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February 11, 2002
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394- 6082
Solar Wind Cruising
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s solar car team is working hard to get ready for their first race.
The team is building its car, called Solar Wind, in preparation for the Formula Sun Grand Prix, schedule for May 13 through May 17 in Topeka, Kan. While finishing up the chassis, the team is focused on completing a shell redesign and beginning race preparations. The Formula Sun Grand Prix is a qualifying race for the American Solar Challenge, a cross- country race.
“ Formula Sun Grand Prix 2002 promises to be a great race for us,” team leader Geoffrey Fecske said. “ Our entry will be designed using cutting- edge technology and the experience gained from the Sunrayce 95, 97 and 99 cars. We promise to have the most competitive car to date. It has an integrated computer monitoring system, advanced aerodynamic optimization, and high quality mechanical systems.”
Tech’s student team is working on the car in the redesigned CAMP Laboratory in the Civil Mechanical Building on campus.
Visit the team’s website at www. sdsmt. edu/ student- orgs/ solar to learn more about Solar Wind and how you can help the team. Students raise all money needed for Solar Wind. You can help with the team’s Adopt- A- Cell program.
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