Archive for News

Formula Sun Grand Prix 2017

FSGP Logo 300x197Returning to Austin, TX and Circuit of the Americas in the Summer of 2017 is the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP)! The event will take place beginning July 3rd and will run through the 8th.

Keep up with the latest event information via the official event page, and track team statuses online.

You can also keep up via Facebook and Twitter.

2017 IEF Solar Car Conference

facebook-media-conf

We would like to officially announce the 2017 IEF Solar Car Conference. This event will be held February 3rd through February 5th in Overland Park, KS, near Kansas City. All interested solar car teams are invited!

For more information, please see the event’s official page.

ASC 2016 Rev B Regs

Revision B of the ASC 2016 regulations have now been published. Be sure to download them and give them a thorough read prior to the event. They contain a table of changes that details the key updates from the initial release.

ASC 2016 Live Tracking

We’re pleased to announce that Sporttraxx will be sponsoring ASC 2016 with transponders and live tracking for the solar cars during the event!

ChameleonJohn Sponsors ASC

ChameleonJohn is our latest ASC 2016 sponsor! Check out their website which has lots of coupons and discounts for all the bargain hunters out there.

Eastern National Passport Books

passport book

We would like to thank Eastern National for their in-kind donation of Passport to Your National Parks Books for the American Solar Challenge 2016! Team members will have the opportunity to collect stamps from the 9 national parks along the route, and then continue their collection after the event. In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Eastern National has also made special stamps for the American Solar Challenge to be collected by everyone attending. #ASC2016 #FindYourPark

2 New ASC/FSGP 2016 Sponsors!

We’re happy to announce 2 new sponsors of this year’s ASC & FSGP event! The first is Kitchen Cabinet Kings, maker of high quality cabinetry sold at affordable factory direct prices. The second is Innovative Funding Services, which provides simple auto loan services and financing advice. Be sure to check out their websites for more information about all they have to offer.

Bridgestone Sponsors ASC 2016!

We’re happy to announce that Bridgestone has become the latest sponsor of the 2016 American Solar Challenge and Formula Sun Grand Prix solar car competitions! For many years Bridgestone Ecopia solar car tires have been very popular among teams entering this event due to their exceptionally low rolling resistance. We hope that through their support of this event, Bridgestone will continue to push the envelope when it comes to connecting the power of the sun with America’s roadways!

ASC 2016 Route Announcement

It’s been a long time coming, but we are pleased to finally be able to announce the 2016 American Solar Challenge dates and route. The event will take place from Jul 22 – Aug 6, 2015. Scrutineering inspections and the FSGP 2016 qualifier will be held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Pitt Race) in Wampum, PA. ASC 2016 will be an 8 day 1800+ mile road rally from Brecksville, OH to Hot Springs, SD. We are partnering with National Park Service as part of their 2016 Centennial to bring the event to 9 national parks, historic sites, or partner properties throughout the Midwest. More information will be added to the event page as it becomes available. For interested collegiate level solar car teams, visit the Event Registration page for more information on how to sign up.

Powersim and PromoDirect Sponsors

We’re happy to announce new sponsorship from Powersim and PromoDirect for Innovators Educational Foundation (IEF) events. Powersim is offering free PSIM simulation software licenses and training to ASC 2016 solar car teams! And PromoDirect donated some awesome ASC pens for us to use at the event! We’d like to thank them both for this support.