Teams participating in the 2010 American Solar Challenge are expected to arrive in Rolla for a required stop between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 23.
Missouri S&T’s Solar Car Team and a dozen other teams from the United States, Canada, Germany and Taiwan are racing from the Tulsa, Okla., area to the outskirts of Chicago. The race starts Sunday, June 20.
The individual teams and cars will arrive in Rolla at some point on June 23 via Martin Springs Drive. The race route then follows Kingshighway, 6th Street, Pine Street and 10th Street. Arrival times will vary depending on the performance of the cars, but the teams will all stop for the day at the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on the S&T campus.
There will be an opportunity to view cars and meet team members from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the parking lot of the multi-purpose building. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
At 9 a.m. Thursday, June 24, teams will leave the multi-purpose building’s parking lot to head north on Bishop Avenue/U.S. Hwy 63. Everyone is encouraged to line the streets and cheer on the Miners.
Missouri S&T has won two championships in solar car racing, in 1999 and 2003. The 2010 vehicle is called Solar Miner VII.
For more information about Missouri S&T’s 2010 Solar Car Team and the American Solar Challenge, go to http://solar42.mst.edu/ and http://americansolarchallenge.org/events/asc2010/ .