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Regina Ratkovich, Staff Writer

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Saturday, April 2, James Clemens High School held a medley of different events, ranging from a colorful kite festival to a money-raising yard sale, and there was even a volleyball tournament. But the one thing that stood out the most (probably because it occupied the parking lot nearest the auditorium which was a bit of a struggle on the Friday before) was the electric car race. Here is some opinionated commentary from a volunteer and, of course, the results from the race.

I arrived at JC at about 8:25 AM, excited to try to help visitors to the best of my abilities and sneak a peek at the race that was to come. Jumping over the green and white track markers, I made my way towards the information booth, where I was to help out. A lady, busy with set-up, distractedly gave me a neon yellow t-shirt for all volunteers and told me to stay put until she had a job for me. I glanced awkwardly out at the parking lot, where the rightmost end of the lot was filled with cars. Towards the center was a large crowd of people, dressed similarly in neon yellow t-shirts and jeans, though there were some in bodysuits. Later, I was informed that that entire crowd of about seventy-five people was the pit – the crews who worked on their cars, the racers, and their respective teachers.

Soon, vendors arrived to set up interesting engineering tables and I was sent to carry tables and chairs to different areas of the parking lot. Around 9:25, I spotted the first car. True to the fliers I had seen and passed out, the cars were small and low to the ground, about four feet from the front to back and maybe 2 feet from the ground to the tops of the F24s. They were a lot slower than I had expected – though I’m not sure why I expected anything faster when they were ingeniously powered off of batteries and very, very small. I have to admit, it was pretty exciting to know that people had created cars and were going to race them around the winding track. But, all too soon, my shift ended and I didn’t get to see an actual race.

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