Baja team finishes in the top third at SAE regionals

Release Date: April 29, 2013
Baja group

Members of the LTU Baja SAE team celebrating the conclusion of the endurance race are (L-R) Zach Darwin, David Czarneck, Brian Bills, Tom Nowakowski, and Aaron Peck.

The Baja SAE team from Lawrence Tech finished 31st in a field of 100 in the regional competition at Tennessee Tech University April18-21.

LTU scored in the top half of the field in almost all of the categories, and finished 37th in the biggest event, the four-hour endurance race.

Accomplishments of this year’s team include:
•    Lightest Baja car in LTU history, 420 lbs.
•    First belt-driven transmission (belt-driven final reduction) in LTU history.
•    Thermoformed ABS plastic body.
•    Carbon fiber belly pan, and body components.
•    Completed car for earliest competition possible (10-month build).
•    Headlights.

Baja SAE vehicle

LTU’s Baja SAE vehicle performed well in the four-hour endurance race.


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