Solar Car Team: Race Coverage
In-depth coverage of the national champions in their second place finish in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, October 8-15 .
Experience the race with the team.
Visit the virtual garage and see how Novum compares to previous solar cars
EXPLORE VIRTUAL GARAGE.
More Solar Car Race News
Record-breaking second place for Solar Car Team
The national champions celebrate the most successful world race finish in team history.|Medium Read
Blue through the Outback | Race, day four
Racing clean and collected, Michigan holds on to second place with the finish line on the horizon|Medium Read
Our panel of solar supporters | Race, day three
The Michigan car ended the day in one of the best positions in team history, and the family, friends and alumni riding along are doing more than just cheering. |Medium Read
Solar Car team spotlight: Andrew Dickinson
Computer science student Andrew Dickinson is the race strategist on the solar car team.|Short Read
Cloudy with a chance of machine learning | Race, day two
The top four teams are in a tight battle with each other, and the elements|Medium Read
Hot sun. Cool heads | Race, day one
Currently in fifth place, Michigan finishes day one with confidence. |Medium Read
Speed pageant | T-minus 10 hours
One at a time, each solar car competes for the fastest lap around the track. The outcome determines tomorrow’s starting line. |Medium Read
In the hot seat | T-minus 35 hours
It’s the day before pole placement is determined for the start of the race. Go inside the team’s garage and meet the drivers.|Medium Read
The mock race | T-minus 9 days
Eight long days in the desert strengthened our team and tested our rigor|Short Read