ASC 2012-Result of Formula Sun Grand Prix & Stage I of American Solar Challenge 2012

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For those of you who are waiting for the result of the Formula Sun Grand Prix (July 10-12, 2012, @ Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, NY) and Stage I of American Solar Challenge (ASC) 2012, started on July 14, 2012, at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Parking Lot G, Rochester, NY 14623,

American Solar Challenge 2012 Displays on July 13, 2012, at Rochester Institute of Technology, Parking Lot G

American Solar Challenge 2012 Displays on July 13, 2012, at Rochester Institute of Technology, Parking Lot G

and stopped on July 14, 2012 at the Tom Ridge Center, 301 Peninsular Drive, Erie, PA 16505. This stage closed at 4:00 pm on July 14, 2012.  Please also refer to some of our previous posts regarding ASC 2012 July 9, 2012 post of http://sunisthefuture.net and Jan. 13, 2012 post of http://sunisthefuture.net .  Results of the Formula Sun Grand Prix and Stage I of American Solar Challenge 2012 are listed below :

The 2012 Formula Sun Grand Prix is complete! 

Team # and Name Day 1 Laps Day 2 Laps Day 3 Laps Penalty Laps Total
2 – Michigan 145 158 146 449
9 – Iowa State 125 146 155 426
20 – Western Michigan 120 119 127 366
5 – Illinois State 88 131 131 350
256 – Oregon State 84 80 19 2 181
35 – Minnesota 109 0 71 180
32 – Principia 103 58 0 10 151
55 – Montreal 76 28 109 137
254 – CalSol 0 110 0 110
4 – MIT 0 55 107 107
28 – New Paltz 0 66 94 2 92
13 – Michigan State 0 0 50 50
505 – New Mexico 22 0 0 22
3 – Kentucky 0 0 6 6
11 – Northwestern* DNQ
49 – Georgia Tech* DNQ
QUALIFIED – ASC LAPS FORFEITED

Last updated (and finalized) on 7-12-2012 -17:45 Eastern. Each lap is 1.6 miles. * Team Not Yet Inspected – See Team Status (click & see)for more info

*End of Formula Sun Grand Prix: University of MI with highest total,  IA State University with second highest total (IA State University also has the Fastest Lap record at 2:18), Western MI University with third highest total. Cars must be both nimble and capable of rapid acceleration to succeed on this course. Teams must complete 105 laps in a single day, or 160 cumulative laps over two consecutive days, in order to qualify for ASC. Each driver must also complete a minimum of 25 laps to be allowed to drive on the road race.  As you can see, the list of cars that have qualified for ASC is below:

American Solar Challenge (ASC) 2012: Stage 1 Results, below:

Team # and Name            Rochester Start         Erie Finish       Penalty Time      Elapsed Time

2 – Michigan                           09:00:00               13:08:29             00:05:00              04:13:29

9 – Iowa State                       09:01:00                13:23:35             00:00:00              04:22:34

35 – Minnesota                      09:05:00                13:36:09             00:01:00              04:32:09

32 – Principia                         09:06:00                14:32:59             00:00:00              05:26:59

4 – MIT                                   09:09:00                14:18:05             00:18:00              05:27:05

254 – CalSol                          09:08:00                 14:42:35            00:00:00              05:34:35

256 – Oregon State              09:04:00                 14:59:04            00:01:00              05:56:04

5 – Illinois State                    09:03:00                 15:15:05            00:00:00             06:12:05

55 – Montreal                        09:07:00                 00:00:00          00:21:18               07:21:18

28 – New Paltz*                    09:10:00                 00:00:00          01:54:39               08:54:39

13 – Michigan State*            09:11:00                                                                       DNF/Withrawn

Times given as hh:mm:ss. * indicates teams with conditional status.

*Stage I Winners: University of MI-First; IA State University-Second; University of MN-Third

Student of IA State University Solar Car Hyperion washing/cleaning the solar cells to increase efficiency before the race

 

University of MI Solar Car Quantum on display at Rochester Institute of Technology Parking Lot G

 

University of MN Solar Car Sunpower at Rochester Institute of Technology parking lot G before the race

If you have any questions regarding these records, please contact ASC 2012 at ascteams@americansolarchallenge.org

Until more  photos and videos of ASC 2012 (interviews with team members) will be posted,

~have a bright and sunny day~

Gathered, written, and posted by sunisthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker

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