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It’s inevitable that the success of the Midwest-centric Power Racing Series (PPPRS) has caused a similar group to spring up elsewhere in the country. The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire is organizing “The Race” where ride-on electric toys are converted into ferocious speed machines.

The Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture has officially launched “The Race” – a featured activity of our 2012 event. “The Race” (not affiliated with PPPRS) consists of modifying an electric ride on vehicle for kids, bringing it to Headwaters Park Oct. 6 & 7 to drag race through an obstacle course that includes water, gravel, sand, and bark. The fastest time will earn bragging rights.

Sounds like tons of fun! You can download the rules document as well as a registration form (both Word files) if you’re interested in participating.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. [...] idea, and Ed DeWitt has been helping us get the word out.  See our page about The Race. Check out Make’s blog post as they talk about our unique event at the FWR Maker Faire to be held this Oct. 6 & 7. Share [...]

  2. Peter says:

    There is a Powerwheels type Jeep without batteries at 3 Rivers Metal Recycling on Brooklyn Road that weighs maybe 60 lbs for $0.35/lb = $20. It is complete with tires worn through. They also have riding lawn mowers for the same rate that have a similar wheel base. I’m not going to be able to participate but someone might want these parts.