Race Day 2019 saw the 99th year of the Carnegie Mellon University tradition, buggy. Also known as Sweepstakes, the concept is simple. A relay race with a team of five pushers and one driver in the buggy, which acts as a baton. Two pushers push the buggy up hills 1 and 2 before they let it free roll down around sharp curves through the neighboring Schenley Park. At the bottom of the hill, a team of three more pushers push the buggy to the finish line. The top ten teams with the fastest time during Friday's preliminary races compete in the final races on Saturday.
Join along as we revisit Race Day 2019. All these photos are from the Saturday final races.
During the final races, the day started out with another run of the robotic buggy, Atlas, followed by six exhibition heats.