Teamwork is the key to Success
Bendigo HPE/EEV 2019 Grand Prix
Excitement levels were high at the Bendigo Human Powered Vehicle and Energy Efficient Vehicle Grand Prix as the Damascus College Sustainable Racing Team (formerly Energy Breakthrough team) took out 2nd and 4th in its class. Alan Strange and Rachel Beardall coordinators of the SRT program praised the effort of the team and parent volunteers who worked tirelessly across the day and night to ensure all three trikes were competitive in the race. Students challenge themselves, worked as a team and encouraged each other across the entire 9 hour race. The Bendigo race was also the debut of Young Guns, our junior race team. Although we ran into some problems with Young Guns, the tenacity to push through and never give up shown from volunteers, parents and students was astounding. At the end of the day it was a positive event and a great lead up to Maryborough in November.
Results of our trikes (in a field of 69 trikes):
Thing 1 (hHbrid) 2nd in Class, 12th overall
Thing 2 (EEV) 2nd in Class, 16th overall
Young Guns (HPV) 4th in class, 66th overall.
Putting it into context (distance travelled):
277kms rode in Thing 1 (Hybrid)
260kms rode in Thing 2 (EEV)
132kms rode in Young Guns (HPV)
669kms. (That’s Melbourne to Canberra! In 9hours!)
At the end of the day it was a positive event and a great lead up to Maryborough in November.
Written by Alan Strange &A Rachel Beardall.