Sunday, July 20, 2008

Updated Standings!

I now have updated standings from the end of Stage Three (posted this morning in Winnipeg).

Michigan: 34:14:01
Principia: 35:35:37
FH Bochum: 40:59:51
Waterloo: 42:05:46
Minnesota: 42:58:22
Calgary: 51:09:39
S&T (Rolla): 53:19:54
Red River: 59:19:39
Iowa State: 63:52:37
Kentucky: 66:55:55
Arizona: 67:05:08
Northwestern: 69:51:30 * trailering penalty not added yet
Queen's: 73:16:45
Oregon State: 83:03:21
Durham: 90:56:48

Unfortunately only five teams did not have to trailer at some point to reach Winnipeg. Those teams are Michigan, Principia, Bochum, Minnesota, and Waterloo. This last leg was hard on teams as many got stuck in the rain and many teams did not have much power.


Blogger Maggie said...

Fantastic, thanks for posting the update, everyone's been looking for official numbers. Keep it up!!

July 20, 2008 at 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great work everyone...sounds like the car is running OK.

Thanks to the oftern updates to the blog this makes it interesting for us fans.

Thanks for adding the pictures to some of the entries it gives us some idea of what is going on out there....two pictures I liked...the solar car coming up on the customs booth...and the solar car in the parade...both will make great entries if there is an official video.

Thanks for the other people chipping in on the blog...TC must be doing this full time.

Keep it up. Calgary for Maria and I was a real high light 3 years ago when the solar car came cruising in.

Enjoy the race.

Bob and Maria Hayes

July 20, 2008 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Michael Adams said...

I think we'll see a lot more trailering for the Winnipeg-Medicine Hat stage. That's definitely a large swathe to cover in time, even for the front-runners.

July 20, 2008 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Wisniewski said...

Congratulations on the 2 maize hats for car #2. Your execution was fun to watch at qualifying and now following along on the blog. My favorite, so far, has to be your adaptability of merging into the parade.

Enjoy your final camping night, Team Continuum!

July 20, 2008 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Hostman said...

Nice, nice guys. Now you just need to get that hour and 40 minutes back... Too bad you haven't had the opportunity to stop for any period of time and write up a protest... It is really a testament to the last-minute planning that went into this NASC that only 5 cars made it into Winnipeg on time... Go Blue!


July 20, 2008 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger dkadams said...

Nice going, Continuum!

Here's a link to a few photos we took at the Sioux Falls stage stop:

Steve & Donna Adams

July 20, 2008 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also glad to hear that all goes well.
Principia is still hanging tough, though. It appears that about everyone has been methematically eliminated---so long as nothing important happens to Continuum.

Question: Will you go for maximum time, or play it conservative to cruise to victory?

Jay. LSA '72


July 20, 2008 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Average speed to Winnipeg worked out to 42.9 mph. Looks like Momentum's speed record (46.2)is safe.

July 20, 2008 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Hostman said...

Yay! :-P

If I were doing Strategy, I would aim for the pack to be about 5% full at the end of the race - that's a pretty good safety factor, and we had very accurate weather control, err, forecasting. :)

That's about where we ended in '05, but that was mainly due to the missing fairing window. Otherwise, the short 65mph run to Calgary would have left us almost half the pack.


July 20, 2008 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Morris, Manitoba Stampede URL is below:

Did Continuum have parade permit?
Please note that parade deadline is 7/11/08. See application:

July 20, 2008 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Hostman said...

Ahhhh, too bad the penalties have already been assessed for Stage 3 ... otherwise NASC could have issued a 2 hour penalty for improper participation in a parade, as well as for driving more than 2.2 mph in a parade procession (due to observer notes, of course, the van speedo was reading 5!)...


July 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Doug Carroll said...

As many have said, Thanks very much for keeping the blog up to date! The best and most current information for the race comes from the Michigan web site.

We haven't heard from Oregon State, Northwestern, Arizona, Kentucky, Iowa State or Red River in a few days. If possible, please encourage them to write an update. We enjoy reading how all the teams are doing.

Thanks again for your efforts on this web site!

July 20, 2008 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Looks like Red River stopped for the night in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, about 77 miles from Regina. They will probably need a lift to Medicine Hat tomorrow.

Queen's is still in Brandon, 227 miles from Regina. They may need to trailer all the way to Medicine Hat.

Michigan reportedly made it past Regina and camped somewhere on the road to Moose Jaw.

Missouri reports they trailered out from under the clouds then drove to just short of Regina. They also said, "Michigan continues to build a big lead over everyone, including, we think, over Principia, which wasn't really keeping up today." Principia not keeping up? That's big.

July 20, 2008 at 9:01 PM  

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