Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Results

    The 2017 Bridgestone World Challenge is now in the books. Iowa State’s Team PrISUm rolled across the finish line in Adelaide around 1:25 p.m. on Friday, October 13. Since PrISUm competed in Adventure Class, teams were not ranked from first through last as they are in both the Crusier and Challenger Classes. Teams from the Netherlands […]

  • Race Results

    Check here for the official race results!

  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Final Day

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – PrISUm Solar Car finished the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in classic Iowa State style: blasting Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as they crossed the finish line in South Australia’s capital city. The team finished the 3021-kilometer journey around 2 p.m. local time on Friday. The day began in Port Augusta and the […]

  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 5

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA – With one day left in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, PrISUm Solar Car is less than 400 kilometers from the finish line. The morning started about 20 miles north of Marla with temperatures in the low 60s, considerably cooler than the previous days, but no shortage of sunlight. The solar […]

  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 4

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA – The fourth day of the Bridge Stone World Solar Challenge proved to be the most productive for PrISUm solar car thus far into the race. The team departed from a rainy Alice Springs – the race’s midway point – in the morning and arrived at the controlled stop in Kulgera in […]

  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 3

    NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Day three of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge started with plenty of sun for PrISUm Solar Car but ended with heavy rain. The team logged roughly 378 kilometers beginning the day just south of Elliott and finishing north of Barrow Creek. Skies were blue and mostly clear in the morning while […]

  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 2

    NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – PrISUm Solar Car got 387 kilometers closer to the finish line in day two of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Temperatures hovered in the 90s and the skies went from clear to partly cloudy with a few sprinkles as the team progressed southward. Shortly after a brief stop in the town […]

  • Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: Day 1

    NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA – Iowa State’s PrISUm Solar Car team kicked off the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge by driving 380 kilometers from Darwin to south of Katherine. Sean Collins, the team’s Aerodynamics Manager, drove the first leg of the race. The junior aerospace engineering major said he was able to utilize the information the […]

  • PrISUm in Australia: Matt Goode

    Matt Goode, a materials science engineering senior from Coggon, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Dylan Neal

    Dylan Neal, a mechanical engineering senior from St. Louis, Missouri, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Andrew Mallek

    Andrew Mallek, a mechanical engineering senior from Clarendon Hills, Illinois, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Jeremy Rurup

    Jeremy Rurup, a mechanical engineering senior from Titonka, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: James Kuhman

    James Kuhman, a aerospace engineering sophomore from Greendale, Wisc., is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Jason Baldus

    Jason Baldus, an electrical engineering sopohmore from West Des Moines, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Jason Cheng

    Jason Cheng, an electrical engineering sophomore from Cedar Falls, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Sean Collins

    Sean Collins, a aerospace engineering senior from Sun Prairie, Wisc., is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Andrew Bonde

    Andrew Bonde, a mechanical engineering senior from Humboldt, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Lucas Ince

    Lucas Ince, a computer engineering senior from Lakeville, Minnesota, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Matt Biederman

    Matt Biederman, a mechanical engineering senior from Osage, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Elliot Suiter

    Elliot Suiter, a mechanical engineering junior from Johnston, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Nathan Coonrod

    Nathan Coonrod, a electrical engineering senior from Norwalk, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Thomas Burtnett

    Thomas Burnett, a mechanical engineering senior from Algona, Iowa, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • PrISUm in Australia: Matt Swift

    Matt Swift, a materials engineering senior from Cortlandt Manor, New York, is among 15 students on Iowa State University’s Team PrISUm competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia.

  • Iowa State University's Solar CarTeam PrISUm steps up to world stage, prepares to race across Australian Outback

    Team PrISUm is preparing to take its new “Solar Utility Vehicle” on a 1,900-mile race across the Outback of Australia. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is Oct. 8-15. Iowa State’s student-engineers think they’ve designed and built a car that can comfortably make that journey.

Across the Outback

World Solar Challenge route map
Map by Bridgestone World Solar Challenge