Formula Sun Grand Prix
Group picture after FSGP 2019 with Aurora.
The Michigan State Solar Car Team is currently preparing for FSGP 2020 which is being held in Topeka, Kansas at Heartland Motorsports Park. FSGP consists of two main parts: vehicle scrutineering and a circuit race. Scrutineering will be take place from July 10th to the 13th. Scrutineering is set of thorough inspections by the race inspectors that ensure that the vehicles are safe to drive on public roads and to ensure that the race design regulations are met. Following scrutineering teams will begin the circuit race which takes place on July 14th to the 16th. It is also a prerequisite to qualify for the American Solar Challenge.
American Solar Challenge
Group picture before ASC 2014. MSU Solar is the first from the right, top row.
The ASC is a 1500-2000 mile race across public roads in America. Originally called the GM Sunrayce USA in 1990, ASC is a biyearly event. The American Solar Challenge in 2014 was a 1700-mile challenge from Austin, TX to Minneapolis, MN.
This year’s race starts in Independence, MO on July 18th and finishes in Boise, ID on July 25th. The MSU Solar Racing Team looks forward to competing for the first time since 2014!