Watkins Glen is a beautiful and historic NASCAR track in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The first day we were on the track where we achieved 98 MPG against an eclectic group of alternative fuel vehicles. It was great to see the wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles on the track. It was a glorious, sunny day.
The next day was the 105 mile road rally that circled Lake Seneca. We had to navigate the race in rain and fog. In spite of the awful driving conditions and traffic on the course, the GT logged an astounding 92.5 mpg - - amazing and good enough for us to win our class!
The next week we were exhibitors at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC. The Festival was a huge event attended by several hundred thousand people. It felt as if we talked to all of them about our cars and our school. We were the guests of the Conrad Foundation and Lockheed Martin for the Festival. Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah surprised us by stopping by our exhibit. It was a great treat for students and staff.