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2023 Spring Championship (High School)

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NOTE: Below is for High School teams. The Collegiate Spring Race will be held on April 15th at the Purdue track.

Kart Registration: $200 per kart (before March 24), $250 per kart (March 25 – April 21)

Pit Passes are included with kart registration.

STEM Report submission due: April 16th

Outreach Video submission due: April 16th

Race date: May 1st

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The evGrandPrix Season Championship creates a comprehensive learning experience for the students by combining non-race academic events along with the race results.  The evGrandPrix Season Championship takes place during the Spring.

evGrandPrix Season Championship Scoring

  • Spring Race Final Placement = 50 points
  • STEM Report = 20 points (due April 16th)
  • Outreach Video = 20 points (due April 16th)
  • Test & Tune Participation = 10 points

      CHAMPIONSHIP TOTAL = 100 Points

 

STEM Report

Each school will email a written report (.docx or .pdf) to the Director of Event Operations (nelso366@purdue.edu) to explain the ways in which they applied STEM principles to improve the performance of their kart(s).  The school will be graded using the STEM Report rubric.  The rubric is out of 100 percent. All participating schools’ scores will be ordered from highest to lowest and assigned a point value from 20 to 0.  All karts within a participating school will be assigned the same STEM Report score.

The report must not exceed 2,000 words (no page limit).  Points will be deducted for exceeding the word limit.  Charts, graphs, and images that clearly communicate the changes that were made to the kart(s), the predicted improvement, the actual results, and explanation of differences between predicted and actual results are encouraged.  All sources must be properly cited.

Reports not submitted by the published deadline will have points deducted as follows: 1 day late = 5-point deduction, 2 days late = 10-point deduction, more than 2 days late = no score.  Teachers may guide and mentor the students, but the content of the STEM Report must be created solely by students on the team.

 

Outreach Video

Each school will email a link to a recorded video to the Director of Event Operations (nelso366@purdue.edu) to show the ways in which they marketed or outreached to the community about the program.  The school will be graded using the Community Outreach rubric. The rubric is out of 100 percent. All participating schools’ scores will be ordered from highest to lowest and assigned a point value from 20 to 0.  All karts within a participating school will be assigned the same Outreach Video score.

The video must not exceed eight (8) minutes in length.  Points will be deducted for exceeding the time limit.  Pictures, videos, charts, graphs, etc. that clearly communicate your team’s Outreach efforts and results are encouraged.

Videos not submitted by published deadline will have points deducted as follows: 1 day late = 5-point deduction, 2 days late = 10-point deduction, more than 2 days late = no score.  Teachers may guide and mentor the students, but the content of the Outreach Video must be created solely by students on the team.

Test & Tune Participation

To earn evGrandPrix Season Championship points for Test & Tune participation, at least one (1) kart from the school must successfully complete at least one lap on the course.  All karts (teams) from the participating school will receive the same points.  (Example: If a school has 2 karts and only 1 participates, both karts receive points) Points will be awarded for participation in Fall and Spring Test & Tune events as follows:

POINTS Number of Test & Tunes the school participates in
Total T&T events held  ↓ 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
6 10 10 10 8 5 2 0
5 10 10 10 6 3 0
4 10 10 8 3 0
3 10 10 5 0
2 10 5 0
1 10 0
0 0

 

Spring Race

Date: May 1st, 2023 (Monday)

Rain Date: May 2nd, 2023

Location:

                Purdue Grand Prix Track

                1330 McCormick Rd.

                West Lafayette, IN 47906

Requirements:

  • Participant Agreement form signed by teacher.  Please bring this form to check-in on race day.
  • Liability Release.  Each participant must have a signed form.  Minors must have a parent/custodian’s signature.  We ask the teacher to come with completed forms and all participants to check-in on race day.  Each participant will receive a pit pass (wrist band).
  • Technical Inspection Form for each kart.  The Crew Chief is to bring the completed form with the kart to Technical Inspection.  Technical Inspection will not begin until all above forms are submitted and accepted.

Detailed Schedule:

                                                8:00am: Gates Open / Check-in Open

                                                8:00am – 10:00am: Technical Inspection Open

                                                8:30am – 10:00am: Track Open – Practice

                                                10:30am – 12:00pm: Qualifying Sprint Races* (12 laps)

                                                12:00pm – 1:00pm: Track Closed – Lunch

                                                1:00pm – 1:45pm: Sponsor presentations / Product demos

                                                2:00pm: Race Gridding and Photos

                                                2:15pm: Spring Race

                                                2:45pm – 3:30pm: Post-race inspection

                                                3:30pm – 4:00pm:  Championship Scoring Finalized

                                                4:00pm:  Awards Ceremony

                                                5:00pm: Event Concludes / Site Closed

                   *Qualifying Spring Race gridding will be set based on STEM Report and Outreach Video scores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
May 1
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Details

Date:
May 1
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm