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Friday, May 05, 2017

JCHS Shines at INDY Greenpower Race; BJHS Not Far Behind

Posted by John Peck in General

 Raise a checkered flag to Greenpower Racing in Madison City Schools.
James Clemens and Bob Jones Greenpower Racing teams racked up an impressive performance at a national Greenpower Student Electric Car Challenge last week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dozens of teams from across the U.S. and U.K. competed.
grenpower teams at Indianpolis speedway sign
The Jets Racing team placed 2nd in class and 3rd overall.
The Patriots placed 5th in class and 7th overall.
Congratulations to the students, teacher/coaches Greg Ennis at JCHS and Jessye Gaines at BJHS, and sponsors.
This was an especially impressive outcome given that the Greenpower program in Madison City is only a couple of years in the making.

Team members for the Jets were:
Nick Thompson, JD Strickland, Jake Strickland, Ryan Dunn, Matthew Jones, Drew Hicks, Abigail Celuch, Blake Tweedie.

Patriot Racing team  members were:
Emma Leigh Wright, Elizabeth Kasprzak, Sam Andrzejewski, Rishish Narahari, John Chen, Brook Heater, Ethan Culver, William Caballero, Madison Gore, Adam Bastien, Jacob Hasenyager, Jared Harris, Blake Young, Ben Runyan, Zach Johnson.

Patriots and Jets race cars side by side on track

Group pic of team members side by side on track

Team members in ritual of kissing track before race

closeup of Bob Jones Driver suited up

Jets Driver in car in pit with crew member knelt by car

Team members posed by track

zoomed in shot of car racing around track

Photo gallery from the Indianapolis Star newspaper. http://www.indystar.com/picture-gallery/news/2017/05/01/green-cars-take-over-the-speedway/101179940/

News coverage from an India TV station: http://wishtv.com/2017/05/01/student-built-cars-racing-at-ims-to-kick-off-may/

 


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