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UNI CEEE to co-sponsor races for electric cars

May 15, 2003

Pat Higby, program manager, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, (319) 273-6012
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

The University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education will co-sponsor the Alliant Energy Iowa Electrathon spring race taking place Saturday, May 17, at the Iowa International Raceway in Marshalltown. The first heat begins at 11 a.m., and the second at 1 p.m.

The Electrathon is a program for high school and college students who design and build one-person electric racecars. The race is an endurance competition in which the car completing the most laps in one hour wins. Cars are powered by two automobile batteries. More information is available at

The Marshalltown event is the first of a championship series of six races. Other races are listed below.

May 17, Marshalltown

May 30-31, Cedar Rapids

June 21-22, Pomeroy

Sept. 6, Forest City

Sept. 20, Muscatine

Sept. 27, Cedar Falls