MHCC Hosts Electric Car Race

Posted March 29, 2013Electric Car Race

Twenty-four Oregon high schools competed March 9 in the annual electric car race at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).

Each team raced a fully electric derby car on a special track built for the event in the MHCC parking lot. Each car carried a driver and was capable of reaching a top speed of 30 mph.

Centennial High School took first place, followed by Willamette High School and Springfield High School in second and third, respectively.

“This event is a positive way to showcase MHCC’s Industrial Technology programs such as Automotive, Integrated Metals and Welding. Having the all-electric Ford Focus to test drive from Gresham Ford was a big hit for the adults,” says Jerry Lyons, Automotive Technology instructor and event coordinator.

Lyons sends a thank you to everyone who participated and helped out with the event, and a special thanks to MHCC students Hanna Miles and Luda Dorosh, as well as faculty members Bob McDonald, Rick Walters, Mark Thomas and administrative assistant Vicki Lundmark-Trujillo. In addition, Bess Willis, from Gresham Ford and the Gresham Chamber, was also instrumental in the success of the event.

For more information on MHCC automotive events and classes, please contact Lyons at 503-491-7203 or email

For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or 

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