GSU students to compete in International 2012 Mini Baja | News
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Southern University mechanical engineering students will be competing in the Society of Automotive Engineers Mini Baja competition June 7-10 in Madison, WI.
During the competition, Georgia Southern will race the Baja-style off-road vehicle that they have spent a year designing, manufacturing and testing.
“This competition is much more than a race,” said Georgia Southern professor and faculty advisor Brian Vlcek, Ph.D in a news release. “Students must defend the engineering principals that went into the design of their vehicle to a panel of judges and pass a grueling safety inspection before they are allowed to even start their engine. The team then participates in a day of events that include acceleration, maneuverability, hitch-pull, mud-bogging and a four-hour endurance test. Typically, less than 25 percent of vehicles that begin the competition make it to the end of the events.”
Last year, Georgia Southern’s Eagle Motorsports team placed 12th in the competition.
Check here to keep track of the team’s progress.
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