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By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican

Students from Chase County (CCS) and Dundy County- Stratton High Schools engaged in a little friendly competition Sunday. Three electric cars buzzed around the block housing CCS to test the endurance and manoueverability of the cars.
The Dundy County-Stratton car won the endurance race with 15.5 laps. CCS car #11 took second with 15.3 laps, while CCS car #02 ran into significant mechanical difficulties but made five laps.
The endurance competition consisted of driving the course for one hour and making as many laps as possible.
The maneuverability competition involved weaving  back and forth through  five cones placed 25 feet apart.
Tyrell Reichert of Dundy County had the fastest time, 16.42 seconds, while Cody Cochran of CCS was second with 17.56 seconds, followed by Kyle Newcomb of Dundy County with 17.95 seconds.
CCS science teacher Kim Wilson, who has headed the electric car competition for two years, credits CCS bus maintenance mechanic Del Rahn with helping the CCS team throughout the year.
The team consists of Cody Cochran, Curtis Laird, Kevin German, Carson Fanning and Chuck Holman.
“I think the boys had fun and learned a lot more about what needs to be done with their cars before next Saturday,” Wilson commented.
Helping at the rally were Doug Gaswick, Merril Humphreys, Larry Radcliffe, Tony Cochran, Melissa Cochran, Tim Retelle, Alexandria Retelle, Mercedes Hauxwell, Troy Hauxwell and Peggy Parker.
The team travels to Werner Park in Papillion this weekend for the State Power Drive Championships.