Solar racing in Texas – go Knights!

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Solar racing in Texas – go Knights!

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

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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