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Speeding to St. Paul

July 18, 2012


U solar car Centaurus III arrives in St. Paul to complete 1,600-mile race

The American Solar Challenge hits the finish line around 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 21, near the Minnesota State Capitol.

The 1,600-mile race began on July 14, in Rochester, New York. Competitors were required to design, build, and drive a car completely powered by the sun. Eighteen cars from the United States and Canada are racing, with teams from MIT, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, and Georgia Tech, to name a few.

Racing for the University of Minnesota is the sleek Centaurus III.

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