California Dreamin’

Hi everyone!

As spring reluctantly crawls into Kingston, QFCT is dreaming of (somewhat) warmer climates that await us next month in Sonoma, California!


The 2018 Shell Eco-Marathon will take place April 19-22nd at the legendary Sonoma Raceway, and QFCT is more excited than ever to show off our year’s work at the competition. Unfortunate circumstances at last year’s Eco-Marathon in Detroit rendered our team unable to compete, so we are hungry for a chance to reclaim first place.

Moving the Shell Eco-Marathon from Michigan to California adds significant logistical and financial challenges to our project, but with the guidance of our amazing Executive Director, we are on track (no pun intended) for a great performance in Sonoma. The 12 QFCT members travelling to competition will be camping at the raceway, and will also get the chance to experience the wonderful city of San Francisco.

With that being said, there is still progress to be made on many fronts before we ship out west, and so we’re keeping our noses to the grindstone. Huge shoutout to our Technical Managers, who have really stepped up to the plate in the last few months.

Stay tuned next week as we hold our Eco-Marathon Unveiling Event on March 29th, on the corner of University & Union!