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SAE International Formula SAE California Set for June 15-18 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 7, 2011 - Meet the stars of tomorrow in automotive engineering when the Formula SAE® California competition takes place at the Auto Club Speedway, June 15-18.

80 university teams from around the globe are set to take part in the four-day competition.

In Formula SAE, SAE International student members design, fabricate and compete with formula-style racing cars. The limitations on the car frame and engine challenge the students’ knowledge, creativity and imaginations.

The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving.

Formula SAE promotes careers and excellence in engineering as it encompasses all aspects of the automotive industry including research, design, manufacturing, testing, developing, marketing, management and finances. Formula SAE takes students out of the classroom and allows them to apply textbook theories to real work experiences.

To obtain media credentials for Formula SAE California, email at pr@sae.org . For more information about the event, including a detailed schedule of events, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/west/ .

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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