The Human Powered Vehicle program (Stretton Racing) has become one of the flag ship programs for the college. Students participate in a number of Human Powered Vehical races throughout the year, however it is the annual RACQ Technology Challenge Maryborough which is regarded as the pinnacle of all races. This event draws thousands of students, parents, teachers, spectators and technology exhibitors together, in one action-packed celebration of technology, teamwork, youth, innovation, perseverance and imagination.
The major draw card of this annual spectacle which closes down the CBD of Maryborough each year is the 24 hour HPV Race. To compete, teams of students need to design and create a recumbent bicycle that can survive the rigours of 24 hours of non-stop racing from 12pm Saturday until 12pm Sunday.
The link below highlights the magnitude of the event and the exposure possibilities. Stretton State College has participated in the past five years and has won first prize in three of those years for 'Design & Innovation and Design Make Race', we also won Junior Mixed and Athlete's with Disabilities divisions and placed third in Senior Mixed in 2015. In 2016 we managed one win and two second places from our four teams competing. Our real achievements has been in the success of taking out 'The Best Pit and Support Crew' award over consecutive years. The squad has consistently set the benchmark to which other teams aspire in all facets of the sport.
We feature in the RACQ promo video- RACQ Tech Challenge featuring Stretton State College.
The teachers at Stretton State College continue to plan and provide our students with opportunities to race in the Human Powered Vehicles.