Category Archive: WSC 2011

Oct 23

WSC 2011 Wrap-Up

G’day! Sunday was our last complete day in Adelaide and what a fulfilling day it was!  The team attended a Sunday service at 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Adelaide. The members were so welcoming!  Following the service, they graciously invited us to join them in a reception. We were able to meet and share our …

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Oct 23

Crossing the Finish Line!

G’day! We have crossed the finish line in Adelaide!  Yesterday morning, we made our way to the parade grounds near Victoria Square where we unloaded our car and prepared to drive the last few kilometers to the finish.  Justin hopped into the car while the rest of the team loaded into a shuttle bus WSC …

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Oct 21

Day 6

G’day fellow supporters! The last two days have been very wonderful out here in the Outback. Today was our second day of trailering from Coober Pedy all the way to Adelaide via Port Augusta. We have covered several more hundred kilometers and continue to see other teams along the drive. The atmostphere has been very …

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Oct 19

A Different Perspective

G’day, Day 4 in the Outback ended up being a bit more challenging than the last couple of days. We left Tennant Creek in due time at our 8:22am start and blasted out of town. As we had a lot of built up energy due to our extra charging time in the sunlight from the …

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Oct 18

Race Day 3

G’day! After a pleasant overnight stop just south of Elliot with Team Bochum, we pulled out of our campsite just after 8am.  This morning, the electrical team switched out 2 of our 26 modules from our battery pack in an effort to balance the pack out a bit more.  By the end of today, the …

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Oct 17

Race Day 2

G’day! After a very quick stop in the morning to fix a minor problem, we cruised to our second Control Stop in Dunmarra by 1:45pm in the afternoon. As I ride in the chase vehicle, I’m able to listen in to Joe’s (our chase van driver) and Steve’s (our lead van driver) excellent communication with …

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Oct 17

Day 1 Complete!

G’day Mates! Yesterday was our first official day on the 2011 World Solar Challenge! Starting in 26th place out of 37 teams, we had a very harmonious start heading out of the city of Darwin. Many supporters made it out for the event and we had fun waving to all of them as we passed by. …

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Oct 15

Qualifying!

G’day! We’ve officially qualified for WSC 2011!  After a qualifying lap this morning and a brake, u-turn, and slalom test, we registered Ra 7s in the Northern Territory and received our SUN32 license plate.  Justin did a wonderful job pulling our team through the qualifying round as teams were only allowed one driver for it.  We …

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Oct 14

Entire Team Reporting for Duty

G’day! I’m pleased to report that the entire team has now rendezvoused in Darwin! My name is Sten and I’ll be helping Lacey out with the team updates. I was stoked to be a spontaneous addition to the race team in 2009 and incredibly blessed to be a part of it again. This time, Julie …

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Oct 13

Scrutineering!

G’day Mates! We had a jam-packed day today here in Darwin. As we knew our scrutineering time was at 11am, we got ourselves to our garage extra early to take Ra 7s out on the race track before heading over. Justin hopped into the car first and test drove the car with the array on! …

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