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I’ve always been a fan of auto racing, engineering, and modifying things to go faster, so when I witnessed the Power Racing Series at Detroit Maker Faire last year I knew it was something special. What could be more exciting than racing modified Power Wheels vehicles around a track at break-neck speed?

This year the PPPRS is planning three events in Kansas City, Detroit and Chicago. Due to all the costs incurred by the folks at Pumping Station: One, they’ve started an indiegogo campaign so we can help make the events possible.


We are the Power Racing Series.

Teams from across the country modify plastic electric ride-on vehicles (Power Wheels) into full-fledged sub-$500 racing machines. They hack their cars for drag races, crazy road courses and menacing endurance runs designed to bring out the engineer in everyone.

However, we need your help. If we can’t raise enough funds through this campaign, we might not be able to operate this season at all.

Your donations to this project go towards the following:

  • renting a timing and scoring system for the series
  • constructing track-related infrastructure (podiums, lights & scoreboards)
  • funding more safety equipment for the drivers
  • affording basic travel and lodging expenses for our volunteers
  • covering insurance and rental costsfor 3 races this season

Help make affordable electric racing machines possible!

So if you have a desire to build a vehicle, be in the pit crew, watch, or just want to support this great event, head on over to indiegogo or the PPPRS site. Donations start at $15 and all donation levels include fun perks. Hurry, the campaign to save the Power Racing Series ends Wednesday, June 20th!

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I’m a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.


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