Tesla Owners Meet-up for Drag Racing at the Homestead Miami Speedway (Public)

December 08, 2019 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

I want to thank Denise Grant, who is a track instructor and one of our Event Coordinators for organizing this fun event.  Below are her observations.

WOW…it never gets old!!  We had one first-timer and three veteran racers; all had the same response: “This was really fun, even in my slower Tesla…!”  “It was a ton of fun.”  “Enjoyed the experience and plan on going again!”

If you’ve never driven a car at speed on a track, …this is next-level fun!  Our cars have an incredible burst of continuous speed, and this can be safely experienced on a track!  For a $20.00 entry fee, the amount of fun far exceeds the cost!

Our group, Doug Watt and Mo from Punta Gorda, Peter and Susan Grimm from Key West, Justin Horn from Miami, and Denise Grant from Ft Lauderdale met up at 4 pm at Sonny’s BBQ® in Florida City.  After chatting and charging up, we headed over to the track around 6:30 pm.

We proceeded to “tech” and were assigned our numbers, and got in line to race.  Although we were told that helmets would be needed for glass top cars, that was not the fact.  Both Model 3’s ran without question regarding a helmet.  There were a few other Teslas at the track enjoying traits!

We also learned a great deal from the other ICE drivers:

1.     It is better not to keep driving the car while waiting in the line.   Many ICE drivers were pushing their cars to the start line.  So Justin used his Summon to move up thru the line. ;-)

2.     We noticed a lot of ICE cars with their hoods up for better ventilation, …so I opened my frunk!

My starts were decent, but with my 60 kWh battery, Peter blew right by, as did Justin!  Still incredibly fun!  Peter bested me with a 7-sec run!  Not too shabby for his first time out in 48 years!

We’ll definitely be back!

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Larry Chanin

President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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