2017 CWRU Baja SAE Season<a>
In the first week of October fourteen members of the CWRU Motorsports Team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the first competition of the year. Although this competition was not SAE sanctioned if featured many of the same elements of competition. We brought our two most recent cars, "Model C" and "Model D" to race with 90 other cars from teams around the country. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties with our rented transponders, we do not have official results from the endurance race but all of the drivers agreed that the car performed phenomenally out on the track course against the other teams. Overall it was a great learning experience for everyone from veteran members to our great group of newcomers. We are very excited for what our team is going to be able to accomplish in the upcoming season.
Record Setting Weekend for CWRU Motorsports in the California Desert!!!
In April, the CWRU Motorsports team returned to Gorman, California, the site of 2016's May competition with our new car "Model E". "Model E" is an iteration of last year's car "Model D" but with improved rear suspension and drive-train and brakes. The competition got off to a great start with 6th place finish in sales and a 15th place finish in design. Saturday featured the team passing brake check on the first try and the team moving on the dynamic events acceleration, hill climb, and maneuverability. The team finished 14th in acceleration, 29th in hill climb, and an all-time best 6th place in maneuverability. With the dynamic events completed it was onto the grueling 4-hour endurance race on Sunday. "Model E" cruised its way to a best ever 4th place finish in the Endurance race by completing an impressive 34 laps! At the end of the competition with all the scores tallied up CWRU Motorsports finished 9th overall and cracked the top 10 for the first time in the history of the team. We will get to be car #9 at the first competition next year for our record achievement this year.