EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Just a month ago, the Mater Dei Supermileage team qualified for the Shell Eco-Marathon Drivers World Championship for the second year in a row.
The Wildcats finished 2nd in California to earn an invite to London for the finals on July 5.
Last year, Mater Dei placed fourth in the World Competition where students compete to see who can create the most energy-efficient vehicles. This year, the Evansville team will race a battery car instead of a gas car, in hopes of taking home the 1st-place prize.
Mater Dei’s Keegan Marx, who made the trip in 2018, says he can’t wait to fly across the pond again.
“It’s at a track now, instead of a park, and they just kinda closed off the park so that’ll be really cool to see what they do with that this year," Marx explains. "It’s the world competition so there’s all kinds of people from everywhere so it’s really cool to see the different cultures. Hopefully this car does a lot better, it has the capability of doing a lot better then the gas car, cause the gas car, that group is a lot more competitive and they get a lot better mileages, so this battery car we’re feeling pretty good and hopefully we’ll pull thru and get a better score.”
The World Competition, held in London, gets underway on July 5.