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Terps Racing Competes in Formula SAE Michigan

Terps Racing Competes in Formula SAE Michigan

2013 Terps Racing Formula SAE Team
2013 Terps Racing Formula SAE Team

The Terps Racing Formula SAE team challenged a full field at the 2013 Formula SAE Michigan competition held May 8-11 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The event featured 120 teams from across the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as teams from South America, Europe and Asia.  

The Terps team surpassed most of the competition to tie for 10th place in design, missing the design finals by a slim margin. They went on to finish 14th in the skidpad event, which tests the car's cornering ability, 19th in autocross, which tests the car's maneuverability and handling qualities, 53rd in acceleration, and 33rd in sales presentation.

The Terps team clocked some of the fastest lap times overall for the main endurance event, speeding past competitors such as Michigan Tech. The team was poised to finish in the top 10 when the car experienced an engine piston durability failure on the next to last lap of the endurance trial.

"This was a great group of students," said faculty advisor Greg Schultz, "They worked very hard and were heading for a top 10 place before the failure. Had they finished, they definitely would have ended up top 10 overall."

To learn more about the program or to support Terps Racing, visit Terps Racing on Facebook or check out their website.

May 15, 2013


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