Students Compete in Solar Car Challenge at TX Motor Speedway

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FORT WORTH -- Twenty-nine high school teams from 11 states are having some fun in the sun competing in the 20th Annual Solar Car Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.  They're at it through Thursday to see who will be crowned champion.

"It's a lot of fun and we learn so much more through this than we would in any engineering class," Simon Redondo, with the Mansfield Shine Runner Team, said.

The program educates students and motivates them in science, engineering, and alternative energy.  It's definitely working.

"This is by far one of the most fun things I have ever done," Jack Walraven, with the All Saints Episcopal School Team, said.

The team that drives the most laps around the speedway in the four-day competition wins.

"It's pretty cool to know what we are doing is something revolutionary and we're just high school students," Redondo said. "Imagine what big businesses could do with this technology and how much further they can push it."

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