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In 1993, Dr. Lehman Marks initiated the Solar Car Challenge, a contest in which high schools and colleges design, build, and race a solar-powered vehicle. More than 65 schools in 20 states have participated in this event. This creative engineering project showcases students’ abilities to problem solving and work as a team.
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 and built, 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
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Thanks for your prayers & support!!
 
2018 Sponsors: Dr. Brent Dragoo, Jamie Michalek, Sue Gallo, Evan Hunt, & 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). 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018: The green flag to start the Race to Palmdale, CA, waved at 9:00 am. Teams began the race from Northwest High School.

Race Schedule:
July 17, Day 1 – Northwest High School to Snyder, TX
July 18, Day 2 – Snyder, TX to Carlsbad, NM
July 19, Day 3 – Carlsbad, NM to El Paso, TX
July 20, Day 4 – Rest day in El Paso
July 21, Day 5 – El Paso to Tempe, AZ by way of Tucson (lots of trailering)
July 22, Day 6 – Tempe, AZ to 29 Palms, CA (trailer through Phoenix)
July 23, Day 7 – 29 Palms to Palmdale, CA the finish line
 
The 2018 race ran with a Lithium Ion Iron Phosphate battery (LiPO4) 224  – 18650 cells = 100 volt battery pack
 
Liberty Christian began dreaming of becoming a part of the Solar Car Challenge in 2006. Our first race at the Texas Motor Speedway occurred in 2008. The success of the program hinges on investment from members of the Applied Engineering class, high school volunteers, wonderful coaches, and faithful sponsors like CoServ Electric.

1301 South Highway 377    |    Argyle, Texas 76226   |    940-294-2000

Liberty Christian School offers a Christ-centered, college preparatory education from preschool through 12th grade with excellence in academics, fine arts, athletics, and spiritual life.