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Saturday, October 20, 2007

TAFE SA: Saturday October 20th - DAY 8 - trackside for qualifying

This morning we are coming to you live from trackside at Hidden Valey Raceway as the solar cars go through braking and manouvering tests and put in their “hot” laps to qualify for grid positions for the start of tomorrow’s race.

Its 11 am now and we have been here since 7:30 am. The RAA Kelly team is waiting to be called to the pit lane for their qualifying lap.
Many teams are putting in faster lap times this year than in previous years, so the competition is very tough. There are three classes in this race; Challenge class is for solar cars conforming to new design rules, the Adventure class to which RAA Kelly belongs is for solar cars that have qualified for previous races and a new class, the green fleet for non-solar cars using alternative energy sources.