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2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge 5th Annual Texas State Regional Competition
at the
Circuit of The Americas

In the exhilarating environment that can only be experienced inside the Velocity Lounge of the Circuit of The Americas on a beautiful morning such as that of Saturday, January 21, 2017, seventy-five plus students making up fifteen F1 in Schools teams from eight school districts across the state of Texas competed in the 2017 Formula 1 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge 5th Annual Texas State Regional Competition. These students shared the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with their peers in an exciting day filled with camaraderie, cooperation, competition, college readiness and career awareness.


Students competed or were judged by industry professionals and collegiate professors in the following categories...


  • Design & Engineering
  • Enterprise (Marketing, Pit Display, Social Media and Sponsorship)
  • Racing
  • Scrutineering
  • Verbal Presentation


Dr. Mary Margaret Capraro of Texas A&M University's AggieSTEM Center was quick to offer the following praise...


"I found the students to be extremely knowledgeable and able to speak about their car eloquently. I enjoyed the students' professional approach and how they were able to work so well together as a team. This skill is extremely important in the workplace. The versatility of their skills was brought out in the various presentations throughout the day."


When not competing, being judged or presenting, students visited with admission counselors and recruiters from several major Texas universities including The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech and Texas State University. In addition, F1 in Schools team members took part in career awareness presentations by representatives of Tokyo Electron America and 3M. John Morris, who is a Reliability Engineer with Ingersoll Rand - Trane Residential HVAC, North America, noted, "It was great to see four colleges and multiple companies represented at the competition. I truly hope there are more volunteers, colleges and companies that get involved in this competition. Iā€™m sure the colleges will attest to the high caliber of the event, students and teams."


The highlight of this year's state regional competition was the outstanding performance by Granbury High School's Precision Racing and their amazing achievement of breaking the ONE SECOND BARRIER with the fastest car time of 0.993 seconds from start to finish on the twenty meters elevated race track. A NEW Texas State Regional Competition Record!! As Mr. Morris commented...


"It is refreshing to see the deep levels of passion the students have for this competition. The F1 cars created by each team are nothing short of a masterful melding of technology and art. The various materials chosen for the cars and color schemes were on display for all to see and observe how well those choices performed in competition."


Congratulations to Precision Racing and ALL the 2017 F1 in Schools Texas Regional Competition Participants as well as their mentors and coaches for a fantastic showing!


Click HERE or go to our Photo Album Page to see a Gallery of Pictures for the 2017 F1iS Texas State Regional Competition

Click the Image of the Official Program Below for a PDF of the Program


2017 F1 in Schools Texas State Regional Competition Teams 

Austin ISD - W. Charles Akins H.S. AERO-TEK (Racing)

Comal ISD - Canyon Lake H.S. Dust Devils (Racing)

Comal ISD - Canyon Lake H.S. Green Adrenaline (Racing)

Comal ISD - Canyon Lake H.S. STEMinist (Racing)

Comal ISD - Canyon Lake H.S. Zero Drag (Racing)

Del Valle ISD - Del Valle H.S. Cardinal (Racing)

Dripping Springs ISD - Dripping Springs H.S. Innovative Airflow Technology (IAT) Racing

El Paso ISD - Burges H.S. Blitz Racing

El Paso ISD - Burges H.S. Cavalry Racing

Granbury ISD - Granbury H.S. Atlas Racing

Granbury ISD - Granbury H.S. - Precision Racing

Granbury ISD - Granbury H.S. - Titan Racing

Hays ISD - Jack C. Hays H.S. - Borderling Ballistic (Racing)

Hays ISD - Lehman H.S. - NOVA (Racing)

Presidio ISD - Presidio H.S. - Blue Devils (Racing)


2017 F1 in Schools Texas State Regional Competition Award Winners

Best Engineered Car Award - Precision Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Fastest Car Award - Precision Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Innovative Thinking Award - Precision Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Research and Development Award - Precision Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Team Identity Award - Blitz Racing, Burges H.S., El Paso, TX

Team Sponsorship and Marketing Award - Precision Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Judges Recommendation Award - "Rookie Team" 

Innovative Airflow Technology, Dripping Springs H.S., Dripping Springs, TX*

Judges Recommendation Award - "Overcoming the Odds" 

Blitz Racing, Burges H.S., El Paso, TX*

3rd Place - Professional Class - Presented by 3M 

Titan Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX*

2nd Place - Professional Class - Presented by Circuit of The Americas 

Atlas Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX*

1st Place - Professional Class - Grand Champion - Presented by Tokyo Electron America

Precision Racing, Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX*

*These Teams Have Been Invited to Compete in the 2017 Formula 1 F1 in Schools "Cup of the Americas" U.S. National Championships


FINAL TEAM RANKINGS 

1.  Precision Racing, Granbury H.S. - 881.0 Pts.- ADVANCING (1st Overall)
2.  Atlas Racing, Granbury H.S. - 750.3 Pts. - ADVANCING (2nd Overall)
3.  Titan Racing, Granbury H.S. - 703.2 Pts. - ADVANCING (3rd Overall)
4.  Innovative Airflow Technology, Dripping Springs H.S. - 637.1 Pts. - ADVANCING (Judges Recommendation - "Top Rookie")
5.  AERO-TEK, W. Charles Akins H.S. - 584.0 Pts.
6.  Blitz Racing, Burges H.S. - 533.6 Pts. - ADVANCING (Judges Recommendation - "Overcoming the Odds")
7.  Cavalry Racing,, Burges H.S. - 527.1 Pts.
8.  NOVA, Lehman H.S. - 490.9 Pts.
9.  STEMinist, Canyon Lake H.S. - 451.0 Pts.
10.  Borderline Ballistic, Jack C. Hays H.S. - 450.9 Pts.
11.  Blue Devils, Presidio H.S. - 400.0 Pts.
12.  Green Adrenaline, Canyon Lake H.S. - 376.0 Pts.
13.  Dust Devils, Canyon Lake H.S. - 375.5 Pts.
14.  Zero Drag, Canyon Lake H.S. - 321.0 Pts.
15.  Cardinal Racing, Del Valle H.S. - 91.0 Pts.

The 5th Annual 

"F1 in Schools" Technology Challenge Texas Regional Event Will be Held at the Circuit of the Americas 

on 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

4th Annual
"F1 in Schools" Technology Challenge Texas Regional

2016 F1 in Schools Texas Regional Competition Awards

Best Engineered Car - Affinity Racing - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Fastest Car Award - Affinity Racing - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Innovative Thinking Award - Affinity Racing - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Pit Display Award - Transcendent Racing - Burges H.S., El Paso, TX

Research & Development Award - Affinity Racing - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Social Media Strategy Award - Transcendent Racing - Burges H.S., El Paso, TX

Sponsorship & Marketing Award - Racing Aces - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Team Identity Award - Racing Aces - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

3rd Place ā€“ High School - Zero Drag Racing - Canyon Lake H.S., New Braunfels, TX

2nd Place ā€“ High School - Racing Aces - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX

Grand Champion ā€“ High School  - Affinity Racing - Granbury H.S., Granbury, TX


2015 Formula 1
U.S. Grand Prix

Click the Button Below to Read "The Next Generation" Article on Pg 69 of the 2015 F1 Racing/Austin American Event Program

2016 F1 in Schools

Texas Regional Event Program