Bath County students start solar car race at Texas Motor Speedway

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DALLAS, Tx. (WTVQ)- At Texas Motor Speedway, the race is on!

Bath County’s solar team has come to win. The team took the green flag on the track Monday.

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The high school students raised $24,000 to build a solar powered car from scratch.

They were the 4th team out of 31 to finish their inspection tests this weekend, which race officials say is a huge accomplishment for a first year team.

They’re currently in 6th place in the race, which goes on for two more days.

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