Hollywood Electrics, Zero Motorcyces, and rider Jeff Clark will be defending their electric production class title at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

It’s that time of the year again for the successful triumvirate as they seek to take home their third-straight title in one of the most eagerly anticipated class races in the Race to the Clouds on June 28, 2015. It’s especially important for Clark, who returns to the scene of his past two titles that he won while riding a 777 Zero FX bike.

This year, Hollywood Electrics has enlisted the help of two veteran riders - land speed record holder Brandon Nozaki Miller and Pikes Peak veteran Nathan Barker - to join Clark in his quest to give the team its third straight Electric Production class at Pikes Peak.

Clark will also try to improve on his record time of 11:59 around the course, which he set in 2014. He won’t get to do it on his trusty Zero FX bikes, but fortunately, Zero Motorcycles has prepared an entirely new electric motorcycle - a 2015 Zero SR - at the team’s disposal.

There are no assurances that the new bike would be able to replicate the success of its predecessor, but for the sake of the Clark, Miller, and Barker, Hollywood Electrics is hoping that the SR can live up to the enormous pressure of steering the team to a third straight Electric Production class title.

It promises to be a difficult task given the strength of the competition this year, but if the team comes in to the event with the same amount of passion and determination that it has displayed in the past two years, there’s no reason to believe that it can do it for a third straight year.

Continue reading to read more about Hollwood Electrics’ question to win a third-straight Electric Production class title at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Why it matters

If you’re a two-time champion looking to win your third straight class championship in one of the most dangerous race courses in the world, you’re going to want to defend your title against any and all competitors that want to take your throne away.

That’s the kind of thinking I’m picturing Hollywood Electrics, Zero Motorcycles, and Jeff Clark are all having now that the 93rd Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is drawing closer and closer.

The Hollywood Electrics team has owned the Electric motorcycles production class for the past two years, beating any and all comers along the way. As I’ve mentioned, Clark even holds the record for a production electric motorcycle around the Pikes Peak course, completing it with an incredible run around the 12.42- mile track in just 11 minutes and 59 seconds.

This year, the team, as well as all the other teams, is determined to set a new record lap time for an electric motorcycle. That’s where Zero Motorcycles comes into the picture. Whereas Clark won his two previous titles riding a Zero FX, he and his teammates, Brandon Miller and Nathan Barker, will be riding their own 2015 Zero SR models.

Now, it’s important to remember that the SR is a quick bike by any measure, even when compared to their internal combustion-powered counterparts. It’s capable of hitting 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and can reach a top speed in excess of 100 mph without even breaking a sweat. But the biggest thing about electric motorcycles in a race like Pikes Peak is that these machines can deliver top-quality performance at any altitude because they’re immune to the problems other motorcycles may have when the thin air messes up the fuel mixture in their engines.

That’s a big reason why this class has become a popular attraction at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Press Release

Hollywood Electrics and Zero Motorcycles, leaders in all­-electric motorcycles, are headed to Colorado on June 28, 2015 for the 93rd Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC).

Hollywood Electrics is fielding a three­-bike team consisting of Pikes Peak Winner Jeff Clark (#777), Land Speed Record Holder Brandon Nozaki Miller (#111), and Pikes Peak Race Veteran Nathan Barker (#880), on their Zero Electric Motorcycles in the Electric Production Class.

Clark, Nozaki ­Miller, and Barker have been gearing up for the Race to the Clouds on all new race-­prepped machines debuting exclusive performance parts by Hollywood Electrics. Two­time Electric Production Class winner Jeff Clark returns to defend his consecutive titles from 2013 and 2014. Having broken his previous record with a run of 11:59 in 2014 he seeks to shave off even more time in 2015. Brandon Nozaki­Miller and Nathan Barker return after a one year hiatus from Pikes Peak eager to prove their mettle against the current champ.

“We continue to push the envelope of performance on these production electric motorcycles and prove that the Zero Motorcycles are not only fantastic commuter motorcycles, but also very competent race machines,” said Team Owner Harlan Flagg of Hollywood Electrics Racing. “If they can take on Pikes Peak, the Zero Motorcycles are more than capable of handling your everyday riding.”

All three racers will be on Zero Motorcycles’ 2015 SR Models which boast an incredible 0­60mph in 3.3 seconds, a top speed exceeding 100mph, and are made in Santa Cruz, California. Electric Motorcycles are able to deliver consistent performance at any altitude, unaffected by the thin air that wreaks havoc on the fuel mixture of their Internal Combustion Powered counterparts.

“Zero Motorcycles is proud to sponsor Hollywood Electrics’ Pikes Peak racing program. This marks the third year in a row that the team has tackled the event and with their experience and track record we are confident they will bring back another production electric motorcycle class dominating performance. We wish Jeff, Nathan, Brandon and the entire team the best of luck,” said Scot Harden, VP of Global Marketing for Zero Motorcycles.

In partnership with GO GREEN Mobile Power (GGMP), Hollywood Electrics is also proud to debut their solar powered race support vehicle for clean, off­grid charging of the Zero Electric Motorcycle Race Bikes. “GO GREEN Mobile Power is excited to collaborate with Hollywood Electrics on this project as another example of solar hybrid technology at work,” said GGMP President & CEO James Caulfield. “It is our mission to continue to develop and manufacture products and systems that have an immediate and practical benefit for the end user, both in grid independence and quantifiable cost savings.”

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb began in 1916 and is the second oldest motorsports race in America. The PPIHC is a long­standing tradition in the Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak regions. The race takes place on a 12.42 mile course beginning at 9,390 feet with 156 turns and ending at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak, also known as “America’s Mountain.”

Hollywood Electrics is the world’s leading retailer of electric motorcycles. With the widest selection of electric two­wheeled vehicles in the world, Hollywood Electrics offers a unique “Electric First” understanding of the vehicle industry. Hollywood Electrics is particularly known for Performance Kits for EVs. Founded in 2009, Hollywood Electrics is the #1 Zero Motorcycles Dealership worldwide.

Hollywood Electrics would like to thank Zero Motorcycles, DigiNow, Nate’s Fine Foods, GO GREEN Mobile Power, EnerBee, AXO, and Lindemann Engineering for their support this race season.

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