College-NOW students compete in Grand Challenge Race

**UPDATE** Those planning to attend the race will need to fill out a track waiver for the event. 

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At the 5th annual Grand Challenge Race, North Central State College and partnering school’s engineering technology students will drive the electric vehicles they built as their capstone projects around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Steam Corners Rd, Lexington OH on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.  Admission is FREE.

Race Day Schedule:

  • Electronic Vehicle Races: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Autonomous Vehicle Races: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Experimental Vehicle Races: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony: 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Each team has been building an electric vehicle throughout the year. They began by researching and designing the types of vehicles they might want to build, including frame, steering, braking, gearing, power, and drive options – and the optimal combination to provide the best overall performance and energy efficiency.  The students will spend the day displaying and racing their design of electric, autonomous, and experimental vehicles.

Partnering Schools: Edison State Community College, Mount Vernon High School, Pioneer Career & Technology Center, and St. Peter’s High School.