Electrathon of Tampa Bay will hold their next event on April 6, 2019 at Brandon High School, located at 1101 Victoria Street, Brandon Florida 33510.
This event is one of our most exciting events for our teams and members. Our ETO Teams, Sponsors/Principals and Executive Board Members will DASH around the oval track at the safest and fastest rate of speed that their car can perform for 20 minutes. Once again, the key is “SAFEST”. Our race steward will black flag any driver/car that is not operating with safe driving techniques.
We will have members of the Great American Celebration of Speed attending this event to observe and learn more about ETO as they have invited us to their upcoming World Event in Orlando Florida on October 11 – 13, 2019 at Daytona Speedway. It will be an honor to have them at our event in preparation of us joining them in October.
Bring the entire family to this FREE, FUN, FILLED day of Electrathon Racing.
BLUE – PITS
GREEN – TOWER
RED – SCORING/REGISTRATION
PURPLE – VEHICLE PARKING
Our next race will be held at Lennard High School, located at 2342 Shell Point Road, Ruskin Florida 33570. Thanks to Sponsor Jim Reve ETO will hold our second race day ever at Lennard HS and we are looking forward to a great turnout. Our course will be an oval, on the track at the school. The pit area will be outside of the track/football field in the parking lot. The first race will lineup at 9:45am and the green flag for the 1 hour race will drop at 10 am. The second race will line up at 12:45 and the green flag will drop at 1 pm. Once the second race is completed, teams will assist with course and area clean up before the awards ceremony.
Lennard HS Electrathon Sponsor Jim Reve will have a fundraiser (lunch stuff and coffee). Please support them by purchasing your food and drink items from them.
Bring the entire family to this FREE, FUN FILLED DAY of Electrathon Racing.
Red – Track
Yellow – Safety Tape
Blue – Pits
White – Registration
Green – Scoring Tower
On Friday, February 15th our teams will display their cars at the USF Engineering Expo.
The USF Engineering Expo that is held every year in February, seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of math, science, engineering and technology within their lives. The Expo (9:00am – 4:00pm) features hands on exhibits and shows that help encourage more students to pursue fields in science and math.
Our Electrathon Races will take place on Saturday, February 16th, line up for the first race will be at 9:45am and the green flag will start the one hour race at 10:00am. After the first race, our teams will have their cars on display in the pit area for guests to check out and ask questions about their car and Electrathon Racing. The line up for our second race will be at 12:45pm and the green flag will start the one hour race at 1:00pm.
The goal for our teams during the race is to conserve their battery power so that they last the entire one hour and still have the most number of completed laps in their class of cars.
ETO has three car class types at this time:
High School Class – students from various high schools that use approved types of batteries
Open Class – colleges/universities and enthusiast’s that also use approved types of batteries
Advanced Battery Class – for certain groups that use approved lithium battery types
The University of South Florida is located at 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33620.
Please come out and enjoy two FREE FUN FILLED DAYS for the entire family.
Electrathon of Tampa Bay is proud/honored to announce the retirement of Fredi Beck from Hillsborough County Public Schools. Fredi has served the School District for 30.5 years, they have lost an outstanding individual from their ranks, good luck on filling her shoes.
Fredi and Tom (Husband) plan to relocate within the next few months to Indiana to be with family and friends. When this takes place, Electrathon of Tampa Bay will loose so much, her knowledge, skills, smile, friendship, dedication and love that she has given us for so many years to our organization. Please reach out to Fredi, show our ETO love and respect by congratulating her on her retirement from the School District.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ELECTRATHON OF TAMPA BAY FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Our next race will be held at Wharton High School, located at 20150 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33647. This will be our first race in 2019 and we hope for a great turn out after the holidays. Our course will be located on the south side of the main campus. The first race will lineup at 9:45am and the green flag for the 1 hour race will drop at 10 am. The second race will line up at 12:45 and the green flag will drop at 1 pm. Once the second race is completed, teams will assist with course and area clean up before the awards ceremony.
Wharton HS Electrathon Sponsor Chris Hart will have their annual STEM competition on the north side of the campus which allows for an entire day of free STEM activities for the entire family to experience.
As the end of 2018 approaches, think back over the year, remember all of the things that you have accomplished and the goals that you have achieved.
Think about the way you spoke to others and the way it affected them.
Think of the loved ones that you spent time with and all the memories that you have to cherish in your thoughts and heart for the rest of your life.
Remember your loved ones that you lost and the ones you still have that are in your life.
For some, 2018 was an outstanding year while others struggled through difficult times.
As the 2019 year approaches, set your goals, reach out to your family and friends, let them know that they are in your thoughts. Repair those broken relationships with family and friends so that the New Year can bring you happiness and success.
Have a great holiday season and a safe New Year full of life and happiness.
WE HAD A GREAT TIME THIS YEAR AT THE LONGWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE. OUR HOST, ANDREW AND PONY PROVIDED A SNACK FOR US BEFORE WE HEADED TO THE PARADE AND THEN HAD A COOKOUT WHEN WE RETURNED TO THEIR HOME. THANK YOU BOTH FOR EVERYHTING YOU DID FOR OUR TEAMS AND MEMBERS.
THE ELECTROCUTIONERS HAD THEIR TWO CARS AT THE PARADE ALONG WITH THE USF TEAM WITH BOTH CARS. USF’S NEW CAR HAD THE SPECTATORS SAYING “LOOK AT THAT ONE”.
On December 8, 2018, we will hold our last race in 2018 before looking forward to a bigger and better 2019 with more teams and sponsors.
The Simmons Team will be our host for this race giving them the home team advantage.
The First Baptist Church of Plant City is located at 3309 James L. Redman Pkwy, Plant City, FL 33566.
Our first race will start at 10:00am/end at 11:00 am. Our second race will start at 1:00 pm/end at 2:00 pm. Awards ceremony will follow after all of the course has been cleared.
There will be a porta-potty delivered for our use while we are on site as indicated on the map. There will not be electric available for teams to charge their batteries, generators will be required, only team transport vehicle permitted in the pits, all others will park in the overflow pit parking.
The track is 1757′ long, please review the information indicated on the map as there will be one entrance into our race area for teams and spectators.
We are in a parade again this year, on December 1, 2018 Electrathon of Tampa Bay will attend the Longwood Florida Christmas Parade. If you plan to attend, please contact Fredi to obtain all of the information.
ETO will transport at least 4 cars from the Tampa area to the race as long as teams have contacted and arranged it with Fredi, cars will be returned to the school on Monday or Tuesday after the parade.
Electrathon of Tampa Bay will not have a race on November 10, 2018 due to a venue issue.
We will hold an all teams workday so teams can work together on the cars and then test them.
November 10, 2018 workday will be held at Simmons Career Ctr, 1202 West Grant, Plant City Florida from 8 am to 2 pm.
Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be provided by ETO around 11 am. Drinks and other food that you/your team wants, must be brought by you/them.
Please RSVP with Fredi or Charlie so we have enough burgers and Hotdogs.
WE HAD A GOOD TURN OUT TO INCLUDE RODNEY FROM HIALEAH FLORIDA.
TEAMS WORKED TOGETHER ON EACH OTHERS CARS, DROVE EACH OTHERS CARS AND ENJOYED THE HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS.
THANK YOU SIMMONS SPONSOR WILLIAM KNIGHT, HIS PRINCIPAL MR CHAZARES FOR ALLOWING US TO USE THIER FACILITY.
THANK YOU TO DEBBIE HARRISON FOR COOKING ALL THE HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS FOR US TO EAT.