MADISON – Taking a lap as nationwide champions, the Patriot Racing crew is gearing for a brand new season of competitors.
“This previous Could, Patriot Racing gained the 2022-2023 Nationwide Championship within the F24 Superior Modified and F24 Superior Customized division,” Media Lead Isa Hayes stated.
Patriot Racing is a part of the Greenpower USA program. “Greenpower began about 25 years in the past in the UK, earlier than coming to america in 2011,” Hayes stated.
Bob Jones Patriot Racing has three groups:
* Crimson Workforce — Workforce Lead Max McGee, Media Lead Isa Hayes, Ben Lambertson – seniors; C.J. Stratton – sophomore; Lyla Zomkowski, Bryce Benson, Delmont Goins – freshmen.
* White Workforce — Workforce Lead Tucker Magonigal – junior; John Allison, Daniel Myatt – seniors; Isaac Lockhart – sophomore.
* Blue Workforce — Workforce Lead Gabe Whitt – senior; Liam Culver, Conrado Jocson, Michael Schmauch – juniors; Nathan Gagne, Elliot Davison – sophomores; Ben Cox – freshman.
Faculty sponsor is Jessye G. Gaines. Workforce Mentor is Kris Kasprzak.
Automobiles are divided into three sections. “Inexperienced Goblin is a simplified model out there to elementary faculty college students. F24 Intermediate is for center faculty college students, and F24 Superior is for highschool college students. We compete in F24 Superior,” Hayes stated.
Bob Jones has three vehicles — Crimson, White and Blue. “Blue automobile was our first automobile and competes in F24 Superior Modified division. Crimson automobile was the subsequent addition and competed in (that) division,” Hayes stated. “These two vehicles preserve their body, however about each two years, we redo issues, such because the physique panels and wiring.”
White automobile debuted final 12 months and competed within the F24 Superior Customized division, “which implies the automobile was fully scratch-built by our college students. This previous summer time, we checked out our information from the unique White automobile and fully rebuilt it,” Hayes stated.
For Bob Jones’ modified vehicles, Greenpower USA or GPUSA supplies a body, motor and two 12-volt batteries. For his or her customized automobile, college students should collect all supplies themselves for the body/physique, however GPUSA does provide the motor and batteries. Rules decide what college students can and can’t placed on or in vehicles.
“Based mostly on the tracks we go to, we modify our gear ratio so our vehicles might be as environment friendly as doable,” Hayes stated. “We can’t, nonetheless, change the utmost velocity whereas the automobile is operating the observe. (That’s) we don’t have a gear shift.”
To hitch Patriot Racing, college students should submit a proper software. Leaders assessment purposes, and chosen college students full the interview course of, which ends up in ultimate selections for college kids that can be part of for the upcoming season.
To-date, Patriot Racing’s present schedule consists of Inside Bob Jones Scrimmage, Sept. 23; EVOLV 400, Encourage Academy, Lafayette, Oct. 14; Choccolocco Inexperienced Prix, Oxford, Nov. 13 and 19; and EVOLV 400, Encourage Academy, Lafayette, March 16, 2024. Greenpower Nationwide Championship Race normally is scheduled in early to mid-Could.
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