Opening Power Drive competition
Columbus, Neb. – Race number one of the five, Power Drive competitions is now in the books with Raymond Central High School carting off a bulk of the competition honors.
Saturday’s opening event, the Big Red Invitational, was staged on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, with winners in four different categories.
Raymond Central High School from Raymond, Neb., took the top honors in the Advanced Class, completing 67 laps, with Bancroft-Rosalie second with 66 laps completed, and Wayne High School taking third place with just under 66 laps.
In the Standard Class, Raymond Central was also the winner, again completing 67 laps. Lakeview High School from Columbus was second with 66 laps completed and Johnson County Central was third with 64 laps.
Raymond Central took a third win in the Exhibition Class, covering 61 laps with Bancroft-Rosalie taking second, completing 58 laps. Harvard High School took top honors in the Novice Class with 51 laps completed.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School from Iowa won the award for Best Pit Crew.
This Saturday’s event (April 13) will take place in Hastings at the Motorsport Park Hastings. Check-in and vehicle inspections begin at 8 a.m., followed by the first heat of competition starting at 10 a.m. and the second heat at 11:30 a.m. The awards presentation will begin at 1 p.m.
Power Drive is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Public Power District and the Omaha Public Power District.