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First Qualification Run - October 27th
Filed under: AT THE RACE
Posted by: @ 3:12 pm

Sorry for this late report on October 27th, but being at the National Qualification Event is exhausting.  We go from early morning until late at night.  When we are not running, we are watching other team runs or working on the car.  Every time we have a run, the car is covered with sand so we have to clean it off.  Our first run took place on the morning of the 27th.  It was a test of turning left into traffic.  There were about 12 human driven vehicles circling the testing areas moving in both directions.  The first turn was a test of pulling out and making a left turn into moving traffic from a stop sign.  The second test was left turn from a lane of moving traffic. Many teams were unable to make the first turn.  Some made a few turns.  One team made around 12 laps.  Lone Wolf was in the middle group with about 3.5 laps.  One lidar visor cover touched a cement barrier, but no damage resulted.  

We have 2 runs tomorrow on other courses.  Stay tuned . . .

Hey guys, it’s the Lone Wolf .
. . I have been running ragged these past couple days. I have had many
spectators, press, and other teams looking at how beautiful I look. I
was told many times I am the best looking car here. Yesterday DARPA
officials tested my E-Stop. Things went well, I think I impressed quite
a few people. Today, I ran Course A, it’s a lot different from Kinston.
Many people came over to watch me run. I will let you all know how I am
doing tomorrow. Goodnight.

2 Responses to “First Qualification Run - October 27th”

  1. Wallace and Cathy Pitts Says:
    Way to go with the first hurdle. We hope that Sunday went well also. Lots of luck. Go team!! Cathy and Wallace
  2. Bill Zevin Says:
    Hey Lone Wolf (and team members)… wishing you all the best. Keep the news coming. -Bill

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