Archive for November, 2010

2010 Big Ten Shootout

Posted by Alex Piku On November - 11 - 2010

The MSU Formula Racing Team competed this past weekend on Saturday, November 6th, at the 2010 Big Ten Shootout. The shootout took place at Grissom Air Force Base and was hosted by Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin. A number of teams from the Big 10 were in attendance for a fun filled day of racing and testing. Autocross and Endurance rounds were held, with MSU taking 3rd place overall. Despite dealing with cold temperatures and even snow, the team had a successful day at the track. The team would like thank Purdue and Wisconsin for hosting the tournament, and looks forward to another Big Ten Shootout next season.

MIS Testing

Posted by Alex Piku On November - 8 - 2010

The MSU Formula Racing Team completed very successful testing sessions at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI on September 25-26 and October 23-24. The team was able to run Car 71 on skidpad, acceleration and autocross courses very similar to what will be seen at the 2011 FSAE Michigan Competition, which will also be at MIS. Valuable data was collected that will help team members improve the design of the team’s newest vehicle, Car 51. The team would like to thank Michigan International Speedway for generously providing the use of their facilities and granting the team an outstanding learning opportunity to prepare for next year’s race season.