American Solar Challenge
The 2010 American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build, and drive solar-powered cars in a cross-country time/distance rally event. Teams compete in a 1100 mile drive from Broken Arrow, OK to Naperville, IL. The route has been chosen to combine pieces of old routes used in previous events, giving a bit of an historical tribute for the 20 years of organized events in North America.
Seventeen international teams from the United States, Canada, Germany, and Taiwan are registered to compete this year, including the SolarWorld No. 1 car that was created by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
SolarWorld No. 1
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Updates from the race
A strong second day, the SolarWorld no. 1 left Butler at 9 AM and arrived in Topeka a few minutes after noon. Just 10 minutes behind Minesota and about 30 minutes behind Michigan. The team will rest in Topeka tonight and leave in the morning.
The team got off to a strong start, reaching the Neosho checkpoint just minutes behind Michigan's car and maintaining the 2nd place position.
The SolarWorld no. 1 qualifies for the American Solar Challenge by running 680 miles over 3 days in the Gran-prix style race in Dallas.