Darrell Gwynn earned the nickname “The Wolf” on the NHRA circuit in the late 1980’s for his tenacity on the track. By age 28, he had already won 28 national events. Sadly, his budding career would be cut short by a horrific crash. In April of 1990, just a month after winning the Gatornationals in Gainesville, his Top Fuel dragster broke apart during an exhibition run in England, sending him into the wall and paralyzing him forever.
Approaching his paralysis with the same metered determination that he had shown on the track, Gwynn would go on to become a Top Fuel team owner, and also to start the Darrell Gwynn Foundation for spinal cord injuries. To date, his foundation has given away about 300 power wheelchairs costing around $20,000 to $25,000 apiece, in addition to many manual wheelchairs.
Gwynn found himself on the receiving end of a donation when he was presented with a custom electric-powered 16-foot golf cart, made in the likeness of a miniature Prevost bus. This wheelchair-accessible EV was designed for him to get around NHRA and NASCAR events as he promotes his Foundation nationwide.
Lithium Pros is proud to be a part of the effort by supplying the batteries for the mini-Prevost. They are 96V, 100Ah packs available to end users for EV conversions. If we can power a miniature bus, rest assured we can assist you with whatever oddball EV conversion you need help with!