Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida held the first STEM Event of the 2021-2022 Race Season on September 11, 2021 at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Brandon Florida.
We thank Hillsborough Community College Administration and Electrathon Team for hosting our first race of the season, without you, we would not have had a great day of STEM competition.
When we arrived it was a fresh but overcast Florida morning filled with excitement and anticipation as this was the first race of the season.
Signs were posted at the registration area reminding everyone of the social distancing and mask guidelines.
Teams arrived and got to work on their final adjustments to their cars.
A total of eleven cars registered for our first race of the season. We missed our teams from Simmons, Brooks DeBartolo, Middleton, Lennard, Brandon, Parrish, Palm Bay, USF, Seminole State, Electrocutioners, Archer, and I will Mentorship. We hope to see you at our upcoming races.
We welcome our new team to the Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida family, Kinetic Industries, Kevin and Amanda.
To honor and remember the individuals of 9/11 we had a moment of silence and sang the National Anthem with the American Flag at half staff before our first race.
In the first race there was a lot of exciting things to keep you watching. Our new team Kinetic Industries car 919 blew multiple tires but Kevin kept his car under control, changed tires and got back into the race.
Tiger Racing and Mulberry bumped each other in turn three and both drivers recovered and continued racing. Mulberry blew a tire and got their replacement tire on in lightening speed. Pro EV and Mulberry bumped in turn one. Plant City car 83 blew a tire and had to hit the pits to get it replaced. Mulberry spun out in turn one and was pointing in the wrong direction, the driver got on the throttle and turned it around and back to racing. Mulberry’s rear tire was rubbing the frame and did not look like a tire at the end of the first race.
At the end of the first race it was
High School Class
1st Place Plant City 210 with 102 laps and best lap time of 30.200
2nd Place Mulberry 38 with 72 laps and best lap of 31.109.
3rd Place Plant City 83 with 32 laps and best lap of 32.125.
1st Place Tiger 4 with 102 laps and best lap of 30.024.
2nd Place Silver Bullet 94 with 94 laps and best lap of 32.329.
3rd Place Titans 242 with 74 laps and best lap of 37.728.
4th Place HCC 30 with 58 laps and best lap of 43.882.
5th Place Kinetic Industries 919 with 35 laps and best lap of 32.716. Great best lap for a first time car and driver.
1st Place Pro EV 39 with 118 laps and best lap of 26.010. This lap time was the best for the entire race day.
2nd Place Fortuna 444 with 83 laps and best lap of 30.965.
3rd Place Silver Bullet 13 with 76 laps and best lap of 35.115.
In the second race the teams continued with the excitement. Kinetic car 919 had his chain come off, Mulberry had a tire issue, Plant City car 83 came around turn four on two wheels and the driver recovered and kept on racing.
HCC Team had to pit for a chain issue, and Pro EV and Plant City 83 bumped each other. Pro EV spun out in turn one and had to take care of a small repair and back into the race he went.
At the end of the second race it was
1st Place Plant City 210 with 97 laps and best lap of 29.707.
2nd Place Mulberry 38 with 62 laps and best lap of 34.637.
3rd Place Plant City 83 with 50 laps and best lap of 33.447.
1st Place Tiger 4 with 101 laps and best lap of 31.817.
2nd Place Titans 242 with 99 laps and best lap of 33.086.
3rd Place Silver Bullet 94 with 80 laps and best lap of 32.545.
4th Place HCC 30 with 39 laps and best lap of 41.540.
5th Place Kinetic 919 with 17 laps and best lap of 34.021.
1st Place Pro EV 39 with 98 laps and best lap of 27.494.
2nd Place Fortuna 444 with 89 laps and best lap of 30.539.
3rd Place Silver Bullet 13 with 80 laps and best lap of 32.346.
The overall totals for the race day were calculated and awards were presented to:
Please join us for our next race at Plant City High School on October 9, 2021.