Legends of speed

Year 10 engineering students competed in the GCC CO2 Drag Racing Championships. Students designed and constructed their own CO2 powered balsa wood dragsters, based on their studies in the aerodynamics of high speed car design in Formula 1 and drag racing cars.

Vapour trails burst from each machine as many close battles were fought with only hundredths of a second separating some competitors. The 12 competitors faced a double elimination challenge to decide the overall winner with the fastest CO2  powered dragster. Speed records were again broken this year with races averaging 1.6 seconds over the 20-metre track, with Reagen Lister’s car achieving a winning time of 0.985 seconds.  Zac Hall achieved second place and Tyson Skinner came in third. These “Legends of Speed” go into the GCC Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

Brad Hampson

 

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