On Saturday, May 5th the Center for Academic Success (CAS) Solar Go Kart Racing Team, sponsored by Phoenix Welding Supply, secured their third straight state Championship. 17 high school teams from around the state competed in the UofA Tech Park Racing The Sun competition. The CAS Standard Kart team took first place in its division races. The CAS Maker Kart team won 2nd place overall in the Maker Kart Division races. Over all, the CAS teams secured the most points over the course of the year-long season to take home the Grand Championship trophy, as well as the trophy for Endurance in the Standard Division.
The Center for Academic Success (CAS) Solar Go Kart Racing Team, sponsored by Phoenix Welding Supply, secured their third straight state Championship.
CAS Team members:
Makenzi Cushman (Maker Kart driver and team captain)
JJ Lervold (Standard Kart driver)
Michael Haygens (Standard Kart team captain)
Daniel Thomas (Team Secretary)
CAS Teachers Mentors: Jeff Ofstedahl, David Dolifka & Ray Grymko
We extend a huge thank you to Phoenix Welding Supply for its generous sponsorship. Your donation of metal for the kart chassis allowed us to spend what limited funds we had on better parts for our karts. “We couldn’t offer our students these kinds of amazing project-based learning opportunities without the support of our local community,” Said CAS STEM Director Jeff Ofstedahl. “Here’s to the 2019 racing season!”