Another advantage to the plug in Hybrids is that you can use a standard household outlet and get a full charge in just over 3 hours. If you have a dryer in your garage like many Southern Californians then you probably have 220V available and can charge in just under an hour and a half. That is better than most Neighborhood Electric Vehicles or NEV’s. You know those oversized Go-Karts.
Long, who was forced to carry an extra 200lbs. of “success” ballast stemming from his four prior wins and consistent top-five results, qualified 6th on Saturday and drove a consistent and conservative race to finished 5th on Sunday. Long’s closest competitor in the championship, James Sofronas, spun out with only two minutes left in the race, leaving Patrick a clear path to the title on the last lap.