(Press Release) Alton (VA), May 18th , 2022 – After months of research and development on the SCR1, the world’s first all-electric amateur touring race car, the Scalar Performance Team is ready to participate in its first National Auto Sport Association (NASA) sanctioned race, during HyperFest’s 3-day weekend hosted at Virginia International Raceway from Friday May 19th through Sunday May 21st.
Since its global launch at SEMA 2022 in Las Vegas, the Scalar Performance team has been busy developing the SCR1 prototype #1. The highly anticipated all-electric race car went through extensive testing, such as aerodynamic wind-tunnel testing at Ontario Tech ACE Climatic Wind in Toronto, Canada (video), suspension testing on the Öhlins USA Vehicle Dynamic Simulator in North Carolina (video) and on-track testing with EV specialist and professional race car driver Randy Pobst at Atlanta Motorsports Park (video), the official test track and American headquarters for Scalar Performance.
Scalar Performance co-founder, Brian Bourne shares his enthusiasm, “the SCR1 all-electric touring race car has been engineered for motorsport and purposely built for amateur racing, so myself and co-founder Joel Fallaise look forward to seeing it get on track and racing in NASA after months of testing.”
Joel Fallaise, continues, “as part of our development process, we are now ready to put the SCR1 to the test in real racing conditions. This is another important milestone in our journey to developing an all-electric amateur touring race car. Special thanks to our partners at NASA, Hypercraft USA, Lifeline Fire and Safety Systems, Öhlins USA, Ettractive, among others, for being a part of this extraordinary journey and making history with us.”
Canadian race car driver, Alana Carter will be behind the wheel of the SCR1. She has officially joined the Scalar Performance Team to drive the SCR1 for the duration of the 2023 racing season. In 2022, Alana won Formula Woman, an international competition in the United Kingdom where the winner received a spot on the Formula Woman Team competing in the British GT Cup Series.
HyperFest competitors and attendees will have the opportunity to see the SCR1 on track and in the paddock area where both Brian Bourne and Joel Fallaise will be on-hand to answer questions and showcasing the transformation from the original Toyota GR86 petrol race car, to fullycustomized, engineered for motorsport all-electric Scalar SCR1. Both race cars will be on display and located in the paddock area.
For additional information about Scalar Performance and the SCR1, or to become one of the first ten owners of the SCR1 Founder Edition visit the website www.scalarperformance.com