COMPETITION

THE BAJA SAE COLLEGIATE DESIGN SERIES

THE BAJA SAE COLLEGIATE DESIGN SERIES

Sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Baja SAE collegiate design series was founded in 1976 with the purpose of offering real-world engineering experience to students from universities around the world.  Student teams are challenged to design and manufacture a high-performance, single-seat off road vehicle that is aimed at the recreational user market and conforms to the comprehensive Baja SAE rulebook.  Along with the challenge of engineering the vehicle, teams must also secure financial support for their project while at the same time managing their educational priorities.  Teams will then have their performance evaluated through four-day long competitions, which consist of a rigorous technical inspection to evaluate conformance to rules, design and sales presentations given to industry professionals, cost evaluation, several dynamic events, and a four-hour long wheel-to-wheel endurance race.

Three official Baja SAE competitions are held in the United States each year in the spring and the CWRU Motorsports team aims to compete in each one to maximize the experience each member gains.  The team will be competing in all three of the 2020 competitions, which will be held in Arizona, Louisville, and Illinois.  Detailed information for this year's events can be seen on the SAE International website.

2019 COMPETITION HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS

AWARDS

THE TEAM'S GROWING LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

2020 SEASON

BAJA SAE LOUISVILLE*

3rd Place Sales Award

*Event held virtually

2019 SEASON

BAJA SAE ROCHESTER

Raymond 1st Place Acceleration Award

2018 SEASON

BAJA SAE MARYLAND

Magna 3rd Place Maneuverability Award

BAJA SAE KANSAS

Polaris 3rd Place Design Award

2017 SEASON

BAJA SAE CALIFORNIA

9th Place Overall Performance Award

BAJA SAE KANSAS

8th Place Overall Performance Award

2016 SEASON

BAJA SAE ROCHESTER

3rd Place Acceleration Award

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