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06-26-1999

Solar Knights Capture Teamwork Award On Day Six Of Sunrayce

MACON, GA. (6/26/99) - It was a ray of sunshine on yet another wet day.

The Clarkson Solar Knights received the Sunrayce '99 Teamwork Award today for their work in fixing a steering problem on their car Hyperion yesterdayin Atlanta. The award is given at the conclusion of each race day and recognizes teams who best exemplify working together.

"I think this team is one of the best teams here as far as workingtogether," Eric Carney, Clarkson's electrical team leader said. "Everyofficial that we've had so far has noted that we work well together and we communicate well. When problems happen, we can solve them quickly becauserelations between team members are so good."

Working the following day -the race's designated off day for all teams--the team not only rebuilt the broken rod, but rebuilt the one on the right front side of the car to make it identical. Then, team members had to convince the judges that the repair was adequate. All of this in the spanof one day.

The theme of all of our projects at Clarkson is teamwork, said Karen M.St. Hilaire, Director of University Communications, " and this shows thatour teams put theory into practice. We're concentrating on is creatingteams that work together to solve real-world problems."

Meanwhile, in the overall standings for today's 165-mile stage six from Atlanta to Macon Clarkson held its number-15 position, finishing the day's leg in spot number 19. The Solar Knights finished the complete day of racing when 8 others did not even get out the gate and several others had to be trailered in after a few hours of racing.

We've got enough power to start off with tomorrow, said team member JasonL. Camps, "and we hope to get a little more in the pack. But, it was a tough day. It was a drain-your-car's-pack day and we need to see some sun soon to replenish what we used."

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TODAY'S RACE IS AThttp://www.sunrayce.com/sunrayce/mobile/june26/ind ex.html

SUNRAYCE WILL UPLINK A VIDEO NEWS RELEASE WITH EXTENSIVE RACEFOOTAGE ON THE AFTERNOON OF JUNE 29. FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON SATELLITEFEEDS, PLEASE CALL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AT 202-887-8700.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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