UNSW Sunsprint Challenge Day 2

Day 2 of the UNSW Sunsprint Challenge is all about the racing. It coincides with UNSW’s Open Day and always attracts big crowds. Three events run on Day 2, the Mini-Sprint which has a Primary school focus, the Solar Boats and the Sunsprint.

Our teams were well placed after Day 1 and were hoping to progress through to the Top 8 once the knockout rounds got underway. Unfortunately the Firefly, Team Jellybean and Shooting Star bowed out in Round 1 to strong competitors. Chicken Rocket defeated Firefly in Round 1 progressing through to the Top 16 but could not get the win which would have taken them through to the Top 8.

All in all the two days have given the girls an insight into what it takes to have a competitive car. All teams were magnificent and we are very proud of their efforts to have competitive cars at their first attempt. We are so excited about the 2018 Challenge and cannot wait to get started on the designs!