Cooper Bussman's fuses had a hand in helping the Rolla Solar Car Team from the University of Missouri win the 2003 American Solar Challenge Race.
The challenge was to build a solar powered car and race it approximately 2,300 miles from almost one side of the USA to the other. The course took them from Chicago in the east, to Claremont, a suburb of Los Angeles, in California. The Missouri team took just 51 hours, 47 minutes and 39 seconds, beating the previous race record by more than four hours.
Busmann donated a number of its FWX series 80A semiconductor fuses to provide circuit protection for the solar vehicle.