Swanville students set out to build 300-mile per gallon stock car

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Constructing cars with higher fuel efficiency is a growing trend in the auto world.

However, a group of students at Swanville High School is preparing to take that to an entirely different level at the 24th annual Supermileage Challenge.

The competition, held at the Brainerd International Raceway May 14 – 15, will feature teams from schools across the state seeking to have the car with the best mileage per gallon.

The amount?

Anywhere from approximately 100 – 900 miles per gallon, Swanville industrial technology teacher Gerry Bahe said. “We’re hoping for between 300 – 400 for the first year,” he said. See more in Patrick Slack’s Morrison County Record story.

PHOTO: Members of the Swanville industrial technology class listen as instructor Jim Dickinson explains how to properly install a braking system during Thursday’s class. Pictured are (from left): freshman Josh Klemish, Dickinson and senior Keith Evans. (Photo by Patrick Slack, Morrison County Record)


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