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Omaha Stage Stop at HDR

We are pleased to announce that the ASC 2014 Omaha, NE check point will be hosted by HDR, Inc. Solar car teams will be arriving in the afternoon or evening of July 25th and departing the morning of July 26th. If you are in the area at this time, we hope to see you there.

FSGP Special Hilton Hotel Rates

Hilton at the airport in Austin is offering a special rate of $99/night for solar car teams during FSGP 2014 at Circuit of the Americas. For more details and to book rooms at this rate, use the following link:

Iowa State Checkpoint

We are pleased to announce that Iowa State University College of Engineering, home of Team PrISUm will be hosting the Ames, IA checkpoint for ASC 2014. This checkpoint will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, July 26th as teams make their way from Omaha, NE to La Crosse, WI. This is the first time that Iowa State has hosted a stop for the American Solar Challenge and we look forward to their hospitality. If you are in central Iowa during this time, be sure to mark your calendar and come out to see the cars come through this checkpoint.

ASC 2014 Route Details

Additional route details for the 2014 American Solar Challenge from Austin, TX. to St. Paul, MN have been posted to the website. While this information is subject to minor changes leading up to the event, several route drives have been completed and we wanted to share the latest information with all the teams now. We are looking forward to another great cross country solar car route this summer!

University of Oklahoma Stop

We’re pleased to announce that the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering will be hosting the Norman, OK Stage Stop. Teams will arrive in the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, July 22nd and depart the following morning. If you are in the area when the race is passing through, don’t miss your opportunity to meet the teams and see the solar cars up close!

Western Technical College Stop

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.

Call for ASC 2014 Volunteers

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!

Black & Veatch Sponsorship

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.

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Telecommunications
  • Federal
  • Management Consulting

ASC 2014 Participation Agreement

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.

Preliminary ASC/FSGP 2014 Info

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.