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Teams from Across the United States Compete on New Greenpower Track

For the final Greenpower race of the 2017-2018 school year, HCS welcomed 44 teams (450 students) from across the country to compete for the first time on the Grissom race track. Teams traveled from Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and all across Alabama to claim the top spot in the Grissom Grand Prix. Throughout the weekend, teams gave oral presentations, completed a test driving session and performed a 90-minute endurance race. The new Grissom Greenpower track is 1.1 miles long and gives teams an opportunity to maximize speed compared to the other Greenpower tracks at Jemison and Whitesburg.

The F24 Intermediate class showcased 28 middle school teams, which competed in two 14-team racing sessions. The F24 Advanced category was comprised of 17 teams, which competed in two separate racing sessions. The high school teams race placement was determined by the best distance between the two heats.

Below is a list of all awards presented at the Grissom Grand Prix:

  • F24 Intermediate (Middle School)
    • Spirit of Greenpower – Nazareth Area Middle School Cold Knights (Nazareth, PA)
    • Siemens Engineering Design – Monrovia Middle School (Madison, AL)
    • Best Newcomer – Nazareth Area Middle School Frostbytes (Nazareth, PA)
    • Presentation
      • 1st Place – Mountain Gap P-8 (Huntsville, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Challenger Middle Eagles (Huntsville, AL)
      • 3rd Place – Sparkman Middle School (Toney, AL)
    • Race Results
      • 1st Place – Long Cane Middle School (LaGrange, GA)
      • 2nd Place – Mountain Gap P-8 (Huntsville, AL)
      • 3rd Place – Liberty Middle School (Madison, AL)
    • Overall Winners
      • 1st Place – Mountain Gap P-8 (Huntsville, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Long Cane Middle School (LaGrange, GA)
      • 3rd Place – Liberty Middle School (Madison, AL)
    • Season Points
      • 1st Place – Mountain Gap P-8 (Huntsville, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Liberty Middle School (Madison, AL)
      • 3rd Place – Challenger Middle Eagles (Huntsville, AL)
  • F24 Advanced (High School)
    • Spirit of Greenpower – Chambers County Career Tech Center (La Fayette, AL)
    • Siemens Engineering Design – Mae Jemison High School (Huntsville, AL)
    • Presentation
      • 1st Place – Bob Jones Red / Blue (Madison, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Rocket City Racing (Huntsville, AL)
      • 3rd Place – Huntsville High School (Huntsville, AL)
    • Race Results
      • 1st Place – Bob Jones Red / Blue (Madison, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Harlem High School (Harlem, GA)
      • 3rd Place – Pine Ridge High School (Deltona, FL)
    • Overall Winners
      • 1st Place – Bob Jones Red / Blue (Madison, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Harlem High School (Harlem, GA)
      • 3rd Place – James Clemens High School (Madison, AL)
    • Season Points
      • 1st Place – Bob Jones High School Red (Madison, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Grissom High School (Huntsville, AL)
      • 3rd Place – James Clemens High School (Madison, AL)
  • F24 Advanced Custom
    • Overall Winners
      • 1st Place – Rocket City Racing (Huntsville, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Huntsville High School (Huntsville, AL)
    • Season Points
      • 1st Place – Rocket City Racing (Huntsville, AL)
      • 2nd Place – Huntsville High School (Huntsville, AL)
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