Vroom Vroom! The MHS racing club has some new wheels!
Darrel Burnett, the Executive Director of the Automotive Gallery in Green Bay, WI, donated a Formula Student USA car to the club on August 18th. The organization focuses on high school students building scaled-down, formula-style race cars. The goal is to have students drive the cars at Road America with all the other participating schools.
Student Club President, London, wrote a one-page letter telling The Automobile Gallery why they should be considered for the donation. London included the story of the racing club building a prototype car and how the club was full of inspiring engineers with love for cars. He mentioned the donation would help take the club to the next level.
“We had several schools competing for this car and unanimously, we voted for Middleton High School,” said Burnett. “It had to do with their story. London’s letter was not about how they can drive faster but what this car could do for students and help them. So that put Middleton High School over the top.”
Jereime Meyer, the teacher who started Formula Student USA, and his students built the donated car in 2012. After racing the car for a couple of years, the car was transferred to the Automotive Gallery, where it has been ever since.
This last year the Automotive Gallery decided they wanted to give the car back to a school to promote automotive and Engineering careers. The cars are built 100% from scratch and the student must build them to meet set safety and performance constraints.
The racing club will be participating in an upcoming Road America event.