12 Colorado High School teams will compete with their custom designed, hand-built solar-powered remote control cars at Bighorn Toyota in Glenwood Springs, CO on May 30. This is a rescheduled event after a rainout on May 16,
The event is free and open to spectators from 10am - 3pm.
The 60-minute main circuit race starts at solar noon: 1:05 pm.
Teams compete in five separate disciplines:
20 Questions - An academic quiz in front of a panel of energy and engineering experts. Questions are selected randomly from 20 tough predistributed questions.
All Out Top Speed - Fastest run as measured by radar with a race-spec lithium ion battery on board.
PV Direct Top Speed - Fastest run as measured by radar with no battery - sunlight only.
PV Direct Circuit Race - A 3-lap race using only the power of the sun, no battery.
Main Circuit Race (1:05 pm) - After a 30-minute solar precharging period, cars race for 60 minutes on the winding course. Most teams will need to make hurried repairs in the pits over the course of this race.