Friedman’s is excited to announce our new partnership with Sonoma Raceway and Kid Scoop News on a gravity-powered car challenge, which will culminate at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in June. Three North Bay schools will take part in the program, which challenges students to develop and construct a gravity-powered car, test the effects of different factors and race them down a sloped track.
Learn how to build your own Gravity Powered Car here!
Three local schools will take the green flag on this year’s challenge, including Petaluma’s Meadow Elementary School, Napa Junction Elementary School, a local STEM Magnet School, and Waldo Rohnert Elementary School in Rohnert Park.
The cars developed by these student engineers will race in a series of qualifying rounds at their schools leading up to the NASCAR race weekend (June 20-22nd). The finalists from the qualifying rounds will battle for victory in the final round at Lean1 Pole Day at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, June 21. The winners of the 2014 Friedman’s STEM Car Challenge will receive a trophy and tickets to Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 race.
This weekend, we took the challenge to our our KidsWorx Creative workshops, and together with our friends at the Sonoma County Children’s Museum, we built cars and had blast!!