Cars Of The Past
History of the East Beast
As the years have gone by our car has changed and we as a team have gained more experience.
Fort Worth, Texas to Los Angeles, CA
127.4 miles driven over an 8 day period
Texas Motor Speedway / Fort Worth to Austin
199.8 miles driven over a 4 day period.
Texas Motor Speedway
453.0 miles driven over a 4 day period.
Fort Worth, TX to Palmdale, CA
478.4 miles driven over a 6 day period
Texas Motor Speed Way
486 miles driven over a 4 day period
- 5m x 1m x1.4m
Vehicle Weight (without driver)
- 317 kg (698 pounds)
- 4 SunXextender pvx-690t batteries
- 51 lbs
- 569 AH batteries
- Model: LG LG300N1C-B3 Panels
- Number of cells: 5 panels
- Length: 64.57″
- Width: 59.37″
- Efficiency: 18.3%
- Overall size: 5 m²
- Type 1: Hydraulic Brakes [Front]
- Type 2: Hydraulic Brakes [rear]
- Motenergy ME0909
- 8 hp (continuous)
- 19 hp (peak)
The Wylie East Solar Car team has been racing since 2013. Over time, our performance has improved as we have learned from our failures. In the 2017’s Track Race at the Texas Motor Speedway, we finished 4th place in the nation. In 2018’s Cross Country race from Fort Worth to Palmdale, California, we finished 2nd place in the nation and won the Day 1 Mile Challenge trophy! In last year’s 2019’s Track Race at the Texas Motor Speedway, we finished 2nd place in the nation and the Day 1 Lap Challenge trophy!
2019 Track Race
We won 2nd Place for the 2019 Advanced Classic Division with a total of 324 laps or 486 miles! The first place team in our division traveled 326 laps for a total of 489 miles.
2018 Cross Country Race
We Traveled 478.4 miles over a 7 day period. The first place team in the division traveled a total of 544.4 miles. we lost the race on day 6 when are motor blow out. Causing us to we have to repair it on the starting line.
To win the 2019 Track Race we have redesigned the solar panel configuration so that we can charge the car faster. We also switched Telemetry from WiFi to LoRa (Long Range) to allow for more reliable data collection. To reduce losses, we have reduced the car by 200 pounds, The drivers by almost 75 pounds and have changed our battery set up to run longer and charge faster.
2017 Track Race
We Traveled 302 laps over a 4 day period for a total of 453 miles. The first place team in our division traveled 370 laps for a total of 555 miles.