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Ready, Set, Race!

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of local students hit the race track Saturday morning for a solar-powered showdown.

Drivers and builders from middle schools across five school districts in the county brought their hand-built solar powered vehicles to compete in the 15th annual EWEB Solar Challenge.

The challenge features student-built cars powered by solar and electric energy.

“When they actually build something, they can see the results. They can test them, and they can try new stuff. It is a physical product instead of a worksheet or a ball or something in their head. It is a concrete, physical project,” said Coordinator Tim Whitley.

The students competed in double-elimination races to declare a winner.

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