Our last STEM Electrathon Race of the 2021-2022 Season was held on May 7th. We thank Mulberry HS Electrathon Sponsor Todd Thuma, his students and Administration for hosting our event. We had a new course and fresh payment for the teams to enjoy.
We welcome back Ryno Racing (Ryan Norden) and his new all wheel steering Electrathon
As the teams prepared their cars for the last event of the season others continued to watch the sky and forecasts. We had 11 cars line up for the first race of the dayWhen the green flag dropped, Kinetic Industries car 99 had an electrical issue and had to return to the pitsTeams took it easy on the new course for a few laps before they found their line and made the race interestingRyno Racings new car hit the pits after 12 laps and did not return. Plant City car 210 had to pit for a flat tire giving the others a chance to catch up in laps. They got the tire replaced and returned to the track.
The weather alerts came in stating rain and possible lightning was on its way. After 50 minutes of racing, the race was called for safety reasons due to the lightning and the start of rain which turned into a downpour.
At the end of the first race, it was:
High School Class
1st Place Plant City car 83 with 56 laps
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 52 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 210 with 48 laps
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 54 laps
2nd Place Kinetic Industries car 19 with 53 laps
3rd Place Silver Bullet car 94 with 50 laps
4th Place Kinetic Industries car 99 with 32 laps
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 63 laps
2nd Place Fortuna car 444 with 60 laps
3rd Place J & S Racing car 128 with 56 laps
4th Place Ryno Racing car 360 with 12 laps
The fastest lap in the first race was completed by J & S Racing car 128 with a 39.708 lap. As the lightening and rain continued, Todd took us on a tour of their new school and his classroom/lab that was impressive.
The sun came out and dried most of the course before the second race line up. We had 10 cars line up for the second race as Kinetic Industries car 99 did not return to race. Ryno Racing car 360 completed 24 laps and called it a day.
The high school teams went at it to see who would finish the day in first place; all three cars gave it their all until Mulberry car 38 started having sounds from their rear wheel and slowed down so they could finish the race.
Tiger Racing car 4, Kinetic Industries car 19 and Silver Bullet car 94 went at it and finished with 1 lap and less time deciding the race results for the Open Class.
Pro EV car 39 put on a great race against Fortuna car 444 until Pro EV had a chain issue and had to pit giving Fortuna a chance to catch up in laps.
When the checkered flag dropped it was:
High School Class
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 68 laps
2nd Place Plant City car 83 with 63 laps
3rd Place Mulberry car 38 with 56 laps
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 69 laps
2nd Place Kinetic Industries car 19 with 68 laps and a race time of 1.00.00
3rd Place Silver Bullet car 94 with 68 laps and a race time of 1.00.37
1st Place Fortuna car 444 with 76 laps
2nd Place J & S Racing car 128 with 62 laps and a race time of 59.33.086
3rd Place Pro EV car 39 with 62 laps and a race time of 1.00.32
4th Place Ryno Racing car 360 with 24 laps
We had a great season; we thank everyone for their support and dedication to our students and teams. Our 2022-2023 tentative race schedule will be posted soon.