Then, Thursday afternoon, the rest of the team arrived with both cars and all of our equipment. We got hard at work Thursday night to prepare both Bear Two (Ethanol) and Bear Three (Electric) for technical inspection Friday morning.
Friday morning we got both cars through technical inspection fairly early, but in doing so, we discovered that both cars had several issues. Working tirelessly all day Friday, the team pushed to resolve these issues and pass technical inspection. At around 5:00 PM, we managed to get both cars passed through technical inspection. Each car then had the chance to have one quick run on the indoor practice track.
Throughout the weekend, we got 5 very successful runs from the Electric Car, and 2 successful runs with the Ethanol car. As far as unsuccessful runs, we were fortunate enough not to have any with the electric car, but the ethanol car ended up with 2 unsuccessful runs. On the first one, the car ran into some engine problems and could not start back up after coasting. On the second one, the rear hub actually completely broke and was un-repairable. We ended up borrowing a hub from another team to finish our last run.
Both cars performed really well over all. Bear Two placed 7th out of 30, and Bear Three placed 6th out of 28. This is a huge improvement over last year's results for both cars.
Thanks for all of the support from our numerous sponsors, team members, and family.
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