Sixth-graders from North Plains and Dakota Elementaries at Minot Air Force Base won second place at the National Scalextric Competition. The STARBASE 2.0 Light Speed team included Patrick Richardson, Casey Lowther and Isabel Segura. Their adult mentor was Heather Wiekamp, a teacher at North Plains. STARBASE 2.0 is an extension of the U.S. Department of Defense's STARBASE program. The after-school program is offered to sixth and seventh grade students on Minot Air Force Base and has a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) project, as well as, team-building components and career exploration activities. The sixth grade students worked in teams along with their adult mentors after school twice a month to design, market and race a slot car. Light Speed was the overall winner of the local competition, and their challenge package was submitted to compete with other teams across the nation. The teams were evaluated on their car body design, lap time around the track, marketing poster and an oral presentation to a panel of judges.