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Kaylee Hughes, Max Carlson, an Air Force recruitment representative, Andrew Perala, Kacee Skoog and William Friese, all from New York Mills, competed in the high mileage competition in Brainerd recently. Submitted photo

New York Mills high mileage car gets 414 mpg

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Imagine traveling to St. Paul and back and burning just .856 gallons of gas.

If you were using one of the New York Mills High School's modified high efficiency cars, it would be possible.


Five students from the school participated in a high mileage competition in Brainerd last week, racing at speeds of about 30 miles per hour. At 414 miles per gallon, the group's best overall rate placed sixth.

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