On Sunday, July 25th teams were ready for the final race day at Buckingham Field. Today’s race day consisted of two, one hour races. The course was changed and included a center insert which made the course approximately 1.4 miles long.
We thank the Lee County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Explorers for their support and assistance again this year. The LCSO provided Explorers all three days for our event, they were an asset at the entry gate directing those arriving to their designated areas. The Explorers were fantastic with the tear down of the venue at the end of the third day.
As teams lined up for the green flag we had to change the classes as we obtained advanced team Pro EV car 39 and lost open team Tiger car 4 (due to his pit malfunction on Saturday). This gave us two cars in high school, one in open (Archer 321) and three in advanced. Our open car had to run in the advanced class for the day giving us four in the advanced class.
As the green flag dropped and cars took off, you could tell the teams were going to push their cars to optimal performance. Pro EV provided us with video of their last lap in race 1, Thank you Cliff and James.
Fortuna car experienced a transponder issue believed to be heat or battery related causing three laps not to register.
When the checkered flag dropped it was:
1st Place Mulberry 38 with 16 laps and best lap of 214.557
2nd Place Mulberry 242 with 12 laps and best lap of 178.624
1st Place Pro EV 39 with 24 laps and best lap of 140.515
2nd Place Archer 321 (open car) with 21 laps and best lap of 168.151
3rd Place Archer 0 with 19 laps and best lap of 165.568
4th Place Fortuna 444 with 18 laps and best lap of 168.748
The last race of the three day rally brought challenges to some teams. Fortuna 444 was not able to race due to battery issues. When asked about it at the end of the race, Mike was speechless. Archer 0 broke a sprocket. The Mulberry 242 returned to the pits after the race with a blown front tire and another showing its threads. Pro EV 39 blew a tire and caused them to spin out, thank you for the video from the race.
At the end of the second race , it was:
1st Place Mulberry 38 with 17 laps and best lap of 172.918
2nd Place Mulberry 242 with13 laps and best lap of 221.889
1st Place Pro EV 39 with 20 laps and best lap of 144.772
2nd Place Archer 321 with 19 laps and best lap of 163.745
3rd Place Archer 0 with 16 laps and best lap of 158.552
The overall totals for the race day were calculated and awards were presented to:
1st Place Pro EV 39 with 44 laps received $100 and a trophy
2nd Place Archer 321 with 40 laps received a Bosch charger and a trophy
3rd Place Archer 0 with 35 laps received two Bosch baseball caps and a trophy
4th Place Fortuna 444 with 18 laps received two Bosch baseball Caps
We thank all of the teams, parents, spectators that came out to our first three day event in Lee County,