Comet Bay College bagged an incredible 11 trophies after outstanding performances at the 2019 eV Challenge Powered by Synergy last weekend.
The College has competed in Australia’s longest running electric motorsport event for four years, and Design and Technology teacher Clay Woolcock said 2019 had yielded the most success.
Overall, Comet Bay College scooped two out of three Class Titles.
“It was wonderful to come home with so many awards for both performance and design,” Mr Woolcock said.
“Eleven trophies and two titles is a remarkable effort and is a testament to the outstanding work of our Design and Technology students.
“The eV Challenge provides a great opportunity for our students to use their entire skillsets to work together in teams to design, build, construct and test a single-seat electric vehicle.
“It’s an example of how our students directly use classroom knowledge in real-world projects, developing future technologies in an exciting and competitive environment.”
Sixteen teams competed in this year’s event which was held at the Tiger Kart Club in Henderson on Saturday, November 2.
Powered by a limited battery capacity and built to a limited budget, teams try to complete as many laps of a circuit as possible in one hour.
Comet Bay College entered four cars this year – two in Class A (juniors), one in Class B (for students up to Year 12) and one in Class C (open category).
Our Class A cars came third and sixth, won the fastest lap time and earned second place in the Synergy Engineering awards.
Our senior team won the Class B title, making us Champion Senior School, triumphing over schools such as Wesley College and Christ Church Grammar School. That team also won the ECU Engineering prize, as judged by a former F1 engineer.
Mr Woolcock brought home the Class C title, won the overall event and set the fastest lap in Class C.
Former student Owen Ham, who is an apprentice fabricator at CIVMEC, took home second place in Class C and won the Synergy Engineering Prize for his category.
“Comet Bay College is being recognised for its highly innovative and competitive STEM programs,” Mr Woolcock said.
“While this program is not just about winning competitions, it certainly helps to motivate everyone when we have a strong result like we did last weekend.
“We will look forward to defending out titles at next year’s eV Challenge. Hopefully we can go three from three!”