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4 Teams Cleared to Race

Yale Bulldogs Racing, Dartmouth Formula Hybrid, University of Vermont Aero, and Lawrence Tech Blue Devil Racing have all passed the inspections necessary for them to race. The tests are comprehensive, and include a mechanical inspection, electrical inspection, a tilt test, an egress test (to see how fast the drivers can exit the vehicle), a fuel test, and a braking test. After a team passes all of these tests they are cleared to race. 

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Above: Lawrence Tech undergoes mechanical inspection

 

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Yale Bulldogs Racing after passing the brake test

 

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After passing each of the required tests, the car is given a signed sticker. After passing all tests, the car body receives the full 2013, signifying it is ready to race. 

 

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Dartmouth Formula Racing on the test track

 

Competing Teams Prepare for Inspections

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Monday morning finds several teams at New Hampshire Motor Speedway bright and early, unloading their cars and performing final adjustments and checks in order to pass the technical inspections. Every team has to go through a rigorous mechanical and electrical inspection in order to clear their car for the competition. Above, students from Carleton University work on their car, and below, members of host-team, Dartmouth Formula Racing prepare their car for inspection. 

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