Share on Facebook Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ Connect on Linked in Subscribe by Email Print This Post See photo gallery Potter Jr. High School students David Armet, left, and Patrick Maes, right, set up C02-powered dragsters for a race on May 23 just prior to summer vacation that celebrated the culmination of a research and development Paxton/Patterson career lab in Julie Hinkhouse Potter Jr. High School student Caleb Smedley proudly displays his C02-powered dragster. Potter Jr. High School teacher Julie Hinkhouse and student Patrick Maes get dragsters ready for a race. Students researched and designed concepts for the dragsters with a particular emphasis placed on automobile design. They learned how vehicle designers use crash testing to develop safer cars. David Armet inserts a CO2 cartridge into dragsters at the starting line. With those cartridges, the cars can reach speeds of 10 miles per hour. A dragster races down the track toward the finish line. Patrick Maes repairs a fishing line used to anchor the dragsters to the track. Dragster races at Potter Jr. High signify end of school added by Newsroom on June 12, 2014 View all posts by Newsroom → Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.