ISU car updates, tracking
ISU car info packet
Team PrISUm web site
American Solar Challenge (daily results, tracking of cars, etc.)
Nick Mohr, Team PrISUm, (515) 451-5630
Skip Derra, News Service, (515) 294-4917
ISU GETS ON TRACK IN DAY 4 OF RACE
AMES, Iowa -- Aided by perfect solar car weather and a car that was
responding to the challenge, the Iowa State University solar car team
covered a lot of ground in the fourth day of racing in the American Solar
Challenge. Team PrISUm raced from Neosho, Mo., to Edmond, Okla., a distance
of 232 miles.
"We didn't have one glitch during today's racing," said Nick Mohr, director
of Team PrISUm. "The skies were blue, there were no clouds and we feel we
really were able to open the car up and see how it can perform, how it was
designed to perform. We are very happy with what we accomplished today."
Mohr added that the ISU team will stick to its plans of trying to cover as
much ground as possible in the next few days, trying to gain on some of the
teams directly ahead of them and closing some of the distance to the leading
pack of teams.
"We can't forget that we still have more than 1,400 miles to go," Mohr said.
"That's a lot of ground to cover. A lot can happen as we head through the
For official team standings go to
www.formulasun.org/asc. To view where
teams are on the race route, go to
www.formulasun.org/asc/tracking/index.html. Team PrISUm also is charting its
own progress and posting it on its web site,
The American Solar Challenge, a 2,300-mile race is being held July 15-25. It
is the longest solar car race ever attempted. The race course will follow
along portions of old Route 66.
The American Solar Challenge is designed to advance renewable energy and
electric vehicle technologies, promote educational and engineering
excellence, encourage environmental consciousness and teach teamwork. This
is the sixth major solar car race Iowa State students have participated in