WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - All of the cars are battery powered and have electric engines. Grand Marshal Jarrod Krisiloff said due to the electric engines the track is a lot quieter than normal.
Chemical engineering professor Jim Caruthers said the cars are a fun way for students to show off their hard work outside of the classroom.
"In addition to the sort of engineering and technology course work, which is typical of technology we said we'd give the students and opportunity a fun event where they'd apply their technology, so this is the fun event," Caruthers said.
"You still get the sensation of racing you just have to listen for some different things," Krisiloff said. "You have to listen for tire squeals and things like that, but it's still racing. They're still beating on each other and trying to win the race."
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