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Vincent Mariano, of the SPHS Solar Knights solar race car team out of South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida, wrote in to ask us why we haven’t written anything about the Dell-Winston solar car challenge currently underway at the Texas Motor Speedway. Because we hadn’t heard from you yet, Vincent! Thanks, and good luck in the race.

The top-most picture is of the racing teams at the event. The other pictures are of the Solar Knights’ vehicle. The first day of racing was yesterday, with races running through Friday. The Solar Knights placed third in last year’s competition.

Vincent: make sure to write back and tell us how you guy’s did.

Solar Knights Racing home page
Dell-Winston School Solar Car Challenge

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Vincent Mariano on said:

    I just want to thank you guys (MAKE) so much for publishing this article. I also want everybody to know that you can view the live race results and video feed on the Dell Winston website.

  2. Vincent Mariano on said:

    The Solar Knights Took First Place in the Nation.

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