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Sunseeker finishes fourth in Texas


AUSTIN, TEXAS (WKZO) -- After starting the third and final race day of the Formula Sun Gran Prix in the pole position and leading the rest of the field for most of the day, WMU’s Sunseeker overheated Saturday afternoon in the hot Texas sun and finished fourth overall in the race.

They called it finishing "sub-podium".

 The goal was to accumulate the most number of laps at the Circuit of the Americas Raceway near Austin, Texas.

The car has a thermal heat barrier that they began to exceed at about 2 p.m. Saturday, forcing them to slow down and even to stop to cool off the car.

Over the three days of racing they completed 183-laps, putting 620- miles on the custom solar vehicle.