Some of the teams are posting up their video footage of the qualifying runs at YouTube. Start with this one from the CajunBot team and follow the sidebar links to others. Cool to see some of the stuff working, as opposed to the wreck clips from my last post. The 'ghost town' ambiance of the location adds a little something, too.
I note the judges at the test / obstacle points are well-protected by concrete Y rails / Jersey barriers. I still wouldn't want to be one of the pro drivers taking their cars right in front of the bots - that's beta testing with a vengeance! How many people can say they've been T-boned by a bot? (Might have been worse, could have been this monster.)
Update: Here's another nice one, from Virginia Tech.