News Release 365

Media Advisory:  DNR offers coverage of American Solar Challenge Race checkpoint in Jefferson City

Volume 38-365 (For Immediate Release)
Contact:   Renee Bungart
573-751-4465

When: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, beginning at 2 p.m.

Where: Photos and HD video will be available for download at dnr.mo.gov/media. Missouri Department of Natural Resources must be credited.

What:   The American Solar Challenge is a competition to design, build and race solar-powered cars in a cross-country event. The Rayce began in Tulsa on June 20 and will travel 1,100 miles to Chicago where the race will end on June 27.  Race officials have selected three Missouri communities as checkpoint locations during the week-long race including Neosho on June 20, Jefferson City on June 22 and Rolla on June 23, with the race restarting there on June 24. Department of Natural Resources staff will be sending pictures and video from the state Capitol grounds as solar cars and teams are checked in by race officials. While on location at the Capitol, visitors will be able to watch and ask questions of the various race teams while they raise their car’s solar panels to collect additional sun rays and complete their road checks. The teams will spend two hours in the capital city before rolling down the highway towards their next stop in Rolla.

For more information, contact Renee Bungart 573-751-4465 or renee.bungart@dnr.mo.gov

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