Sunseeker ready for final day of race
July 25, 2001
Beginning at 9 a.m. (PDT), race teams will take off at one-minute
intervals. The starting order for the final day of racing reflects
official race standings as of Tuesday afternoon.
Joining the Sunseeker team in Barstow on Tuesday was Dr. Daniel Litynksi, dean of WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He will accompany the team on the race route Wednesday.
The team spent Tuesday involved in repair, recharging and reconnoitering activities. Sunseeker's battery pack took a full charge and team members replaced broken solar cells to put the car in peak condition for the final day of raceing.
A scout team comprised of team strategy leader Erik Pederson; Roger Anthony, the scheduled driver for the final run; Nick Kaiser the chase vehicle driver; and lead vehicle driver Tony Rizzo drove the Barstow to Claremont course on Tuesday. They reported the first 50 miles of the route will be spent climbing, and with 30 traffic lights and heavy traffic along the road to the finish line, the trip will be intense.
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