WHS Power Drive Season In Full Swing, Track Record Set Saturday In West Point

WHS Power Drive Season In Full Swing, Track Record Set Saturday In West Point
Courtesy of Tony Cantrell (l-r): Front row: Juan Hernandez (Driver of E107), Emily Eilers (Driver of A22), Nathan Kufner-Rodriguez (Driver of E39) Back row:  coach Mr. Cantrell, Maria Maturey, Matthew Kufner-Rodriguez, Brett Johnson, Nina Hammer, Edwin Vahlkamp II, Braden Adams and assistant coach Garret Reynolds.

LINCOLN/WEST POINT – Over the past two weeks, the Wayne High power drive team has collected six awards.

The 2021 Power Drive season began in Lincoln on Aril 10 where three cars competed in a race around the 0.42-mile course at the UNL tractor testing lab.

All three cars were able to complete the 60-minute rally without any mechanical issues or accidents. Advanced class car A22 completed 68 laps on its way to first place and led other competitors in its class by 6.72 miles. Exhibition class car E107 ran constantly all day to a third-place finish completing 67 laps while Exhibition class car E39 ran the fastest lap of the day on its way to a runner-up finish completing 75 laps and just 31 seconds behind the leader.

The Blue Devil power drive team had another excellent day of racing this past Saturday. WHS competed in a 90-minute rally on a 0.55-mile course around Neligh Park in West Point.

In heat one, car A22 led most of the rally and finished first in Advanced class, completing 66 laps leading by five and a half miles. In heat 2 car E107 had another strong showing staying in the front of the field for most of the rally. A late rally flat tire set it back, but quick work in the pits got the E107 back to racing completing 65 laps and receiving a third place finish in the Exhibition class. Car E39 battled the leader for the first half of the rally but fell two laps down with 10 minutes left. In an exciting finish E39 was able to erase the one mile lead the competition had and with a last lap pass took the checkered flag in first place. It also set the track record at 79 laps.

A22 is leading the Advanced class total mileage by 13.61 miles while E39 is leading the Exhibition class and all classes in total mileage.

The Wayne High power drive team returns to action on Saturday April 24 in Hastings on a one-mile road course.