SAE Battle At The Lincoln Airpark!

Congratulations to the University of Kansas “Jayhawks” SAE team on their very first SAE competition win. Coastal Enterprises was proud to assist in the construction of two top-of-the-line cars with our Precision Board Plus HDU donations. You may remember the two cars they built which we detailed in last weeks blog: Designing & Building A Race Car – What Does It Take?.

The Jayhawks took their completely volunteer/student built combustion car, the JMS12c, to the limit and succeeded in finishing first place overall at the Formula SAE race in Lincoln, NE, besting 27 other international teams.

The student engineers at the University of Kansas’ Jayhawk Motorsports are very diversified and many have never worked on a car before. Since the project involves all aspects of mechanical engineering, from suspension to steering forces, students learn how to work effectively as a team and, in effect, design a race car from the ground up.

Here’s a picture of the trophy these guys earned:

The winning car:

A very happy University of Kansas SAE team!

Video from race day featuring Jayhawk Student Trent Strunk:

Also check out a video of student engineer Nick Roberts on race day, competing in the Autocross event.

And another Video of Nick, competing in the Endurance event.

Great job Jayhawks!