“We saw 19 high schools and six professional and collegiate teams enter a grand total of 37 cars. We appreciate everyone who participated.”
Electrathon provides both educational and competitive opportunities for students.
One team, Bob Jones High School out of Madison, has participated for the past four years and although they aren’t technically competing with other schools, Electrathon gives them an opportunity to test their vehicles. The students assembled their vehicle without the help of a teacher.
Adam Bastien is a senior at Bob Jones High and one of the drivers in the Electrathon competition. “We enjoy this competition because it is a well-put-on race with lots of teams,” said Bastien.
Ben Runyon works as the general mechanic for the team.
“Both the coolest and most annoying part of this competition is working with a team,” said Runyon.
More than 350 people turned out for the annual event. Students also enjoyed a plug-in electric car show featuring vehicles from BMW, Chevrolet and Ford.
Here’s a look at the winner’s from Electrathon Alabama:
Open Class – Professional/College
1st Place: #48 University of Southern Florida
2nd Place: #365 Tampa Bay University
3rd Place: #321 Archer Racing
Electrathon High School
1st Place: #22 Dothan Technology Center
2nd Place: #115 Walker County Center of Technology
3rd Place: #251 Spanish Fort High School
Green Power High School
1st Place: #5 Bob Jones High School
2nd Place: #1 Bob Jones High School
3rd Place: #314 Grissom High School