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April 30, 2012

High school teams seek high mileage trophies

BENTON — The Fairfield Super Mileage team will be competing today in Indianapolis. The students are part of a class at the school called “Fundamentals of Engineering” taught by Jim Jones.

The students have spent the entire school year building two cars, one for an “unlimited class” and one for a “stock class.” The stock class vehicle is powered by a lawn mower engine and the unlimited vehicle uses an ATV engine with a carburetor.

According to Jones, the students are aiming to get 500 and 600 miles-per-gallon from their vehicles, respectively at the competition.

The cars are made with an aluminium frame with carbon fiber body panels. They  weigh under 200 pounds without the driver.

The cars must pass a technical inspection that checks for many safety features and then the cars “race” on a .6 mile track where they must complete 25 laps and the team with the best MPG is declared the winner.

Teams from Wawasee and Goshen high schools are also competing.

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