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Mon May 7, 2012
Hybrid Car Races are a Bridge from Students to Carmakers
Last week some of the world’s top engineering students converge at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to race hybrid cars. The cars are student designed and built, and for some of those students, a good showing at Loudon is a ticket to ride.
Most gear-heads want their cars to sound like finely tuned performance machines that normally power around the Loudon race track and not like over-sized lawn mowers.
But the forty teams of race car builders have come to New Hampshire to compete in the world’s premier competition for student built hybrid race cars, and they aren't worried about how the cars sound.