Power Drive team competes in Wayne


Despite less than ideal weather conditions, several team competed in state competition in Wayne on April 30.

Wayne's Advanced class car A22 competed in five events, earning points towards the overall award.

Maneuverability - 125' slalom course where the car makes a run through the cones, turns around and comes back through.  Time from two runs are averaged, and the fastest time wins. 100 points possible

Braking - Braking efficiency is measured by how quickly the car can stop from 15MH.  100 points possible

Design and Construction - Cars are judged on a variety of design criteria and quality of construction.   100 points possible

Documentation - Students create a written journal about the car, the student's involvement in the project, and what they have learned.   300 points possible

Endurance - Cars race in a 90 minute rally to see which travels the furthest.   600 points possible

Overall - Points are added up from events to determine the winner, similar to a team score at a track meet.

Advanced class car A22 received the following awards:  (Driven by Brett Johnson)

First Place - Maneuverability

First Place - Braking

First Place - Design and Construction

First Place - Documentation  (created by Brett Johnson, Nina Hammer)

First Place - Endurance

Best Paint 

First Place - Overall - State Champion

A22 was the only car to finish the 90 minute rally, as all others had mechanical problems, or ran low on power.

Exhibition class cars compete only in the endurance event.

Wayne's Exhibition class car E39 received the following awards:  (Driven by Matthew Kufner-Rodriguez)

First Place - Endurance - State Champion

Highest Season Mileage - 133.16 miles completed with a 8.43 mile lead.  

A total of nine awards were won at the Championships - all first places.  Two State Championships were won, making the 10th and 11th State Championship in Blue Devil history.

Season accomplishments for the team included:

16 awards were won this season;

A22 was undefeated in every competition it entered - Perfect season'

A22 completed 113.67 miles, leading Advanced class total mileage by 45.23 miles;

E39 completed 133.16 miles, leading all classes with a 8.43 mile lead;

Best Pit Crew Award at West Point Rally.


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