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- Venue: Maryborough, Victoria
Despite battling the hot weather, heavy rain and lightning, Holy Trinity Racing Team had great success competing in the RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough over the weekend.
In preparation for the event, students and teachers had been busy working together to design and build the vehicles to then test them in action during the competition. It required a team effort in researching the latest technology and constructing the vehicles, often before and after school, over lunch time and on the weekend.
There were four teams competing from across the college, and they all achieved not only fantastic finishing results, but also displayed resilience and good sportsmanship during the event.
In their category, Thunder finished 28th and Hurricane finished 34th. Their score was based on Design and Construction, Display and Presentation plus a 14-hour time trial.
Vortex won their category’s 24-hour time trial by 130 laps! They raced consistently and without crashing to complete 550 laps. They also won their Display and Presentation section, giving them the overall category win.
Although Tsunami kept pace with Vortex for the first 13 hours, they unfortunately had a crash that caused irreparable damage to the electronics control unit. This meant that they had to complete the final 11 hours of the race without power assist. Despite this setback, they showed incredible grit and resilience to finish the trial second in their category, and 11th overall out of 20 teams competing. With a win for their Display and Presentation section, Tsunami finished second overall in their category.
Well done to all of the students, teachers and parents who all contributed to a successful event.