The Final Countdown

Jimmy Hack // // No Comments

After driving 1700 miles the CalSol team has arrived at the Cresson Motorsport Ranch. The team has been working hard for long hours over the past few weeks in anticipation for the race. In these final hours before scrutineering for the race begins we are continuing the work on the car. 11 teams have come from across the United States and Canada to compete and learn from one another. It’s fun to take a look at the other teams who have also come out for the event. We’ll post some pictures later (when we have a more stable internet connection). Wish us luck!

CalSol has entered Texas

Robert Irwin // // No Comments

After two days of driving our team has entered the state of Texas. We will be spending the night in Odessa and will be arriving in Dallas by tomorrow.

Spirits are high as we prepare for the upcoming race.

Leaving Berkeley

Chris Cartland // // No Comments

Friday, 7:30 am: The journey to Texas has begun,

CalSol left Berkeley this morning for a three day drive to Cresson, Texas. We are excited to see what GoldRush can do at the Texas Motor Sport Ranch. Today we hope to cruise through California and spend the night in Phoenix, Arizona.

Updates will continue to be posted on this page.
Go Bears!

Friday, 4:30 pm: We are currently passing through California’s Mojave Desert.

Friday, 11:59 pm: As our first day on the road comes to a close, we are nearing Phoenix, Arizona and will be stopping there for the night.

Formula Sun Grand Prix

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With finals and the spring semester behind us, and the summer ahead, CalSol has focused its full attention on completing the car. On May 29th, the intrepid members of CalSol will load our newly finished and newly named solar car, GoldRush, into our (t)rusty trailer and head to Texas to participate in the 2009 Formula Sun Grand Prix track race. We hope that this will be the first of several updates before, during and after the “rayce”.

A special thanks to Training-Classes.com for their continued support of CalSol. Learn more about careers in Solar Energy with their Solar Power Training.

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