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My Car of the Future, Today

Dennis "Kilowatt" Berube
Laveen, Arizona
"Current Eliminator V"

Berube vehicle

Drag racing has been a weekly ritual on weekends in many major cities since the inception of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) in 1951. I love drag racing and have competed at the strip for many years. For the last 15 years, I have been racing at the strip, but not in the average drag car.

My car is the "Current Eliminator V" (CE-V). It is not the typical gasoline or top fuel car but a "car of the future" electric dragster.

I presently bracket race the CE-V in the Super Pro class of the NHRA, and I also hold the world record quarter mile elapsed time (ET) for electric cars. The record of 8.801 seconds was set on October 21, 2000 at Sacramento Raceway in Sacramento, California. The CE-V raced at 137.65 mph.

If you would like to see me run, come out to Speedworld Raceway Park in Surprise, Arizona one weekend this year.

Check out my site for more information:

Watch the dragster in action in this video produced by Steve Bayless of PBS affiliate KUAT in Tucson:

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Berube in earlier model

Berube in an earlier model of his electric dragster, the "Current Eliminator II," developed in the 1990s

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