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HOW A DEDICATED TEAM OF STUDENTS BUILT A WORLD-CLASS RACE CAR AGAINST ALL ODDS.

Each year, dozens of collegiate teams flock to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway to compete in the International SAE Formula Hybrid Competition, a grueling four-day event where students race formula-style gas/electric hybrid race cars that they've designed and built.

image REWIND: It’s April 29, 2011, two days before the competition. The Yale University team, Bulldogs Racing (BDR), is at an off-campus site ...

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