From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
LEEDS — On April 30th, the Hewitt-Trussville Engineering Academy competed in the Electrathon race at Barber’s speedway.
The one-hour race took place the morning and afternoon of Monday, April 30.
According to the Electrathon America, competitors learn to design and build an electric vehicle (similar to the style of an Indy car) they drive.
Each vehicle must pass a local inspection in the 60-minute competitions that are held on various closed loop courses.
Each vehicle is limited to approximately 1000 Watt-hour of electricity from any chemical or solid-state battery, or super capacitor deemed safe.
Teams are ranked by total number of laps completed in both races.
The Hewitt-Trussville Engineering Academy teams placed 5th and 6th overall.
The boys’ car completed a total of 20 laps for a distance of 47.6 miles, and the girls’ car completed a total of 18 laps for a total of 42.9 miles.