After an exciting day of testing, tilting, braking, accelerating, and weaving through the autocross course, the teams all gathered with their cars on the track for the group photo. (Which should be posted to the Formula Hybrid flickr shortly: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thayerschool/)
But before that, all the teams worked hard to get cleared to race their cars. Only four teams were successful in passing all of the rigorous safety checks and tests in order to race. There were two electric cars, UVM Aero and Dartmouth Formula Racing, as well as two hybrids, Yale Bulldog Racing and Lawrence Tech Blue Devils Racing.
The acceleration event was exhilarating, with UVM topping Dartmouth in the Electric acceleration. UVM ran the 75 meters in 5.604s, with Dartmouth clocking in at 6.181. Yale tore up the track with a 5.28, which was the fastest run of the day. Lawrence Tech followed with a 5.982 for their hybrid racecar.
The autocross was also exciting. Both the electrical cars had some problems, with Dartmouth Formula Racing overheating their batteries just before the finish line, and UVM Aero running out of charge on their last run. UVM still took the race with a 54.14s time, Dartmouth close behind coming in at 56.14s.
Yale topped the field again in the autocross with a blistering time of 49.2s. Lawrence Tech followed with a 63s run.
Tomorrow, starting at 1 will be the endurance event. Stay tuned for tweeting coming from @formula_hybrid and live streaming at formula-hybrid.org/live