Faith’s Pedal Prix team, “Uber Schnell” ventured to Victoria Park in Adelaide on Sunday 18th June for Race 3 of the Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series to compete alongside 172 other teams.
After competing in Loxton earlier in the year, the riding team was changed to provide opportunity for other students to participate. The team consisted of Damien Jenke, Matthew Kazla, Patrick Prior, Adam Schutz, Lachlan Munzberg, Connor Chidgey, Daniel Seeliger and James Brown.
With 173 teams racing on a 1.354km track, congestion was soon to become one of the big factors in the race, causing several minor collisions as the track became choked with slower vehicles. The team also endured a rear flat tyre approaching the fastest corner on the track and an electronic failure resulting in the warning horn being replaced mid race. Overall, the team finished 26th out of 173 and in the Category 3 Senior Secondary Schools finished 14th out of 49, completing 151 laps (204.454km) during the six-hour race. Our fastest lap of 1:53.717 at an average speed of 42.864km/h was recorded by Damien on lap 1 while the track was clear.
The team will return to Victoria Park on the 30th July for the next six-hour race before going to Murray Bridge in September for the 24-hour finale.
Thank you to our sponsors for 2017, Community Helpers, Mad Dog, Kiwanis Club of Barossa, The Co-op, and Ahrens for their financial contributions, along with the local Programmed office for supplying paint to make the vehicle look good at each event.