Feb 3, 2017
Tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO of GOPuck, and electric racing pioneer Blake Fuller, proved on July 1st 2016, that the Tesla zero emission four-door is capable of matching its fuel guzzling counterparts on the track. He smashed the Pikes Peak Hill Climb record by more than a minute. It’s a historic 12.42 mile challenge that features 156 turns a huge climb of just more than 14,000 feet before drivers reach the snow-covered summit. Blake Fuller had won the race before in a gas guzzler. But Blake, who helped build the first hybrid race car in North America, and has also designed the lithium ion technology used in every motorsports category from IndyCar to F1, set a new production electric vehicle record of 11 minutes 48 seconds. He did his first test drive in his modified Tesla Model S at Sonoma Raceway. Sonoma Raceway Steve Page talks about that record-setting test drive and ideas for potential racing opportunities for Tesla’s in the NASCAR circuit and beyond. Also, the Director of Performance for the winningest team of the Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing, talks about the secrets to getting the drivers and pit crew to reach peak performance including mindset. Michael Lepp has a few tricks up his sleeve and takes advantage of the latest in innovation to monitor not only the typical heartrate, but also sleep, and more to train the ultimate athletes in the sport of NASCAR.