In the Spring of 2010, Purdue launched the first
EV Grand Prix. Teams had approximately 2 months to get a gokart together
and race. HKN fielded a gokart and finished in the middle of the pack.
In 2011, a local supplier agreed to provide us a roll cage at cost, and then
failed to deliver. This, along with other complications beyond our control,
prevented us from competing in either the Purdue Grand Prix or the race
held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
All members of the gokart build team are HKN members. This year, the team consists of:
Daniel Aguiar, Robert Wortman, Eric Villasenor, Prashant Lalwani, Gerald Musyj, Brian Bowman, and Andrew Senetar.
Team photos and members lists are available here.
We run a 3-phase brushless DC motor with a controller configured for
proportional regenerative braking. In 2010 and 2011, the controller was a
stock part, but we are investigating building our own motor controller for
If you are interested in sponsoring the team, we are recognizing donors at
the following levels:
||Banner in the pit area, most prominent location and size on
team t-shirts, advertising on all sides of the gokart,
and prominent advertising on our trailer for 5 years.
||Prominence on team t-shirts and advertising space on
all sides of the gokart for one year.
||Listing on the team t-shirts and advertising space on
the gokart for one year.
||Listing on the team t-shirts.
Any sponsor from 2011 will be recognized this year, and may upgrade to a
new tier for half the difference between last year's sponsorship and the new
To contact the team, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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