MHCC Hosts 13th Annual Electric Car Race

Posted March 13, 2014

Several Oregon high schools competed March 8 in the 13th 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.

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

HCC Hosts 13th Annual Electric Car Race

“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 vehicles 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 Hannah Miles and Linsay Rogers, as well as administrative assistant Vicki Lundmark-Trujillo. In addition, Gresham Ford was instrumental in the success of the event.

For more information on MHCC automotive events and classes, please contact Lundmark-Trujillo at 503-491-7470 or email

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