2018 Solar Car Challenge
Fort Worth, Texas to California

Calendar
Day Time Event Location
September 1, 2017 Intent to Race Filing Starts  
Saturday
September 9, 2017
New Teams Workshop
How to build a team / Importance of Rules / Plans for the 2018 Solar Car Challenge / Mini-courses on Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
DFW Marriott & Golf Club
Saturday
October 14, 2017
*postponed to January 2018*
Sources Workshop
Materials Technology / Fundraising / Marketing a Solar Car Project / Devleoping useful schematics and mechanical drawings
DFW Marriott & Golf Club
Friday-Sunday
November 4-5, 2017
Solar Car Display / Pace Cars for the NASCAR AAA 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Saturday-Sunday
January 13-14, 2018
Specialty Workshop
A two-day workshop designed to provide a more detailed survey of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering for solar cars, Battery Technology, Aerodynamics, and Race Rules.
DFW Marriott & Golf Club
February 1, 2018 Intent to Race Filing Deadline  
March 1, 2018 Registration Filing Deadline  
Saturday
May 5, 2018
How to Pass Scrutineering Workshop
Workshop Includes: Application of Race Rules, Scrutineering Stations, Troubleshooting mechanical & electrical issues, braking and endurance testing, time management during Scrutineering, and driving the 2018 race route.
DFW Marriott & Golf Club
Wednesday
July 11, 2018
5:00p Intern Program Begins DFW Marriott & Golf Club
Friday
July 13, 2018
10:00a Judges Training DFW Marriott & Golf Club
1:00-6:00p Team Check-in DFW Marriott & Golf Club
7:00p All Team Meeting Ballroom, DFW Marriott
Saturday
July 14, 2018
  Scrutineering Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday
July 15, 2018
  Scrutineering Texas Motor Speedway
  Oral Presentations Media Center
Texas Motor Speedway
Monday
July 16, 2018
  Scrutineering Texas Motor Speedway
  Media Morning Texas Motor Speedway
7:30p Opening Banquet DFW Marriott & Golf Club
Tuesday
July 17, 2018
  Race Day 1 Fort Worth, TX to Snyder, TX
Wednesday
July 18, 2018
  Race Day 2 Synder, TX to Carlsbad, NM
Thursday
July 19, 2018
  Race Day 3 Carlsbad, NM to El Paso, TX
Friday
July 20, 2018
  Race Day 4 - Rest Day El Paso, TX
Saturday
July 21, 2018
  Race Day 5 El Paso, TX to Phoenix, AZ
Sunday
July 22, 2018
  Race Day 6 Phoenix, AZ to 29 Palms, CA
Monday
July 23, 2018
  Race Day 7 29 Palms, CA to Palmdale, CA
7:30p Awards Banquet Palmdale, CA
Saturday
September 8, 2018
New Teams Workshop
How to build a team / Importance of Rules / Plans for the 2018 Solar Car Challenge / Mini-courses on Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
DFW Marriott & Golf Club
Saturday
October 13, 2018
Sources Workshop
Materials Technology / Fundraising / Marketing a Solar Car Project / Devleoping useful schematics and mechanical drawings
DFW Marriott & Golf Club