The Eighth IHPSC
Volume 2, number 2
Saturday’s events were held at Orange County International Raceway [OCIR] in Irvine, an hour south of downtown Los Angeles. The ¾-mile-long strip is normally host to noisy drag races, but on IHPVA day it saw a new HPV event, the 200 meter sprint with a 600 meter run-up.
The course clearly showed the advantages of a long run-up for acceleration. The best time of the event was by White Lightning at 50.58 mph, more than 10 mph off its best. Still, that’s the record now for multiple vehicles in the new 200/600 meter event. […]
Also held on the Saturday were the First Annual Human Powered Quarter Mile Drag Races, organized by Doug Malewicki, using the OCIR Christmas Tree starting lights and the drag strip. The event was quite popular with the crowd, which was invited to participate. First place went to White Lightning, which reached 43.60 after the quarter-mile acceleration.