So, the first event of the 2019 season is over!
It may have just been the Goodwood Test Day but it was a great chance to get our brand new
year- 9's into the car for their first drive out.
We battled through the rain, wind and cold to end up with an overall success, setting the 8th fastest lap overall, and the 3rd fastest out of just F24 cars!
For brand new drivers that's pretty good!
We've got a lot to prove this season from starting in number 75 this year, but we've already shown that's not gonna stop us at all!
We may have had a couple design errors near to the end of the day, but our team of engineers managed to fix the car up back into working order, even while they were getting soaked!!
We've all enjoyed the first race of the season and we're already counting down the days until the first official event!!
After a long break from racing, we're back!
We've been busy while gone, working hard to maintain Scooby!
Although we only have the one car racing this season, we are hoping to pick up some good placings.
We will be attending a limited amount of races this year, still with the hope of Season Finals!
Here's an update from our first race:
So after a late start to the season for Team Scooby, we've come back from croft heat with reasonable places.
With Scooby placing 9th the first race and 8th the second race!
But we've improved the car again and are all ready and packed for Anglesey Circuit on Tuesday.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
So, on the 3rd of may we took part in the first race this season we have done well, we will be uploading the race results soon, and we hope the next race will be even better! next race we will definitely be taking part in will be Goodwood on the 25th of June. This season the cars are carrying the numbers 33 for Scooby too and 19 for Scooby
So, 2017 is rolling in, which means NEW SEASON!
Similar races next year, unfortunately Greenpower will be doing a pass on Bedford autodrome this year.
As the cars are getting bigger and better we have "Outgrown" Bedford
For the 2016 race series Scooby will carry the number 30 and Scooby Too, as a new car will carry the number 224.
That gives us a lot to prove this year....... Numbers are allocated based on the previous years placing at finals. Lets try to get both cars into single digits for 2017
Team Scooby, SWA’s own racing team, competed at the F24 International Finals at Rockingham last Sunday. The finals included two teams from the USA and two cars from Poland, as well as the top 80 cars from the UK’s best schools, universities and some of the top graduate engineer teams from the likes of Lockheed Martin, Jaguar and Perkins Engines to name just a few.
Race one was for under 16s and despite a confident start, the batteries did not live up to their expectations and left us dead on the circuit. This pushed us down from our longstanding position of around 12th place to a final position of 53rd.
The 24+ race came next for the over 16s. This also included the ‘Corporate Challenge’ , an open competition for any company to enter. This was always going to be a challenge as there were a host of expensive and quality engineering in the 24+ teams. We finished a very respectable 23rd in the race, only just behind Team USA (designed by NASA) in 21st and Lockhead Martin Defence Systems in 18th. This resulted in Team Scooby F24+ team taking 11th place in the world. When you discount the graduates and companies, that leaves us about 6th. Our best ever 24+ season.
The start of the final F24 race was a carbon copy of the first, but the batteries were better, the driver changes faster and we held it together better towards the end. We did die on the last lap, but achieved a respectable placing of 22nd from a starting grid of 70 of the best cars in the world.
That concludes the racing for another year, many thanks to the staff and parents who supported us and all the very early starts and to the kind support from our sponsors this year Bosch-Rexroth. Plans are already in place to make improvements for next year.
Team Scooby go from strength to strength. Last week they competed in their last day of races ahead of the finals at Rockingham on 11th October and performed superbly.
Despite the gruelling day (6am start and not back until 9pm), the Young Engineers had a fantastic day and came back with two trophies in the F24 under 16 category, coming third in both races from a field of 33 competitors. Brandon raced for the F24+ (16-25 category) and given that there were 19 competitors, 17 of which were graduate led, we came in at a respectable 7th place. Well done all (plus a big thanks to staff) and good luck at Rockingham!