Students use solar powered vehicles to earn honors
By DIANE GASPER-O'BRIEN
The Hays High School electorally team will enter Friday's home race sitting at the top in two of the three categories in the Kansas Electrorally Championship Racing Series, following strong showings at last week's race at Scott City.
Senior Kord Albers, driving the HHS freshmen's No. 320 car, placed first in the solar class, and junior Lukas Dickinson finished second in the standard class with the juniors' No. 20 car.
Hays High also received the top rating for its written report on the 2014 project.
The Indians trail only Beloit, by a slim margin, in the standard class, heading into Friday's race on its own course, at the Western Tech Electrorally at Frontier Park.
The inaugural Western Tech race is being run in conjunction with Fort Hays State University's annual Western Kansas Technology Education Fair. The third and final race of the championship series will be May 8 at Beloit, which was postponed from April 17 because of bad weather.
Top honors for both of last week's race at Scott City were tight. Albers recorded just one more lap than second-place Dighton in the solar class, while Dickinson also finished just one lap behind the winning Beloit car in the standard class.