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IN THE NEWS: TV segment features MCC's world-record setting electric dragster in action

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tell Al Thomas his electric dragster looks humble, and it doesn’t faze him. He has been working on cars and teaching auto technology long enough to know better.

The humble looking “Short Circuit,” he points out, is “the fastest 192-volt vehicle in the world.”

That’s no empty boast. The car, built by students at Muskegon Community College, is the official record holder, established only a few weeks ago on a run at Milan Dragway in Milan, Mich.

“We set the record at 12.3 seconds and 109 miles an hour,” Al says. “The car will go much faster. These records were set under adverse conditions: 40 degrees, tires were cold. It slipped the tires for the first hundred feet.”

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