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Electrathon of Tampa Bay sends our condolences during this time of loss to the family and friends of Rodney Schreck (Tiger Racing). Rodney’s father passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016.
Electrathon of Tampa Bay sends our condolences during this time of loss to the family and friends of long time supporter of ETO Doug Andrews (lifetime friend of Ken Fiallos). Doug passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
Katelyn has been a member of the Middleton JROTC for four years. She was chosen the corps commander this year out of approximately 140 cadets because of her exceptional leadership skills and commitment to the corps.
Katelyn is a member of Middleton’s Electrathon Race Club. She helps build and works on the teams’ Electrathon car. She is the lead driver for her team, driving in numerous races throughout the year and represents her school at ETO Board Meetings.
Katelyn has played Fast Pitch Softball on the Middleton team for three years and plans to play again this year for her senior year. She is a pitcher and has won at least 15 Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards for Middleton. She also was selected the MVP of the Year her sophomore year for exceptional teamwork and pitching. The following year she was selected team captain. In addition, she is also a member of the Next Level Softball League which plays on a yearly basis. She pitches for this league and travels with the team to games in Florida and throughout the country.
Because of Katelyn’s athletic ability and commitment to softball, she has earned a full athletic scholarship to Palm Beach State College and has verbally committed to playing with them next year.
After graduation from Middleton High School where she is in the magnet program for Engineering (one of only 28.5% females in the Engineering program), Katelyn aspires to play softball on her two year scholarship at Palm Beach State College. The University of Central Florida has been in contact with her to consider continuing her softball career at UCF her last two years and speaking to her about a secondary scholarship.
Katelyn plans to major in Mechanical Engineering in college and after graduation plans to join the U.S. Air Force as an officer.
As Hurricane Matthew approaches the State of Florida’s East Coast, Electrathon of Tampa Bay reaches out to our Teams/Supporters from Southeast Florida, Tiger Racing and Pro EV, from Central Florida, East Coast, The University of Central Florida, Palm Bay Magnet HS, Seminole State College, The Florida Solar Energy Center, Robinson and Son Racing and The Electrocutioners. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We hope that you are safe from the effects of this hurricane. Once this hurricane has passed, please reach out any of the Executive Board to let us know that you are okay.
We have heard from Tiger Racing, The Electrocutioners, Robinson and Son, Pro EV, University of Central Florida, and The Florida Solar Energy Center. They have all made it through the hurricane Matthew. It was wonderful to hear from our teams. We have not heard from Palm Bay Magnet HS or Seminole State College. Hope that they will reach out to us sometime today to let us know they are okay.
This afternoon we heard from Palm Bay Magnet High School and they are okay.
Rob Nolen, Manager of Lowes in Valrico for your continued support of ETO by arranging for us to use a generator for our races that do not have access to an electrical outlet to run our scoring system.
WELCOME CROSSROADS ACE
We welcome Shane Murphy and Crossroads Ace Hardware to the Electrathon Supporters for 2016-2017 Race Seasons.
Electrathon of Tampa Bay kicked off the 2016-2017 Electrathon and Junior Solar Sprint Race Season on September 24, 2016 at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon Florida. The college was a great host, providing us with snacks and refreshments during the day and a great race course for our teams to compete. We thank everyone that was involved in the scheduling for this race.
We had seven cars representing three high school teams, two cars/teams representing our college/open, and three cars/two teams representing experimental battery. ETO implemented team members (pit crew) wearing safety vests when responding to a down car so drivers can see them on the course. We asked teams to join us at the Longwood Parade on December 3, 2016, driving their car or walking the parade route handing out flyers to promote Electrathon Racing. ETO encouraged teams to plan for the races in Pensacola Florida (Five Flags Speedway), Leeds Alabama (Barber Motor Sports), and Quitman Georgia (Brooks HS, Run for the Peaches). ETO will transport four cars to each of these races in the ETO trailer. We handed out a suggested team structure to our high school and college teams to promote organization and team work.
The first Electrathon Race had a total of twelve cars lined up when the green flag dropped for racing. University of Central Florida had their wheel hub come apart sending a tire down the course, Pro EV with their new motor worked to get the alignment of their chain set. The high school first race results are: 1st Middleton car 80, 2nd Middleton car 365, 3rd Middleton car 133, 4th Brandon car 14, 5th Strawberry Crest car 60, 6th Brandon car 9, 7th Strawberry Crest car 30. The open first race results are: 1st Tiger Racing, 2nd University of Central Florida. The experimental battery first race results are: 1st Electrocutioners car 8, 2nd Electrocutioners car 72, 3rd Pro EV car 39.
The Junior Solar Sprint Races were held between the Electrathon races. Mike Wilson and Don Hasselwood prepared the course; a number of teams competed and had fun. The race results are: 1st Kayla Pagan, 2nd Jacqueline Suarez, and 3rd Jaylin Rasumoff.
The second Electrathon Race started with eleven cars as the University of Central Florida was not able to repair the damages from the loss of their wheel hub in the first race. Our second race had some excitement when Pro EV car 39 spun out in turn one and faced others cars on the track. We are proud of all of our drivers for the way they drove in both races. The high school second race results are: 1st Brandon car 14, 2nd Middleton car 365, 3rd Middleton car 80, 4th Middleton car 133, 5th Brandon car 9, 6th Strawberry Crest car 30, 7th Strawberry Crest car 60. The open second race results are: 1st Tiger Racing. The experimental battery second race results are: 1st Electrocutioners car 8, 2nd Electrocutioners car 72, 3rd Pro EV.
We had a great day of family fun and racing.
Our overall total laps, top three team winners are: High School – 1st Middleton car 365, 2nd Brandon car 14, 3rd Middleton car 80. Open/College – 1st Tiger Racing car 4, 2nd University of Central Florida car 823. Experimental Battery – 1st Electrocutioners car 8, 2nd Electrocutioners car 72, 3rd Pro EV.
Mark your calendars for our next race, October 22, 2016 at Tampa Bay Technical High School, 6410 Orient Road, Tampa Florida 33610.
Welcome Electrathon Racing Teams, our first race of the season will be held at Hillsborough Community College, located at 10414 East Columbus Drive, Tampa Florida 33619. The race day schedule will be the same as last season with the exception of this race. There will be a mandatory ETO orientation conducted for everyone from 730am to 830am. We have new teams, new cars, new drivers, new safety protocols and team structure suggestions.
The yellow is our safety barrier, red is our course, black is our scoring tower and green will be the pit area.
This year ETO will assist high school and college teams in attending races in Pensacola Florida (Five Flags Speedway), Quitman Georgia (Run for the Peaches), and Leeds Alabama (Barber Motor Sports) by transporting team cars and some equipment in our ETO trailer. This will be done on a first come basis; teams should send a written reservation to Fredi Beck (Treasurer/Publicist). Our ETO trailer will hold 3 or 4 cars and equipment.
On August 8, 2016 we held our Annual Team Board Meeting at Cracker Barrel in Seffner Florida. We reached many of our Business Plan Goals for 2015 – 2016 and feel we had a great race season.
As we kick off the race season for 2016 – 2017 our Race Schedule in almost done and looks to be a good one. We are trying to combine our races with other site based events so we attract a larger group of spectators. This year we will have new teams, new cars, new drivers, new safety protocols, team structure suggestions. At our first race of the season ETO will hold a 1 hours (730-830) mandatory orientation for everyone.
This year ETO will assist teams in attending races in Pensacola (Five Flags Speedway), Quitman GA (Run for the Peaches), and Alabama (Barber Motor Sports) by transporting team cars and some equipment in our ETO trailer. This will be done on a first come basis; teams should send a written reservation to Charles Harrison. Our ETO trailer will hold 3 or 4 cars and equipment.
Hope to see everyone at our first race