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Eight Jr. Bills led a Ranken Technical College-sponsored team with two vehicles at the 14th annual Missouri SuperMileage Challenge. They earned the Pit Award and Best in Show Award, in addition to establishing the highest qualifying run for the entire competition with an astounding 359.89 miles per gallon.
The competition, which invites Missouri high school students to "build a one-person, fuel efficient vehicle powered by a single cylinder, four-stroke engine to run a specified course,” was held April 16 at the Missouri Safety Center on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
The Jr. Bills’ team, which competed in the e-10 gasoline fuel category, worked diligently since September to ensure the design, fabrication and testing of their vehicles were ready for the competition.