131 Schools Registered to Compete at SAE Mini Baja 100 Competition

WARRENDALE, Pa. (May 25, 2005) - University engineering teams from Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, South Korea, South Africa, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the United States will compete in the SAE Mini Baja 100 competition June 1-4, 2005, at Caterpillar Inc.'s Tinaja Hills Training Center near Tucson, Ariz.

Competitors design and build an off-road vehicle that can survive the 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 the project - as well as manage educational priorities.

In 1976, the first Mini Baja event was held at the University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson. In just two years, SAE divided the Mini Baja competition into three regional events: East, Midwest and West.

This year, the Mini Baja West event becomes the SAE Mini Baja 100 in honor of the Society of Automotive Engineer's 100th anniversary. Because Mini Baja is the longest running Collegiate Design Series event, SAE will be celebrating the event in true Baja style -- in the Arizona desert. To emphasize the 100th theme, the competition's four-hour endurance event has been modified to a 100-mile race.

Registered teams include:

  • Auburn University - Auburn Lady Tigers
  • Auburn University - Auburn University
  • Boise State University Bronco Racing
  • Bradley University Bradley University
  • Brigham Young University - BYU Baja Racing
  • Brigham Young University - BYU Racing
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho Team 1
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho Team 2
  • California State Poly University - Pomona Cal Poly Mini Baja
  • California State Poly University -San Luis Obis Cal Poly Racing
  • California State University - Chico Wildcat Racing
  • California State University - Fullerton Titan Racing
  • California State University - Long Beach CSULB Racing
  • California State University - Los Angeles Golden Eagles
  • Cetys Universidad Zorro
  • Clarkson University Mini-Baja
  • College of the Canyons - Team Canyons
  • Colorado School of Mines - CSM Baja
  • Ecole De Technologie Superieure - ETS
  • Escuela Sup De Ing Automotriz - EL VIAJERO
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - GT Offroad 1
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - GT Offroad 2
  • Gyeongsang National University - Pioneer
  • ITESM Campus Ciudad De Mexico - Los Hunos
  • ITESM Campus Edo. M�xico - Los increibles
  • ITESM Campus Edo. M�xico - cartel del cem
  • Inst Tech De Cd Juarez - Cihtochtli
  • Instituto Politecnico Nacional IPN-UPIITA
  • Instituto Tecnologico De Chihuahua - CHIWAS RACING
  • Instituto Tecnologico De Pachuca - Escorpion
  • Instituto Tecnologico De Queretaro - ITQ ZORROS I
  • Instituto Tecnologico De Queretaro - ITQ ZORROS II
  • Iowa State University - SU Baja
  • Itesm-Queretaro - Aries
  • Itesm-Queretaro - Fenix
  • Kansas State University-Salina - KSU at Salina 1
  • Kettering University - Bulldogs
  • LeTourneau University - Lightning
  • LeTourneau University - Unity
  • Louisiana Tech University - Tech Baja Dogs
  • Michigan State University - Spartan Offroad Racing 1
  • Michigan State University - Spartan Offroad Racing 2
  • New Mexico State University - Aggies
  • New Mexico State University - Haulin Aggies
  • North Carolina A & T State University� - Aggie Racing
  • North Carolina State University - Raleigh - Wolfpack Motorsports
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University - Lumberjack Racing
  • Oklahoma State University - Cowboy Racing
  • Oregon Institute of Technology - Chess Club
  • Oregon Institute of Technology - Hooters Racing
  • Oregon State University - Beaver Racing Black
  • Oregon State University - Beaver Racing Orange
  • Pittsburg State University - Gorilla Racing
  • Portland State University - The Minimalist
  • Purdue University W. Lafyette - Team 1
  • Purdue University W. Lafyette - Team 2
  • Queen's University Ontario Canada - Queen's University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - Team #1
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - #2
  • Ryerson University - Ryerson Mini Baja
  • SUNY-Buffalo - UB Racing
  • San Diego State University - SDSU Mini Baja
  • San Joaquin Delta College - San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Jose State University - SJSU
  • Santa Clara University - SCU Mini Baja
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Tech - Hardrocker Racing #1
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Tech - Hardrocker Racing #2
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Tech - Trojan Racing
  • Southern Methodist University - SMU Motorsports
  • Tennessee Tech University - TTU Mini Baja
  • Texas Tech University - Texas Tech
  • Trenton State College - TCNJ Lions
  • Tshwane University of Technology - Soshanguve Team
  • Tulane University - Tulane Green Wave
  • Univ of Central Florida- Knight's Racing #1
  • Univ of Central Florida - Knight's Racing #2
  • Univ of Hawaii-Manoa - University of Hawaii
  • Universidad Anahuac - MBA off-road Hawks
  • Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon - FIME RACING TEAM
  • Universidad De La Salle Bajio - piranha reloaded
  • Universidad De La Salle Bajio - road runner
  • Universidad La Salle Cuernavaca - ULSAC RACING TEAM
  • Universidad Lasalle - Aguilas LA SALLE
  • Universidad Nacion Autonoma De Mex - Escuderia Puma
  • Universidad Panamericana - EL MARIACHI
  • Universidad Panamericana Sede Guadalajar - UP MiniBaja
  • Universidad Rafael Landivar - Achia' Ixim
  • Universidad de Carabobo - Mini Baja SAE UC
  • Universite Laval - ULTRAC
  • University of Akron - Zips Racing
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham - El Penguino Diablo
  • University of Arizona - SandCat Racing
  • University of British Columbia - Thunderbird Racing
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Calif-Irvine - Team Ramrod
  • University of Calif-Irvine - one
  • University of Calif-Los Angeles UCLA Racing
  • University of Calif-Los Angeles UCLA Racing
  • University of Calif-Riverside Baja Highlanders
  • University of Colorado-Boulder - Buffaloes
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign - Off Road Illini
  • University of Louisiana - Lafayette - CorTech
  • University of Louisiana - Lafayette - Team ULLTRA
  • University of Louisville - Speed Motorsports
  • University of Louisville - Speed Motorsports 2
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Blue
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Maize
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn - Team #1
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn - Team #2
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln - UNL Baja 1
  • University of Puerto Rico - Bulldog Racing
  • University of Puerto Rico - UPRM
  • University of South Florida - noBull
  • University of Texas-El Paso - Mad Pete Motorsports
  • University of Tulsa - Later
  • University of Utah - University of Utah
  • University of Vermont - Catamount Racing 1
  • University of Vermont - Catamount Racing 2
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Team #1
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - Team #2
  • Utah State University USU1
  • Utah State University USU2
  • Virginia Tech Virginia - Tech
  • Weber State University - WSUP
  • Western Washington University - VIKING39
  • Western Washington University - Viking 37
  • Wichita State University
  • Yeungnam University