Thursday, May 23, 2013

METSA Students Place 2nd at Racing Challenge

The R. L. Turner METSA team RC Lions for an amazing performance at this year’s NASCAR Student Racing Challenge as they placed 2nd overall for the day of competitions. The competition was held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC. Competitions for the day included:

·        Aerodynamics Design
·        RoboCar RaCeCar
·        Alternative Energy
·        Superspeedway Endurance Race
·        Creative Engineering
·        Team Presentations
·        Graphic Design
·        Elevator Pitch

While most teams reaching the national platform meet on a daily basis to work on projects and submit critical project points, our RC Lions are limited to short once-a-week afternoons and occasional half day Saturday meetings. This component to the competition school year makes winning runner-up just that more rewarding. Our Lions also placed 1st in Creative Engineering and 2nd in Team Presentations. They also collected over $700 in cash winnings and a $200 Red Cat Volcano Exp Pro Car. Their pit crew projects integrated mechanical  & electrical engineering while fabrication of an RC Car body added elements in aerodynamics, design and Solid Works 3D CAD modeling.

Participating students: Seth Bullis, Carlos Lopez, Faustino Rocha, Jessica Le, Margarita Herrera, Zeeshan Parpia, Redish Raguthu, Hermelinda Fernandez, Josh Weese, Cesar Ultrera, and Sam DeLacerda. I would like to personally thank Mrs. Mansoureh Tehrani and Mrs. Georgeanne Warnock for their generous support throughout the year.

The RC Lions team advisor is Jose Guerrero.

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