(NEWS) Precision Racing and Atlas Racing, two of the F1 in Schools teams from Granbury High School, placed first and second in the national competition this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. @Titan Racing was fourth, while Adrenaline 4x4 was third in a separate Land Rover 4x4 Challenge. Students will traveling abroad to represent the United States in the world finals for the fourth time in five years.
“This has been the most successful national competition we have entered, having every team honored with at least one award,” Gibson said. “Our 4x4 team began preparing for this competition six weeks ago, and it is amazing what they accomplished in such a short amount of time. This was a great learning experience for them, and they will be the team to beat in future competitions.”
Adrenaline 4x4 is head to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for the 3rd World Finals on December 8-13 at the Ya Marina Circuit.
Adrenaline 4x4: Hunter Dewey, team manager; Hannah Myers, programming engineer; Cooper Schenewark, manufacturing engineer; Tyler Rau, design engineer
The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge requires students to build a radio controlled four-wheel drive (4x4) vehicle to the specifications provided an international rules committee. It must successfully navigate and complete obstacles on an off-road test track which is just as demanding as a real off-road situation. The vehicle must emulate the capabilities of a full size 4x4 vehicle.
Contributions for the group's travel to the World Finals are being accepted through the Granbury ISD Education Foundation or online at www.granburyisd.org/f1.