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2015 Competition

Devon Prep’s Solar Car Team, The Devon Panel, traveled to Texas for the 2015 Solar Car Challenge, a closed-track event at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway hosted by Earth Day Texas. The team and their chaperons arrived in Texas for Check-in on Friday, July 17 and Scrutineering on Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19. The race begins on Monday, July 20 and concludes on Thursday, July 23.

Albert driving the car

This is the fifth time Devon’s team, the only Pennsylvania team to participate, will compete in the Solar Car Challenge. In 2011 and 2012 the race took place on the Texas Motor Speedway. The Devon Panel came in fourth place in 2011 and second place in 2012. In 2013 the team took fourth place in the 884 mile open road race from Dallas to Los Angeles. Last year they took third place in a hybrid closed-track/cross-country event, spending two days at the Texas Motor Speedway, then heading out on the road from Fort Worth to Austin, Texas. On the Speedway the Team completed 142 laps, and on the open road they drove 402.6 miles.

Team members making the trip to Texas include: recent graduates Soham Bharne, Albert-Emanuel Milani, Evan Hennesy and Alex Carandang; rising seniors Shaymal Patel and Justin Hennesy; and rising juniors David Haruch and Riley McCarthy. Mr. Raj Bharne, Mr. Bharat Patel, Mr. Dave Haruch and Mr. Albert Milani serve as chaperons.

Blog Posts

Here you can find all the blog posts from the 2015 challenge

2015: Scrutineering Day 1

2015: Scrutineering Day 2

2015: Race Day 1

2015: Race Day 3

2014 Competition

Devon Prep’s Solar Car Team, The Devon Panel, traveled to Texas for the 2014 Austin Energy Solar Car Challenge in late July. Team members Ben Conser and Sean Kennedy along with chaperone Mr. Scott Conser left on Tuesday evening, July 15, to drive the car to Fort Worth, Texas. Other team members and chaperones arrived in Texas for Check-in on Friday, July 18 and Scrutineering on Saturday and Sunday, July 19 & 20. The race began on Monday, July 21.

This year’s race was a hybrid closed-track/cross-country event, spending two days at the world famous Texas Motor Speedway, then heading out on the road from Fort Worth to Austin, Texas where the race concluded on Thursday, July 24. On the Speedway the Team completed 142 laps, and on the open road they drove 402.6 miles, earning them Third Place overall among the 12 teams in the Classic Division.

This is the fourth time Devon’s team, the only Pennsylvania team to participate, has competed in the Solar Car Challenge. In 2011 and 2012 the race took place on the Texas Motor Speedway. The Devon Panel came in fourth place in 2011 and second place in 2012. Last year the team took fourth place in the 884 mile open road race from Dallas to Los Angeles.

In addition to Ben, Sean and Mr. Conser, team members Mike Horbowy, Evan Hennessy, Soham Bharne, Albert Emanuel Milani, Alex Carandang, Nick Ippoliti, Justin Hennessy, David Haruch and Riley McCarthy, and chaperones Mr. David Haruch, Mr. Raj Bharne, and Mr. Nick Ippoliti will be in Texas for the race.

Blog Posts

Here you can find all the blog posts from the 2014 challenge

2014: Travel Day 1

2014: Travel Day 2

2014: Travel Day 3

2014: Check-in Day

2014: Scrutineering Day 1

2014: Scrutineering Day 2

2014: Race Days 1 and 2, Texas Motor Speedway

2014: Race Day 3, Open Road

2014: Race Day 4, Open Road

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