Local high school teams test solar powered go-karts at BMS


BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL)- High school students from across the region put solar power to use in a competition Tuesday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Teams from 12 high schools turned their brain power into horsepower for a solar powered go-kart race at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.

Those teams had to build a kart to absorb energy from the sun to charge their batteries.

The race measures which team could turn the most laps in a two-hour time period.

That solar go-kart challenge was open to the public.

News Channel 11 is still waiting to find out who took the top spot, last year the overall champion was Hampton High School. 

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