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Formula SAE Competition begins June 20 in Lincoln, Neb.

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 18, 2012 - SAE International’s Formula SAE® Lincoln competition will kickoff Wednesday, June 20 and run through Saturday, June 23 at the Lincoln Airpark in Lincoln, Neb. This is the first time the event will be held in Lincoln.

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.

Important times for the competition include:

Lincoln Airpark Site Open:    
Wed. 9 a.m. - 3- p.m.
Th..- Sat. 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Student Registration Open (Tent):  
Wed. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Th. & Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer Registration, Operations:  
Wed. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Th. - Sat. 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Technical Inspection Open:   
Wed. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Th. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri. - Sat. by appointment until 2 p.m. 

Tilt/Noise/Brake Open:    
8:30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (2 - 4:30 p.m. by appt.)
Sat. By appointment until 2 p.m. 

Fuel Station Open:     
Th. 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Practice Tracks Open:    
Th. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information on Formula SAE Lincoln, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/west/ . To request media credentials, email pr@sae.org or call 1-724-772-8522.

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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