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The first car in the American Solar Challenge 2010 race is expected to arrive in Rolla as early as 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 23. The top five teams (including S&T’s 2010 Solar Car Team) will likely arrive around noon. Additional solar cars will pull in throughout the afternoon. S&T’s car was the fourth to reach the last official stop in Jefferson City yesterday.
Everyone is encouraged to come to the area behind Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building today to help welcome the Solar Miners and additional teams in the race. The cars will be on display as they arrive from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today.
Additional activities include an opportunity to meet S&T’s team in the Miner Alumni Association’s tent. The kids can play in an inflatable from Hi Striker and the Rolla Fire Department will be on hand with a mist to cool them off. Chartwells Dining Services will give away bottled water (while supplies last), courtesy of Pepsi. A large tent with tables and chairs will be available, but you might want to bring your own lawn chairs for additional seating.
Chartwells will also host a barbecue for all from 5-7 p.m., for $7, plus tax. This is an all-you-can-eat dinner with hamburgers, bratwursts, hot dogs, sides, dessert, ice tea and lemonade.
At 9 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 24, be sure to line the streets to cheer the teams as they leave the multi-purpose building’s parking lot to head north on Bishop Avenue/U.S. Hwy 63.
Follow the race at experiencethis.mst.edu, solar42.mst.edu/ and americansolarchallenge.org/events/asc2010/.