Day 6: And that's a Wrap!

Posted by Joshua Allen on June 30th, 2013 at 11:09 am
Hello all,

Today was the end of FSGP 2013. Its been a long week and I can truly say that it has been an awesome experience. We definitely pushed ourselves to be the best we can and it really paid off.

We began the day with the usual charge from 7:30am to 9am. We put a decent amount of charge back into the battery, and got ourselves onto the grid in time to get bumped up to pole position for the day. The drivers switched up their order so that they could capitalize on their strengths throughout the day. We knew to expect high temperatures going into the end of the race day, so the plan was to burn off laps early in the day in order to build a good margin in case we needed to slow down later on. By mid day we had switched out drivers and maintained a few laps lead on the other teams that were fighting for 1st with us. The good driving continued into the afternoon as the temperature started to climb.

Around 2pm we began to worry that our lead wouldn't be enough as we came closer and closer to the thermal cut-off limit of our pack. The temperatures had started to get higher than yesterday's and sure enough, we finally hit the thermal limit around 2:30pm. We were ahead by several laps at the time, but as we tried to let the battery pack return to safe tempuratures, we saw the lead slowly slip away. I'm extremely proud with the team because even when we knew that what could have been an easy victory turned into a sub-podium finish, they continues to work together as team and try as hard as we could to squeeze every last lap out. When it was all said and done, we finished in 5th place, 8 laps behind the leader. We put 183 laps on the car for a grand total of over 620 miles on the car over the past 3 days!

From the entire team, I would like to thank everyone that supported us this year. We couldn't have done it without the support and generosity of friends and sponsors alike. With this event's close, the preparations for the next event and possibly a brand new vehicle loom right around the corner.

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