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VAIL, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Several high school students in Vail are preparing to 'Race the Sun' this weekend with a solar-powered go-kart they built themselves.

Friday morning those same students gave a sneak peek at their solar go-kart. 

This will be the third year Tech Parks of Arizona has put on the event, according to Associate VP Bruce Wright. 

The official title of the race is 'Racing the Sun' and it is more than just a fun project for the students, it is a STEM project as well. This project challenged the students to use basic engineering and science concepts to build, design and test these solar go-karts. 

The official race is happening on Saturday, April 26 at the Musselman Honda Circuit Track, just west of the Pima County Fairgrounds, starting at 10 a.m. As an added bonus to all the go-kart fans the event is free. 

The Cienega High School students will be competing against the following high school teams:

Andrada Polytechnic High School

Canyon Del Oro High School

Desert Vista High School

Dysart High School

Ironwood High School

McClintock High School

Monument Valley High School

Palo Verde Magnet High School

Rincon/University High School

Sabino High School

Santa Rita High School

Shadow Ridge High School

Sunrise Mountain High School

For more on Racing the Sun go online to http://www.racingthesun.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=featured&Itemid=435

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