Comet Bay College dominated the recent 2020 eV Challenge powered by Synergy, winning the overall event and claiming two out of three Class Titles.
It is the third time in the past four years we have won the event and our teams’ impressive performances saw them return from the Wanneroo International Kartway with seven trophies to add to our growing collection.
Our Class A team (for students up to Year 10) came first and fourth, with our Class B team (for students up to Year 12) finishing third and fifth. Both teams set the fastest lap time in their division.
Our Class C team (open category) won both its division and the overall event for the College.
Design and Technology Associate Dean and eV Challenge Program Coordinator Clay Woolcock said about 30 students were involved in designing, building and racing the cars, which took about a year to construct.
He said this year’s success was fuelled by their dedication to the Challenge.
“The students in our eV Challenge program are super enthusiastic and dedicate three to four hours of their own time each week to prepare for the event,” he said.
“It’s a great event to be involved in because it gives our students the opportunity to put concepts from workshop, science and maths classes into action in a real-world environment and compete against other schools doing the same.
“It also gives them a great insight into the motorsport industry and the science and engineering behind it.”
A huge thank you to Campion Education for their support with this year’s program by way of a donation which was used to supply batteries, motors and safety equipment for the Challenge.
Mr Woolcock said the College would defend its titles next year with an additional three cars currently under construction.

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