Gov. Maggie Hassan visits Formula Hybrid Competition

Members of Dartmouth Formula Racing pose with New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan. Hassan visited the competition today in Louden, NH and spoke with the members of the teams competing this week. Image

 

Hassan wasn’t the only special visitor to the competition today. Middle school and high school students from around New Hampshire came to the competition to see the work that has been put in on all the cars. Below, Hassan speaks to a combined group of students at the competition. 

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Tomorrow is when all the action happens. Stay tuned for live updates of the acceleration events tomorrow morning, and the autocross event tomorrow afternoon. @formula_hybrid and on this blog! 

Competing Teams Prepare for Inspections

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Monday morning finds several teams at New Hampshire Motor Speedway bright and early, unloading their cars and performing final adjustments and checks in order to pass the technical inspections. Every team has to go through a rigorous mechanical and electrical inspection in order to clear their car for the competition. Above, students from Carleton University work on their car, and below, members of host-team, Dartmouth Formula Racing prepare their car for inspection. 

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The Eve of The 2013 Competition

After much anticipation and many hours of hard work, the 2013 Formula Hybrid Competition is upon us. Teams from all over the world have traveled to Louden, NH, to compete in the 8th annual, international Formula Hybrid Competition, hosted by The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. The competition schedule kicks off with registration and mechanical and electrical vehicle inspections on Monday. On Tuesday the teams have their design presentations. The pavement really starts to heat up on Wednesday with the acceleration event in the morning and the autocross event in the afternoon. Finally, on Thursday, the 20 participating teams face off in the endurance event. 

Stay tuned for all the action! You can read about what is happening on the track at the competition here at the official Formula Hybrid blog. Updates will also be posted on twitter @Formula_Hybrid. Host team Dartmouth Formula Racing will also be posting updates and pictures from New Hampshire Motor Speedway @dartmouthracing.