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Features May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2
   

Hot Pursuit

 
     

Adding a new twist to the phrase “crash course,” nearly 1,000 spectators gathered behind straw bales on the hill between Peterson Hall and Geisel Library to cheer their favorite boxcars in the second annual Triton Junkyard Derby.

The campus police patrolled in a Junkyard Cruiser, replete with siren and flashing light, but no hot pursuits were reported (probably because they crashed after their second run). Other ingenious creations ranged from a mock Hummer complete with functioning LED headlights, radio and wheel spinners, to a river kayak and jet ski on bicycle tires.

And three cheers for alumni who fielded the multi-generational Road Rash, and the winning team Expansion Phantom, which also included students and staff.

Presented by the UCSD Alumni Association and Triton Engineering Student Council,s the Derby was part of this year’s 23rd annual Sun God Festival. The event sold out in two days with 16 teams and 160 NASCAR wannabes. Wanna learn more? Visit http://alumni.ucsd.edu/derby. Or better yet, join us next year.

Contributors to Making Waves: Malinda Danziger, '00, Jessica Demian, Karla DeVries, '04, Inga Kiderrra, Paul Mueller.

 

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