We’ve been pretty busy this year, and have been featured by numerous media outlets. So if you’d like to get a taste of what it’s like to be on the team, or what it’s like to compete in the Formula Sun Grand Prix on the Circuit of the Americas, check out the links below!
UTSVT at FSGP 2013
Translogic video about FSGP
Interview with some of the team members on KOOP, Austin community radio
With the success of Formula Sun Grande Prix behind us, we look forward to competing in the American Solar Challenge in 2014. It has just been confirmed that the qualifying track portion of the event will once again take place in Austin, TX at the Circuit of the Americas, and the ~1500 mile road race will start in the Austin area! 25 teams have already signed up to attend the event, so if you missed FSGP this year, with over twice as many participating teams, 2014 looks like it will be even better!
ASC 2014 Information Page
Following soon after Earth Day, this was a welcome surprise for us. Congratulations to the entire UTSVT for winning the Greenest Organization on Campus Swing Out Award! Special Thanks to Twinkle, Neda and Ajinkya for making this happen!
We would like to thank the Circuit of the Americas for becoming our newest sponsors and extend a special thanks to Bobby Epstein for making this happen. To read more about their generous sponsorship, please read the article posted on Cockrell College of Engineering. Nothing can stop TexSun from competing successfully in FSGP 2013!
UPDATE: Here is another article, this time from Austin Statesman talking about this sponsorship offer in detail.
We’re well on our way to completing TexSun for FSGP 2013. Thanks to Alfe Heat Treating we’ve gotten our welded aluminum frame heat treated back to a T6 temper and we’re ready to start putting the mechanical systems together. Special thanks to Dan Anderson and Kurt Westman for making this possible!
We hope you are excited about the rayce coming up in June, because people are beginning to take notice! This bit which aired on Monday (02/18/2013) shows Dr. Hallock, Fred, Benton and Neda. To read the entire article go to the Fox Austin website.
UTSVT would like to thank our friends Rick Hall, Brent Konstanzer, and Bob Sanabria at SOFEC, our newest sponsor. We are currently building our latest car, TexSun, and their generous donation will help us purchase parts like a braking system, high efficiency motors, low rolling resistance tires, and suspension components that will help us be competitive in the next American Solar Challenge.
UTSVT would like to thank Cirrus Logic for becoming our most recent large sponsor. Thanks to their kind donations we now have an awesome sound system for the Samsung Solorean, which is great for events like ExploreUT. Cirrus is also helping fund our future car, TexSun, that is currently in the design phases.
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