As I have already said, this year I am covering the (High School) Solar Car Challenge, as well as the upcoming university competitions in the US, Europe, and Morocco. The high school event will take place at the Texas Motor Speedway on July 15–22 (with Covid protocols in place). The race will be live-streamed via the event’s YouTube channel, or check out and (click on the icons).
I previously posted a list of high school teams for this year. Today I am taking a look at the podium for past years when the event was held at the same racetrack (click on the chart to zoom). I note that some of those past cars have made their way to Australia in the World Solar Challenge Adventure Class.
In the Advanced Division, we are (I understand) seeing the return this year of Cougar Pride (from Covenant Christian Academy, Colleyville, TX).
In the Electric-Solar Powered Division, we are seeing the return of Regulus III (from the Iron Lions at Greenville High School, Greenville, TX) and Outlaw III (from Coppell High School, Coppell, TX).
In the Advanced Classic Division, we are seeing the return of Apollo (from Prosper High School, Prosper, TX) and Cougar Spirit (also from Covenant Christian Academy, Colleyville, TX).
All data is obtained from the official website, so I hope that my robot minions have transcribed it correctly.
Below (also taken from the official website) are the 2019 winners of the Advanced, Electric-Solar Powered, and Classic Divisions (RAHS Green Energy Team – returning with a great new car; Iron Lions – returning with the same Regulus III; and the Pana Photons – not racing this year).