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Sunseeker finishes sixth in 2,500-mile Solar Challenge

Sunseeker team photo
Sunseeker race team with President Judi Bailey (center) and engineering Dean Tim Greene (far left). Hi-res image.

Sunseeker crosses finish line in sixth place (July 28) Thousands of Canadians turn out for final hours of the 2,500-mile North American Solar Challenge. Sunseeker team earns award for best design.

Sunseeker crosses the finish line in Calgary. NASC photo by Stefano Paltera. Hi-res image.

Sunseeker blazes past gas station on Trans-Canada Highway. NASC photo by Stefano Paltera. Hi-res image.

Sunseeker arrives Saturday at Winnipeg checkpoint. NASC photo by Stefano Paltera. Hi-res image.

Sunseeker races through Nebraska July 20. NASC photo by Stefano Paltera. Hi-res image.

Solar cars poised for final day of racing (July 26) WMU firmly in sixth place as cars line up for Wednesday's final 200 miles of North American Solar Challenge.

Sunseeker among solar race leaders in Saskatchewan (July 25) WMU remains in sixth place with four hour lead over seventh-place Stanford.

Solar racers take day-long break in Winnipeg (July 23) Sunseeker in sixth place at mandatory stop in Winnipeg, race resumes Sunday morning, concludes Wednesday.

Sunseeker nears Canadian border in sixth place (July 22) WMU team stops shy of the Canadian border for a much-needed recharge of Sunseeker's battery pack.

Sunseeker races through Dakotas (July 21) Near the halfway point in the 2,500-mile solar challenge, Sunseeker is in sixth place among 18 solar cars still racing.

Weather affects solar race strategy (July 20) WMU unofficially in seventh place after three days, teams jockey to keep batteries charged heading into threatening weather.

Day #2 sees Sunseeker pull into fifth place (July 19) WMU moves up to fifth place, only one second behind MIT after completing more than 500 miles of 2,500-mile course.

Sunseeker in sixth place at end of day one (July 18) WMU solar car completes 211-mile run in sixth place. Michigan, Minnesota and MIT have three best first-day times.

Sunseeker qualifies for solar race (July 16) WMU's solar car among the 20 entries to successfully complete all inspections and mandatory 140-mile trials.

WMU team set for start of North American solar race (July 15) Daily updates on Sunseeker's progress published in WMU News beginning Monday.

Sunseeker ready for North American Solar Challenge (June 29) WMU solar race team and car introduced at campus ceremony, ready for 2,500-mile race across continent.

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