The Anthelion, a solar car created by Iowa State’s PrISUm solar car team, finished fourth in the 2011 Formula Sun Grand Prix at at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The PrISUm team competed from May 2 to May 6. Evan Stumpges, PrISUm project director and senior in mechanical engineering, didn’t mind attending the Formula Sun Grand Prix during Finals Week, though.
“The race officials even said they were sorry for putting it on Finals Week for a lot of schools, but it was such a great opportunity to get the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” Stumpges said. “So, we were really happy to be there, and it was definitely worth the publicity and the name of the track to be doing it on Finals Week . . . . Hopefully, if they do it in the future, they can find a little better date for students.”
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