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1st Annual Buckingham STEM Electrathon Rally

The 1st Annual Buckingham STEM Electrathon Rally will be held on July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2021 at Buckingham Field in Lehigh Acres, Florida. Bring the entire family for a mini vacation filled with Electrathon racing, beaches, movie theatres, hotel swimming pool and other fun activities in the area.

The three days of racing will be on Buckingham Field (airstrip) that allows us to have Course Layout A (not to scale), approximately 1.09 miles long
Course Layout B (not to scale), approximately 1.748 miles long

We have scheduled the race days so that families can spend some time together after each race day.
Event schedule: 2021 Summer Schedule

Prize money and awards are based on a minimum of three cars in each class (high school, open, advanced battery) per race day. The total laps (most overall laps) for the race day will determine the place winners. We will give trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class, each day. Each 1st place winner will also receive $100 cash each day in each class (high school, open, advanced battery). Each 2nd place winner will receive a Bosch Charger each day in each class (high school, open, advanced battery). Each 3rd place winner will receive a Bosch cap each day in each class (high school, open advanced battery).

On Friday, July 23rd, there will be a special race, a 20 minute Dash Race for Team Sponsors, Principals, and Electrathon Board Members, regular drivers for a team are not eligible to race. This race gives those that are normally on the side lines the opportunity to experience the Electrathon fever that each driver has during the races. *NOTE* Cars cannot have lithium batteries for this race. Prizes for this race, 1st Place $75, 2nd place $50, 3rd Place $25, no trophies.

All three days of STEM Electrathon Racing for only $70
A second team car for all 3 days of racing $30
Special Dash Race fee $10 per car

We are still working with other hotels in the area for group rates; currently this is what Lee County has provided at this time.
https://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=49542

2020 2021 Most Laps Advanced Battery Class

Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida records the number of laps each team’s car completes during the entire STEM Electrathon race season.

The total laps completed by teams during the 2020-2021 Race Season in the Advanced Battery Class:
5th Place Tiger Racing car 4 – 37 laps
4th Place Pro EV car 39 – 185 laps
3rd Place Silver Bullet car 13 – 222 laps
2nd Place University of South Florida Car 48 – 436 laps
1st Place Fortuna car 444 – 480 laps

2020 2021 Most Laps Awards Open Class

Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida records the number of laps each team’s car completes during the entire STEM Electrathon race season.

The total laps completed by teams during the 2020-2021 Race Season in the Open Class:
6th Place Archer Racing car 321 – 91 laps
5th Place Hillsborough Community College car 30 – 423 laps
4th Place Titans car 242 – 886 laps
3rd Place Silver Bullet car 94 – 891 laps
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 – 917 laps
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 – 1125 laps

2020 2021 Most Laps Awards High School

Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida records the number of laps each team’s car completes during the entire STEM Electrathon race season.

The total laps completed by teams during the 2020-2021 Race Season in the High School Class:
4th Place Plant City car 208 – 244 laps
3rd Place Lennard car 86 – 280 laps
2nd Place Lennard car 78 – 350 laps
1st Place Plant City car 210 – 875 laps

2020 2021 Race Season – Outstanding Student

This year, Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida had a difficult time recognizing just one Outstanding Student for the 2020-2021, STEM Electrathon Race Season.

Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida believes that every student that participated in our events this race season is an outstanding student. Students this year faced different ways/types of learning, their friends may have been at home learning rather than in the classroom, there were health and safety protocols along with safe distancing requirements. These students excelled through each task placed before them.

The 2020-2021 Outstanding Student joined their team, impressed their sponsors by jumping in to support the team, exhibited a willing to help attitude, showed respect and professionalism (most of the time as we all have our moments).

This year Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida Outstanding Student for 2020-2021 STEM Electrathon Race Season is Plant City High Schools, Caden Mittan

2020 2021 Season Points

Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida gives each team Season points for their attendance and place for each race as long as they are competing for at least 10 cumulative minutes during a one hour race. The points are recorded and totaled at the end of the race season. The season points this year:

High School Class:
4th Place Lennard car 86 – 90 points
3rd Place Plant City car 208 – 93 points
2nd Place Lennard car 78 – 112 points
1st Place Plant City car 210 – 293 points

Open Class:
6th Place Archer Racing car 321 – 100 points
5th Place Hillsborough Community College car 30 – 132 points
4th Place Silver Bullet car 94 – 204 points
3rd Place Titans car 242 – 239 points
2nd Place Mulberry car 38 – 265 points
1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 – 322 points

Advanced Battery Class:
5th Place Tiger Racing car 4 – 50 points
4th Place Pro EV car 39 – 58 points
3rd Place Silver Bullet car 13 – 73 points
2nd Place University of South Florida car 48 – 125 points
1st Place Fortuna car 444 – 254 points

Plant City High School The Last Race of Season May 1 2021

The last race of the 2020-2021 Race Season was held on May 1st at Plant City High School (PCHS). We thank PCHS Electrathon Sponsor David Kocher, his team members and the administration for hosting our last race.

We had eleven cars arrive for the day of racing from the Tampa Bay area, Titusville, Davie and Hialeah Florida. One of the team’s drivers (Jerry) flew in from Indiana for the race, thanks Jerry.

Our regular Race Steward Mike Frederick could not make it so we had a past team captain/driver Ambur (graduate of Brooks DeBartolo) take on the challenge and she did well.

Teams lined up for the first race and off they went.

Pro EV Team ran strong and completed 113 laps with a best lap of 26.660.

It was team Fortuna that jumped up and did a 25.204 lap for the best lap on the course for the day.

Plant City HS 208 was only able to finish half the race as their battery draw caused them to pit until next race.

At the end of the first race, Pro EV 113 laps, Tiger Racing 99 laps, Silver Bullet 94 had 98 laps, Fortuna 94 laps, Mulberry 91 laps, Titans 85 laps, Lennard HS 78 had 80 laps, Plant City HS 210 had 79 laps, Silver Bullet 13 had 67 laps, Lennard HS 86 had 54 laps and Plant City HS 208 had 39 laps.

Teams changed tires and made adjustments between races on their gear ratios and controller setting for better performance during the second race.

The teams lined up their cars for the second race, and off they went when the green flag dropped.

Pro EV came around the last turn and his front right tire said no more and Cliff pulled into the infield and called it a day.

Plant City 208 only lasted half the race, we are sure that the car issues will get worked out and they will be ready for next season.

Mulberry popped their left front tire and stopped in the infield, turned the car on its side, changed it and back on the track they went.

Team Titans popped a tire and called it a day after 38 minutes of racing.

Team Mulberry came around the last turn and popped another tire causing them to call it a day.

Team Fortuna kept communicating with their pit crew about their car and did well for 50 minutes and then had to pit.

At the end of the second race Plant City HS 210 and Tiger Racing had 98 laps, Silver Bullet 94 had 97 laps, Silver Bullet 13 had 89 laps, Lennard HS 78 had 80 laps, Lennard HS 86 had 76 laps, Fortuna 66 laps, Titans 59 laps, Mulberry 58 laps, Plant City 208 had 38 laps, and Pro EV 9 laps.

The race totals were added together for the overall results in each class:

High School: 1st Place Plant City car 210 – 177 laps

2nd Place Lennard car 78 – 160 laps

3rd Place Lennard car 86 – 130 laps

4th Place Plant City car 208 – 77 laps.

Open Class: 1st Place Tiger Racing car 4 – 197 laps

2nd Place Silver Bullet car 94 – 195 laps

3rd Place Mulberry car 38 – 149 laps

4th Place Titans car 242 – 144 laps.

Advanced Battery Class: 1st Place Fortuna car 444 – 160 laps

2nd Place Silver Bullet car 13 – 156 laps

3rd Place Pro EV car 39 – 122 laps.

We thank everyone that has attended our races this season as a member, parent or guest, you are appreciated.

Welcome New Sponsor

Electrathon of Tampa Bay/Florida welcomes our newest sponsor, Affordable Trailer Repair Service and Fabrication LLC. Mike and Trish are active members of our organization and have helped a number of teams with issues with their Electrathon cars. Please support them by having them make repairs or fabricate items you may need.

Last Race of The 2020-2021 Season Plant City High School

Our last race of the 2020-2021 Race Season will be held on May 1, 2021 at Plant City High School, located at 1 Raider Place. We thank PCHS Electrathon Sponsor David Kocher and the Administration at PCHS for hosting our last race.

We will also have our end of the year awards for our teams and members.

First race will be at 10am and the second race will start at 1pm.


Red – Track
Blue – Pits
Green – Registration
Black – Scoring Tower