Drag racing is the most basic form of motorsports, as well as one of the most exciting. Two cars line up against each other, and the first car across the finish line wins. There are different forms of drag racing for different cars, but, as they say, them’s the basics. Most drag strips are 1/4 mile long, short enough that many cars get across the finish line in just a few seconds. Anything done in 14 seconds or less is generally considered “fast”.

It is a sport dominated by high cost, high horsepower drag cars with professional teams attached. Yet the White Zombie, a little ‘72 Datsun converted to electric power, has been showing the world that you don’t need gas to go really fast.