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.
“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 Jerry.Lyons@mhcc.edu.
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