American Solar Challenge Champions 2005 // World Solar Challenge Top-Three Finish 2005
*Courtesy of David Masselink
Despite the hardships the 2003 race crew faced, many team members returned in 2005 and led the team to a first place finish in the American Solar Challenge and a third place finish in the World Solar Challenge. Striving to learn from the past without compromising their future performance, they left a permanent reminder to always look ahead and work to improve. The team finished first in the 2005 North American Solar Challenge, the longest solar car race ever held, beating Minnesota for Michigan’s fourth national championship. Momentum also finished third in the 2005 World Solar Challenge, failing to best the hometown Aurora for second place in the final miles of the race. Momentum is currently on display in the Lemay Automotive Museum in Tacoma, WA.