Our crew chiefs are responsible for designing and building their car, or any changes made to it throughout the year. They also work with their drivers at the races to ensure the best possible performance by their cars. They also have the unofficial responsibility as class leaders.
Our current crew chief for the 985 car is Dylan Bower, and the 984 is Sam Boleyn, and with it only being the beginning of the school year we are still looking/to make sure everyone is ready to have a crew chief for the 983 car.
Alongside the crew chiefs, we like to have an assistant crew chief whether that's to help during races, around in class, or to learn to take over. Currently, the 985 car has Camron cox and 984 has Victor
Our machinists have the duty to work with the crew chiefs to make the parts they need to either improve their cars or make parts for the new car we build that year. They use a lathe, mill, and various other shop tools. Our current machinists are Sam Boleyn And he is working on teaching his ways to Adain Beardsley.
Batteries and Trailer Maintenance
Our battery technicians have several jobs including battery care, testing, and general trailer maintenance. The team takes care of the batteries by fully charging them after every race and freezing the batteries to preserve them. To test the batteries they set up a car on our dyno tester then run the old batteries through trials to find out how usable they are for the upcoming season. They are also in charge of keeping the trailer clean, neat, and organized at all times. Our current battery technician is Noah Wilson who is working with Colton Saudacher and Anthony Hoeger.
A good documentation book can make the difference between pulling off a win and taking the big L in Electric Car. The job of our documentation writers is to provide that extra push that gave our team the state championship in Nebraska and Wisconsin last year. Our documentation team consists of Kaylia Richards and Kayla.
Since Cougar Electric Car receives no funding directly from Kennedy High School, we have to raise 100% of the funds we need every year to operate. The promotion department is in charge of fundraisers and outreaches to raise money. The promotion department has no fully committed members but is primarily run by the Documentation team. But this year we have a couple of new freshmen really interested in promotions so hoping for the best.
Our cars look great on their own, but our graphics department makes them look even better. The graphics department has numerous jobs, including; T-shirt design and production, number board production, trailer graphics, and car graphics. Headed by Keira Zortman and Kaylee Osborn. Graphics also has Alex Robbins to pick all the vinyl and making sure everything is running smooth.