Sarasota, FL August 17th – The August Redline Time Attack event wrote a new chapter in the Time Attack history books. Not only was it the first time Redline Time Attack visited the historic Sebring International Raceway, but fans also witnessed the first production based Hybrid racecar compete in Time Attack. Blake Fuller piloted the Braille Battery Nissan Altima “Hot Rod Hybrid” to a 2:49.126 lap time winning the FWD Street Tire category and setting the record for the class in a Hybrid racecar.
The Braille Battery race team went to the Redline Time Attack at Sebring with high hopes of competing with some of the fastest Time Attack racecars in the nation. This gas/electric racecar may not be the fastest vehicle on the track but it is breaking new ground for future technology. Driver and owner Blake Fuller of the Braille Battery “Hot Rod Hybrid” had this to say about the event. “We couldn’t be happier with this weekend setting a Hybrid record at Sebring,” said Fuller. “The car ran flawless and these Yokohama Neova tires were awesome. We believe that Hybrid and electric racecars are the future of racing. I think this is a great step in making “Green” cool for the young people that see Redline Time Attack as the place to see modern day Hot Rods.”
Braille Battery will take the Nissan Altima Hot Rod Hybrid to future race events car shows, Eco “Green” events this year and in the coming weeks we hope to bring you a close look into the build MotoIQ style. In the meantime you can read about how this car was built with the help of Universal Technical Institute students here:
Braille would like to thank its sponsors: Nissan North America, UTI, Yokohama, Enkei, BC Racing Suspension, WilWood Brakes, Sparco, Green Performance Filter, Stillen, East Ridge High Auto body, APR Performance, VIS, DCW, Xpel.
Braille Battery, Inc. distributes and sells the world’s first and only AGM carbon fiber batteries and is the leader in Lithium-Ion Micro-Lite racing batteries. Blake Fuller, founder of the company, has a history as a road racer winning Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2002. The company name, Braille, reflects the concept that advantages of weight reduction in racing are sometimes only felt, not seen. Braille Battery is also a supplier to top teams in NASCAR, American Le Mans, Formula 1, Grand AM, Open Wheel, Drifting, Drag Racing, Rally, SCCA, NASA, Motorcycle and all levels of competition on both two and four wheels.