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In the 2003 race, the Kansas State University car travels through the Mojave Desert on Route 66. This year's course follows U.S. Route 75 and the Trans Canadian Highway. Checkpoints are placed along the route and include Broken Arrow, Okla., Fargo, N.D., and Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Taking the top down
The University of Minnesota's Borealis III is inspected with the top down at the 2005 Formula Sun Grand Prix race in Heartland Park, Kan. The team consists of 46 undergraduates who have worked on the project since January 2004.
Members of the Purdue Univesity team observe their vehicle in the first steps of construction.