The harder we attempted to defend our 1st place finish from last year the more challenges we faced. Beginning from Ryan's mold fail experience that created a last minute shuffle of vehicles and drivers a week before the event to a challenging last minute scramble to cure a brake fail during scrutineering.
EV team enters 4 different vehicles this year and brings home two 4th place positions, and two 8th place positions. Strong competition along with grand challenges creates the perfect environment for an unforgettable learning experience. So what does the EV Team do after the last EVent of the year? Plan for next year's vehicle improvements and shopping for tools to do the job.
Despite the title, Mondays for the team are not actually madness. Sometimes chaotic but not madness. As we met this afternoon and into the evening, we all prepared for our next competition: Google Gravity Games 2018!
Sweet, sweet victory! The team celebrates not one but two 1st Place victories in both Conversion and STEM Cycle divisions.
None of this could have ever been accomplished or achieved without the whole team's efforts. After all, there is no I in team. On the first day, Topsail's conversion, a Mazda Miata, suffered some motor troubles. Our team did everything in our power to assist them in dropping the motor and repairing to get their vehicle into shape to race us the next day, due to a prior experience, extremely similar. The team never fails to encourage each other before events or even to try new experiences.
Perry's Service Center Donates a new Set of Autocross Miata Tires Just in time for the EV Challenge!
More tires and repair were needed on our travel vehicles before we could carry the team and equipment to the EV Challenge. Perry's crew worked after hours to resolve all the issues. We are so very thankful for their support and extra efforts. We highly encourage you to consider them for all your service needs.
The EV family would like to thank Perry's Service Center for hooking us up with much needed maintenance on our trailer. In addition, two trailer tires were donated! We are extremely grateful for Perry's keeping us in tip top shape as we are preparing to travel to competition.
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Super Shop Monday accomplishes many tasks including writing to President Trump, 18650 Battery Balancing, Leaf battery resurrection, and fabrication of our Google Gravity Games engineered chassis mold. EV Challenge in 10 Days!
West High's EV Team