Event Update Number One - Welcome & Key Dates

Welcome Solar Car Teams to the 2018 Solar Car Challenge!

It is exciting to report that 40 teams from around the country have filed an Intent-to-Race for the great adventure of driving from Fort Worth, Texas to Palmdale, California.

I will be sending a Check-List to help you better prepare for the March 1st filing of your formal registration documents. Teams not sending their full registration packet and registration fee by March 1st will be dropped from the Race. Here is a list of events (and suggestions) leading up to this year's Solar Car Challenge.

Important Dates

March 1, 2018
Deadline for filing Race Registration and Filing Fee

April, 2017
Save this month to re-engineer your solar car in the event that your original design does not work as planned.

May 5, 2018
- Application of Race Rules
- Function of Scrutineering Stations
- Trouble-shooting mechanical & electrical issues
- Braking and Endurance Tests
- Time Management during the 3-day Scrutineering Period
- Driving the 2018 cross-country race

May-June, 2018
Test-drive your solar car. You shouldn’t bring a solar car to the race without putting 500 miles on your vehicle. You want the solar car to "fail" at your testing area, not at the Texas Motor Speedway or on the race.

June 1, 2018
Deadline for sending digital copy of Team Scrapbook.
Note: a hard copy of the scrapbook will be delivered during Team Oral Presentations

July 13, 2018
Team Check-In - all race participants must be present

July 14-16, 2018
Oral Presentations July 15, 2018

July 17-23, 2018
SOLAR CAR RACING from Fort Worth, Texas to California

Please check-out the teams taking part in this year's event at http://www.solarcarchallenge.org/challenge/teams2018.shtml