In April and May, Supermileage will have the opportunity to compete in many different races with at least 50 teams throughout the state. The team will be participating in Division II in the ETEI SuperMileage Challenge, which consists of Indiana high schools labeled 1A and 2A.
The test and tunes with mini races are located in Columbus, Indiana and will take place on April 6. Supermileage will also be competing in races at Purdue University on April 20, and at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on May 4. The team will be participating in the EKS World Finals, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, on May 15. The ETEI Supermileage Challenge at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis is on April 28 and 29. Supermileage will be competing against 50 teams from all over the state.
“We are setting up our kart and will be practicing in the parking lot as much as possible. We will be looking at and collecting data on energy use, gear ratios, weight transfers, tire temperatures and pressures, caster and camber settings and motor controller settings,” said Supermileage Sponsor Jason Goodman.
The team has been preparing in order to do well in their upcoming races.
“We have a quite sophisticated spreadsheet design we created that allows us to punch in some settings and it will provide us with data, charts and graphs to compare trials in order to help us to choose the best setup,” said Supermileage Sponsor Jason Goodman.
The team’s goal is to complete a race without any problems and finish in the top three.
“We are excited about this program fulfilling the Learn and Demonstrate Employability Skills Graduation Requirement this year and for the future. Next year, we will be offering a new class, Computers in Design and Production, that will allow us to partner with Purdue University. Students in that class will be driving, testing and learning about go-karts,” said Goodman.
Story by Lili Seals