American Solar Car Challenge (college students)- Austin to Minneapolis

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 - Mon, 28 Jul 2014

The teams that qualify for the American Solar Challenge (ASC) road
race have already completed quite a challenge. Crossing 7 states in 8
days will determine the winner by the team that completes the route in
the lowest overall elapsed time. Teams race during the day from 9am –
6pm following a detailed route book with step-by-step directions. Each
solar car is escorted by lead and chase vehicles that carry the other
team members and equipment for roadside repairs.
For two hours in the morning and evening, teams are able to charge
their batteries using the solar car’s array. Teams angle the solar array
toward the sun for maximum exposure. During these non-racing hours,
teams can perform maintenance on the car, check the weather,
determine their strategy for the next day, and hopefully get some sleep