In 2018, the Liberty Christian Solar Car Team was thankful for the summer weather ... it was perfect for a cross-country race to California! Solis Bellator and 23 other student-designed, built, and solar-powered vehicles enjoyed the race.
Follow our team on Twitter @LibertySolarCar
When the car is racing, you can follow them at solarcarchallenge.org on the Live Tracker.
Thanks for your prayers and support!
2018 Sponsors: Dr. Brent Dragoo, Jamie Michalek, Sue Gallo, Evan Hunt, and Mike Hogg
2018 Team members: George Marye, Gabe Graves, Austin Graves, Ashley Howard, Riley Tackett, Connor Robbins, Emerson Robbins, Daniel Hayden, Luke Rosprim, Maximo Gutierrez, and Mclaren Wang
The 2018 race traveled from DFW to Palmdale, CA (1 hr north of LA). The 2018 car ran with a Lithium Ion Iron Phosphate battery (LiPO4) 224 – 18650 cells = 100 volt battery pack.
The 2019 race will be a closed track event at Texas Motor Speedway.
2019 Race Schedule:
July 11 – Team Check-in
July 12–14 – Scrutineering at the Texas Motor Speedway
July 13 – Opening Ceremony Banquet at 7:30 p.m.
July 15–18 – Race Days at Texas Motor Speedway
July 18 – Closing Banquet
The Liberty family is welcome to come visit the team and see the cars and should abide by the following rules:
- All team and visitors must wear a wide-brimmed hat and closed-toe shoes at all times while out at the track visiting the team and watching the race. The team will be penalized for anyone who does not abide by these rules at all times by the Solar Car Challenge staff.
- The team will have a tent set up for cover during the race days and a banner in the garage to help indicate Liberty's space. It will have a Liberty Christian "Solis Bellator" banner for spectators to find.
- If anyone has questions during the race, please text Upper School Department Chair Jamie Michalek at 940-390-1174 for more information.