Hello back home! Today was hands down the best day of the race! Delta performed beautifully and we were able to get a full day of solaring in!
Delta managed a full day of solar today! After hard work and perseverance we are gaining speed #wsc13
— UofC Solar Car Team (@UofCSolarTeam) October 10, 2013
I hope I can do this experience justice in this regale because I think everyone on the race team will agree when Delta made her way into the control stop this afternoon with a few of the other cars it was the experience of a lifetime. People often say it’s not how far you fall but how you climb back up, well this was certainly the case for Delta and the team today!
The best part of pulling into the control stop and being on the road today was the camaraderie between teams. Everyone in the control stop was just as excited as us to see Delta solar in. We were greeted by hugs and pats on the back! As we continued on, we got hoots and hollers on the CB radio about how great Delta was doing! A moment that will stay with me forever is passing U of T on the way to camp and seeing their team cheering us on! Thanks for the spirit U of T!
An experience like this really brings everyone together. The team is so fortunate to be here!
We left Coober Pedy on time this morning with driver Stephanie Hladik behind the wheel and stopped briefly to switch drivers. Brenda Nguyen then got in! Great job to all of our drivers who have been doing such an amazing job 🙂
Here are some driver quotes from the day:
It was awesome to finally be driving Delta across the outback for a solid period of time. Cloudy weather couldn’t get us down and spirits were high. Huge shout out to the whole team for getting delta rolling! – Stephanie Hladik, Schulich Delta driver
All of the drivers become quite musical in the car. We each have a favourite song and sing it over and over. Next time we should install a radio! – Brenda Nguyen, Schulich Delta driver
I turned 25 and got to drive a solar car in Australia on my birthday. Not many people can say that that is how they spent their 25th birthday! – Nizar Walji, Schulich Delta driver
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P.S. One kangaroo sighting so far!