Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Today was the second day of the Formula Sun Grand Prix event. We were up early this morning to head to the track and had another sunny day for racing. We've been lucky to have relatively few serious problems with the car but have unfortunately blown out several tires while on the track. This requires us to go out onto the track to support the car and driver. So we get several team members into a van and are driven out to the location where the car's become stranded, lift the solar array and get the car on boxes, and from there we do a track-side tire change. This is hectic and time-consuming, so many members work hard to monitor tire condition and to prevent this sort of event. I was responsible for damage to an equipment toolbox during one of these excursions, so that is testament to the importance of preemptive monitoring such as this. We've been able to keep the car on the track for a large majority of the past two days of racing though, and I for one am excited to participate in the upcoming road race. Back at the hotel now, we're resting and preparing for another day of racing.
Posted by, Kenwood Hoben

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