We are planning a group event of Electric Cars to descend on Irwindale Raceway in mid October. (Tell your friends!) In preparation for the coming festivities Dr Computer and I went to the track to check out the logistics of charging and the process of racing since none of us have actually done a formal venue in going fast in a straight line. We met at his house and carpooled to the track to finalize our gameplan en route. When we arrived his electric blue Roadster was fawned over at the front gate. That's also where we found out that to run the track, long pants are required. NHRA rules. The Dr. parked his car and we walked around looking for plugs (more on this later) and after meeting with track officials and checking the sockets we found, the good Dr. decided we should go whole hog and do some runs on the 1/8th mile track to see how the Roadster would do. His car is a 2010 with the racing tire upgrade. I would act as his pit crew and take pictures. We had NO idea how we would stack up against the smoking, roaring behemoths belching down the track. The idea was thrilling and my excitement grew at the idea of an Electric in the world of fire breathers. But we needed pants.