This is a guest blog post by the Glencoe-Silver Lake (GSL) YES! team
The MTEEA Supermileage Challenge was held May 9-10, 2016 at Brainerd International Raceway. Vehicles from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Iowa competed in five different classes to achieve the highest fuel mileage rating over 6 averaged runs.
The GSL YES! Supermileage Team had a great finish. Our YES! sponsored Electric vehicle performed very well. The students completed 8 runs with a top run of 1773 MPG (comparative with gasoline powered vehicles). Our YES! team was awarded “Overall Quality and Craftsmanship” for the electric vehicle from MN Precision Manufacturing Association as well.
The Team also had re-entered vehicles from previous “YES!” projects. The results for those vehicles were: Modified vehicle, Orange Crush, achieved a highest mileage of 617 MPG finishing with 3rd place. The E-85 vehicle, Pink Cadillac, Achieved a highest mileage of 200 MPG and also finished in 3rd place.
Students on this year’s team include: Hayley Bolland, Bethany Ide, Jacob Jochum, Lizbeth Juarez, Martin Mallak, Isabell Mallak, Michaela Neyers, Luke Ness, Blake Ortloff, Kole Polzin, Roxanna Sanchez, Eric Villnow, Alex Weibel, and Ethan Wolff.
The Supermileage project is critical to our Engineering and Industrial Technology program at Glencoe Silver Lake High School. We thank YES! for supporting this program. You are helping give students a real-world project with implications for student career choices while informing the community on the importance of using our resources wisely.