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    Exclusive: Refuel 2014: the best way to spend a summer's day in California
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    What's the best way to spend a summer day in California? If you're an electric vehicle enthusiast, there can only be one answer: the annual Refuel event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This is the second year I've been fortunate enough to attend – thanks to an invitation from Speed Ventures, ...

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    Motorsports: Refuel 2014: Shane Turpin sets SportElectric TT record aboard Brammo Empulse RR [w/video]

    The faded blue eyes of the corner worker lit up and his tanned face, furrows plowed deep by the California sun, cracked a bemused smile as the Brammo Empulse RR, like a yanagi blade taking a sliver of sashimi from a fresh fillet, smoothly sliced its way through the corkscrew. Minutes earlier, I'd ...

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    Motorsports: Refuel 2014: Rattlesnake Electric Sport aim carbon fiber arrow at overall electric record

    "I think we could do something, although I tend to show not tell." That was the demure response Rattlesnake Electric Sport principal Richard Hilleman sent us after we inquired as to whether he wanted to discuss his latest kart and his desire to set the overall electric lap record at Mazda ...

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    Refuel, TMC Connect conspire on most electric weekend ever

    Refuel is back for 2014 and so is TMC Connect. This year the two events have logistically coordinated to make the July 18th weekend quite possibly the most electric ever. Refuel by Speed Ventures has been introducing owners of electric cars, motorcycles, and even go-karts to the wonders of the ...

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    Video: Tesla Model S laps Laguna Seca, gives us a track tutorial

    The Tesla Model S is not a track car. Yet, when we watched it make its way around (the very awesome) Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2013 Refuel Sport Electric TT, we couldn't help but be impressed that the electric passenger sedan, penalized by more than 4,600 pounds of curb weight and ...

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    Exclusive: Refuel 2013: In which an electric vehicle event comes of age and I live to tell about it

    I was making soul-swapping deals with whatever entity might be listening as we entered the very first turn. The corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It's probably the most famous single element of any racetrack in the United States. Nay, the world. I expected my first plunge through its ...

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    Exclusive: Refuel 2013: Bostrom rides Brammo to top time at SportElectric TT

    The SportElectric TT is the crescendo of Refuel – an electric vehicle event organized by Speed Ventures which has, over the past five years, allowed EV builders and owners to become intimately acquainted with the twists and turns of the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that sits just outside ...

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    Official: Refuel's 5th Annual EV will race quietly at Laguna Seca

    For each of the past four years, Refuel has crowned a new record setting electric vehicle when it comes to a record-fastest lap at its Clean Power Motorsports Event. And with more than a few Tesla Model S EVs now floating around California, here's guessing this year will be no ...

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    Refuel 2012 is undoubtedly the best Refuel ever [w/video]

    Three years ago, when the very first Refuel event was held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it was a relatively small affair with a smattering of vehicles in attendance. With the fourth edition of this electric vehicle-centric happening now complete, it's amazing to see how much has changed. And, ...

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    REFUEL reopens Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to electric vehicles. For free

    There are lots of fringe benefits to building or buying an electric vehicle. While eliminating the need to visit gas stations probably ranks at the top of our list, a close second might be the opportunity to run hot laps at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during Refuel. Hosted by Speed Ventures, this ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Version 2.0 to debut at Laguna Seca

    Porsche's groundbreaking 911 GT3 R Hybrid will make its return to North American racing. Porsche has announced the entry of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid Version 2.0 into the American Le Mans Series in September at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Version 2.0 of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid sports two ...

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    Pics Aplenty: The TTXGP/FIM e-Power race weekend at Laguna Seca

    The TTXGP/FIM e-Power International Championship race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was just as epic as we expected it would be. There was a lot more to the weekend than just watching Steve Rapp take the checkered flag for Mission Motors though, and we thought it would be nice to share some of ...

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    Mission Motors Rapps up TTXGP/FIM e-Power race at Laguna Seca

    During a weekend that was everything we thought it would be, Steve Rapp handed Mission Motors a very convincing win at the TTXGP/FIM e-Power International Championship race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The 39.995 seconds that separated him from the 2nd-place finisher at the end of the contest ...

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    This weekend's TTXGP/ePower race at Laguna Seca will be epic

    It is going to be epic. The joint TTXGP/FIM ePower International race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend might seem to those in attendance for the Red Bull United States Grand Prix MotoGP an oddly quiet sideshow to what's considered to be the Formula One series of motorcycle racing. For ...

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    Video: Steve Rapp lays down record lap at Refuel Sport Electric TT for Mission Motors

    The recent Refuel SportElectric TT at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca not only saw the best four-wheel electric lap ever, it also offered Mission Motors the opportunity to finally show off its hawt Mission R in motion and come home with some shiny trophy hardware. Mission's 1:43.728 hot lap is ...

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    Video: Nissan Leaf laps Laguna Seca

    In late June, a stock Nissan Leaf piloted by veteran racer Chad Hord entered the history books by completing the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 14 minutes 33 seconds. While the 12.42-mile course up the Peak is challenging, so to are the twists and turns at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. It's not often ...

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    EV Cup calendar brings electric racing, former Stig to California [w/video]

    It's said that racing improves the breed, and if ever there was a breed of vehicles that could stand some improving, it's electric ones. The EV Cup is a racing series designed to encourage this very thing, and the announcement of its official 2011 inaugural calendar reveals dates at Laguna Seca ...

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    Refuel 2011 lets you drive Laguna Seca in your electric vehicle for fun or trophies

    For the third straight year Speed Ventures is hosting Refuel at Laguna Seca. The event gives electric vehicle (EV) owners a chance to take their ride for a spin on a world-famous race track. For you more competitive types, there is also a chance to race against the clock and win a TT Electric ...

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    Video: Caning the Chevrolet Volt around Laguna Seca

    There are plenty of adjectives in the English language we could use to accurately describe the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Innovative, clever and efficient all readily leap to mind, but sporty doesn't quite make the top of the list. That didn't stop the crew from from taking the ...

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    Brammo EmpulseRR looks pretty racy, doesn't race. Yet.

    Brammo Empulse officially unveiled – Click above to watch video after the jump
    While most of the electric race bikes in attendance at the FIM e-Power Laguna Seca event this weekend were parked in the paddocks stressing about achieving their peak performance abilities on Sunday afternoon, ...


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