2011 Illini Hybrid Racing Season
At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indianapolis 500 – Emerging Tech Day.
After starting the team in 2009, and learning a great deal from our first year at competition in 2010, we managed to come back to competition in 2011 with a much stronger vehicle and a far more experienced team. As well as taking on the role of Team Captain, I led the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery subsystems, and led the design of the battery modules and high voltage system. With a cleaner high voltage system, we were able to pass all the technical inspections and compete in the dynamic events. Out of 34 registered teams from all around the world, we finished with an overall standing of 8th place. For more details, check out the October 2010, January 2011, and June 2011 newsletters.