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SAE International to Host Formula SAE Competition at Michigan International Speedway - May 9-12

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 8, 2012 - SAE International will hold its annual Formula SAE® competition at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., May 9-12.

The Formula SAE ® Series competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to conceive, design, fabricate and compete with small, formula style, autocross vehicles. Teams typically spend eight to 12 months designing, building, testing and preparing their vehicles before a competition. The competitions themselves give teams the chance to demonstrate and prove both their creation and their engineering skills in comparison to teams from other universities around the world.

Over the course of three days, the vehicles are judged in a series of static and dynamic events including: technical inspection, cost, presentation, and engineering design, solo performance trials, and high performance track endurance. The events are scored to determine how well the car performs. In each event, the manufacturing firm has specified minimum acceptable performance levels that are reflected in the scoring equations.

118 teams from Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Venezuela, and the United States are registered for this year’s competition.

For more information about the 2012 Formula SAE Michigan competition, including a full schedule of events, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/fsae/ .

Journalists and other members of the media interested in attending the event should call 1-724-772-8522 or email pr@sae.org .

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 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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