We had a looong drive ahead of us the next day to catch up with the top teams - our target was the outback just north of Port Augusta - but we still stayed up late into the night pitching in to patch their car up.
|A Sunswift alum contemplating the fire damage to EcoPhoton's car.|
|Fire damage, partially repaired - and soon to be fully patched over.|
|Eindhoven's car under covers for the night.|
|Team members and officials making a plan of action for rebuilding Malaysia's|
|We did a quick swing by the Malaysian camp in the morning, and the team was|
wiring up power trackers and spinning the motor.
|Passing BlueSky charging by the side of the road outside Alice Springs.|
|Passing WSU early in the morning, before Kulgera|
|Meeting up with Team Arrow in Coober Pedy|
|Passing Team Arrow after departing from our Coober Pedy fuel stop.|
|MegaLux charging in the evening in Glendambo|
|Camping in the outback on the night of the 21st, after driving +1200km in a single|
day. We ended up 40km north of Port Augusta.
|We made it! At the finish line on the morning of the 22nd, before the top finishers.|
|Nuon finishes first!|
|Twente across the line 2nd|
|Michigan in 4th (I don't have a great picture of Tokai, who finished 3rd)|
|Stanford finished 6th (No great picture of Punch, who finished 5th).|
The team was greeted by an alum with a ginger beer and doughnuts.
|Goko High School finishing on the 23rd - the top finishing high school team.|
|Ardingly at the finish line.|
|Stingray from the MARA University of Technology in Malaysia driving across the finish line under it's own power - a major achievement after their battery fire.|
|Cambridge crossing the line|
- Blue Sky
Principia, KIT, and maaaybe Anadolu will finish tomorrow (the finish line closes at noon). Even without those teams, this is by far the best field of car we've had at WSC in a long time - far more teams finishing than in previous years.
On the Cruiser side, Kogakuin and Eindhoven have finished, and Bochum is due in early tomorrow. Sunswift should finish as well, and maaaybe Minnesota will sneak in under the line. The Cruiser practicality judging is at 2pm tomorrow.
Whelp. That's that for tonight.