Throughout most of the race, the top two teams, the Deep Space Niners and the Brownshorts, stayed neck and neck as they solved fiendish challenges and drove all over the San Diego area, looking for their next contact to help defeat the machine threat. But in the end, the Brownshorts reached the finished line first, and determined the correct code to shut down the Mastermind Control Program. The Brownshorts won the $100 first place prize, while the Deep Space Niners earned themselves the $30 second place prize.
Thanks to all the teams who came out to participate in the Rocket Race, and big thanks to our race volunteers who handed out clues and playtested this exciting adventure.
The following teams were declared lost in action, not having arrived at the finish location. We can only assume that agents of the robot revolution intercepted them, causing them to delay in their pursuit.
The clues from the 2009 San Diego Rocket Race were a challenging mix of puzzles and trivia challenges. Many teams sped through clues 1 and 2, only to get temporarily stumped by clue 3, aka "the root beer clue". Clue 7, the "decoder ring clue" proved to be time-consuming as well.
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