On Friday, February 15th our teams will display their cars at the USF Engineering Expo.
The USF Engineering Expo that is held every year in February, seeks to educate K-12 students on the importance of math, science, engineering and technology within their lives. The Expo (9:00am – 4:00pm) features hands on exhibits and shows that help encourage more students to pursue fields in science and math.
Our Electrathon Races will take place on Saturday, February 16th, line up for the first race will be at 9:45am and the green flag will start the one hour race at 10:00am. After the first race, our teams will have their cars on display in the pit area for guests to check out and ask questions about their car and Electrathon Racing. The line up for our second race will be at 12:45pm and the green flag will start the one hour race at 1:00pm.
The goal for our teams during the race is to conserve their battery power so that they last the entire one hour and still have the most number of completed laps in their class of cars.
ETO has three car class types at this time:
High School Class – students from various high schools that use approved types of batteries
Open Class – colleges/universities and enthusiast’s that also use approved types of batteries
Advanced Battery Class – for certain groups that use approved lithium battery types
The University of South Florida is located at 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33620.
Please come out and enjoy two FREE FUN FILLED DAYS for the entire family.
Electrathon of Tampa Bay is proud/honored to announce the retirement of Fredi Beck from Hillsborough County Public Schools. Fredi has served the School District for 30.5 years, they have lost an outstanding individual from their ranks, good luck on filling her shoes.
Fredi and Tom (Husband) plan to relocate within the next few months to Indiana to be with family and friends. When this takes place, Electrathon of Tampa Bay will loose so much, her knowledge, skills, smile, friendship, dedication and love that she has given us for so many years to our organization. Please reach out to Fredi, show our ETO love and respect by congratulating her on her retirement from the School District.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ELECTRATHON OF TAMPA BAY FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Our next race will be held at Wharton High School, located at 20150 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33647. This will be our first race in 2019 and we hope for a great turn out after the holidays. Our course will be located on the south side of the main campus. The first race will lineup at 9:45am and the green flag for the 1 hour race will drop at 10 am. The second race will line up at 12:45 and the green flag will drop at 1 pm. Once the second race is completed, teams will assist with course and area clean up before the awards ceremony.
Wharton HS Electrathon Sponsor Chris Hart will have their annual STEM competition on the north side of the campus which allows for an entire day of free STEM activities for the entire family to experience.
As the end of 2018 approaches, think back over the year, remember all of the things that you have accomplished and the goals that you have achieved.
Think about the way you spoke to others and the way it affected them.
Think of the loved ones that you spent time with and all the memories that you have to cherish in your thoughts and heart for the rest of your life.
Remember your loved ones that you lost and the ones you still have that are in your life.
For some, 2018 was an outstanding year while others struggled through difficult times.
As the 2019 year approaches, set your goals, reach out to your family and friends, let them know that they are in your thoughts. Repair those broken relationships with family and friends so that the New Year can bring you happiness and success.
Have a great holiday season and a safe New Year full of life and happiness.
On December 8, 2018, we will hold our last race in 2018 before looking forward to a bigger and better 2019 with more teams and sponsors.
The Simmons Team will be our host for this race giving them the home team advantage.
The First Baptist Church of Plant City is located at 3309 James L. Redman Pkwy, Plant City, FL 33566.
Our first race will start at 10:00am/end at 11:00 am. Our second race will start at 1:00 pm/end at 2:00 pm. Awards ceremony will follow after all of the course has been cleared.
There will be a porta-potty delivered for our use while we are on site as indicated on the map. There will not be electric available for teams to charge their batteries, generators will be required, only team transport vehicle permitted in the pits, all others will park in the overflow pit parking.
The track is 1757′ long, please review the information indicated on the map as there will be one entrance into our race area for teams and spectators.
RED – COURSE
PINK – TIRES AND TAPE
BLACK – TOWER
YELLOW – TRACK BARRIOR TAPE
GREEN – REGISTRATION/SCORING
WHITE – SPECTATOR PARKING/VIEWING
BLUE – PITS
ORANGE – PORTA-POTTY
BURGUNDY/BROWN – OVERFLOW PIT PARKING
We are in a parade again this year, on December 1, 2018 Electrathon of Tampa Bay will attend the Longwood Florida Christmas Parade. If you plan to attend, please contact Fredi to obtain all of the information.
ETO will transport at least 4 cars from the Tampa area to the race as long as teams have contacted and arranged it with Fredi, cars will be returned to the school on Monday or Tuesday after the parade.
Electrathon of Tampa Bay will not have a race on November 10, 2018 due to a venue issue.
We will hold an all teams workday so teams can work together on the cars and then test them.
November 10, 2018 workday will be held at Simmons Career Ctr, 1202 West Grant, Plant City Florida from 8 am to 2 pm.
Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be provided by ETO around 11 am. Drinks and other food that you/your team wants, must be brought by you/them.
Please RSVP with Fredi or Charlie so we have enough burgers and Hotdogs.
WE HAD A GOOD TURN OUT TO INCLUDE RODNEY FROM HIALEAH FLORIDA.
TEAMS WORKED TOGETHER ON EACH OTHERS CARS, DROVE EACH OTHERS CARS AND ENJOYED THE HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS.
THANK YOU SIMMONS SPONSOR WILLIAM KNIGHT, HIS PRINCIPAL MR CHAZARES FOR ALLOWING US TO USE THIER FACILITY.
THANK YOU TO DEBBIE HARRISON FOR COOKING ALL THE HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS FOR US TO EAT.
Electrathon of Tampa Bay will hold our second race of the 2018 – 2019 season on October 27, 2018 at George Jenkins High School, located at 6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813. This will be our first race in Polk County.
A special thank you goes to our two Team Sponsors in Polk County, Todd Thuma from Mulberry HS and James Heuslein from G. Jenkins HS for coming on board with ETO and getting a race in their area. Mulberry HS is in their second season and G. Jenkins will be on the track at this race for the very first time. Will that give them a home advantage?
The race will be held on the bus loop located at the back of the school. The course is approximately 1700′.
Yellow – Barrier Tape
Red – Course
Black – Scoring Tower
Orange – Spectator Parking
Blue – Registration
White – Overflow Parking for Teams
Green – Pit Area
The pit area is good size but those with medium/large trailers should arrive early to have a good turn around area rather than backing into the pits from the course.
On September 13, 2018, Electrathon of Tampa Bay held our Annual All Teams Board Meeting. Election of the Executive Board was held, the Executive Board of Directors for 2018 – 2019 are:
President – Charles Harrison
Vice President – James (Jim) Truitt
Secretary – Vacant
Treasurer / Publicist – Fredi Beck
Director of Communications – Vic Nieves
Director of Events – Mike Frederick
Director of Community Outreach – Brady Weber
Board Intern – Nicodemus Brothers
Board Intern – Vacant
The majority of the members present at the September 13, 2018 meeting discussed and approved changing our race points to the following:
1st 25 points, 2nd 18 points, 3rd 15 points, 4th 12 points, 5th 10 points, 6th 8 points, 7th 6 points, 8th 4 points, 9th 2 points, 10th 1 point
ALSO a car must be on the course competing for a minimum of 10 cumulative minutes out of the total race time.
Hope to see everyone at our first race September 22, 2018 at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon Florida. On September 22, 2018 our first race is from 10 am to 11 am and our second race is from 1 pm to 2 pm with an awards ceremony to follow.