Today we began Stage 4 (Day 5) of the American Solar Challenge with about a 7 hour lead. Quantum cruised through cornfields and into the Verona, WI stage stop in the mid afternoon (2:53 PM CDT - Ed.). We will begin tomorrow near the Wisconsin Dells. Check out the recap of Day 5 below and stay tuned on twitter tomorrow for another day of racing.
Iowa State paced Quantum with the intent of winning the Stage (I think). They stayed within spitting distance until just about the Illinois/Wisconsin border when they suddenly slowed dramtaically. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with their car other than consumming too many electrons too quickly (my speculation)? Quantum continuned on and turned an interesting day into another Victor's March.
UM Solar Tweet:
Set up camp and had a great team dinner! Getting ready for another day of ASC 2012 ...but first we need some sleep
CalSol: An electric vehicle plug in! At the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Hey Boys, that's cheating.
CalSol is charging with Iowa St. this morning at a park and ride. Great sun today!
Other then CalSol and Iowa St. camping, together, at a park-and-ride, I have no information on Principia, Oregon St. or Minnesota. =( Sorry.
Updated results courtesy of the ASC
|Team # and Name||Ann Arbor Start 7/17||Kalamazoo Arrival 7/17||Normal Finish 7/18||Stage 3 Penalty Time||Stage 3 Elapsed Time||Total Race Elapsed Time|
|2 – Michigan||09:00:00||13:02:09||13:14:15||00:12:00||12:26:15||27:12:39|
|9 – Iowa State||09:03:00||13:29:33||14:57:33||00:10:00||14:02:33||34:28:32|
|32 – Principia||09:02:00||14:15:17||17:57:00||00:15:00||17:12:00||37:01:47|
|254 – CalSol||09:04:00||15:08:08||17:02:08||00:02:00||16:04:08||37:11:02|
|256 – Oregon State||09:05:00||14:30:12||17:18:44||00:12:00||16:30:44||39:34:15|
|35 – Minnesota||09:01:00||13:35:20||Trailer||04:01:03||22:01:03||39:58:28|
|5 – Illinois State||09:06:00||Trailer||11:33:27||29:33:27||59:43:08|
|20 – Western Michigan||09:06:00||14:26:34||Trailer||06:18:45||24:18:45||65:23:11|
|28 – New Paltz||09:07:00||Trailer||10:03:03||28:03:03||67:45:54|
|55 – Montreal||09:05:00||Trailer||10:46:39||28:46:39||68:33:09|
|4 – MIT||09:09:00||14:22:40||Trailer||21:49:33||39:49:33||92:26:44|
The weather appears to have improved with clearing skies in central and western Wisconsin. The target today is La Crosse, WI and the end of Stage 4. As always you can visit the UM Solar web site: LINK and/or ASC: LINK. And, I'll do my best to provide updates as the ASC wraps up tomorrow. Go Blue!
MU Solar Tweet: Good Morning! One more day until we reach the finish line - Headed to La Crosse, WI today!
Timing board in La Crosse, WI, Quantum ~50 miles out.
Almost there! Approaching La Crosse, WI for the end of Stage 4.
Quantum into La Crosse, WI at 12:43:47 PM CDT
Principia is in, Iowa State 25 miles out, then CalSol. MIT might be infront of Iowa St.