May 21, 2013
2012 Go-Kart photos
More and more engineering schools in America, and Europe, are requiring their students to have hands-on, realistic application of the theoretical principles they are learning in the classroom. America's pre-eminent technical university, M.I.T. , as well as universities associated with the S.A.E. (Society of Automotive Engineers), and polytechnical universities throughout Europe, are all now promoting the study of Alternative Fuels through university sponsored E-KART projects . In Europe, the university clubs compete with each other to build the most efficient go-karts vis-à-vis fuel mileage, horsepower-to-weight, etc., and then race their karts.
This trend is the genesis for the Career Center Alternative Fuel Club's entrée into the world of go-karting, and the development of several go-karts to run on alternative fuels. We invite you to be part of this forward thinking, team-building, environmentally friendly teaching opportunity.
When is the Go Green Go-Kart Competition this year?
The competition will be held on May 21, 2013 . (Rain date is May 22nd)
Career Center, 910 Highland Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
WHO CAN ENTER:
The competition is open to all high school affiliated teams in North Carolina. Team registration is due by May 14th. See the "Team Registration" section below to register online. A registration fee of $20 per team (which pays for the team members' lunches) must be paid by race day.
Click on the following link to view websites of interest for your go-kart team: Useful Links
Rules and Regulations
As in any competition, there are requirements, competition rules, and safety regulations.