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Chip Yates to Show 258 hp Electric Superbike at Infineon Raceway on the Way to the BUBFIM World Record Land Speed Event in Bonneville

August 25th, 2011

Orange CountyCalifornia, August 17, 2011-----American superbike rider and electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates will appear at Infineon Raceway’s “Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit” on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 from 9am to 5pm.  Yates and his key electrical race engineer Robert Ussery will be on hand to greet the media and display the SWIGZ.COM Electric Superbike in its Bonneville land speed configuration.

The Infineon green performance event is part of the final tour of the Chip’s 2011 racing and technology demonstration campaign that has seen success in WERA Motorcycle Roadracing, the Mojave Mile Shootout, Fastrack Riders Auto Club Speedway, and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The team will depart Infineon Raceway on Friday, August 26th and head directly to the legendary salt flats of Bonneville to attempt the Official FIM World Record for Electric Motorcycle Land Speed at the BUB Speed Trials (

CHIP YATES: “I can’t wait to get back to Infineon, a world-class racetrack that has been such a huge part of my racing career. From my first superbike roadrace as an AFM novice in 2007, to my front-of-the-pack battles as an AFM expert in ’08, to showing off for the huge crowd in 2009 as an AMA Pro Daytona SportBike racer, and ending with my first-ever track ride on our electric superbike in December, 2010, I have such fond memories of this beautiful place. It’s fitting that Infineon Raceway appeared on both my first and last tours with this amazing all-electric motorcycle.”

The Infineon Raceway “Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit” is an invitation-only event, but members of the media are encouraged to attend by registering at the link below:

Event Contact:

Jennifer Imbimbo

Manager, Media and Community Relations

Infineon Raceway

Office: (707) 933-3981

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