SONOMA, CA (WFIE) - Mater Dei High School’s Supermileage team took part in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas Mileage Competition last weekend at Sonoma Raceway.
The team qualified for the Drivers’ World Championship Final and is headed to London in July to compete against teams from Asia and Europe.
The team also broke the United States UrbanConcept record in the Battery Electric category with a 68.2 miles per kilowatt-hour run.
More than 1,000 of high school and university students from across North and South America took part in the competition.
Student teams custom built ultra-energy-efficient vehicles; all competing to see who can go the farthest using the least amount of energy.
Mater Dei’s team qualified for the world championship last year too.
They’ve even appeared on the Today show in the past.