MSU Baja Eigth in the World
The 2010 Baja SAE season came to an end last weekend with the Wet World Challenge in Rochester, NY, hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology. Before this last competition, the team had traveled to Greenville, South Carolina in April and Bellingham, Washington in May, making them one of only ten teams that competed in all three races of the Baja SAE North American Series. The team excelled at the static and dynamic portion of all three competitions and were always in the top 15 coming into the endurance event. Unfortunately, crippling drive train failures during the four-hour endurance race at Carolina and Washington led to a middle-of-the-pack overall finish for each race. For the last race, in addition to strengthening key components, the team fabricated a flotation device and rear wheel fenders that allowed the car to traverse open water. At the final event, the World Challenge, the team ended strong with a sixth place finish in the endurance race propelling them to eighth overall out of 89 registered teams. Complete competition results for all three competitions can be found here. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and alumni whose continued support made such a great season possible. Thank you and Go State!