World Solar Challenge - Day 4

Submitted by Rocket Scientist on October 11th, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Sorry if this has been posted before, but some good news on the Michigan Solar Car team.

They are currently sitting in 2nd place after 4 days of racing across the Australian Outback!

First place team Nuon has been a perennial powerhouse, and they hold a 2 hour lead over our Men and Women in Maize and Blue.

Feel free to follow along at or on Twitter @UMSolarCarTeam 

Go Blue!



October 11th, 2017 at 3:54 PM ^

I love the link.

I always follow the WSC.  I was even able to follow the Michigan team communications live a couple of times.  

2nd in the world is awesome. 

Michigan has never finished higher than 3rd place (which is still awesome).  They have always finished behind the Dutch (Nuon) and the Japanese (Tokai). 

The last couple of WSC's have been relative dissapointments due to mechanical problems toward the end of the race.

Here's hoping for some sweet redemption this cycle.




October 11th, 2017 at 4:41 PM ^

Fun Fact:  Michigan is the Alabama of Solar Car Challenges.

We have won something like 7 straight National Championships.

We barely face any real competition until we get to "Worlds".