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Tech prepares for national race

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Leader photo by ELIZABETH DEGRIE From left to right, Shelton Bryant, Courtney Jennings and Sam Wade work on one of the cars for the Shell Eco-marathon set for early April.

It’s not unusual to drive past Bogard Hall on Louisiana Tech University’s campus late at night or on the weekend and see students running around working inside.

Many of those students are spending every spare moment they have to build a car. But, the car isn’t one that they’ll be using to cruise the streets of Ruston. Instead, they plan on taking a drive in Houston during the 2013 Shell Eco-marathon set for April 4-7.The contest is designed to encourage more fuel-efficient car designs.

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