Baja SAE Kansas

May 17-20, 2018 │ Pittsburg, KS USA

Action Deadlines

  Opens Closes
Team Registration October 3, 2017, at 10:00 AM EDT November 13, 2017, at 10:00 AM EST
Engine Orders October 3, 2017, at 10:00 AM EDT December 15, 2017, at 5:00 PM EST
Cost System Initial Setup Note: The Cost System Initial Setup deadline is new for the 2018 season. More information to come. January 18, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST
Frame Documentation Package (formerly Frame Pre-Check)   January 18, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST
Cost Report   March 1, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST
Design Report   April 12, 2018, at 11:59 PM EDT
Fast Track Roster Affiliation   May 2, 2018, at 11:59 PM EDT

Event Location

Kansas Technology Center
909 East Ford St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762


Dynamic Events

Acceleration—Sponsored by Raymond
Sled Pull
Maneuverability—Sponsored by Magna
Suspension—Sponsored by Volvo

Submission Procedures

Teams competing in any North American Baja SAE competition must submit the following documents online through  The standard submission format is located under the Rules/Resources tab above.

There has been a slight confusion on using the website and using the website that we have for Baja SAE North American Competitions. Below is a breakdown of what each website is for and the information that is required on each. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will be clear up any problems/concerns. You can contact with your problems/comments/concerns. Thank you. Website
  1. Update Team Website & Social Media
  2. Pay your Team Invoice
  3. Link available to order your Engine
  4. Affiliate all members through Team Profile
  5. Reprint your Team Invoice
  6. Print Registration Confirmation Letter
  7. Print Participation Certificate
  8. Print Fast Track Roster
  1. Affiliate those Submitting Documents
  2. Affiliate those Asking Rules Questions
  3. Ask Rules Questions
  4. Submit Required Documents
*If you have multiple teams they will need a separate team profile page and page for each team.  Remember to name your team differently so the database can recognize the difference.


Understanding the Cancellation Process

Please be advised that NO REFUNDS will be given if your team withdraws from a competition. Non-Refundable Registration Fees Policy still applies to teams withdrawing from active Registered Team List.

If you add your team to any waitlists and register for another, registration fees WILL NOT be transferable. We will also not transfer teams or registration fees between competitions. If your team has the option to become active on the registered team list for the competition, you will be required to pay a second registration fee and vice versa.

Should your team decide to withdraw OR to be taken off the waitlist for any competition, please notify at least six weeks prior to competition date.  Notifying us allows another team on the Wait List to be offered your spot.

Tenative Event Schedule

Kansas Technology Center (KTC)
909 East Ford St.
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Day 1: Thursday May 17, 2018

Start Time End Time Activity Location
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Sales Presentation Judge’s Meeting W201 KTC
TBD TBD Site Opens  
8:00 AM 4:00 PM Team Registration Open Registration Tent
1:00 AP 5:00 PM Engine Check Sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Tent Near Paddocks
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Career Fair/ Company Presentations TBA
8:30 AM 3:00 PM Sales Presentations TBA
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Lunch TBD Meal Tent
1:00 PM   Volunteer Meeting  
5:30 PM 6:00 PM Competitor Meeting Meal Tent Near Paddocks
7:00 PM 9:00 PM Bajas on Broadway Car Show Dowtown Pittsburg

Day 2: Friday May 18, 2018

Start Time End Time Activity Location
TBD TBD Site Opens Paddocks
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Polaris Design Judge’s Meeting Design Tent
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Volunteer Meeting Meal Tent
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Welcome Competitor Meeting Meal Tent
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Team Registration Opens Registration Tent
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Engine Check Sponsored by Briggs and Stratton Meal Tent
8:30 AM 5:00 PM Technical Inspection Sponsored by Honda Honda Technical Tent
8:00 AM 4:45 PM Design Judging Sponsored by Polaris (scheduled) Polaris Design Tent
8:30 AM 5:30 PM Cost Event Honda Technical Tent
TBD TBD Concessions TBD TBD
12:00 AM 1:00 PM Lunch TBD Meal Tent
1:00 PM 5:30 PM Brake Check TBD
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Practice Track Open Dynamic Event Site
5:30 PM 7:00 PM Design Finals Sponsored by Polaris Polaris Design Tent
TBD   Competitor Meeting Meal Tent
9:00 PM   Paddocks will remain open all night with Security  

Day 3: Saturday May 19, 2018

Start Time End Time Activity Location
TBD TBD Site Opens Dynamic Site
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Volunteer Meeting Meal Tent
8:30 AM 5:00 PM Brake Check TBD
8:30 AM 5:00 PM All Dynamic Events Dynamic Site
8:30 AM 5:00 PM Practice Track Practice Track
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Concession Vendors Open Dynamic Site
9:00 AM 5:00 PM Honda Technical Inspection by Appointment Honda Technical Tent
11:00 AM 1:00 PM Lunch Sponsored by Honda Meal Tent
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Design Feedback Sponsored by Polaris Polaris Design Tent
5:30 PM   Volunteer Meeting Meal Tent
5:30 PM   Competitor Meeting & Endurance Track Walk TBD
9:00 PM   Paddocks will remain open all night with Security.  No access to the courses.  

Day 4: Sunday, May 20, 2018

Start Time End Time Activity Location
TBD TBD Site Opens  
7:00 AM 7:30 AM Volunteer Meeting Meal Tent
8:00 AM 2:00 PM Concession Vendors Open Center of Spectator Viewing Section
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Car Gridding Staging Area
9:00 AM   Gridding Closes Staging Area
9:30 AM 1:30 PM Endurance Event Sponsored by Honda Endurance Course
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Impound and Inspection Quarantine Area
~3:00 PM ~4:30 PM Closing Ceremony & Awards Banquet Meal Tent
7:00 PM   All Teams must be off site  

Rules & Important Documents

The Baja SAE Rules, Technical Bulletins, Sales Presentation Documents, Design Evaluation Documents, Cost Report Documents, Technical Inspection Documents, and Engine Documents can now be found by visiting the Series Resources tab at


Student Career Center

SAE International has built the SAE Student Career Center, just for you!  Visit to begin utilizing this job board that provides helpful career resources and connections for SAE students.  To get started, click on the “Interns” tab to set up your account, conduct internship searches, upload your resume, create alerts and utilize the resources.  For assistance, click on the “HELP” link under the Interns tab.  Sponsors of Formula SAE, Baja SAE, SAE Aero Design, SAE Supermileage and SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge will be posting internships and entry level positions. Get noticed! Post your resume today.

Rules Questions

Ask rules questions by following the submission instructions published on by going to and clicking "Submit a Rules Question"" on the Quick Links menu on the right.

Baja SAE Forums

The Baja SAE Forums are a great place to discuss competition-related items with fellow competitiors and alumni.

Social Media

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When using the SAE International Logo and the Collegiate Design Series word marks (i.e.: Baja SAE) please adhere to the Guidelines that are in each folder. If your team has any questions please contact Thank you.

Baja SAE Word Mark & Guidelines

For questions, please contact

Pittsburg, KS, Lodging

Lamplighter Inn & Suites

4020 Parkview Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburg

4011 Parkview Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Comfort Inn & Suites

4009 Parkview Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Hampton Inn & Suites

1285 U.S. 69 HWY
Pittsburg, KS 66762

La Quinta Inn & Suites

2410 S Broadway St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Regency Inn & Suites

4023 Parkview Drive
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Super 8 Pittsburg KS

3108 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Holiday Lodge

2701 North Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Joplin, MO, Lodging

Hampton Inn

3107 East 36th St.
Joplin, MO 64804

La Quinta Inn & Suites

3320 South Rangeline Road
Joplin, MO 64804

Days Inn Joplin

3500 South Rangeline Road
Joplin, MO 64804

Candlewood Suites

3512 South Rangeline
Joplin, MO 64804

TownePlace Suites

4026 S. Arizona Ave.
Joplin, MO 64804

Quality Inn

3325 South Arizona Ave.
Joplin, MO 64804

Comfort Inn & Suites

3400 South Rangeline Road
Joplin, MO 64804

Visa Requests

Affiliated CDS Student Team Members will have the ability to print out a Registration Confirmation Letter for the individual event(s) that they are attending. Once a student team member affiliates themselves to their teams profile page under their individual edit section. They will have the opportunity to print out their personalized letter with the following information: Student's Name, the School's Name, the SAE Event Name, Official Dates and Location(s).

Please be advised that SAE International cannot intervene with, or call or send personal letters to, the State Departments, Embassies or Consulates of the United States or other governments on behalf of any meeting or event participant.

Spectator Policies and Procedures

Drone use is prohibited at all SAE Collegiate competitions unless under contract with SAE International

Spectator Policy

"Spectator" - A "spectator" is defined as anyone who is not (a) a volunteer with event operating responsibilities, or (b) a member of a team with the proper credentials/identification. In most cases event operating volunteers and team members can be identified by their t-shirts, uniforms or credentials.

Spectators are welcome to observe CDS competitions from within the designated spectator areas and other parts of the site to which they are granted access. Spectators may not enter the course area. Spectators must obey the spectator rules and site use rules at all times and follow the instructions of the competition organizers and marshals.

Permitted Access - Spectators may enter:

  • Designated spectator areas - Spectator areas are always outside the course.
  • Team paddocks
  • Parking lots, food vendor areas, rest rooms and connecting walkways, roads or paths

Restricted Access - Spectators may not enter:

  • Technical Inspection Area including practice and testing sites
  • Static Event Areas and areas where Baja vehicles are operating/running
  • Any Dynamic Areas or Courses
  • Any area with signs indicating "Restricted Access" or "No Access"

Spectators may not sit or stand on any barriers or fences.

Spectators who enter a restricted area may be ejected from the site.

Intrusion Shut Down - If a spectator intrudes on an unauthorized area during an event then immediately shut down the event until the course is clear. Intrusion Shutdown Procedure - Display a red flag and radio the SAE International staff and event organizer that the event is being shut down because of an intrusion. SAE International staff has ultimate authority. Restart - Only the organizer and SAE International staff can restart the event after a shut down.

Team Members - Student team members who are not part of the dynamic event crew are considered to be spectators and must be treated like all other spectators. There are no exceptions for students. No matter what the reason student spectators may not enter the area unless authorized.

No Exceptions - There are no exceptions to the spectator rules. If a spectator does not follow the rules then he/she can be asked to leave the site.

Removal - If a spectator crosses into an operating area or event course he/she must immediately be asked to return to the spectator area and, if appropriate, can be asked to leave the competition.

Photographer Policy - All photography must be done from within the designated spectator areas.  Photographers who wander outside the spectator and photographer areas will be asked to leave.

Spectator Maps - Maps showing the general layout of the competition site and the location of the Spectator Areas must be available to spectators. The Spectator Map must include the Permitted Access and Restricted Access list (above) and the location of those areas.