We had a great day of STEM Electrathon Racing at Brandon High School. We want to thank Brandon Electrathon Sponsor Tim Ruman and the BHS Administration for hosting our event. There were 14 cars that attended this event.
We thank those that mentored and inspected the cars at this race. Mulberry HS (Todd Thuma) and Titans (Brady Weber) inspected the high school cars. Pro EV (Cliff Rassweiler) and Fortuna (Mike Ralph) inspected the open/advanced cars. Jim Truitt and Charles Harrison inspected the three new build cars. John and Stephen Astfanous returned to our organization with their two new cars. Team Fortuna built a new car since our last race and had it ready to race. We all decided to call it the banana car.
Our first race had 9 open/advanced cars. When the green flag dropped, one of our new Astfanous cars had a slight issue and figured it out as Pro EV 39 was in the third turn. All the cars did well; the new driver in the Kinetic Industries car (Breanna Dye) did very well and appears to be a little competitive.
When the checkered flag dropped, ending the race it was:
1st Place Kinetic Industries 19 with 95 laps
2nd Place Silver Bullet 94 with 91 laps
3rd Place Titans 242 with 84 laps
4th Place Kinetic Industries 99 with 67 laps
5th Place Tiger Racing 4 with 63 laps
1st Place Pro EV 39 with 118 laps
2nd Place Fortuna 444 with 99 laps
3rd Place Astfanous car 128 with 76 laps
4th Place Astfanous car 256 with 76 laps
The High School teams lined up and when the green flag dropped there were 5 cars. Drivers did very well and when the checkered flag dropped:
1st Place Plant City 83 with 89 laps
2nd Place Middleton 80 with 88 laps
3rd Place Middleton 133 with 80 laps
4th Place Plant City 210 with 73 laps
5th Place Mulberry 38 with 67 laps
Teams made some adjustments to their cars during the lunch break and were ready to go for round two of racing.
The open/advanced teams lined up and you could feel the competition in the air. The green flag dropped starting the race. The new Astfanous car had issue with motor sprocket and car sending them to the pits for the day. Titans 242 had new tires on their car and the track ate them up after a total of 1 hour 45 minutes of racing for the day. Kinetic Industries 99 hit the green flag sitting beside the track and Pro EV had the rear tire go out and had to pit to get it changed, giving Fortuna 444 a chance to win race two.
When the checkered flag dropped ending the race:
1st Place Kinetic Industries 19 with 98 laps
2nd Place Silver Bullet 94 with 92 laps
3rd Place Tiger Racing 4 with 78 laps
4th Place Kinetic Industries 99 with 75 laps
5th Place Titans 242 with 69 laps
1st Place Fortuna 444 with 105 laps
2nd Place Pro EV 38 with 100 laps
3rd Place Astfanous car 256 with 72 laps
4th Place Astfanous car 128 with 25 laps
The high school teams lined up for their second race of the day. When the green flag dropped to start the race, Mulberry 38 hugged the first two inside lanes, Plant City 210 and Middleton 80 went at it while the Middleton 133 car kept a steady and strong pace.
When the checkered flag dropped it was:
1st Place Middleton 80 with 93 laps
2nd Place Middleton 133 with 90 laps
3rd Place Plant City 83 with 87 laps
4th Place Mulberry 38 with 86 laps
5th Place Plant City 210 with 82 laps
The lap totals from both races are added together to find the overall winners for the day of STEM Electrathon Racing.
High School Class
1st Place Middleton 80 with 181 laps
2nd Place Plant City 83 with 176 laps
3rd Place Middleton 133 with 170 laps
4th Place Plant City 210 with 155 laps
5th Place Mulberry 38 with 153 laps
1st Place Kinetic Industries 19 with 193 laps
2nd Place Silver Bullet 94 with 183 laps
3rd Place Titans 242 with 153 laps
4th Place Kinetic Industries 99 with 143 laps
5th Place Tiger Racing 4 with 141 laps
our next race will be held on Saturday, April 30th at Plant City High School