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Lafayette Jeff Motorsports team competes in evGrandPrix

Lafayette Jeff Motorsports team competes in evGrandPrix

Posted: May. 15, 2019 6:17 PM
Updated: May. 15, 2019 6:17 PM

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usually it's all about the indy cars that go hundreds of mile per hour at the indianapolis motor speedway. but for a local high school motor sports team, today was all about pushing go kart to the limits.news 18's anna darling talked to the students who are getting a head start in auto racing. 3speed...ñvroom agility... ñvroom and a unique silence. these go karts are electric and don't make nearly as much sound as the impressive indycars.it's what the lafayette jefferson team raced at the e-v grandprix."it's an electric car but we run grandprix.electric car but we run four batteries and the motor is back there."for senior derek gawlic, joining the team was about trying something new."i've always been the engineering route but one of my teachers mentioned about doing it year and i thought why not?"but for fellow driver nathan franklin, it's about carrying on the family tradition."my grandpa raced for 35 years and then my mom was the first girl to win the purdue grand prix, and i've been racing since i was four."nathan and derek's job is to maneuver the go kart through the 20 lap at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. "it's definitely an adrenaline rush but i just kind of zone out and it's all about focusing on how well you can do" "i'm excited but before the race i always get a little nervous"but they also have a whole crew working behind the scenes.along with instructors who have real life experience in the racing world.we're in the tent, we are always working on the car as much as we can trying to get any minor details fixed."but this isn't just a one-day deal.it's inspiring the next generation of motor sport athletes."at purdue i'd like to join their team for not only their actual racing team, but also for the autonomous vehicles that they do too." "since i'm a third generation, hopefully my kid will race and his kid will3 3 th the e-v grandprix.teams from as far away as texas made the journey to i-m-s for the event. to find out more about the lafayette jeff motorsports team, head to our website wlfi. com.
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