Today, the University of Minnesota took home the gold at the 2009 Formula Sun Grand Prix with 487 total laps. The University of Kentucky finished in 2nd, followed by Northwestern. The spirit shown here by all of the teams was incredible, and we hope to show up again next year!

I apologize for the brief post, but we've been busy packing, and we've been informed that if we want to stay the night, we need to move our camp elsewhere on the grounds; we're just going to pack everthing and head home tonight.

-Adem Rudin
Crew Chief

June 5, 2009



Congratulations! What an exciting week! Thanks for all the tweets today. It was fun to follow things more closely. Didn't see anything on WCCO tonight . . . anyone have any more info?

Posted by: Jeanne LaMoore | June 5, 2009 10:51 PM

Congratulations to the team! All Minnesotans should be proud of your outstanding technical accomplishments!

Posted by: Rollie Johnson | June 6, 2009 9:39 AM

Congratulations! You are an inspiration for the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Posted by: Earle Kyle | June 6, 2009 9:49 AM

Congrats from an old advisor. You hold up the all-nighter efforts of past years proudly! I remember saying in one of our meetings.... "We need a quick-change tire system and practice it." Years later this frequent issue seems to have found other voices and taken hold along the way. Good going all.

Posted by: Dave Carroll | June 8, 2009 5:58 PM

Congrats to the UMSVP! What an achievement -- winning this competition for the second consecutive year! I watched with such pride as the local news networks covered your victory last night and this morning. The car looks amazing in the footage they broadcast and it's so wonderful to see the U of M leading the pack in such a cutting-edge engineering project as this. Travel safely back home. Cheers!

Posted by: Everett Flynn | June 9, 2009 9:12 AM

WCCO had a few pics of the race today at noon. You can find the video clip in their video library online:

Posted by: Nick | June 9, 2009 9:00 PM