The second race of the 2021-2022 race season was held at Plant City High School on Saturday October 9th. We thank Plant City HS Electrathon Team Sponsors David Kocher and Fernando Guillen along with their team and Administration for hosting the race.
As the teams arrived and set up was finished, you could feel the excitement building. A loud noise came from the pit area as teams were finishing up their last minute preparation on their cars. We found out that the Pro EV Team had a tire blow while being inflated causing the boom.
The Kinetic Industries team had another new car ready for the track with Caleb driving. All through both races, Caleb in car 019 kept a steady pace and did not appear to have any issues. Caleb did a great job driving and Kinetic Industries team had a great showing of their new car.
Nine cars lined up to start the first race of the day. Mulberry HS had to do a last second adjustment to their GoPro.
During the first race, Kinetic Industries car 919 blew a front tire and had to pit. Mulberry HS car 38 changed drivers at the half hour mark giving more students an opportunity to drive. Ten minutes left in the race, Pro EV car 039 spun out in turn three and faced all the cars heading into turn three.
When the checkered flag dropped ending the first race it was:
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 91 laps
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 85 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 83 with 53 laps
1st Place Titan car 242 with 87 laps
2nd Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 79 laps
3rd Place Kinetic Industries car 019 with 77 laps
4th Place Kinetic Industries car 919 with 42 laps
1st Place Pro EV car 039 with 95 laps
2nd Place Fortuna car 444 with 44 laps
The University of South Florida team arrived with car 48 after the first race and got their new drivers to run a few practice laps before the second race lined up.
During the second race Mulberry car 38 had a chain issue in turn two. On lap 38 Pro EV car 039 blew the front tire on the straight away heading to turn one, got it changed and back into the race. Mulberry car 38 blew the right front tire, changed it and got back into the race. Kinetic Industries car 919 came out and had the chain come off in turn three, rough day for their team. They were able to get that resolved and got into the race for the last seven and a half minutes. Mulberry car 38 had to pit as their steering came loose for no reason at all. Todd and his crew fixed it and back into the race they went. The Titan team had battery issues causing them to stay to the inside while others passed them giving Tiger Racing a chance to catch up on overall laps. Just before the checkered flag dropped, Pro EV car 039 and Mulberry car 38 blew tires, both teams were able to make it around the track to complete their final lap.
At the end of the second race it was:
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 64 laps
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 60 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 83 with 52 laps
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 85 laps
2nd Place Titan car 242 with 72 laps
3rd Place Kinetic Industries car 019 with 69 laps
1st Place Pro EV car 039 with 84 laps
2nd Place University of South Florida car 48 with 47 laps
3rd Place Fortuna car 444 with 35 laps
The total from both races were combined to determine the winners overall in each class.
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 155 laps and a best lap of 33.352 for the day
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 145 laps and a best lap of 35.136 for the day
3rd Place Plant City car 83 with 105 laps and a best lap of 38.842 for the day
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 164 laps and a best lap of 38.093 for the day
2nd Place Titan car 242 with 159 laps and a best lap of 38.476 for the day
3rd Place Kinetic Industries car 019 with 146 laps and a best lap of 40.724
4th Place Kinetic Industries car 919 with 42 laps and a best lap of 34.882 for the day
1st Place Pro EV car 039 with 179 laps and a best lap of 31.061
2nd Place Fortuna car 444 with 79 laps and a best lap of 37.310 for the day
3rd Place University of South Florida Car 48 with 47 laps and a best lap of 35.721 for the day
Our next race will be held on November 6, 2021 on the track at Plant City High School. This race is our anual DASH RACE. All races will only be 20 minutes at the safest rate of speed for optimal performance of their car.