Greenville high school students win Solar Car Challenge

A high school team from North Texas won a national championship in the Solar Car Challenge.

FOX 4 introduced you to the Iron Lions, from Greenville, last week as the team and competitors were set to drive their solar-powered vehicles from Texas Motor Speedway to Southern California. 


High school students designed and built solar-powered cars for 1,400 mile race to California

Twenty teams of high school students are at Texas Motor Speedway for the Solar Car Challenge on Sunday, July 16. Students will drive the cars that they built from scratch approximately 1,400 miles from Texas to California.

They completed 432.2 miles over three days.

It's the teams seventh national title and first in the advanced division.

They plan to celebrate at Greenville High School Friday.

The competition ended early, reportedly due to a COVID-19 outbreak.