Columbus, Neb. – Sunny skies and warm weather greeted week two of the Power Drive competition when high school teams traversed the mile-plus, winding track at the Motorsport Park Hastings.
This past Saturday’s endurance rally in Hastings included four classes of cars – advanced, exhibition, novice, and standard divisions. Wayne High School captured first place in the Advanced division for the second year in a row, completing 29 7/8 laps during the 60-minute endurance rally. Runner-up went to Elkhorn High School a lap back with 28 7/8 laps, and third place to Cedar Rapids Kennedy from Iowa chalking up 27 1/4 laps.
Syracuse High School won the Novice division with 24 laps completed, followed by Central City High School with 20 laps. In the Standard division, Elkhorn High School completed 30 laps to take first place. Harvard took second with 28 laps finished and Wayne was third with 24 1/4 laps.
In the Exhibition division, Wayne High School was first, completing 22 laps. Central City claimed the award for Best Pit Crew during the rally
Power Drive, an educational program that challenges high school students to design and build one-person electric vehicles during the school year, will have its third competition of the year this Saturday at the Drive Safe Challenge in Grand Island.
Saturday’s competition will be held at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island, located at 3600 Academy Road, west of the Grand Island Airport. Check-in and inspections will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the first heat at 11:30 a.m. followed by the second heat at approximately 12:50 p.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.
Power Drive is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Public Power District and the Omaha Public Power District.