Race Day 2


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After kicking off the Solar Car Challenge and in the lead with 200 laps, we were ready for another high performance day. Utilizing lap data from the first day, the strategy team worked tirelessly beforehand to create a plan that conserves our energy but also gets us the most laps. An incredible amount of calculations […]

July 15, 2024

Race Day 1


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Today was the first day of the racing portion of the challenge. Over two years of design and build begin to be put to the test on this day. With scrutineering done and strategy working nonstop to make sure that their calculations are correct for the drivers, all the rest of the team could do […]

July 14, 2024

Scrutineering Day 2


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The team had a very early morning today; members Zach(12), Caden(9), Hagen(12), Jude(9), and Larsen(10) left the hotel in the early morning to test the solar array to see how many watts it generates. From this testing, we started at about 300 watts, and it increased about 60 watts every 10 minutes, with about a […]

July 12, 2024

Race Day One: Ready for Takeoff


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Race Day One is officially done! Over the course of the day, we performed more than 100 laps, and achieved a top speed of fifty-three miles per hour during the later hours of the race. The day’s success was met with multiple high-fives and passionate cheers from behind the pit wall. After the official lap […]

July 20, 2021

Flying Through Scrutineering


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The RAHS Green Energy just soared through all six scrutineering stations in one day. We hit station one — the mechanical/structural station — first thing in the morning and passed with flying colors. Although it was a bit nerve-wracking, seeing the judges gather around to look at our car was very exciting. But the work […]

July 18, 2021

Certified and Ready to Race!


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Our mentors along with a parent of one of our team members started the trek from Seattle, Washington to Dallas, Texas last Saturday. They stopped in Boise, Idaho; Provo, Utah; and Albuquerque, New Mexico before finally arriving at the Texas Motor Speedway. The drive team met up with the rest of the team last Wednesday. […]

July 14, 2019