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Sunseeker passes inspections and the team is almost ready to race in Texas


AUSTIN, TEXAS (WKZO) -- It looks like WMU’s Sunseeker team will clear the inspection phase of the American Solar Challenge, and be allowed to race.

They just need to get a few more drivers qualified and they will be ready to run in the Grand Prix at the race course in Austin, Texas.

The 13-hundred mile cross-country race to Minnesota begins on Monday.

Once they were able to get a balky parking brake to work, and demonstrate that drivers could evacuate the car in under 11-seconds, the solar powered car passed mechanical and electrical inspection late Wednesday. It’s been deemed road-worthy.

Solar race cars from universities all over the U.S. and one from Canada are participating. The University of Michigan and Michigan State also have cars in Austin.

The Wolverines will run the Grand Prix today and the Spartans have one more green dot to get before they will be ready.