We could not have asked for better conditions to start Day 2 of the UNSW Sunsprint Challenge. Bright sunshine and a cloudless sky meant all participants would get to see how just how good their cars could be after yesterday’s frustration.
The first session was devoted to completing the time trial events from yesterday. Our teams had mixed success with a variety of wins and losses throughout the session putting us on a collision course with some of the better teams in the knockout racing.
It was wonderful to see the girls looking at the performance of their car in that first session and making decisions on gearing and wiring. The learning gained from watching not only their car but also the better cars will help them when they take on the Challenge in 2019.
The knockout races were limited to one race, winner takes all. We had two teams in Round 1 and both moved through to Round 2 and that is where our campaign ended. All teams were eliminated in close races that gives us a lot of encouragement for the future.
A big thank you to all team members for the effort they have put into this year’s Challenge. Most have now had two years experience and will be looking to be serious challengers in 2019. Thanks also to the parents who came along to support the teams. Your encouragement and enthusiasm over the two days was greatly appreciated.