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Sundancer takes World Solar Challenge

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   ADELAIDE, Australia – It is the Superbowl of world solar car racing and a little team from Houston, Mississippi racing a car called Sundancer ran the most miles under solar power. The Houston Solar Car team crossed the finish line of the 1,800 mile World Solar Car […]

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Sundancer wins World Solar Challenge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal ADELAIDE, Australia – It is the Superbowl of world solar car racing and it has been won by a little team from Houston, Mississippi racing a car called Sundancer. The Houston Solar Car team cross the finish line of the 1,800 mile World Solar Car Challenge at 4:10 p.m. Australian […]

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SOLAR CAR: Team prepares to start World Solar Car Challenge

The following photos are the second in a series of Houston Solar Car photos page that will be posted on this website over the next several days as the Houston Solar Car competes in the World Solar Car Challenge in Australia racing across the continent from Darwin to Adelaide. You can keep up with the Houston Solar […]

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CHASING THE SUN: Houston Solar Car team heads west to Australia

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Fourteen students stepped onto a big yellow school bus Wednesday afternoon for the first leg of a trip that has them chasing the sun west to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Solar Car has won 14 national solar car races in a […]

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Houston Solar Car seeking funds for World Solar Challenge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer has won the National Solar Car Challenge in Texas the last 14 years in a row and now they have set their eyes on a world title. The Houston Solar Car team hopes to be the first high school team to finish the World Solar Car Challenge […]

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VFW gives $24,000 to solar car

HOUSTON — American veterans are not the type to cut and run and when they take on a job they stick with it until it the work is done. The Houston Solar Car program received a check for $2,000 recently from Columbus VFW Post 4272 for their work in promoting Mississippi and their desire to […]

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Houston Solar Car has 160 mile lead

HILL COUNTRY, Texas — Solar racing is what Houston, Mississippi does best! The Houston Solar Car team held an unofficial 160-mile lead in a race that today will only be 150 miles from Waco to Austin. “I am so proud of this team, this car, our instructors and sponsors,” said Kristen Black, Houston Solar Car […]

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Houston Solar Race team out in front

FORT WORTH – The Houston Solar Race team took the closed circuit portion of racing this week and now heads out on the road race to Austin. The Houston team had 285 laps and a top speed of 44.6 mph on the last day of racing on the Texas Motor Speedway. They were followed by […]

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SOLAR CAR: Friday, July 18, 2014

Today is Team Check Day with the car and crew required to attend a variety of meetings and race events. Teams will formally register this afternoon and a group meeting of all solar car racers and advisor/instructors will be held tonight in the ballroom of the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel. Prior to that a meeting of all […]

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SOLAR CAR: Wed. July 16

MONROE, La. — The Houston Solar Car team made it safely to the Fort Worth Mariott Hotel, but not before they made a side-trip to Duck Dynasty Headquarters in Monroe, La. Monroe is about half-way between Houston and Fort Worth and the the perfect opportunity for a rest and photo opportunity. The trailer hauling the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Summer is what Houston does best

Every community has their own special flavor and activities that set it apart from the rest of the world. Those of you who have grown up here may not realize how unique Houston is and some of the things that make it so different from other places on Earth. They are things like red, sandy […]

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Congressman quizzes Solar Team

HOUSTON – Congressman Alan Nunnelee crawled inside the Houston Solar Car last week and took it for a spin around the parking lot. “Unbelieveable!” was all he could say when he crawled out a few minutes later. “I was at a groundbreaking this morning for a factory in Mantachie that is on the cutting edge […]

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VFW gives $10,000 to solar car

HOUSTON – American veterans have never been known to back off when the going gets tough. The Houston Solar Car program received a check for $10,000 recently from Mississippi VFW for their work in promoting the state and their desire to stay on the cutting edge of technology. “We are all about veterans, veteran’s families […]

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Sundancer trails sunshine across the country

HOUSTON – The Sundancer car repeated its 13th consecutive victory in the annual Solar Challenge and the Houston Solar Race Team left as much on the road as they brought home. The team, competing in the Open division, faced only one challenger from Walnut, Calif., out-running not only them, but every other car in the […]

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