Summer Testing

As Centaurus nears completion, the team is busy putting the car through its paces to get as many miles on the car as possible before the North American Solar Challenge. Beginning with testing on the "St. Paul Track" on the sidewalks near the shop, we quickly moved to parking lots at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Parking Lot Testing

After we verified that Centaurus works properly and safely, road trips were in short order. The weekend of June 7-8, we drove to Stillwater, MN and Prescott, WI, gaining some valuable insights in to both what more needs to be done on the car and what more we need to train our team in to be successful on the open road.

 Centaurus crosses the Mississippi River in to Prescott, WI

Centaurus crosses the Mississippi River in to Prescott, WI

 Centaurus in the State Fairgrounds Parking Lot

Centaurus in the State Fairgrounds Parking Lot

Centaurus Road Testing

Testing has also included multi-day trips to team members' residences in Moorhead, MN and Lake Tomahawk, WI. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Johnston, Lenius and Barr families for hosting us on our journeys.

--David Towey, Crew Chief

June 25, 2008