Tuesday, 18 June 2019 22:03

Oswego Speedway Hosts Local High Schools for CNY Electrathon 2019

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Prior to the races last Saturday, June 15, Oswego Speedway had the honor of hosting the Central New York Electrathon.

Five different high schools across New York State competed in this year’s event. Schools that entered included Chenango Forks High School, Oneida High School, Oswego High School, the Palmyra-Macedon High School, and Westhill High School.

In order to compete in an Electrathon event, competitors must build a fully electric vehicle to drive in a one-hour race. The team that completes the most laps at the end of that hour is later declared the winner.

Each team consisted of one to two drivers along with a teacher or advisor, family member, and fellow student(s). All members worked very hard and were enthusiastic about getting their cars on track for the race.

From the drop of the green, teams worked tirelessly to complete as many laps as they possibly could. Between the twenty and forty minute mark of the race, each team was required to come pitside and perform a driver change.

At the checkered flag, Palmyra-Macedon was declared the winner of the event. Drivers for Palmyra-Macedon were Zach Morrison and Cale Bartosch.

The second place school was Chenango Forks. Their car was driven by Tyler Smith and Ayden Daniels. Third place was Oneida. Their drivers were Patrick Zagr and Tom Smolen.

Rounding out the top five were the fourth and fifth place cars of Oswego and Westhill. OHS drivers were Deepi Pryor and Bond Photos. Sydney Hart was the lone pilot for WHS.

Oswego Speedway would like to congratulate all of the schools, team members, and drivers who competed in this year’s CNY Electrathon. Our staff hopes that all participants enjoyed their time at the track, and we look forward to seeing them again next year.

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