Monday, May 12, 2014

These amazing derby cars raced on campus May 9

An amazing 42 teams signed up to be part of this year's 11th annual Junkyard Derby on Peterson Hill here at UC San Diego on May 9. This year, team LOCO-MOTION came out on top. Congrats Brian Liss, Nate Liu, Evan Ackema, Kyle Candee, Ian White and Cherng Chu!

Every year, teams scour for junk that they can use to build their box car. They have two build days before the race. Finally, the boxcars race down Peterson Hill either round-robin style or in heats until only the fastest (and sturdiest) car is left standing.

The event, organized by the Triton Engineering Student Council, receives the support of the UC San Diego's facilities team and of the Associated Students. This year, Sprinkles provided free cupcakes at the event. If you missed the derby, you can still see the winning car on display in the science and engineering section of Geisel Library.

Pictures of the event courtesy of Tony Wong and Sam Sun.

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