The Progressive Automotive X-Prize is in full swing. After the initial “Shakedown” phase a few weeks ago, there are now 21 teams left standing to enter the “Knockout Qualify Stage.” The Knockout stage is another on-road stage held at the same location as the Shakedown — the Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, MI. It actually started last Sunday and will run through June 30.
During the Shakedown stage, all the cars were tested for basic safety and avoidance criteria. Those tests will also continue into the Knockout stage, being judged by a team from Consumer Reports.
The Michigan International Speedway will be open to the public this Friday, June 25, 2010. So if you’re interested and you’re close by, stop in and take a look at what’s going on behind the scenes. If you miss that event, you can also check out the vehicles at the Great Lakes Wine Festival, taking place at Michigan International Speedway this weekend (June 26-27).
Check out the graphics below for a recap of the competition so far, as well as current standings.
Alternative Class – Side-by-Side:
Alternative Class – Tandem:
Source: Progressive Automotive X-Prize