In a thrilling 1st race of the season, the 985 car driven by Rodrigo received the first-place trophy for endurance, while the 983 car close behind received second place.
West Point, NE
Two new drivers, Kaleigh driving the 983 and Elizabeth driving the 985 had a great first race. The 983 received 1st place for endurance and 2nd place overall, while the 985 received 2nd place endurance.
The Cougar Electric car team was finally at full force, with the 984's first race at Stout. The team had a fantastic race with the 983, 984, and 985 cars placing 3rd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively in endurance. Additionally, the 983 received 3rd place for handling while the 985 received 2nd place for handling and 2nd place overall. Stout was the first race of the season to have live telemetry up and going.
Straight after Stout, the team headed to Autobahn. Unfortunately, inclement weather created a slippery track, and the 984 had a lot of fun spinning out! Despite the rain, the 985 received 3rd for handling, 2nd for endurance, and 1st overall, while the 983 received 3rd for endurance and tied for 2nd overall.
The team had a fantastic showing at the Nebraska Championships. The 985 swept the race, with a 1st in handling, design, endurance, along with a 2nd place in braking and documentation. The 983 also had a great race bringing in a 1st place in documentation and braking, a 2nd place in design, and a 3rd place in endurance. The 985 and the 983 won 1st place and 2nd place overall, respectively.
The Cougar Electric Car team also had a successful Wisconsin Championship race, despite multiple mishaps. During the 4th heat alone, the 985 caught air and broke a tire, the 983 caught on fire, and the 984 spun out. At the end of the day the 983 received 1st place for handling, the 984 received 2nd place for design and 1st place in endurance, while the 985 received the 3rd place in documentation and 2nd place in braking.
At our home race, all of the students in the electric car program had fun setting up and experiencing a race. Additionally the 984 received 2nd place for braking, and the 983 car received 2nd place for handling.
Cedar Rapids, IA
A rainy day in Cedar Rapids marked our last spring race of the season. The team faced many tribulations, as all three of the cars experienced mechanical difficulties. The 984 alone threw 7 chains. However, the 983 car, driven by John unofficially received 4th place.
Cedar Rapids, IA
The final race of the 2018-2019 season and our only fall race was a great opportunity for freshman to learn about racing. We had two freshman looking to become assistant crew chiefs; Matthew Morrow for the 983 and Ross Finneman for the 985. This was also the 985's crew chief Colin Flannagan first time driving and finished 1st in endurance for class 2. The 983 finished 1st in maneuverability and 3rd in class 2 endurance. The 984, despite problems with batteries that resulted in the car only running for around 30 minutes, finished 3rd in endurance for class 1.