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Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 takes place in Detroit, Michigan, from April 9-12, 2015. See important information for the participant teams and event details before joining the competition.
Date and location
The 2015 competition takes place in Detroit, Michigan, from April 9-12, 2015.
Tentative Schedule of Events (Note: Meals will be provided each day)
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
12 PM – Pre-Registration opens to eligible teams
3 – 9 PM – Team Registration opens
4 PM – Campground opens
4 PM – Paddock opens
Thursday, April 9, 2015
8 AM – Registration, Tech Inspection and paddock Open
7 PM - Drivers Walking Tour of Course MANDATORY (ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND ONCE)
Friday, April 10, 2015
7 AM - Driver's & Team Leaders Meeting MANDATORY (ONLY Driver's & Team Leaders)
8:30 AM - Group photo
8:45 AM - Team Safety meeting - ALL
9 AM - Official Opening ceremonies
9:30 AM – 3:45 PM – Practice Runs
6 PM - Drivers Meeting: Walking Tour of Course (ALL DRIVERS MUST ATTEND ONCE)
Saturday, April 11, 2015
7 - 7:30 AM - Driver's & Team Leaders Meeting MANDATORY (ONLY Driver's & Team Leaders)
8 AM – 6:30 PM – Competition Runs
Sunday, April 12, 2015
7 AM - 7:30 AM - Driver's & Team Leaders Meeting MANDATORY (ONLY Driver's & Team -Leaders)
8:30 AM – 4 PM – Competition Runs
6 – 7:30 PM – Awards Ceremony
Monday, April 13, 2015
9 AM – Cobo Center Closed to Students
We are pleased to offer a special discount on United Airlines. You may book online at www.united.com and enter the Offer Code ZU9W974763 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.
If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 974763
Z Code: ZU9W
Outside of the United Sates, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.
We have also secured a discount on Delta Airlines. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code (NMKUW) in the box provided on the Search Flights page.
Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.
The track in Detroit will be located on the street near the Cobo Convention Center (length: 0.9 miles).
Shell Eco-marathon Ameircas 2015 runs under two sets of rules: Shell Eco-marathon Global Rules - Chapter I and the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 Rules - Chapter II. The Americas set of rules include details about prizes and awards, schedule of events; paddock, meals, parking and lodging; travel stipends and shipping. Remember to read the rules carefully before applying to the competition.
Teams are required to purchase and use the Shell Eco-marathon fuel tanks for all events. Prior years’ fuel tanks are perfectly acceptable. Below are the available options:
- 350ml = $175 USD
Additional fuel tank caps are also available for $10.
Detailed fuel tank dimensions are outlined in this document. We have also developed this short illustrative guide to help you prevent leaks in the tap of your fuel tank.
To order fuel tanks, please contact your Relationship Manager or send an email to email@example.com. VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover Card are accepted. You will need to provide the following information: Desired quantity, credit card number, expiration date, security Code, shipping address and billing zip code.
Teams are not required to use Michelin tires and are free to use tires of their choosing. Please ensure that the tires properly fit the wheel. Below are the available options:
Michelin 44-406 Prototype tires (view photo) = $79 USD
- The specs for these tires are 44-406 (20" x 1.75"); inflate up to 50PSI
- Download the technical specifications of the Michelin conventional tires
- Rolling resistance: 2 kg/t (Kilogramme/tonne)
Michelin UrbanConcept tires (view photo) = $235 USD
- Download the technical specifications for the Michelin UrbanConcept tires
- Rolling resistance: 95/80 R 16: 1.5 kg/t
Michelin Radial 45-75 R16 tires (view photo) = $235 USD
Due to limited supply, we are only able to provide a reasonable number of tires to registered Shell Eco-marathon Americas participants.
To order tires, please contact your Relationship Manager or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover Card are accepted. You will need to provide the following information: Desired quantity, credit card number, expiration date, security Code, shipping address and billing zip code.