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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Out of Neosho

And we are off. I am back in chase sending updates via my phone. After a nice relaxing day at the Neosho stage stop we are back on the road leaving the stage stop first at 9:00:00 am. The official standings were released this morning and we stand 35 min 37 sec ahead of the second place team Principia with an elapsed time of 8:10:28. Principia suffered a 20 min penalty giving them an elapsed time of 8:46:05.

Behind Principia stands Minnisota in third with a total time of 9:07:45. FH Bochum stands at 9:57:26. Missouri S&T is in 5th with 10:00:22. Next up Red River has 11:30:56. Waterloo is at 11:35:01, Calgary is at 12:30:34, Kentucky is at 15:29:56, and Iowa State is at 17:49:09. Next up at 11th is Queen's with 18:16:36. Right behind is Arizona at 18:17:18. Lastly Northwestern is at 19:09:09. I apologize for the format of this info. I cannot figure out how to do tables on my phone.

Yesterday we received our penalty sheet, which showed that our team received no penalties for the first stage! Congrats to Bochum, Missouri S&T, Red River, Waterloo, Calgary, Kentucky, and Queen's for also amassing no penalty time. We also received yellow hats for being the winner of the first stage stop.

Lastly I would like to congratulate Iowa State for qualifying and both Oregon State and Durham for joining us and we wish you much luck (or rather much skill) all the way to Calgary.

Go Fast, Go Smooth, Go BLUE!

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11 Comments:

Blogger Brian Ignaut said...

Awesome, keep it up. Keep those yellow hats on.

July 15, 2008 at 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Dave Masselink said...

Great job guys! It's always a great feeling to extend the lead and give yourself a little bit of breathing room. But it's amazing how quickly that can evaporate under the wrong conditions! I'm cheering you on from here.

July 15, 2008 at 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Christopher said...

Been following the blog for a few days now, glad to hear that you're in the lead! GO BLUE!

July 15, 2008 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Principia's website lists 19 students as solar car team members. Sounds small, but it's like 3.5% of their entire student body. Michigan would have to have over a thousand team members to match that level of participation.

July 15, 2008 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Great job guys! Keep it up.

July 15, 2008 at 1:19 PM  
Anonymous SalineVance said...

Having no penalties for the whole day is outstanding.

Love your tagline - Go fast, go smooth, go BLUE!

July 15, 2008 at 1:21 PM  
Blogger Brian Ignaut said...

Just as a quick update, it looks like the team is crusing at the speed limit about 180 miles out of Neosho. I think they've been running at the speed limit all morning but I'm not sure.

July 15, 2008 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

Just as a quick update, it looks like the team is crusing at the speed limit about 180 miles out of Neosho. I think they've been running at the speed limit all morning but I'm not sure.

Close, I saw a 63.8 and a 64.5 in the logs. They should be arriving at the next checkpoint very soon.

July 15, 2008 at 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Jose Alvarez said...

Wait what logs? Did the NASC folks decide to release the GPS data finally?

July 15, 2008 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

Wait what logs? Did the NASC folks decide to release the GPS data finally?

Team chat logs. I've been following them from Ann Arbor.

July 15, 2008 at 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Jose Alvarz said...

Oh I see, thats great that they are using chat to keep in touch. Makes our communications in 97/99 look like carrier pigeons and semaphore flags. :)

Love the speed though, keep it going!

July 15, 2008 at 2:27 PM  

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