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Cal Poly team headed to competition at Sonoma Raceway

Posted at 4:59 PM, Mar 29, 2019

The Cal Poly Supermileage Team is going to Sonoma next month for a race to see which team can build the fastest energy-efficient car.

The team has spent months designing, building and testing their own ultra energy-efficient vehicle.

They’re competing in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas race at the Sonoma Raceway.

The team has competed every year since the competition was first held in 2007.

While they aren’t the best funded or most publicized team, they still manage to perform well in the competition year after year.

“The goal of Supermileage Club is to create a prototype vehicle which gets the maximum mpg we possibly can,” explained club member Parker Reynolds. “We try to make it as light as we can, as efficient as we can, everything we can possibly do to use the least amount of fuel possible.”

This year, the team named their vehicle Donald Duck.

The students from San Luis Obispo will be competing against teams from across the U.S. as well as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru.

The competition will take place April 19-22.