TMSA Bolts Win First Place

Hear, hear to the TMSA Bolts (GreenpowerUSA electric race car team) who won first place in the F24 Intermediate Stock category at the Chambers County Grand Prix hosted in Lafayette, AL on Saturday, October 5, 2019! The team who is currently ranked #1 in their division, placed first place by successfully competing in two 90 minute heats (driving team’s race car around the track for 90 consecutive minutes per heat) and pitching a three minute presentation to a panel. Team Captain, Bryson Abrams, presented the Bolt’s business and organizational plan during the presentation. The presentation was segmented into three parts:

  1. Overall maintenance of the car managed by the pit crew.

  2. Driver education managed by the team’s most experienced driver and Vice Captain, Tully Hanlin.

  3. Public relations (PR) strategy focused on fundraising and communications and  headed by Adrian Ramirez. The team’s goal is to raise $14,000, by way of sponsorships, grants and donations, this academic school year to purchase team uniforms, helmets, tools, and car parts.

This achievement is very significant as the Bolts just built their first and only electric race car this past February 2019 and participated in their first race this past May 2019 (the Chambers County Grand Prix was the Bolts second racing competition).

The Bolts’ coach, Dr. Tempro, has a single team philosophy - going big and winning big!

Support the TMSA Bolts! The Bolts are selling concessions as a fundraising initiative at the TMSA Jets’ soccer game against Chattahoochee Hills at TMSA on Wednesday, October 9 at 5:30 PM. Also, join the Bolts during their SEM cluster every Wednesday at 8:00 AM to help maintain the team’s race car.

GreenpowerUSA’s goal is to advance education in the subjects of sustainable engineering and technology to young people. GreenpowerUSA runs engineering challenges for schools, such as TMSA, based around designing and building a single seat electric powered race car.

Photography Credit: Tarsha Crews