Thank you, Middleton High School Electrathon Team, Faculty, Administration and Bus Drivers from around the County for a great race venue.
After a two year hiatus we were back on the BIG Parking Lot at Middleton. Weather was great and the track was fast.
A new record was set for total overall laps. The Old Record was 112 laps set the last time we were on this track in 2013 by the Electrocutioners in the 08 car. That was also before Lithium Ion batteries. The New Record is now 118 laps also set by the Electrocutioners car 08. The record was set this time with the new batteries and a new driver. Pony tore the track up with the next closest car 11 laps down.
The High School record for total overall laps was safe. Brandon High School car 09 set that record in 2013 with 102 laps.
Lennard High School was back in action taking 2nd overall in the High School Class. They are working on a second car and bought one of our spare frames. We look forward to seeing what they come up with. Lennard is hosting our next race on December 10th and the course looks like a good one with 11 turns and over 2000′ in length.
Robinson Racing was back for the first time this season with a brand new car and an out of state ringer for a driver. They did very well breaking the new car taking 1st in the Open Class.
Our condolences go to Rodney (Tiger Racing) on the loss of his father. We regret that our race was scheduled on the same day of his father’s service. In all of the years that ETO has been racing, this was the first race that Rodney was not able to attend. Sorry for your loss.
Cliff from Pro EV was back with us and took a 1st place in the 1st race beating the Electrocutioners car 08 in the Experimental Battery Class on time differential on the last lap. The tire gremlin got him in the second race for a 3rd place finish.
In the High School Class there was a lot of tight racing all day. Brandon had controller problems with the 9 car and the 14 car lost laps due to chain problems. Lennard High School ran strong in both races taking a 2nd in the first race and a 1st in the second race finishing 2nd overall in High School.
The Middleton Tigers ran strong with the 80 car taking 1st overall in High School. The 365 car, the Duck Car, took 3rd. The 133 car had battery problems in the second race and finished the race but down in the lap count. All three of their cars ran well in both races. After two hours of racing the top three cars were separated by four laps. All the Middleton cars are running at least 36v using smaller batteries but at higher motor RPM.
There were some glitches in our scoring system with several cars having transmitter problems. We were able to keep track using hand scoring. We have added more transmitters and now have some set aside with 9v batteries as emergency spares to be installed mid race using every racers standby DUCT TAPE. We did that on the 133 car in the second race with no loss of laps.
24v, 36v, 48v, 60v, more lighter batteries, fewer heavy batteries, aerodynamics, Lithium Ion, AGM, gear ratios, driver discipline and computer programming are just some of the factor that go into a successful race car/team. Look around the pits the next race and see who is doing what.
High School Class: 1st Place Middleton 80, 2nd Place Lennard 86, 3rd Place Middleton 365, 4th Place Brandon 14, 5th Place Middleton 133, 6th Place Brandon 9
Open Class: 1st Place Robinson Racing 94, 2nd Place HCC 13
Experimental Battery Class: 1st Place Electrocutioners 8, 2nd Place Electrocutioners 72, 3rd Place Pro EV 39
Everyone have a great Thanksgiving and looking forward to seeing everyone at the December Parade in Longwood and at Lennard for the next race.