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Mini Baja Team does well in SAE Illinois competition

The Society of Automotive Engineers' Baja SAE Illinois competition was held June 8-11, 2011, at Caterpillar Inc.'s Demonstration and Learning Center in Edwards, Illinois. UofL's Mini Baja Team competed and finished 13th overall out of 115 cars. Event finishes included:

  • 7th overall in Design (1 spot out of design finals - for the second year in a row!!!)
  • 10th in Design Report
  • 19th in Sales Presentation
  • 59th in Cost
  • 3rd in Acceleration (received a trophy!!)
  • 11th in Maneuverability
  • 22nd in Hill Climb
  • 45th in Rock Crawl
  • 14th in Endurance Race

The team experienced a few small mishaps occurred in the endurance race; otherwise they would have finished in the top ten overall, but that's racing...

Scott Cambron
Research Engineer, Bioengineering Department
Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Mini Baja Team Technical Advisor

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