KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A green machine created by Western Michigan University students is about to embark on a cross-country road trip in the 2014 American Solar Challenge.
On Monday, July 21, the Sunseeker solar car racing team will begin its 1,751 mile journey from Austin, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team has one week to complete the trip.
"The team is looking forward to competing against and learning from those national and international teams in attendance, this year," Harris says, "especially as we look forward to building a new vehicle this fall semester."
Before they make the trip, WMU’s 14 person team must qualify during the Formula Sun Grand Prix this weekend. The closed-course track race runs through July 19 at Austin's Circuit of the Americas Grand Prix facility.