2015 Modified Power Wheels for Power Racing Series Race the ATL MakerFaire
The MakerStation is currently planning to build and enter two cars to this year's race. Details are pending.
Detailed info and rules can be found at the Power Racing Series' website Here are some of the more important rules:
1.4 | Team Budget
The total allowable budget for any individual vehicle is $500 USD. This includes any and all equipment, devices, performance gear, and propulsion materials on your vehicle as it stands on the starting grid. This does not include all the support equipment (spare batteries, team transport, tools, etc). In short, everything that goes into your car must not have costed you more than $500, EXCLUDING the total cost of your batteries, team operations, and most importantly ALL safety equipment. See Section 4, Excluded Team Budget Items, for further clarification of what does NOT count towards the $500 limit.
2.3 | Drivers
All vehicles in any PPPRS event must be controlled and steered by one human driver seated in the vehicle. Again: no remotely controlled vehicles are allowed in PPPRS events. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license. If under the age of 18, the driver must have signed release from a parent or guardian who is totally aware of how unsafe all of this can be.
2.9 | Vehicle Size
The vehicle may not exceed 62” long by 36” wide. Seat height may be no lower than the axle height, even height is permitted. Overall height is restricted to 72” including the height of the driver while in the seated position. (These dimensions represent roughly the size of the Doge Ram, the largest Power Wheels vehicle on the market as of 2015) No part of the vehicle may protrude beyond the dimensions detailed in this rule. All vehicles will be measured by track officials before each race. Any vehicle that does not comply with this rule will be required to conform to the aforementioned dimensions before it is allowed to race or risk disqualification.
Teams must design the car in a way that ensure the driver’s feet are protected and within the confines of the vehicle’s dimensions. No overhanging feet. Your feet may not be protruding from the vehicle and especially not be the first part of your machine that hits the wall. Teams must conform to this rule and modify their car until it complies before being allowed to race.