3:40 p.m. -- Remember: the cars will all be leaving from the parking lot of the multi-purpose building starting at 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. The departures are staggered a few minutes apart in order of the standings (the first place car leaves first). If you're in town, you can watch them race away from Rolla via Bishop Ave./Hwy. 63.
2:20 p.m. -- KY-3 just left town. There will be a solar car story on tonight. (They also stopped by to get a story for next week on Explosives Camp.)
2:20 p.m. -- How about leaving some comments so our team members know you're rooting for them?
2:15 p.m. -- Taiwan made it into Rolla about a half hour ago. So the teams to arrive so far (in order) have been Michigan, Minnesota, Germany, Stanford, S&T, Calgary and Taiwan.
12:30 p.m. -- Missouri S&T rolled in to town as the fifth car of the day to make the Rolla checkpoint. Calgary arrived a few minutes later. Check back later for photos from today's event.
11:06 a.m. -- We just passed U of Calgary.
10:51 a.m. -- S&T is in Sleeper, Mo., just this side of Lebanon, going 45-50 mph, about a minute behind Calgary. The Germans and Minnesota are further ahead. Minnesota was cruising at the speed limit with no problems. They should be in Rolla soon.
10:48 a.m. -- Goal!!! USA! USA! (OK. Now back to the solar car race.)
10:23 a.m. -- Michigan is here. It will be awhile until other cars start arriving. Minnesota should be next.
10:00 a.m. -- Solar Miner VII is in Camdenton, rolling along nicely. Michigan should be in Rolla any minute.
9:30 a.m. We had to change a tire already this morning. We are running in close proximity to Calgary and Stanford through the lake toward Camdenton.
9:10 a.m. Minnesota and Germany are reportedly in Osage Beach this morning, so they're not too far ahead of us.
8:50 a.m. -- Solar Miner VII is getting ready to leave Area 51. They anticipate arriving in Rolla around 1ish.
Yesterday, our racers apparently stopped for the night in Eldon. (The route goes through the lake area, down to Lebanon, and back up to Rolla.) You probably know by now that a passing motorist called police to report a broken down spaceship by the side of the road. The lead car, Michigan, will start the day in the Waynesville area. They'll probably pull into Rolla between 9:30-10 a.m. Then there will be a gap before the other lead cars start arriving later in the morning and early this afternoon.