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Sunseeker team prepares for race

Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Western Michigan's solar race team is in Austin, Texas Monday morning, getting ready to test their skills against teams from around the world.

This is part of the 2014 American Solar Challenge.

The 14-member team already took part in one of two qualifying events.

First, they showed off their "Sunseeker Solar Car" where it underwent a detailed technical check and three days of racing in the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

Monday they begin a more than 1,700 mile journey to Minneapolis.

They're expected to arrive a week from Monday.

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