An early morning . . .

Rolling out of their sleeping bags at 4:20 AM, the team headed to Heartland Topeka Raceway for the beginning of Formula Sun 2005. The morning began with an all team meeting to go through rules, take role and introduce the rayce officials. From there, the team prepared the car for system inspections including; mechanical, electrical, array, body and sizing and dynamic testing. With most of the preparations complete, the team was able to meet the other teams and admire their respective cars. After a successful day of scrutineering, the team is almost ready to start turning out practice laps on the track. Base camp solar car is set up at the track and will serve as the team's home until Friday. Al "Magic Stick" Majkrzak leaps out of the car in under ten seconds flat during egress testing. Take a look at today's photos and check back frequently for more updates.

May 16, 2005



 Jason Ditch Witch
Congrats all on passing scrutineering! Good luck getting the bugs out of the system during your test laps today!
Na na na na na (ala Bionic Man) Is that the Crane Technique from Karate Kid Al?
I thought you weren't driving this year?! Couldn't give up the free steam room treatment experience it provides eh?
Posted by: Jason Ditch Witch | May 17, 2005 at 09:22 AM

Hey Travis,

I'm planning on renting a room down in Topeka, which hotel is the team going to be staying at on Friday. I believe it is the same one we do every year. If you could give me the address, that'd be great.

Posted by: Sanzen | May 17, 2005 at 02:05 PM

hahaha...Tell Al that National Instrument no longer has any interest in flying men. Also, could you please take more pictures of your project manager please ;) thank yoooooou.
Good Luck tomorrow.
Posted by: Neda | May 17, 2005 at 05:18 PM

Way to go people! (that's politically correct) you people are getting to be way to good at this. Hope the race goes great!!!

Posted by: Jamie | May 17, 2005 at 09:26 PM