UM Solar camped over night just outside of Logansport, IN. Things continue to go well and Quantum keeps increasing its lead. The Stage will end, this afternoon, at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Here are the Day 4 stands thru the Kalamazoo Check Point:
Top 3 Overall:
Stage 3 current standings:
Last updated 7/17/12 – 21:10 Eastern. Times given as hh:mm:ss.
Quantum, aerial view:
Quantum is already on the move towards Normal, IL. The weather may be really variable today and I'm sure the plan is to get to the Stage Stop before the atmosphere heats up and begins to get unstable (rain, t-storms). They'll also want to get as much of a charge, in Normal, as possible (for tomorrow):
Cloudy but beautiful morning charge! Rolling out in 5 minutes (8:45 AM EDT)
UPDATE: a storm filled, gray day awaits the competitors as they traverse Indiana and Illinois, on Rt. 24, into Bloomington/Normal. Storms have already popped up and died down. This must be the reason UM Solar pushed all the way to Logansport. I'm guessing they'll want to get to IL St. and see if they can get a charge before the weather totally craps out.
UPDATE II: The Weather car has arrived at Illinois State (11:02 AM CDT). Quantum shouldn't be far behind.
UPDATE III: Hello Illinois! Number 6 out of 8 states, we're still leading! (11:15 AM CDT)
The weather doesn't look too bad in that picture. Welcome to the Land of Lincoln (and Corruption).
UPDATE IV: Quantum is first into Normal and charging (12:16 PM CDT):