Recognitions for May, 2019

Each month, The Spoke will recognize Greenpower people from around the world. If you want to recommend a GP person for a recognition, email thegpspoke@gmail.com.   High School Driver of the Month John Rodgers Grissom H.S. – Car: Shadow John is the brother of James Rodgers who was one of three drivers that brought Grissom …

Chambers County Grand Prix Race Report

The Chambers County Grand Prix was a phenomenal race. It was a beautiful day for a Greenpower race. There were about 22 teams there in all, high school and middle school. Four heats occured that kept everybody busy. Wetumpka High won in the Advanced Kit category, while Bob Jones Blue won in the Advanced Modified …

The Lone Star is Shining

Contributed by Javier Garcia, STEMS Alumni Association The Greenpower USA idea in Texas began in 2016 when a supervisor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) asked soneone to take on a new project that would involve the Gear Up program from the Region One Education Service Center. We thought GreenpowerUSA would be …

The Main Street Academy – Crushing the Build

Contributed by Mrs. Cheryl Parker, Principal, The Main Street Academy We began our Green Power journey at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Twelve middle school students were chosen to spearhead the first racing team. We were extremely happy to be selected for this great opportunity, shortly after our first team meeting, we adopted …

Fife College Wins the Greenpower Scottish Heats

Reprinted from the Fife College News https://www.fife.ac.uk/news/students-race-to-first-place-in-electric-car/ Four students from Fife College have raced their way to first place in an electric powered car they built themselves, learning some great new skills along the way. James Carroll, Jackie Chalmers, Nathan Wragg and Chris Cartmel have all proved they’ve got have what it takes to build …

Interstate Batteries are Leading the Charge!

Contributed by Jeff Barron, Interstate Batteries, Dallas, TX Interstate Batteries, Inc. has been helping GreenpowerUSA power their electric vehicles using the DCM0035 battery. This battery really delivers the power they need to keep going. We understand that these batteries have helped propel cars to the winner’s circle on several occasions. At Interstate Batteries, we believe …

Goblins Taking Off at the Boeing 30’s!

contributed by Mary Beth Boyett The Boeing 30s was a great event at the Huntsville Quarter Midget Track on April 6, 2019. We appreciate all of our sponsors, especially Boeing, that gave so we could put on this event. The weather was wonderful, and we had 15 teams from 3 different school distracts participate in …

Nazareth Area is Tuning Up for Grissom

Contributed by Lee Bauder, NAMS Principal Greenpower USA has been a part of Nazareth Area Middle School for the past two years and we are trying to put Nazareth racing back on the map. Nazareth racing history began in 1910 with the construction on the Nazareth Motor Speedway. It continued to grow with Nazareth’s own …