The University Record, September 3, 1996

Go Speed Racer, Go

The U-M's Solar/Electric Boat Team beat 17 other university teams in the 300-meter sprint category of June's national Solar Splash competition in Milwaukee, Wisc. The 480-pound Vee-N-Verse II finished the 300-meter sprint in a world-record-breaking time of 25.7 seconds---five seconds faster than their closest competitior.

Although the U-M team blew away the competition in the sprint category, a poor finish in the endurance portion of the race resulted in a final finish of sixth place.