"Three-peat" at SAE Mini Baja Midwest Competition?

WARRENDALE, Pa. (June 15, 2005) - An unforgiving dirt track in Troy, Ohio will be the stage as Ecole De Technologie Superieure competes to win SAE's "grand slam" of Mini Baja events. Having already won the Mini Baja East and Mini Baja 100 competitions, the university from Quebec will go for its third victory this year against 140 other collegiate engineering teams in the 2005 SAE Mini Baja Midwest student engineering competition. The event will be held June 16-19.

In this event, SAE student members design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. All vehicles are powered by a 10-horsepower Intek Model 20 engine donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation.

Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities.

Mini Baja is part of Society of Automotive Engineers' Collegiate Design Series, a series of student engineering competitions that include Formula SAE, Aero Design, Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Supermileage and Robot Systems Challenge. For more information on these competitions, please visit SAE Collegiate Design Series.