Sunday 22nd August 2015 saw both our Gleneagles HPV teams competing in the annual Bendigo 10 hour EEV and HPV race in the Bendigo CBD. Students were up bright and early for race start set for 12.00pm however after a delay the race didn’t get underway until 1.00pm and was quickly turned into a 9 hour race instead of a 10 hour.
Both teams raced hard for the duration of the race. For the majority of the race both teams managed to miss quite a few crashes, roll overs and spills from other teams however ‘Pacmen’ flipped after about 5 hours of racing and ‘The Riders’ rolled not too long after. Luckily the drivers (Josh and Michael) were injury free and the cars were still rideable and we were able to complete the race into the night concluding at 10.00pm. The overall results saw the ‘Riders of the Southern Cross’ finish 43rd overall (11th in their division) while ‘Pacmen’ came in 59th (4th in their division). All team members fought hard all day (and night) and represented our school in a fantastic manner. All members certainly enjoyed the race and are looking forward to our next event on 10th October 2015 at Casey Fields.
A massive thank you to all of the parents that attended and helped out throughout the day and another big thank you to our sponsors AXT Turbo, Polans Truck Refinishers, Form A Sign and Coates Hire Dandenong without your support this program would not run to its full potential.
Mr Bowen, HPV Co-ordinator, Year 8 Team Leader/PE/Science
Pictured: Jared (Captain of the Riders); Liam (Captain of the Pacmen); Cooper; Michael and the HPV Team !