“We took our frustrations from last year’s event and used them as motivation to return better than ever,” said Laval team manager Philippe Bouchard. “We trained our new team members and spent twice as much time fine-tuning the engine and building the car.”
Laval’s feat was certainly impressive, but it’s only the best result in North and South America. In the European Eco-marathon, a French team hit 8,914 back in 2003. That record still stands.