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What a day and what a race. The course was one of the best we have been on in a while. 14 cars battled for 2 hours of racing and in the Experimental Battery Class the margin of victory was a whopping 1400ft.
Wharton High School did an outstanding job putting on the races and had their BBQ grill working overtime between the races.
In the High School Class we want to give a shout out to Palm Bay Magnet High School. They are over on the east coast, south of Cocoa Beach. They took a third place finish in the second race. They are still working the bugs out of their car and will be a contender in the near future.
There were some close finishes in the High School class. In the first race the Middleton High School #80 car and #365 finished 1st and 2nd with the #80 finishing 4 seconds ahead after 1 hour. In the second race it was the Brandon #14 car beating out the Middleton #80 car by .47 seconds over the one hour.
The Open Class was a lonely place with only the #04 car of Tiger Racing running. We missed the HCC and Robinson Racing cars this race.
In the Experimental Battery Class it was a tight race all day with Cliff from ProEv taking the day with a total of 159 laps over the Electrocutioners #08 & 72 cars with 158 each. Cliff has always had a VERY fast car but in the past has been plagued by mechanical problems and wearing out the tires on his car. Today it all came together and he ran two trouble free races, except for trading paint once during the race.
We were glad to see Slam make it back on the track to round out the three car Electrocutioners team. Something about he had to work all those past race days. His new #90 car, which was late starting the first race and was on a shakedown run. It was very fast and was the best looking of the field. If he doesn’t have to work next month watch out.
Can’t wait to see what Drew Jet has to show from his fancy drone he was using at the race. He has the coolest toys.
We hope to see Strawberry Crest, Wharton, Jefferson, Plant, Foundation and our other Open Class cars for the BIG RACE at University of South Florida in February
OPEN CLASS: 1st Place #04 Tiger Racing 145 laps
EXPERIMENTAL BATTERY CLASS: 1st #39 ProEv with 159 laps, 2nd #08 with 158 laps, 3rd #72 with 158 laps, 4th #90 with 146 laps, 5th #132 with 41 laps.
HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: 1st #80 with 138 laps, 2nd #365 with 130 laps, 3rd #14 with 123 laps, 4th #101 with 97 laps, 5th #133 with 93 laps, 6th #09 with 67 laps, 7th #86 with 39 laps, 8th #30 with 33 laps.
Our biggest race of the year is coming up in Feb. at the U.S.F. Engineering Expo. We will have a display area on February 17th where teams can show their cars, equipment and answer questions. The race is on February 18th and has the most challenging course we race on all season. Wheels and tires take a beating so now is the time to get everything in top shape. Charge up those batteries and get those tires and wheels ready to go.
More info on U.S.F. Race will be up shortly