SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge®

March 4-9, 2019 │ Houghton, MI, USA │ Keweenaw Research Center

Schedule of Events

Date/Time Schedule Meeting Place
Monday, March 4
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Teams arrive, registration opens
Technical inspections begin for diesels first then IC sleds
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AVL Lab Emissions Event for DUC  T5
5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Tyco Fire Safety Presentation KRC/T3
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. “Early Volunteers” Reception Joey’s Seafood, Houghton
  Shop open until Midnight; pizza for students  
Tuesday, March 5
7:30 a.m. Judges Meeting KRC/T3
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. AVL Lab Emissions Event for DUC
Gage Products IC Fueling
10:00 a.m. *Grand Opening Event*
Gasoline Endurance Run to Copper Harbor
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Late lunch and discussion about future CSC competitions, sponsored by Horiba Instruments Bonfire Steakhouse/Franklin Square
6:00 p.m. Return to KRC – Shop open until midnight  
Wednesday, March 6
7:30 a.m. Presentation Judges Meeting KRC Bldg 69
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Design Presentations KRC Bldg 69
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AVL Lab Emissions Event IC sleds
Sensors Inc. In-Service Emissions
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Technical Presentation/Chalk Talk
Bosch Engineering
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Make-up Endurance miles must be completed by 5:00 p.m. KRC/T3
Noon Lunch for the Presentation Judges
Courtesy of Michigan Tech Career Services
KRC Bldg 69
Noon Lunch in the shop, Cincinnati Chili
Courtesy of The PCB Group
Noon Student Registration ends  
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. DUC Draw Bar Pull KRC/T3
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Networking with Industry Copper Country Mall
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. *Snowmobile Public Display*
Light refreshments will be served
Courtesy of the Michigan Tech Graduate School and Career Services
Copper Country Mall
8:00 p.m. Shop open until midnight  KRC/T3
Thursday, March 7
7:30 a.m. Presentation Judges Meeting KRC Bldg 69 
8:00 a.m. to noon PCB, HEADacoustics, and Great Lakes Sound and Vibration Noise Event KRC T3
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Design Presentations  KRC Bldg 69 
Noon to 4:00 p.m. Polaris Subjective Handling Event KRC/T3
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emissions Events (continued)  KRC/T5
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Technical Presentation/Chalk Talk
Noon Pasty Lunch KRC/T3
1:30 to 2:30pm Altair Presentation: “Lightweighting Through Topological Optimization” KRC Bldg 69
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. SAE Milwaukee Section Meeting
Presentation by Oshkosh Corp.
Announcements for Special Awards Finalists
Mandatory Attendance
Dinner provided for registered students and volunteers; provided by Michigan Tech MEEM Department
Fisher Hall 135
7:30 p.m. Shop open until midnight  
Friday, March 8
9:00 a.m. Judges Meeting to prepare for Diesel Endurance KRC/T3
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Emissions Events (continued)  KRC/T5
10:00 a.m. to noon Diesel Endurance Event KRC/T5
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Technical Presentation - Sound Quality
HEAD Acoustics Inc. 
Noon  Beef Bar-B-Que
courtesy of the Iowa Snowmobile Association
1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Open time to enjoy the Keweenaw
Mt. Ripley Ski Hill, Dollar Bay Motorsports, Dan’s Polaris, Houghton Powersports, M&M Powersports
5:00 to 6:00 p.m. VIP Tours of MEEM Building MEEM  
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. VIP/Volunteer Reception Magnuson Franklin Square 7th Floor
  Shop open until midnight
Sleds outside by midnight
Students dinner on your own
Saturday, March 9
8:00 to 8:30 a.m. NGK/NTK Cold Start Event Outside KRC/T3
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.   Emission Testing (if necessary) KRC/T5
10:00 a.m. *Polaris Acceleration event* KRC Test Course
11:00 a.m. *Polaris Objective Handling event* KRC Test Course
Noon Judges Meeting to Review Scoring and Penalties KRC T1
6:30 p.m. *Awards Banquet*
Banquet Meals for the students courtesy of the PCB Group
MUB Ballroom
* Public Viewing Opportunities*