Board Members and Regional Directors
Who We Are - Meet the personalities behind
The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) exists to increase public awareness of
electric vehicle (EV) performance and to encourage through competition,
advances in electric vehicle technology. NEDRA achieves this by organizing
and sanctioning safe, silent and exciting electric vehicle drag racing
NEDRA is a coalition of drag racing fans, electric drag racing vehicle
owners and drivers, individuals interested in promoting the sport of
EV drag racing, EV parts suppliers, EV manufacturers and other environmentally
concerned companies and individuals. Working together as a group, we
put excitement into electric vehicle drag racing.
Shown to the right is the electric Maniac Mazda doing a wheel stand. Leapin' 'lectric vehicles!
In March of 1996 after the EVTC and APS sponsored Saturday Night Electric
Drags at Firebird International Raceway a small group of ampheads met
at a local pizza eatery. They talked of forming an electric drag racing
association over a few beers and pizza. In the spring of 1997 ampheads
from around the country gathered in the Wilde Evolutions' offices in
Jerome Arizona for two days of intense meetings to iron out the bylaws
and class divisions. Present were John "Plasma Boy" Wayland
from Portland Oregon who became NEDRA's first President, Roderick "Wildman"
Wilde who became Vice President, Lou Tauber from Portland Oregon, who
became the Secretary/Treasurer, Bill Dube, an engineer from Denver Colorado
who became the National Tech Director who wrote all the safety rules,
and Dean Grannes and Stephanie Matsumora from Fremont, California who
took on the duties of webmaster and membership secretary. Dennis Berube
showed up to give his input on one of the days. This was the beginning
of NEDRA which is still growing today and putting on EV drag racing
events around the country. In 1999 Bill Dube and Roderick Wilde lobbied
the NHRA to include electric cars and electric motorcycles in NHRA racing.
The NHRA had a rule in their book since their formation in 1953 that
you must have an internal combustion engine. The new rule allowing electrics
was approved and was first published in the 1999 NHRA rulebook. In 2012, NEDRA became an NHRA Alternative Sanction Organization (ASO). The IHRA accepted electrics into their rules. NEDRA also joined the SFI in 2012 to collaborate on safety for electric racing vehilces.
- Drag Racing Fans
- Electric Drag Racer Owners and Drivers
- Individuals interested in promoting the sport of Electric Vehicle (EV) Drag Racing
- EV Parts Suppliers
- EV Manufacturers
- and other environmentally concerned companies and individuals
What we do is
- Coordinate a standard rule set for Electric Vehicle Drag Racing, to balance the needs and interests of all those involved in the sport.
- Sanction Electric Vehicle Drag Racing events, to:
- Make the events as safe as possible
- Record and maintain official records
- Maintain consistency on a national scale
- Coordinate and Schedule Electric Vehicle Drag Racing Events
- Promote Electric Vehicle Drag Racing to:
- Educate the public and increase their awareness by dispelling the popular misconceptions surrounding EV's.
- Encourage participation in Electric Vehicle Drag Racing
- Have fun in a safe and silent drag racing environment.
NEDRA Board Members and Regional Directors
John Metric, firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Vice President
Lowell Simmons, email@example.com
Contact available soon
Brian Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarice Matz, email@example.com
Communications PR Director
Chip Gribben, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chip Gribben, email@example.com
John Metric (acting), firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Mynott, email@example.com
Keith Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Albano Dos Santos, South Africa - email@example.com
Gary Livingston, Ontario - firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Mynott, British Columbia - email@example.com
Oliver Young, Hungerford, UK - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans-Henrik Thomsen, Denmark - email@example.com
Frank John - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chip Gribben, MD - email@example.com
Matt Graham, FL - firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Thomas, MI - email@example.com
Tommy Henderson, OK - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stella Kostolna, MN - email@example.com
Adam Clark, TX - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Johnsen, WA - email@example.com
Brian Hall, CA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Kadie, CA - email@example.com
Feel free to contact us for any further information you may need concerning
the National Electric Drag Racing Association. You can email any of our Board Members, listed above or the following contacts.
For media inquiries and interviews with NEDRA members
For basic information concerning NEDRA, electric drag
racing and student inquiries
For information regarding the current status of your membership.
For new membership visit our Membership Page.
For information regarding sumbmission of NEDRA racing
SALES AND MARKETING
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a NEDRA event
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