SYRACUSE — Forget jet lag. Any effects from flying home from the West Coast probably were set aside, at least temporarily anyway, when the Wawasee High School super mileage car team returned to the school a little after noon today, Monday, April 8.
A school bus with a Syracuse Police escort pulled up in front of the main entrance of the school at about 12:15 p.m. and the team and the adult chaperones stepped off the bus and entered the school to a “tunnel” of cheering students stretching down much of the main hallway.
In the 20th year of super mileage cars at the school, history was made this year as the diesel car finished first in the urban concept category for internal combustion engines during the Shell Eco-marathon last week in Sonoma, Calif. In addition, the same diesel car won a regional qualifier for the Drivers World Championship and will get to compete in London in early July.
If the car finishes first at the DWC, an invitation awaits to tour the famous Ferrari plant in Italy.