St Fanahan's F1 team racing to Regional Finals next week


St Fanahan’s F1 team racing to Regional Finals next week

Engines are revving at St Fanahan’s College, Mitchelstown as the F1 In Schools competition reaches the regional finals stage, with the local students confident of a strong showing.

Friday, 22 February 2013
8:15 PM GMT

With under a week to go until the regional finals of the F1 In Schools competition, the Crossfire Racing team from St Fanahan's College in Mitchelstown are all geared up to race through to the national final.

The team, made up of Rachel Connolly, Clodagh Hyland, Andrew Mackin, Conor Coughlan and Jack Norris, have designed their own miniature Formula 1 car, which they will be racing against other school teams on Wednesday, February 27 in the University of Limerick.

Just yesterday (Wednesday) after they had received their new uniforms, the team were recording a video with McMahon Studios, Ballyporeen, to be embedded into their PowerPoint presentation on the day and Flyco Engineering in Fermoy were manufacturing the wheels for the car.


They announced a few weeks ago that The Mouse Pad, Horgan's Delicatessan, Better Vending Ireland, Mitchelstown Credit Union, Samco Engineering and Gallahue's Garage are on board as sponsors and this week, as they put the final preparations in place, they announced that Dave Conroy XPress Garage, Tesco and Hodgins Sausages have also come on board as sponsors and they hope that the support of these local businesses will help to see them through to the national stages.

The car will be judged under different categories and the overall winning car will be judged on design, speed and the team's overall presentation of their car, from media coverage and public awareness of their project, to getting sponsors and using the internet effectively to keep people up to date with their progress.

Clodagh Hyland said that they are all really excited about going to the regional finals next Wednesday and now they are just putting the last minute preparations in place. Best of luck to all concerned.

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