RISD tunes up its moonbuggy

By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  December 23, 2009

Senior Eric Peloquin is one of the two students who will ride the RISD buggy in the competition. Once the ice begins to thaw, he will begin to train. But until he arrives at the track on race day, he will have no idea what to expect. He said racing conditions can get nasty. While there is a rule that requires riders to be strapped in while racing, there is no roll-over bar, a common safety feature on all-terrain vehicles.

“People have gotten hurt,” said Peloquin. “There were doubts whether we could build this.”

But he is confident.

“Expect people to be amazed.”

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