Two wonderful Year 9 students Rebecca Bowyer and Mapu Samasoni designed the fastest dragsters in their respective Technology classes.
Students study the principles of aerodynamics and the effects of friction as they design and make their balsa wood models. The dragsters are finished and painted ready to enter two of three categories, Fastest Dragster, Show and Shine and Peoples Choice.
Race day is always exciting as students select an opponent to race head to head and draw lots to find their race lane and race number. The dragsters are powered by a CO2 canister and the winning pair completed the 18m drag race in a tick over 1 second. This puts their average speed at over 50 kph, fast enough to overtake traffic on Kotuku St.