Saturday, July 21, 2012

And the winner is...

Our captains Nick Callahan and Whitney George giving their speech at the banquet!


Lindsey Robertson and Taylor Brand giving away our day four trophy to New York!

The girls fighting over our trophy!

The guys posing with the trophy1

Well we're really not sure what the guys are doin!


Both of our captains received the Order of the Solar Cell Award!

Tyler Wilson jumped in the girls picture!

Sundancer I and II making their final lap of the race!!

We are super excited to announce that both teams placed first in their division of the Solar Car Challenge!  We would like to thank everyone who has gotten us here and supported us over the years!
Thank you!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Last Day!

Starting the day!

Dustin Pounds and Jacob Bridgeman bringing supplies to the cars!

The boys and girls gave away their trophies to another team!  The boys gave theirs to the Oregon Solar Car Team and the girls gave theirs to the Coppel Solar Car Team!

While driving yesterday Hillary Colbert's breakfast was accidentally eaten.  To prevent this from happening again she wrote her name on the bag and hung it where nobody can reach it!

The Houston Lady Racers pulling up to the starting line!

The guys having a quick team meeting before starting to race!

After three day of racing, we have finally made it to the last day of the race!!  We are proud to announce that both teams took the first place trophies for day three and hope to have the same success today!!  We will stop racing at two this afternoon and later tonight hold the banquet where the overall winners will be announced! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

After a long day of being sick, Mrs. Ellison has returned for the third day of racing!  She isn't one hundred percent yet but a full recovery is expected hopefully by tomorrow!  As you can see she is kicking back in the garage right now.   Even though she was absent yesterday, the Lady Races completed a little over 100 laps and apparently she used the the same strategy to successfully complete 200 laps to the restroom!


While heading back to the bus after supper, the guys attacked Mr. Reese with a whipped cream pie!

She thought her spoon was a straw!

Dustin Pounds taking a power nap before heading back to the hotel!

The Houston Lady Racers at the opening banquet!

Mr. Reese was presented a lifetime achievement award by Dr. Marks!

Tyler WIlson after a long day of work!

Aren't these little girls cute?!
Tyler Wilson giving us his "mean face"!

Day Three!

The boys Sundancer moving to charge!

Sundancer II basking in the sun!

Nick Callahan taking a quick nap before racing begins!

I guess Jacob Bridgeman was feeling sleepy too!

Our team started day three off right with both cars receiving first place trophies for day two!!  We have been on the track for almost an hour and are holding onto first!  We are hoping for another great day  and want to thank everyone for their support!

End of day two!

Sundancer and Sundancer II lined up to charge!

Taylor Brand unbolting the array

Jacob Bridgeman tilting Sundancer!

Dustin Pounds talking about Sundancer!

How do you like their table?!

Both of our cars finished day two in first place!!  After we pulled of the track our team got to work positioning the cars to charge and making sure everything still worked!  Luckily this is the least stressful part of the day which gives our team time to sit down to supper and relax for a few minutes!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dr. Marks counting down the seconds for Sundancer to start racing!

While innocently walking to the bus, Taylor Brand was ambushed with water!