High school students from Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin will compete in Cedar Rapids this Saturday for the Toyota Financial Services Midwest Speed Trials. The free event will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, 4400 Sixth St. SW, Cedar Rapids.
Students in the Kennedy Cougar Electric Car Program will host the endurance race, with the first heat scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and the second to follow at noon, which will feature 15 electric vehicles competing to complete the most laps in an hour. There will also be brake efficiency tests and a handling competition.
Spectators will also be able to see two Tesla electric cars, including a roadster which will serve as the race’s pace car. Iowa’s only Model S Signature Tesla will also be displayed.