Delta Secondary School

Delta Secondary School

June 24, 2011 10:00 ET

Delta Secondary Students Create Canada's First Electric Drag Racing Vehicle

100 Percent Electric, 450 Horsepower and 450 Ft Lbs of Torque at Zero RPM

DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2011) -

Attention Features, Automotive, Assignment Editors:

Born of the idea of a combustion engine racer, the students of Delta Secondary School thought they would simply rebuild an old Toyota truck to participate in the local high school drag racing program. Their instructor, Casey Mynott had a slightly different idea – one that takes no engine, no gas, no oil and makes no noise; a 100 percent electric drag racing truck. After two years the project has taken on a life of its own engaging electric vehicle enthusiasts far and wide and providing students an alternate view into vehicle transportation.

With much anticipation the Delta Secondary School Electric Vehicle project is headed to the track. The media are invited to join students, instructors, sponsors, friends and family as Canada`s first electric drag racing truck smokes its tires and takes its first run down the quarter mile.

Date: Thursday, June 30th
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Mission Raceway
32670 Dyke Road,
Mission, BC
What:Canada's first electric drag racing truck will hit the track, burn some rubber and take on the quarter mile in test runs.
Who:Delta Secondary School Automotive Students and Instructor Casey Mynott are thrilled to see two years of work make its debut in front of family, friends, sponsors and the media.

Backgrounder available on request.

Photo, video and interview opportunities will be available at Mission Raceway during the event.

Media are requested to RSVP their attendance by Wednesday, June 29th by contacting Kristine Carrick of Urban Life Media.

For a photo history of the Delta Secondary School Electric Vehicle project visit www.dssev.ca.

Follow us on Twitter @DSSEV for updates.

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