CONGRATULATIONS

The PDS f24 Racing Team has worked incredibly hard and their dedication and perseverance  resulted in 3 trophies at the December 4, 2021 Greenpower SANTA SPRINTS.

🏆   3rd Place for Team Presentation

🏆   1st Place In The Advanced Stock Endurance Race
Drivers: Darwin Ramirez and Stephen Syvertson

🏆   2nd Place Advanced Stock Overall

 

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Welcome to Paul Duke STEM Formula 24 Racing Team

At Paul Duke, our motto is be trail blazers and make the path for new and creative ideas. That's exactly what we're doing and our goal is to expand the path of success and build something special for Paul Duke f24 racing. As of now, we're officially the only f24 Racing team in the Gwinnett County School Systems but with future success we hope to change that. We hope that through expansion and scouting we can create a situation where schools in our county will began to create racing teams themselves and possibly have a Gwinnett County High School Racing League. As a team we know we're the start of something big!

Welcome to Paul Duke STEM Formula 24 Racing Team

At Paul Duke, our motto is be trail blazers and make the path for new and creative ideas. That's exactly what we're doing and our goal is to expand the path of success and build something special for Paul Duke f24 racing. As of now, we're officially the only f24 Racing team in the Gwinnett County School Systems but with future success we hope to change that. We hope that through expansion and scouting we can create a situation where schools in our county will began to create racing teams themselves and possibly have a Gwinnett County High School Racing League. As a team we know we're the start of something big!

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GREENPOWER USA F24 (GRADES 6 - 12)

For middle and high school students completing the F24 build, the foundational skills learned through the Goblin program are built upon with the introduction of functional system changes such as tire composition and pressure, gear ratio changes, drive systems, weight reduction, and motor control. 

In the process of implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of these changes, students learn that they must work together for their team to be successful. This concept is reinforced as the students begin to shift from teacher direction to student direction with teacher support and oversight. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER 4, 2021
SANTA SPRINTS (F24 RACE)
Event Details and Flyer
Location: Columbus, GA

JANUARY 15, 2022
OXFORD GREEN PRIX
Location: Oxford, AL

FEBRUARY 12, 2022
COLUMBUS GRAND PRIX
Location: Columbus, GA

MARCH 12, 2022
INSPIRE ACADEMY 400
Location: La Fayette, AL

APRIL 9, 2022
RIVER CITY F24 SHOWDOWN
Location: Decatur, AL

APRIL 16, 2022
DIVERSE POWER GRAND PRIX
Location: LaGrange, GA

MAY 7, 2022
HUNTSVILLE CITY SCHOOLS F24 EVENT
Location: Huntsville, AL

MEET OUR TEAM LEADS

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Melecio Flores | Team Lead
Team Manager

Melecio Flores is our team manager and is a senior at PDS. He contributes to the team with his remarkable leadership skills and supporting others into becoming good leaders and teammates. 

 

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Darwin Ramirez | Team Lead
Drivers/Mechanical Systems

Darwin Ramirez has experience as a 2-time Formula 3 World Champion. He is a Driver Trainer and Main Driver for PDS Racing. He helps the team by training the drivers as well as helping to construct race strategy. 

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Rob Syvertson | Team Lead
Body Design  (Driver)

Rob Syvertson is the Body Design team leader and 2nd Main Driver. Not only has he put a lot of effort into the body design but also contributes to the Mechanical System team. 

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Aaron Ho | Team Lead
Electrical Systems

Aaron Ho is the team leader for Electrical systems. He configures the electrical components including; battery usage, throttle circuits, and motor control circuits. He helps the team explore future electronic options as well.

 

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Joshua Caldwell | Team Lead
Marketing and Sponsorship

Joshua Caldwell is the team leader of the Marketing and Sponsorship team. He helps us connect with potential sponsors as well as share our goals and accomplishments on social media.

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Stephen Syvertson | Team Lead
Research (Driver)

Stephen Syvertson is our Research team leader and our main spare driver. He contributes to many of the teams as they might need information or skill in finishing a task. He has a wealth of knowledge that helps everyone.

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About Our Car

We are using a slightly modified stock car kit. The body of the car consists of corrugated plastic wrapped with navy blue vinyl. Mechanically, we modified the steering into a Formula 3 style wheel. Electrically, we have experimented with motor controllers but we are going back to the original stock system for this race. We have modified the activation button but for the most part this is a stock car.

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Body Design

We decided that the cleanest and most accessible system for body panels would be to have velcro tape attached to each panel. This system allows us to easily remove and reattach panels when we need to access the inside. Along with that, we decided to add air ducts on both back panels to allow better engine cooling. 

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Performance Enhancements

The main performance enhancement we made to our vehicle was changing our gear ratio from 6:1 to 4.5:1. We knew if we lowered this, the car would be able to go faster but it would drain the battery faster. This particular enhancement will change in the future depending on the different types of tracks but for experimental purposes this is what we have it set to now.
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The following organizations and companies have contributed to the PDS f24 Racing Team an incredible amount of support in both funding and time.

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If you'd like to sponsor or partner with the PDS f24 Racing Trail Blazers, you can reach us via:
Email: sponsorship@pdsf24racing.com
Phone: 404.803.2335