BROOKS High School is off to the Australian F1 in Schools championships for the third year in a row.
Students Kaleb Clark, William Ball and Jonty Moss teamed up as Revved Up to win back-to-back state titles in the professional class and earned a ticket to the Australian final in Canberra next year.
Competition was staged at Riverside's Tailrace Centre by Bell Bay Aluminium and Re-Engineering Australia and provided aspiring designers, engineers and marketing executives with the chance to show off their skills using technology to create a miniature gas- powered formula one-style car.
The same trio won the Australian fastest car at the national event earlier this year with a time of 1.05 seconds over 20 metres.
Despite yesterday's car being different and slightly slower with 1.172 seconds, the boys are confident heading to the mainland.
"It (the car) is based on the teardrop effect and our front and back wings are bent backwards, which creates lift to take out the weight of the CO2 canister and brings the centre of gravity forward and more to the centre of the car," Keleb said.
Jonty added: "We have been working as a team for about seven months.
"We have had the experience before, so hopefully we can do it again."
Ulverstone High School won the Tasmanian development class and will join Brooks in Canberra along with the Queechy High School team, which was granted wildcard entry.
Teams were critiqued by 15 judges on a set of criteria including car speed, technical portfolio, industry collaboration and verbal presentations.