In 2009, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 22 teams (out of 30 registered) gathered to compete in the 3rd annual Formula Hybrid International Competition. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the competition features high-performance hybrid race cars built by teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students. This year the event weathered both rain and shine and was, as Dartmouth’s team faculty advisor Professor John Collier put it, “A great educational event with enough cars for real head-to-head competition.”
Day one of the competition consisted of the technical inspections as well as the design and marketing presentation events. Day two featured the acceleration runs, the autocross competition, and the design finals. And day three held the endurance event followed by the awards ceremony.