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Electrathon Race at Oswego Speedway

Saturday June 2, 2018 at noon                                                                                          

Westhill High School’s Electrathon Club is hosting an Electrathon vehicle race on Saturday, June 2nd at the Oswego Speedway in Oswego, NY. Vehicle registration begins at 9 a.m. The race will begin at noon. General admission is free.


The 60 minute race occurs on Oswego Speedway’s 5/8 mile asphalt track with Electrathon vehicles built by high school students in Central New York. Each vehicle will be outfitted with a transponder provided by the Speedway that records its distance based on the number of times it crosses the start/finish line. There is one driver change required at 30 minutes. Car positions will be updated in real time and displayed on the lap board during the race. The winning team’s vehicle will have circled the track the most in one hour using limited electrical energy.

Students apply their abilities in mathematics, physics and electricity as they design and build their vehicle. As important, they hone their problem-solving and leadership skills critical to teamwork. As the popularity of Electrathon racing grows, so does interest in alternative electric vehicles.

To register a vehicle and/or sponsor the event, contact Jim Maniccia at (315) 426-3100, ext. 8045 or This is a sanctioned Electrathon America event (

Westhill Electrathon Club thanks Oswego Speedway and Syracuse Chapter 19 of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) for their support.

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