CO2 car races return to DMS

Isaac Pain, General News Reporter

The CO2 car races are back at Duncan Middle School, as seventh and eighth-grade prepare for the annual race.

Rosie Castle is once again heading up the middle school’s efforts in the CO2 car race. (Isaac Pain)

CO2 cars are wooden cars that are powered by a CO2 cartridge. Rosie Castle, DMS STEM teacher, leads this project at DMS and has done so for the last few years.

“The reason we do the CO2 car race is because it is a fun way for students to race other students from other schools, and it’s part engineering and designing,” Castle said.

To participate in the race, students can purchase their CO2 cars for $5. Once the car it is purchased, students have until Oct. 30 to build it and turn it into Castle. If the car meets the requirements for the race, students can participate.

The race is set for Nov. 17 at the Simmons Center.