WMU News

Sunseeker in 25th place crossing Oklahoma

July 19, 2001

Sunseeker Web site

EL RENO, Okla. -- At the end of Day Four (July 18) of the American Solar Challenge, the WMU Sunseeker 295 team was headed for a campground in El Reno, Okla., for the night with plans for the vehicle to hit the road first thing on Thursday, July 19, and head for the official ASC checkpoint in Sayre, Okla.

ASC official standings at the end of the day put the WMU team in 25th place, just 12 minutes behind Northwestern University, as recorded at the Edmond, Okla., official race checkpoint. Race
conditions for the day were bright, sunny and extremely hot, with the heat index at 115 degrees.

The team began the race day in Vinita, Okla., with the car hitting the road early and pulling in to the Tulsa, Okla., checkpoint at around 10:15 a.m. CDT. After stopping to repair a flat tire that occurred as Sunseeker pulled into the checkpoint, the team loaded the car into its trailer and headed for the next checkpoint in Edmond, Okla., at the University of Central Oklahoma.

After charging the car's batteries for several hours, the team once again put the car on the road, heading for their planned El Reno stop.

For daily updates during the race, go to the Web sites for WMU News, WMU Sunseeker or the American Solar Challenge.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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