Mater Dei Supermileage Team ready for World Championships


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Most teams hope to compete at just one World Championship, but for the Mater Dei Supermileage team, they’re heading to their third World Championship in four years. 

“We usually meet about two times per week throughout the year, then when it comes to a month up to the competition, it’s every day for about three hours at least,” said senior Keegan Marx. “It pays off because then you get to go back, you have that chance to go back to like Sonoma and then possibly even London, so I think that drive to want to go back to those places is really cool.”

The Supermileage team advanced to London for the second season in a row after qualifying in Sonoma, California. The team is taking a battery-powered car named Rudi to London to compete against dozens of other teams in the world, most of which are college teams. 

“It’s pretty relieving since we’ve been doing pretty well, we have this standard set for ourselves now that we have to go back,” said the car’s driver Darian Kuhn. “It’a an awesome experience.”

The team will leave for London this week and will compete on July 5th. 

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This story was originally published on June 25, 2019. 

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