While the car is outside soaking up the energy of the sun, the team is hanging out on the grass enjoying some free time for a change. We are going to do some minor tune ups over the next two days and get prepared for the race to continue Sunday at 9:00 am.
The University of Minnesota would like to thank the University of Missouri - Rolla racing fans and the University of Michigan racing fans for their kind posts on this site. We really appreciate your interest in our website. We would also like to thank all our fans in Minnesota for all your great comments. There were a torrent of messages posted from alumni and fans alike yesterday and the team loves reading them. Everyday we print off all the comments, and they are lining the inside of our trailer for all the team to read. Keep them coming!
To answer the Michigan parent's question, there is a little brown solar jug. Minnesota and Michigan have decided to extend the historic football trophy tradition into the solar car arena, and have come up with a little brown jug to give to the team that is ahead at the end of the American Solar Challenge. The trophy is currently in the back of our trailer waiting for the victor to claim it at the finish line.
There was a nice article about the team in yesterday's paper. For those who haven't seen it it can be found at http://www.startribune.com/stories/1405/5517030.html.