​Jimmies Racing Car Built by Students Hits the Racetrack

Latest News Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020

Year 11 Students who built a racing car during their Certificate II in Engineering studies hit the racetrack in a six-hour endurance event at Lakeside Raceway recently. 

The group of students and staff built a race car body and its engine as part of the college's Formula Student engineering program.

The final stage of the program sees students race their car in a competition against 25 schools.  All students are required to complete driver training successfully and receive a special licence for this event. 

St James College Teacher Mr Anthony Hill said:  "We work with the team at Formula Student and thank them for their support."

"The students gain incredible skills and should walk into apprenticeships if they want them, or complete engineering at University with hands-on experience placing them well ahead of their peers," Mr Hill said. 

College principal Ms Ann Regbetz acknowledged the teaching team and students who helped make this project a reality for the students. 

"Congratulations goes to teachers Mr Mark Holmes, Mr Anthony Hill and Mr Ian Wardrop in their teaching of these skills and making this happen to such a professional level," 

"Well done to Year 11 students Axel Dushime, Nathan Gibbs, Finn McIntosh, Joseph Powell, Sam Stott, Ahmad Rezai, Plamedi Loko and Steven Pham, in completing this two-year project and competing," Principal Rebgetz said.