 BOM is available here.

The team also grew to include Eric Rivas and Jessica Eckert who serves at team track marshall.  They also help run the exhibition races at Bell Works and Ideal Maker Fest this year.

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Rachel Kremen also joined in the fun at Pittsburgh as the Moxie Team Member.

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FUBAR One, Version One At Bay Area Maker Faire 2015 in San Mateo


How do you get a race team from NJ to California? Drive!

 

 

 

Rick Anderson drove the car and equipment over 2000 miles from NJ to San Francisco for the race.  Come read the details of the journey featured in Make Magazine Online  http://makezine.com/2015/05/12/fubar-1s-race-maker-faire/.  Once there, a new racing team was assembled consisting of Rick Anderson, Jean Consorti and Bill French.

FUBAR Power Racing

copyright 2016  David Neff

 

Old Fubar One was featured on
Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet Show. 

New York Maker Faire 2012

Before the FUBAR One Truck, there was FUBAR One Quad.
It was 2012 and it was the summer of Gangman Style, and we raced with FUBAR Style.


 

 

 

 

 

If you are at a Maker Faire and See a Green Truck racing around – Say Hi! And Don’t forget to vote for for FUBAR One for MOXIE Points!!!

Our Sponsors

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