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Friday, October 19, 2007

On to dynamic testing & track qualifications

Technical scrutineering is complete for all Teams and Michigan is spending extra time tonight charging batteries for track testing tomorrow. Dynamic scrutineering begins at 8:30am tomorrow and should be complete for all 59 teams (38 solar cars and 21 green fleet) by 1:30pm. Teams will be released onto the track three at a time, after which they'll take turns running one cold lap and one hot (timed) lap to determine start position. Immediately after completing the hot lap, each team will pull into the drag strip (parallel to the straight away) where each team will complete all basic dynamic scrutineering tests.

Today was a productive day for Continuum. Array testing and track testing produced positive results thanks to hours of work over the past week. We can watch seconds being shaved off lap times as drivers become more and more comfortable with the curvy road of the Hidden Valley Racecourse. Tomorrow will give us the chance to build off of these recent improvements to bring the vehicle closer to achieving the level of performance that we've been hoping for.

We're now less than 36 hours away from race start and the whole race crew is excited to let Continuum loose on the Stuart Highway. There's a strong sense of pride amongst everyone here knowing what this Team has accomplished over the past two years. This is a great way to start a race.

Go Blue!

Brian

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Blogger Ashley said...

Enjoyed reading your blog this morning and seeing the photos that are bringing back memories of 2001. Good luck on the track and dynamic scrutineering! I'll look forward to following the race and cheering you guys on from Houston!

-Ashley Milne

P.S. Hi to Chuck!

October 19, 2007 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

I echo Ashley's sentiments. I've enjoyed following the blog, and have been checking it every day for a couple weeks now. I'm excited to read the race updates each day. Good luck with everything, and enjoy the experience! I still relish my experience six years ago on the 2001 team.

Go Blue!
Mark Eadie

October 20, 2007 at 2:21 AM  

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