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May 11, 2024 End of Year Awards Banquet

END OF YEAR BANQUET

Once again our Co-Founder/Race Steward, Mike Frederick has got us our end of the year awards banquet at the American Legion Post 4 (1375 Ariana St, Lakeland, FL 33803).

The banquet will be held right after our May 11, 2024 race at Mulberry High School.

The meal will consist of a steak, shrimp with sides and dessert. Each person will be responsible for their own drink(s).

Attendees must RSVP and pay a $10.00 refundable (at banquet) deposit. RSVP and deposit must be received by April 20, 2024. To RSVP contact Trish at 813 763 2046.

NO RSVP OR MONEY ACCEPTED AFTER APRIL 20, 2024.

Florida State College Jacksonville April 27, 2024

We will be assisting Florida State College in Jacksonville with their second race this year. Anyone under 18 years of age must provide a parent consent, release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement/minor’s assumption of risk and release and waiver of liability form to participate. (Electrathon of America Form)

Anyone under 18 years of age must have on file at their educational provider a media release allowing their picture to be on websites/social media. If a person Under 18 cannot have their photo or name on website or social media, Event Sponsors must be made aware to prevent postings.

ENERGY WHIZ APRIL 20, 2024

Our next STEM Electrathon Event will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024, in conjunction with Energy Whiz at Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa FL 32922. You can go to their website for more information about Energy Whiz, copy and paste this link in your browser. www.energywhiz.com

Some of our teams are staying at the Best Western Space Shuttle Inn, 3455 Cheney Hwy which is approximately 16 miles from the venue. Across the street from the Best Western is a Days Inn by Wyndham 3755 Cheney Hwy.

At 930 am, April 20, 2024, the opening ceremony for Energy Whiz will take place. We ask all our teams, board and guests to attend the opening ceremony.
Red Course
Blue Pits
Orange Cones
Black Metal Rail
Yellow Tape
Green Scoring/Registration
Pink Circle Overflow Parking

Dashing Day at Kirkland Ranch

We held our STEM Electrathon “Dash” Event at Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation on March 2, 2024. Our dash race allows drivers to safely test their cars performance/durability for the most laps in 20 minutes.

We thank KRAI Sponsor David Kocher and his Administration for hosting our event.

We thank everyone that arrived early to help with set up.

It was great seeing Ken Fiallos (founder) up and out so early to give us a hand with set up.

The teams arrived and got their cars inspected by our Vice President, Chief Inspector and Co-Founder Jim Truitt.

We missed our Middleton HS team as they had battery and controller issues preventing them from competing.

The first race of the day was our open and advanced cars. We had four cars line up for the competition. During the race, turn two created a challenge for drivers. USF Car 48 hit the curb bending their front tire rim sending them to the pits for this race. Pro EV car 39 had an issue and decided to go straight and through some cones. Thanks Cliff for the video.
FL State College car 904 rolled their car scratching up the roll bar and creating a dancing (wobble) in their front wheel. All drivers were okay due to the great safety guidelines used when the cars are built.

When the checkered flag dropped it was:
Open
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 33 laps
2nd Place FL State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 22 laps

Advancd
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 33 laps
2nd Place USF car 48 with 1 lap

Our second race was our high school teams. We had 4 cars line up as Kirkland car 555 found an issue with their car that prevented them from racing. The race went well, and drivers made it an interesting competition.

When the checkered flag dropped it was:
High School
1st Place Plant City car 83 with 34 laps
2nd Place Plant City car 210 with 32 laps
3rd Place Mulberry car 38 with 31 laps
4th Place Mulberry car 100 with 30 laps

We thank Noah Bild for coming out to see what Electrathon all was about and hope he continues to be a part of our group.

Our third race of the day was our high school, college and executive board member’s race. This allows our team sponsors and ETO board members to enjoy the experience of driving an Electrathon.
We had 3 cars line up as our fourth car was found to have a steering issue preventing it from racing. In turn two, lap two, Mulberry High School Sponsor Todd Thuma hit the curb bending the rim and tire under the car, sending him to the pits.

When the checkered flag dropped it was:
1st Place Mr. Perry (robotics and engineering instructor) in Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation car 555 with 37 laps 2nd Place Mr. White (Ampere EV, electrathon sponsor) in Plant City car 83 with 35 laps 3rd Place Mr. Thuma (Mulberry HS Sponsor) in Mulberry car 100 with 1 1/2 laps. The 4th race of the day was our high school teams. We had only three cars line up. Drivers did great and the competition between the Kirkland Ranch driver and the Mulberry Driver was fantastic.

When the checkered flag dropped it was:
1st Place Kirkland car 555 with 38 laps
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 37 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 83 with 21 laps

Our 5th and final race of the day was our open and advanced cars. We had 4 cars line up for the race. Pro Ev car 39 did the fastest lap of the day with a 28.054. USF Car 48 came around the last turn and gave the back of the FSCJ car 904 a good tap in the rear end. Pro EV car 39 had the motor seize up after 12 minutes of racing, sending him into a spin and then to the pits. Thanks Cliff for the videos.

When the checkered flag dropped it was:
Open
1st Place Tiger car 4 with 34 laps
2nd Place FSCJ car 904 with 29 laps

Advanced
1st Place USF car 48 with 31 laps
2nd Place Pro EV car 39 with 25 laps

We add the laps from each race to get our overall race results for the day.

High School
1st Place Mulberry car 38 with 68 laps 2nd Place Plant City car 83 with 55 laps 3rd Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 38 laps 4th Place Plant City car 210 with 32 laps 5th Place Mulberry car 100 with 30 laps Open
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 67 laps 2nd Place Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 51 laps Advanced
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 58 laps 2nd Place USF car 48 with 32 laps Our next STEM Electrathon Event will be held on Saturday April 20th in conjunction with Energy Whiz at the University of Central Florida in Cocoa Florida.

Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation Dash Races March 2, 2024

Our next race will be held at Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation, 32555 Innovation Drive, Wesley Chappel, Florida 33545. This will be our Annual Dash and Sponsor Race. Drivers will safely test their cars performance for the most laps in 20 minutes. There will be a total of five races during the day.
RED – COURSE
BLUE – PITS
WHITE – TOWER
GREEN – REGISTRATION

MARCH 2, 2024, SCHEDULE – 20 MINUTE DASH RACES

0630 – 0800 Event set up, track safety inspection, teams arrive

0645 – 0830 Car inspections completed, registration, driver weigh in, transmitters issued

0830 Team, Team Sponsors, Executive Board and Drivers meeting with Race Steward

0845 – 0915 Practice laps (only practice laps for the entire day/Sponsors & Exec Bd should do)

0915 Track closed; no cars allowed on the track.

0945 – 1000 OPEN AND EXPERIMENTAL DIVISIONS ONLY – 20 MINUTE RACE
Test of transmitters, lineup for 1st race (clockwise)

1000 Green flag drops to start 1st race, OPEN & EXPERIMENTAL DIVISIONS

1020 Checkered flag drops ending 1st race, OPEN & EXPERIMENTAL DIVISIONS

1030 – 1045 HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION ONLY – 20 MINUTE RACE
Test of transmitters, lineup for 1st race (clockwise)

1045 Green flag drops to start 1st race, HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

1105 Checkered flag drops ending 1st race, HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

1105 – 1130 Lunch, cars on display for viewing

1130 – 1145 HS/COLLEGE SPONSORS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD ONLY – 20 MINUTE RACE
Test of transmitters, lineup for race (clockwise) (lead acid batteries only)

1145 Green flag drops to start race, HS/COLLEGE SPONSOR AND EXECUTIVE BOARD

1205 Checkered flag drops ending race, HS/COLLEGE SPONSOR AND EXECUTIVE BOARD

1205 – 1245 Track closed; no cars allowed on the track
Lunch, cars on display for viewing.

1245 – 100 HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION ONLY – 20 MINUTE RACE
Test of transmitters, lineup for 2nd race (counterclockwise)

100 Green flag drops to start 2nd race, HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

120 Checkered flag drops ending 2nd race, HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

130 – 145 OPEN AND EXPERIMENTAL DIVISIONS ONLY – 20 MINUTE RACE
Test of transmitters, lineup for 2nd race (counterclockwise)

145 Green flag drops to start 2nd race, OPEN & EXPERIMENTAL DIVISIONS

205 Checkered flag drops ending 2nd race, OPEN & EXPERIMENTAL DIVISIONS

205 – 245 Event clean up, race results recorded

245 Awards ceremony, announcements

USF Engineering Expo February 10, 2024

We held our STEM Electrathon Event in conjunction with the University of South Florida 2024 Engineering Expo. We thank the University of South Florida for their support again this year.

Teams arrived and got signed in and their cars inspected. The pits were busy with teams making last minute adjustments. Plant City HS brought out their new car 210. We thank the parents, family and friends that come out to support the students and teams. Our Race Steward Mike Frederick met with everyone for the drivers/teams meeting. At the registration area we encountered a challege between two high school rivals that use to race against one another. It was the Simmons team member, Victoria Hobbs challenging Midleton team member Ryan Norden to a competition between their two children when they are old enough to race against one another. This will be an interesting challenge coming to Electrathon in the future as both parents were/are very competitive.

We had twelve cars line up for the first, one hour competition. During the race, a few teams had tire issues and had to change them out to get back into the race. Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 had their rear wheel come apart ending their race day. Mulberry HS hit the rear of Pro EV, sending Pro EV into a spin out. Both drivers did well and there were no injuries.

When the checkered flag dropped the standings were:
High School
1st Place Mulberry car 100 with 59 laps (race time of 1.00.11)
2nd Place Plant City car 83 with 59 laps (race time of 1.00.27)
3rd Place Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation car 555 with 58 laps
4th Place Middleton car 80 with 53 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 38 with 51 laps
6th Place Plant City car 210 with 42 laps
7th Place Middleton car 133 with 39 laps

Open
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 70 laps
2nd Place Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 57 laps

Advanced
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 76 laps
2nd Place USF car 48 with 72 laps
3rd Place Middleton car 27 with 66 laps (best lap of 41.554)

Between races the teams made adjustments to their cars.

We had eleven cars line up for the second race of the day. When the checkered flag dropped it was:
High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 67 llaps
2nd Place Plant City car 210 with 65 laps
3rd Place Mulberry car 100 with 62 laps
4th Place Middleton car 133 with 61 laps (race time of 1.00.03)
5th Place Plant City car 83 with 61 laps (race time of 1.00.47)
6th Place Middleton car 80 with 57 laps
7th Place Mulberry car 38 with 55 laps

Open
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 73 laps

Advanced
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 75 laps
2nd Place USF car 48 with 57 laps (best lap of 41.477)
3rd Place Middleton car 27 with 53 laps

We add the laps from each race to get our overall race results for the day.

High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 125 laps 2nd Place Mulberry car 100 with 121 laps 3rd Plant City car 83 with 120 laps 4th Place Middleton car 80 with 110 laps 5th Place Plant City car 210 with 107 laps 6th Place Mulberry car 38 with 106 laps 7th Place Middleton car 133 with 100 laps Open
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 143 laps 2nd Place Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 57 laps Advanced
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 151 laps 2nd Place USF car 48 with 129 laps 3rd Place Middleton car 27 with 119 laps Our next STEM Electrathon Event (dash race day) will be held on Saturday March 2nd at Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation in Pasco County.

USF Engineering Expo February 9 2024

We had a great STEM day at the USF Engineering Expo. The high school teams really shined. We had one car from Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation and their trailer, three cars from Middleton and their solar trailer, two cars from Mulberry and two cars from Plant City. size-full wp-image-6949″ /> size-full wp-image-6948″ /> Our teams will be competing on Saturday, February 10th in two one-hour endurance races.

The first race starts at 10am and ends at 11am. The second race starts at 1pm and end at 2pm.

Hope to see everyone for this free, fun filled day of STEM competitions.

Florida State College January 27, 2024 (Jacksonville)

On Saturday, January 27th we assisted Florida State College at Jacksonville with their first Electrathon race. We thank FSCJ Electrathon Team Sponsor Robert Wechsler, his team, volunteers and FSCJ Administration for inviting us to their event. We arrived early on Saturday to finish with the event set up. As teams arrived and got situated in the pits, the inspection team started the car inspections. We welcome new team Augusta Prep car 1324 from Georgia. We welcome new team Fairhope HS car 1 from Alabama. We welcome new team Electrathon Parts car 654 from Milton Florida. Our drivers meeting went well with the teams, they were informed of track conditions, broke down car procedures and instructed on the race flags. We had 10 cars line up for our first 1-hour competition. Dr. Doug Brauer Dean of Industry and Engineering at FSCJ dropped the green flag, starting the race. As the teams went into turn one, Fairhope car 1 had a steering issue that caused them to leave the track and into the grass sidelines (driver did well and there were no injuries). The teams worked out little car issues during the race.

When the checkered flag dropped The results were:
High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation car 555 with 50 laps
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 38 laps
3rd Place Fairhope car 1 with 33 laps
4th Place Augusta Prep car 1324 with 29 laps
5th Place Plant City car 83 with 21 laps
Open
1st Place Electrathon Parts car 654 with 59 laps
2nd Place Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 48 laps
3rd Place RYNO car 360 with 46 laps
4th Place Mulberry car 100 with 35 laps
Advanced
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 44 laps (best lap of 54.903)

The pits were opened between races for guests/visitors to check out the cars and ask questions.

We had 9 cars line up for our second 1-hour competition. RYNO car 360 was driven the second race by a student from Nease HS as their car could not make the race.

When the green flag dropped, the teams were driving with more skill and higher speeds as they made adjustments on their cars between races.

Kirkland Ranch car 555 did a 52.248 lap beating all others the entire day. Pro EV car 39 (advanced batteries) and Electrathon Parts car 654 (lead acid batteries), stayed neck and neck with each of them taking the lead at times during the race. Both cars performed extremely well and put on a good show for everyone.

When the checkered flag dropped it was
High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 49 laps
2nd Place Fairhope car 1 with 41 laps
3rd Place Mulberry car 38 with 39 laps
4th Place Plant City car 83 with 28 laps
Open
1st Place Electrathon Parts car 654 with 60 laps
2nd Place FL State College car 904 with 45 laps
3rd Place Mulberry car 100 with 38 laps
4th Place RYNO car 360 with 16 laps
Advanced
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 47 laps

We add the laps from each race to get our overall race results for the day.
High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 99 laps 2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 77 laps 3rd Place Fairhope car 1 with 74 laps 4th Place Plant City car 83 with 49 laps 5th Place Augusta Prep car 1324 with 29 laps Open
1st Place Electrathon Parts car 654 with 119 laps 2nd Place Florida State College Jacksonville car 904 with 93 laps 3rd Place Mulberry car 100 with 73 laps 4th Place RYNO car 360 with 62 laps
Advanced
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 91 laps We had a great time in Jacksonville; we thank everyone that came out.

February 9 – 10, 2024 USF Engineering Expo

On Friday, February 9th we will have our high school teams displaying their cars and trailer, at the USF Engineering Expo from 9am to 4pm. For more details contact Trish at 813 763 2046.

On Saturday, February 10th we will have our STEM Electrathon Race in the parking lot located at 3824 USF Alumni Drive, Tampa FL.

Hope to see everyone there to support the USF Engineering Expo and our Electrathon STEM Event.

Middleton HS January 20 2024

We held our first STEM Electrathon Event of 2024 (our 5th for the 2023-2024 season) at Middleton High School on Saturday, January 20th. We thank Sponsor William Knight his team and Middleton HS Administration for their support of our organization.

Thank you, Ken Fiallos (founder), for brining coffee and donuts.

Teams arrived and got signed in and their cars inspected. The pits were busy with teams making last minute adjustments. Plant City car 83 had controller issues. The team worked hard to figure it out but had no luck in getting it on the track.

We welcome back the Palm Bay Magnet Team and hope to see them at more races.

We had a surprise visit from Vic Nieves, one of our founders and longtime supporter.

We thank the parents, family and friends that came out to support the students and teams.
Our Race Steward Ryan and Charlie met with everyone for the drivers/teams meeting.
We had nine cars line up for the first, one hour competition.
During the race, Middleton car 133 and Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 met each other in one of the turns. Both drivers did well and there were no injuries.
We had a few tires pop on the rough course and there was only one chain issue (and it wasn’t Mulberry).

When the checkered flag dropped the standings were:
High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 40 laps
2nd Place Middleton car 80 with 37 laps (race time of 1.00.57)
3rd Place Mulberry car 38 with 37 laps (race time od 1.01.05)
4th Place Palm Bay car 101 with 34 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 100 with 33 laps
6th Place Middleton car 133 with 24 laps

Open
1st Place Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 43 laps

Advanced
1st Place Middleton car 27 with 36 laps (best lap 62.820)
2nd Place USF car 48 with 35 laps

Between races the teams made adjustments to their cars.

We had ten cars line up for the second race of the day.
Middleton HS car 27 had their advanced battery alarm start acting up causing them to run tests on their systems. USF Car 48 had a tire issue causing them to spend some time in the pits.

When the checkered flag dropped it was:
High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 49 laps (best lap of 59.11.625)
2nd Place Palm Bay car 101 with 45 laps
3rd Place Mulberry car 38 with 43 laps
4th Place Middleton car 80 with 29 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 100 with 27 laps
6th Place Middleton car 133 with 24 laps

Open
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 51 laps
2nd Place Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 38 laps

Advanced
1st Place USF car 48 with 28 laps
2nd Place Middleton car 27 with 22 laps

We add the laps from each race to get our overall race results for the day.
High School
1st Place Kirkland Ranch car 555 with 89 laps
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 with 80 laps
3rd Place Palm Bay car 101 with 79 laps
4th Place Middleton car 80 with 66 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 100 with 60 laps
6th Place Middleton car 133 with 48 laps
Open
1st Place Florida State College at Jacksonville car 904 with 81 laps
2nd Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 51 laps
Advanced
1st Place USF car 48 with 63 laps
2nd Place Middleton car 27 with 58 laps
Our next STEM Electrathon Event will be held on Saturday February 10th at University of South Florida in Tampa Florida.