Model Solar Car Race Overview
Open to students to year 12.
This event is a race for model solar cars designed and built by school age students which compete over a 100 metre figure "8" circuit. Two cars race at a time guided by parallel guides attached to the track surface. A "round robin" will be used to "seed" the cars, i.e. allocate them to groups in such a way that the faster cars should not compete against each other in the earlier rounds of the subsequent elimination competition. The elimination competition following the “round robin” is arranged so that a car must lose 2 races before elimination. Final rounds may consist of a number of "heats" in which each car may win one or more heats. However, the winner will be the car which wins the most heats. Winning cars will be invited to represent Victoria at the national competition.
For more information and resources please visit our Building Cars section or for images of previous boats please visit our gallery.