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EV West at Refuel 2013 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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


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 twisting coils to be a revelation, perhaps even a full-blown religious experience. I was mistaken. Strapped into the passenger bucket of the EV West BMW M3 electric conversion, I found myself sending a multitude of prayers up to the heavens well before we reached that anticipated nirvana. In fact, I was making soul-swapping deals with whatever entity might be listening as we entered the very first turn.

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