Spectator Injured at Formula SAE Competition

Troy, MI May 20, 2005

There was an on-track incident involving a tire shortly before noon on Friday at the Formula SAE competition in Pontiac, Mich. The tire went into the spectator seating area. A spectator was taken to a local hospital. The incident is still under investigation.

Begun in 1981, Formula SAE is an educational engineering competition in which student members conceive, design, fabricate and compete with small formula-style race cars; points are awarded for static events (presentation, design, cost analysis) and dynamic events (acceleration, skid- pad, autocross, fuel economy, endurance). Events are held currently in Australia, Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.