We’re pleased to announce that Western Technical College will once again be hosting the final ASC Stage Stop in La Crosse, WI. Teams will be arriving at the Stage Stop on July 27th and departing on the morning of the 28th as they sprint for the ASC 2014 finish line in St. Paul, MN. If you are in the area, be sure to mark your calendar and come out to meet the solar car teams on the last leg of their cross country journey.
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We are now accepting volunteering applications from anyone interested in participating in ASC 2014 as an Observer and/or EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). This is a great opportunity for solar car enthusiasts to get to ride with a variety of collegiate solar car teams and see them up close in action. It’s also a good educational experience for students who are trying to form a new solar car team or on teams that aren’t able to enter their own vehicle. If you might be interested, checkout our volunteers page and fill out the appropriate form. We look forward to seeing you all at the event this summer!
We’d like to thank Black & Veatch for their continued support of the American Solar Challenge as a Silver Level Sponsor for ASC 2014. They will also be hosting the Overland Park, KS stage stop during the event. In the 2012 race their Ann Arbor, Michigan office served a great breakfast for the teams and event staff and we look forward to their hospitality again in 2014. Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company that specializes in the following major markets.
- Management Consulting
The Team Participation Agreement for ASC 2014 is now available to be filled out. The due date for submission is February 1, 2014. The event is just over half a year away now! We hope your build cycles are coming along nicely. Be sure to keep checking the ASC 2014 Status Board to make sure all of your required paperwork has been submitted and received. If you notice anything on the status board is not accurate or out of date, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We’re pleased to announce that Formula Sun Grand Prix will be returning to the Circuit of the Americas formula 1 track in Austin, TX in July 2014. The 1500+ mile cross-country American Solar Challenge road course will begin around Austin and head north. The exact route is still being finalized and will be published once confirmed. For the latest information about the event, check out the ASC/FSGP 2014 page.
The DOE California Challenge will be held October 4-6th in conjunction with the Solar Decathlon. Solar car teams are invited to enter. Find more details including registration information here.
Some great new coverage on the FSGP 2013 race. Be sure to check it out!
Check out KVUE’s video coverage of Formula Sun Grand Prix 2013.
Formula Sun Grand Prix 2013 was a great success at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. This is the closest FSGP ever, with the top three teams just 1 lap from each other after three long days of raycing. The event drew record crowds for a Formula Sun track event estimated at 1600 people. Thanks to everyone who attended.
High ambient temperatures of 108 degrees F were reached with track temperatures exceeding 140 degrees F. Keep your eyes on the FSGP 2013 media page for photos, video, and articles of the event, which will continue to post in the coming days. We’d like to thank all of the teams and sponsors who made the event possible.
Congratulations to the top three teams. For more information and full results, click here.
The Formula Sun Grand Prix 2013 runs from Monday, June 24 – Saturday, June 29th. The last day of racing on Saturday is free and open to the public at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX for anyone who wants to see the solar cars up close and chat with the teams.
Be sure to keep your eyes on the Team Status Board for the latest information on teams as they work to pass all the scruitineering inspections. We’ll be posting plenty of photos to our Flickr page. As usual, you can follow the event on Twitter and, for the first time, you can also track the event on Facebook!