Project Contact Information

For questions or sponsorship opportunites contact the Virginia City High School Moonbuggy Race Project team at (775) 847-0992
Ask for Mr.  Schrank or the Industrial Problem Solving class, or you can email us at


The Industrial Problem Solving Class of 2011-2012 is planning on entering NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Alabama in 2012.  This is a race where high schools and colleges from around the world gather to race their own moon buggy creations.  The course is .7 miles long and is made to simulate the moon's surface.  NASA has provided the participants with design criteria to try to keep the project as close to original as possible.

How it started

Our moonbuggy project started in mid December, 2010, when our instructor, Mr.  Schrank, informed our class of NASA's Great Moonbuggy Race.  We looked up the NASA site, looked at the criteria, and watched their video and all agreed that we would try participating in the project because it seemed interesting, fun, and a challenge.  

We have decided not to go to Huntsville this year in order to save our funding for the moon buggy and the trip to Huntsville next year.

Currently selling candy as a fundraiser
April 18-21 Basketball Tournament

Here, potential sponsors can find all of the information that they are looking for, and current sponsors can catch up on anything that they have missed.

The sponsorship letter gives you a brief overview of what our project is and the main goals we hope to accomplish.  It also gives a list of levels of sponsorship and what rewards you get with each level.

The sponsorship brochure gives you a brief overview of NASA's main building requirements, how the course is set up, and another brief overview of our project.

The update newsletter found to the left is for those that want to stay up-to-date on our project.  It is updated the first and third weeks of every month.  All sponsors will be receiving this update newsletter in the mail.

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Silver State Millwork
Chuck and Vickie Roberts
McDonald's of Carson City
Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta
VCMC (Virginia City Motorcycle Club)
Ms. Ahern - School Counselor
Bicycle Banana
Mound House True Value
Mackay Mansion

  • LtoR: Jacob Shriner, Gilberto Alvarez, Garret Coyne, Jamie Zulim, Matthew Roberts, Zeke Stokes, Beau Beiderman, Brynden Whitten, and Mr.  Schrank:  Not Present:  Brayden Ferguson, Connor Bills, and Jake Potter