Brandon Nozaki Miller
Road Racing
Brandon Nozaki Miller
Age: 29
Thousand Oaks, CA
I am a veteran of Pikes Peak International hill climb, TTXGP, the only pro racer that has ... more
Rank: Expert
Competition: About Once Per Month: Since 2012 | Mostly Regional
Recent Class(es): 250cc ( 1st round ), Hollywood Electrics, Open GP Expert, Hollywood Electrics Class, Electric Motorcycle
Event Wins: 3 International, 3 National, 5 Regional, 1 Local
Racing: Since 2012 - Just About Every Day

Background

I never planned on being a racer, I just wanted to get to work with less stress, and thought I would be happy to go 20 mph on my little electric scooter 2 years ago, and yet here I am now chomping at the bit to go 150. And have my sights set on being the first all electric racer to compete at Isle of Man TT, never having ridden on a gas bike.

Harlan from Hollywood Electrics invited me up to the TTXGP with him at infineon just last month, and I loved every moment of it, but I noticed one thing that all of the fans seemed to cry out for, more bikes on the grid. People seemed really excited and everyone seemed to be in unanimous harmony that electric motorcycles is where the future waits. The positive responses I got from talking to spectators all made me feel like there was a need for someone to evangelize the sport and bring it into the real race world as a real sport to draw in more attention. That motivation coupled with the new TTXGP e-superstock class ( a class just for production bikes, no prototypes ) made me realize this IS something that anyone can do, with Zero Motorcycles having production bikes that can handle the track, if I were to get out there and really promote this hard, I could not only promote the sport, but also get myself into the TTXGP next year and possibly even drag some gas racers along with me into the electric future, all the while making as much history as possible.

And it worked. I did it, now I am competing in races like Pikes Peak

Highlights

First all electric racer to compete at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The first licensed racer to never have ridden a gas bike. I am all electric all the way, and don't plan on riding a gas bike any time soon.

First electric motorcycle to go through Kieth Codes California Superbike School. Was very well received, and really impressed a lot of people. I got a whole lot of attention and they really would like to see me back.

First Rider to earn a racing license on an electric. I believe there have been two professional racers before who did ride electric bikes on the gas circuit, however they were long time gas riders who had been licensed with gas bikes, and were for most of their career gas riders.

Goals

1) Earn expert license, 2) Take a place on the TTXGP E-Superstock podium, 3) Raise enough interest in electric racing to start an electric class in the CVMA

Media Exposure / Publicity

No media exposure / publicity

Events & Results

Series Results
2013 TTXGP E-RoadRacing North American 2013 World Cup Regional Series eRoadRacing 9th
Past Events & Results
03/09/13 M1GP Championship Series (Minis) Hollywood Electrics Class 2nd
03/09/13 M1GP Championship Series (Minis) Road Warrior 3rd
03/09/13 M1GP Championship Series (Minis) Hollywood Electrics Class 3rd
03/09/13 M1GP Championship Series (Minis) Open GP Expert 3rd
03/09/13 M1GP Championship Series (Minis) Open GP Expert 4th
02/16/13 M1GP Championship Series (Minis) Road Warrior 1st
09/15/12 Mike Cook’s Bonneville Landspeed Shootout Kilo FIM World record for fastest electric motorcycle lightweight ( under 150 kg ) 1st
09/15/12 Mike Cook’s Bonneville Landspeed Shootout Mile FIM World record for fastest electric motorcycle lightweight ( under 150 kg ) 1st
09/15/12 Mike Cook’s Bonneville Landspeed Shootout National AMA record for fastest modified electric motorcycle 1st
07/20/14 Re Fuel Time Trial Production motorcycle 1st
07/05/14 Moto West Grand Prix Series Ultra Lightweight Cup 4th
07/05/14 Moto West Grand Prix Series Formula Electric 1st
06/14/14 Moto West Grand Prix Series Ultra Lightweight Cup 7th
06/14/14 Moto West Grand Prix Series Formula Electric 1st
07/21/13 TTXGP E-RoadRacing North American 2013 World Cup Regional Series eRoadRacing 9th
Upcoming Events
No upcoming events
Sign Up or Sign In to Offer Brandon a Deal
Use Hookit.com to manage your athlete programs.
Status: Not Sponsored

Stats / Fun Facts

Sessioned 4 Spots in 2 States, 2 Countries and 1 Sport.
Sports: Road Racing
Also found on:

Current Sponsors / Programs

Zero Motorcycles
thru 12/31/14
AXO
thru 12/31/14
Globe Shoes
thru 12/31/14
DigiNow.it
thru 12/31/17
Hollywood Electrics
thru 12/31/15