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For Sale

This Electrathon car will be at the Brandon High School race on April 9, 2022, it is for sale, as seen in the pictures, some work is needed to bring up to Electrathon America Handbook standards. Has a wheel hub motor, controller and a set of poor condition batteries.
$750.00

Brandon High School April 9, 2022

Our next STEM Electrathon Race will be on Brandon High Schools track (oval course) located at 1101 Victoria Street, Brandon FL 33510. The race day will allow for a total of four, one-hour races, schedule posted below. If you did not show your Electrathon America number renewal at the February race, please show at this race when registering.
BLUE – PITS
GREEN – TOWER
RED – SCORING/REGISTRATION
PURPLE – VEHICLE PARKING

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

2022 USF Engineering Expo February 19, 2022

We held our February 19th race at University of South Florida (USF) Engineering Expo. We thank USF for including us again this year in their annual event. A special thank you goes to USF Team (Kai) for helping with Expo information this year. We also want to thank Bob’s Barricades in Tampa for their prompt delivery of the cones needed for our race.

Once again Mike, Trish and Charlie worked on Friday evening to set up cones and barriers. On Saturday morning they were at it again for a few hours before anyone arrived to complete the event set up.

We had a total of 14 cars attending this year’s event at USF (great turnout).

We started our new process for car inspections. Since our organization is a MENTORING partnership of Contractors, Educators, Engineers, Interested Citizens and Information Technologists, the inspection teams consisted of Executive Board and Team Sponsors from each class. This promotes a unity among teams no matter which class you participate in.

Our organization was formed to educate the STUDENTS in STEM and hands on applications. We thank those that mentored and inspected the cars at this race. Tiger Racing (Rodney Schreck) and Middleton Sponsor (William Knight) inspected the high school cars.Silver Bullet Racing (Jim Robinson, our State of FL representative on the Electrathon America Board) and Fortuna Racing (Mike Ralph) inspected the open and advanced cars.

Reminder, all team cars must arrive on time for inspections to be done prior to the track opening for practice laps.

Mike Frederick (Race Steward) conducted our drivers meeting.As teams lined up for the first race the spectators grew in anticipation of the race starting.When the green flag dropped to start the race, drivers worked to find their line on the track for best performance of their cars. The USF car 48, in the second lap, had their brake system come apart on one of their wheels sending them to the pits. Pro EV car 39 ran well until the motor shaft broke ending their day of racing.
At the end of the first race in the High School Class: 1st Plant City car 83, 67 laps2nd Mulberry car 38, 60 laps3rd Plant City car 210, 58 laps 4th Middleton car 133, 35 laps 5th Middleton car 80, 35 laps 6th Plant City car 208, 33 laps Open Class: 1st Tiger Racing car 4, 73 laps 2nd Silver Bullet Racing Car 94, 71 laps 3rd Kinetic Industries car 19, 64 laps 4th Kinetic Industries car 99, 60 laps Advanced Class: 1st Fortuna car 444, 71 laps 2nd Silver Bullet Racing Car 13, 67 laps3rd Pro EV car 39, 51 laps USF car 48, 1 lapTeams worked on their cars during the break between races.As teams lined up for the second race, only 13 cars lined up. When the green flag dropped, drivers had to manage the tight chicane before getting their line in the track. Plant City car 210 and Kinetic Industries car 99 kissed in the chicane sending one up on the curb. Kinetic Industries car 19 spun out causing some damage later in the race ending their racing for the day. Mulberry car 38 had their rear wheel welds crack. Middleton car 80 had the front suspension welds let go sending them to the pits for the day. Middleton car 133 kept throwing their chain, ending their race day early.

At the end of the second race: High School Class: 1st Plant City car 210, 67 laps, 2nd Plant City car 83, 53 laps, 3rd Plant City car 208, 47 laps, 4th Mulberry car 38, 45 laps, 5th Middleton car 133, 16 laps.

Open Class: 1st Tiger Racing car 4, 71 laps, 2nd Kinetic Industries car 99, 67 laps, 3rd Silver Bullet car 94, 64 laps, 4th Kinetic Industries car 19, 35 laps.

Advanced Class: 1st Silver Bullet car 13, 72 laps (1.00.20), 2nd Fortuna car 444, 72 laps (1.00.22), 3rd USF car 48, 49 laps.

To find the overall results for the race day the laps for both races are added together.

High School Class: 1st Plant City car 210, 125 laps2nd Pant City car 83, 120 laps3rd Mulberry car 38, 105 laps4th Plant City car 208, 80 laps5th Middleton car 133, 51 laps6th Middleton car 80, 35 laps

Open Class: 1st Tiger Racing car 4, 144 laps2nd Silver Bullet Racing car 94, 135 laps3rd Kinetic Industries car 99, 117 laps4th Kinetic Industries car 19, 99 laps

Advanced Class: 1st Fortuna car 444, 143 laps2nd Silver Bullet Racing car 13, 139 laps3rd Pro EV car 39, 51 laps4th USF car 48, 49 laps

Our next race will be on April 9, 2022 at Brandon High School. This is an oval course and the race schedule for the day will be different due to number of cars.

February 18th and 19th 2022 USF ENGINEERING EXPO

Our next race will be held at the University of South Florida in conjunction with the 2022 USF Engineering Expo.

Teams should contact Trish in reference to displaying their car(s) and manning the booth from 830am to 5pm on Friday, February 18th.

On Saturday, February 19th, we will hold our STEM Electrathon Races in the parking lot located at 3824 USF Alumni Drive, Tampa.

Set up of the course will begin at 515pm on Friday and remainder of set up will be on Saturday morning at 6am.

The first race will be from 10am to 11am
The second race will be from 1pm to 2pm
Red – Course
Blue – Pits

Plant City High School January 8 2022

We held the first race in the year 2022 at Plant City High School. We thank PCHS Electrathon Sponsor David Kocher, his team and Administration for hosting our event.

As teams arrived for the fun filled day of STEM Electrathon Racing the final touches were being done to the course. A total of twelve cars arrived for this race day.

Teams lined up for the first racenot all the cars took off when the green flag dropped. A couple cars had to reset their shut off switch and off they went.

The course was challenging for the number of cars we had. We may split up the cars in the future at this venue and run more races safely.

The cars ran well the first race, at the end of the first race:
High School Class
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 83 laps
2nd Place Plant City car 83 with 77 laps (faster race time than Mulberry)
3rd Place Mulberry car 38 with 77 laps
4th Place Middleton car 80 with 69 laps
5th Place Plant City car 208 with 55 laps
Open Class
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 83 laps
2nd Place Silver Bullet Racing Car 94 with 81 laps
3rd Place Kinetic Industries car 19 with 73 laps
4th Place Kinetic Industries car 99 with 55 laps (photo from previous race)
Advanced Class
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 105 laps
2nd Place Fortuna car 444 with 80 laps (photo from previous race)
3rd Place Silver Bullet Racing Car 13 with 77 laps

Between races teams made some adjustments to their cars and changed tires. When lineup was called for the second race, all twelve cars were ready to go. There were no issues when the green flag dropped to start the race. During the race, teams had tire issues, chain issue’s, battery issues.

At the end of the second race:
High School Class
1st Place Middleton car 80 with 80 laps
2nd Place Plant City car 83 with 60 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 210 with 59 laps
4th Place Plant City car 208 with 48 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 38 with 22 laps

Open Class
1st Place Silver Bullet Racing Car 94 with 87 laps
2nd Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 85 laps
3rd Place Kinetic Industries car 19 with 83 laps
4th Kinetic Industries car 99 with 64 laps

Advanced Class
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 99 laps
2nd Place Fortuna car 444 with 83 laps
3rd Place Silver Bullet Racing car 13 with 76 laps

The laps were added together for both races to determine the overall results for each class of cars.
High School Class
1st Place Middleton car 80 with 149 laps
2nd Place Plant City car 210 with 142 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 83 with 137 laps
4th Place Plant City car 208 with 103 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 38 with 99 laps
Open Class
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 168 laps (total race time combined 2.00.11)
2nd Place Silver Bullet Racing car 94 with 168 laps (total race time combined 2.00.27)
3rd Place Kinetic Industries car 19 with 156 laps
4th Place Kinetic Industries car 99 with 119 laps
Advanced Class
1st Place Pro EV car 39 with 204 laps
2nd Place Fortuna car 444 with 163 laps
3rd Place Silver Bullet Racing car 13 with 153 laps

Hope to see everyone at the next race.

Plant City High School January 8, 2022

The first race in 2022 will be held at Plant City High School located at 1 Raider Place, Plant City, Florida.

The first race lineup is 9:45 A.M. and the green flag will drop to start the race at 10:00 A.M.

The second race lineup is 12:45 P.M. and the green flag will drop to start the race at 1:00 P.M.

Clean up and awards will follow.

Red – Track
Blue – Pits
Green – Registration

Middleton HS Electrathon Rally December 11, 2021

On Saturday, December 11th, we held our STEM Electrathon Rally at Middleton High School in Tampa. We thank Middleton HS Electrathon Sponsor William Knight, his Team and Administration for hosting our event. It has been quite a few years since we held a race at Middleton. They have an awesome parking lot that has turns and some changes in track evaluation. Mulberry Sponsor Todd Thuma brought out his distance measuring wheel and found the track to be 2,075 feet or .393 tenths of a mile.

We had two new cars on the track for this race. Middleton HS brought out their new car that they finished the week of the race.Jim Robinson (Silver Bullet Racing) brought out his new car that was built in the past month to run in the Advanced Battery Class.

We had 11 cars line up for the first race.

Race Steward Mike Frederick waived the green flag, and they were off for the first hour of competition. The first race proved to be challenging for our teams. The Kinetic Industries car 99 had chain and tire issues along with new batteries that developed dead cells. Plant City HS car 208 had the weld on their mirrors let go, dropping them onto the track. Tiger Racing, car 4 experienced more of a draw on one battery. Silver Bullets new car had its fill of chain issue’s. Mulberry car 38 had chain and tire issues. Plant City car 210 had issues with the rear wheel axle.

At the end of the first race:
High School
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 44 laps
2nd Place Middleton car 80 with 42 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 208 with 26 laps
4th Place Plant City car 83 with 24 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 38 with 15 laps
Open Class
1st Place Silver Bullet car 94 with 51 laps (faster race time)
2nd Tiger Racing car 4 with 51 laps
3rd Place Kinetic Ind. car 19 with 41 laps
4th Place Kinetic Ind. car 99 (919) with 13 laps
Advanced Class
1st Place Fortuna car 444 with 52 laps
2nd Place Silver Bullet car 13 with 11 laps

After the first race, teams worked on their cars making adjustments so that they were ready for the second race.

When the teams lined up for the second race, 11 cars were ready to give it another go on this track. The green flag dropped, and the teams took off for another hour of racing. The Fortuna car 444 had their floor pan come loose causing them to head for the pits. Mulberry car 38 continued with issues carried over from the first race, chain and tire issues. The Kinetic Ind. 99 car continued to have battery issues. The new Silver Bullet car 13 once again had issues that sent them to the pits.

At the end of the second race:
High School Class
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 50 laps
2nd Place Middleton car 80 with 39 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 83 with 28 laps
4th Place Plant City car 208 with 26 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 38 with 18 laps
Open Class
1st Place Silver Bullet car 94 with 51 laps
2nd Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 50 laps
3rd Place Kinetic Ind. car 19 with 41 laps
4th Place Kinetic Ind. car 99 with 7 laps
Advanced Battery Class
1st Place Fortuna car 444 with 42 laps
2nd Place Silver Bullet car 13 with 10 laps

The total laps from both races were combined to determine the final results for the day.
High School Class
1st Place Plant City car 210 with 94 laps
2nd Place Middleton car 80 with 81 laps
3rd Place Plant City car 208 with 52 laps
4th Place Plant City car 83 with 52 laps
5th Place Mulberry car 38 with 33 laps
Open Class
1st Place Silver Bullet car 94 with 102 laps
2nd Place Tiger Racing car 4 with 101 laps
3rd Place Kinetic Ind. car 19 with 82 laps
4th Place Kinetic Ind. car 99 with 20 laps
Advanced Battery Class
1st Place Fortuna car 444 with 94 laps
2nd Place Silver Bullet car 13 with 21 laps

Our next race will be held at Plant City High School on Saturday, January 8, 2022