Formula SAE ® is a student design competition organized by SAE International. Sponsored by: Bosch, Ford, Honda, SolidWorks Toyota, Continental, Cummins FEV, GM, Maplesoft Akebono, Altair, MacLean-Fogg, Magna Powertrain, PTC, TRW Hoosier, MathWorks, Polaris, Royal Purple, Yazaki The COMPETITION The first competition was started back in 1981 and now includes annual events in Michigan, Lincoln Nebraska, New Hampshire (Hybrid), and Austria, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K.
The Formula SAE competition is for SAE student members to conceive, design, fabricate, and compete with small formula- style racing cars. The CONCEPT
The Michigan event annually hosts 120 teams representing 10 countries The competition will take place Wed May 13 th through Sat May 16 th at the The VENUE
Tech InspectionsWednesday thru Friday Static JudgingThursday all day Acceleration & Skid PadFriday morning AutocrossFriday afternoon Endurance & Fuel EconomySaturday all day Awards CeremoniesFri & Sat evenings Evening Get-Togethers in the campgroundWednesday thru Friday The EVENTS
82 yard straightaway 2 drivers per car / 2 runs per driver Best run counts ACCELERATION SKID PAD Friday morning 2 circles of 50’ diameter in a figure-8 2 drivers per car / 2 runs per driver Each run consists of 2-right and 2-left laps
Course Length = approx ½ mile 2 drivers per car / 2 laps per driver Typically 3-4 cars on the track concurrently No passing in this “solo” event Avg Speeds = 35 to 40 MPH AUTOCROSS
Course Length ~ 1.0 KilometerTotal run = 2 x 11 laps 2 drivers per car / Driver change midway Typically 5-7 cars on the track concurrently Passing within designated passing zones Avg speed = 35 MPH / Approx top speed = 65 MPH ENDURANCE and FUEL ECONOMY
1. Global Formula Racing (Oregon State & Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg-Ravensburg) 2. Tech Univ of Munich 3. Universitat Stuttgart 4. FH – Joanneum Graz (Austria) 5. Univ of Akron 6. Université Laval (Quebec) 7. Auburn Univ 8. Univ of Michigan - Ann Arbor 9. Univ of Florida 10. Centro Univ da FEI (Brazil) LAST YEAR’s TOP-10
16 th place – Western Ontario 24 – Ohio State 27 – Univ of Mich Dearborn 32 – Toledo 36 – Saginaw Valley State 43 – Michigan State 53 – Oakland 61 – Michigan Tech 62 – Kettering 69 – Western Michigan 85 – Ferris State 101 – Lawrence Tech LOCAL SCHOOLS … 109 Teams competed in 2014 120 are registered for 2015 Only 1 team from GER & 1 from AUS
16 th place – Western Ontario 24 – Ohio State 27 – Univ of Mich Dearborn 32 – Toledo 36 – Saginaw Valley State 43 – Michigan State 53 – Oakland 61 – Michigan Tech 62 – Kettering 69 – Western Michigan 85 – Ferris State 101 – Lawrence Tech LOCAL SCHOOLS … New for 2015:
Start 9am, End ~ 6pm Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner Receive THREE Detroit Region Worker Points per day! We still are looking for Volunteers: SCCA Solo folks for the Friday Autocross event Solo & F&C volunteers for Saturday Endurance Register online at
Ed Abbott Rob Ackley Greg Anthony Diane & Ed Arthur Steve Balanecki Pat & Tamara Barber Kevan Bates Rosemary Bayer Rod Beckwith III Raleigh & Velma Boreen Tammy Breece Kristi & Bob Browning Dave Browning Ann Burke James Burks John Firment Gary Godula Bob Goppold Beth & Ken Hand Tom Hartsaw Chris Histed Andrew Hughes Adam Jacobs Loren Jacobs Matthew Johnson Pat LaMontagne Don & Elizabeth Leckey Richard Leckey John Lisiecki Jeff Lovell Eunice Lucas-Logan Larry & Jackson MacLeod Ed Maklenburg William Matzen Dave McCagg Carol & Mike McClintock Jeremiah McClintock Zac Megis Jen & Marcus Merideth Doug Mitchell Jeremiah Mauricio Tim Moyer Mark Muddiman Mike Nienhuis Eric Penn Rob Potocki Frank Putnam Keith Roberts James Rose Michael & Suzanne Royce Clancy Schmidt Alan Schiedler Tom Schreiber Mark Scott Frank Setilli David & Susie Small Barb Steencken Brian Sumeracki Seth Taylor Mike Thodoroff Bill Thompson Ken & Sue Wiedbusch Cindy Wisner Richard Worden Thanks to the SCCA Volunteers:
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