Canadian universities set for 2017 “Varsity Challenge” in New Jersey

Photo: University of Calgary/Team Zeus

At least two Canadian universities are entering teams to next month’s Varsity Challenge electric motorcycle race at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

This year, the Varsity Challenge runs July 14-16, with universities from across North America entering teams. This year, the University of Calgary (Team Zeus) and the University of Sherbrooke (Team EMUS) have both entered teams; last year, the University of Sherbrooke won the event.

Other university teams include Rochester Institute of Technology, Penn State, University of Michigan and Virginia Tech.

The Varsity Challenge is part of the eMotoRacing series, and some private teams will also be on-track at the same time as the university teams. This is the fourth year for the eMotoRacing series, a zero-emissions race series that runs on 10 US tracks, including Barber, Utah Motorsports Campus, and Talladega.

The electric racing event is sponsored by racing gear purveyor Woodcraft Technologies, who put up a $1,000 scholarship for the winning team.

Find more details of the eMotoRacing series and the Varsity Challenge here.

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