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Talk about town: Solar car to be on display

Courtesy of Team Energy Audacity file<br><br>Dominique “Domi” Frideger and teammate Dylan Kroes successfully deliver their car, Solis, to the Solar Car Challenge at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth on July 13. The duo, who both graduated from Animas High School in May, raised about $14,000 and garnered support from several Durango professionals to build their car. It will be on display Saturday at the Powerhouse Science Center.

Freshly back from competing in the Solar Car Challenge, recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes are going to be at the Powerhouse Science Center on Saturday to show off the solar car they designed and built.

The car, named Solis, drove about 216 miles of the route from Fort Worth, Texas, to the Minneapolis area, and while the team came in last in their division, they were given an award for their courage in confronting engineering obstacles.

The duo bought a special experimental vehicle license that will allow them to drive the distinctive vehicle for another couple of weeks, so Durangoans who can’t make it Saturday to the Powerhouse may see it tooling along on Durango’s streets.

Herald Staff

If You Go

Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes will display the solar-powered car they built from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the Plaza in front of the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. They will be on hand to answer questions.

Visit http://teamaudacity.weebly.com/progress to learn more about their adventures in designing and building the car as well as participating in the Solar Car Challenge.

Visit www.powsci.org to learn more about the Powerhouse Science Center.

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