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First ASC 2016 Sponsors!

We’d like to extend a big thanks to our first two ASC/FSGP 2016 sponsors. MathWorks is returning at the Silver level and Autodesk is joining us at the Supporter level! To learn more about how to become an event sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship Information page. Stay tuned for more information about the 2016 dates and route location…

Congrats to FSGP 2015 Winners

FSGP 2015 was the best Formula Sun we’ve had to date! Of the 15 teams that came, 14 of them passed scrutineering to get on the track. We also had all teams represented at the first Team Meeting on Sunday morning. Despite a concert Tuesday night that meant an early end to Dynamics at 4pm, almost all teams completed dynamics before then, making for the least amount of dynamics scrutineering while the track event was going on that we can ever remember. So many good things to report, and a big thank you to the teams, sponsors, and event staff that made it happen! Congratulations to the top three teams below for their excellent performance at Circuit of The Americas this year. For complete results, please see the FSGP 2015 page.

  1. Iowa State: PrISUM – 223 laps (764 mi)
  2. Poly Montreal: Esteban – 192 laps (658 mi)
  3. Illinois State – 185 laps (634 mi)

Fastest Lap: Iowa State (4 min 30.444 sec)

How to Follow FSGP 2015

Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) 2015 kicks off Sun Jul, 26 with team check in and scrutineering beginning in the morning. So how can you follow the event?

While Scrutineering tech inspections are underway during the first 3 days of the event, we’ll be periodically updating team Scrutineering status on the FSGP 2015 Status Board (check the time stamp at the bottom of the Scrutineering board for the time of the last update). Before teams are allowed on the track they must achieve all greens or blues at every Scrutineering station.

Once the FSGP 2015 race begins on Wednesday, we will be posting team lap count updates at the main FSGP 2015 Page (check the time stamp at the bottom of the list for the time of the last update). If you are in the Austin area, keep in mind that Friday is the Official Public Day at Circuit of The Americas which will be free for anyone to attend and see the cars up close.

If you are interested in more frequent updates, be sure to keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. Use the official hashtag #FSGP2015. We’ll also be posting lots of photos throughout the event to our Flickr page.

UT Austin Returns as FSGP Sponsor

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We’re thankful to have UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering back as a sponsor of FSGP 2015 this summer. They will be hosting us on campus for the awards dinner and ceremony Friday, July 31st! Over the past few years they have been instrumental in helping us coordinate competitions at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX.

Welcoming PF Jones as a Sponsor

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We’re pleased to announce that PF Jones has become our newest sponsor for FSGP 2015! They offer a great selection of high quality tow bars for just about all auto makers out there. Be sure to check out their website if you are ever in need of tow bars or related accessories.

ASC 2016 Regulations

The first full release of the ASC 2016 regulations is now public and can be downloaded at the Regulations Page. Don’t hesitate to contact ascregs@americansolarchallenge.org with any questions.

ASC/FSGP 2016 Reg Summary

We apologize for the delay in information regarding ASC/FSGP 2016 regulations. We’re happy to announce that a summary of planned changes for 2016 has now been published at the ASC/FSGP 2016 Regulations Page. We expect to have the full regulations published prior to the Solar Car conference next month.

Conference Registration Open

We have now opened up registration for the March 2015 Solar Car Conference at the University of Michigan. Registration forms are due by March 1st. For more information including a tentative schedule and conference fees, check out our Event Registration page.

Solar Car Conference

SAVE THE DATE: The Innovators Educational Foundation will be hosting solar car conference for all ASC/FSGP teams March 20-22 (Fri-Sun), 2015 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It is recommended that teams send at least one representative. The topics of discussion that are currently planned include

1) Technical sessions on many of the key design aspects (batteries, electrical, mechanical, etc…).

2) Discussion on regulations, as well as a roundtable on the direction of the regulations for future events will be held.

Additional details to follow. If your you have suggestions or requests for the conference so that your team can get the most out of it, send them to ascregs@americansolarchallenge.org.

FSGP 2015 Announced

We’re pleased to announce that FSGP 2015 will be returning to Circuit of The Americas Sunday, July 26th – Friday, July 31st. Teams should see the registration page for race entry information. The 2015 team status board is now active as well to track everyone’s progress towards registration. Don’t hesitate to email ascteams@americansolarchallenge.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone again this summer!