Jalopnik has a fun piece on this weekend’s Power Racing Series competition at Maker Faire Detroit.

Two vehicles were super reliable and put on an endurance racing clinic. One, the “Pit Rats” of OmniCorps Detroit took the race with decent speed, good handling and unfaltering performance. They didn’t even need to come in for a battery change. Taking second was “Baby Burrito” out of Milwaukee employing the slow and steady wins the race strategy, in third with a fast but occasionally broken car was i3 Detroit in their “My Little Friend” Jeep. Who knows, maybe there’ll be a Jalop entry next year.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.