A Finished Chassis

Just a few weeks ago an exciting moment in Michigan State’s Formula SAE team’s year took place. A major milestone in any racing teams calendar was fulfilled. The teams carbon fiber monocoque chassis was returned from Pratt and Whitney’s autoclave and returned to our shop in all its glory. The completion of the chassis is [...]

Auto Show Success and Upcoming Events

Michigan State’s Formula Racing Team came well prepared for this years North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. The team had a beautiful display set up on the lower level of Cobo Hall. The display featured three of the teams most recent cars, a collection of the teams trophies, and [...]

Christmas Break 2012

The semester has ended. For most students that means heading home for the holidays. However, the beginning of break for Michigan State’s Formula Racing Team means that the real work has just begun. Christmas break is the busiest time of year for the Formula team, and it is a time when the car really comes [...]

2012-2013 Recruiting

Fall semester is rapidly approaching, which means it’s almost time for new members to join our team! Find us at the following events to see what we’re all about, check out the car, and sign up for our mailing list to start the process to join!
Monday, Aug. 27 – All day
Outside Wilson Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 28 [...]

6th Place Overall at FSAE-Lincoln!

After the disappointment at Michigan, the team was determined to reach the full potential of the vehicle and finish in the top 10 at Lincoln. Between the two competitions, the entire car had been pushed to its limits during testing. The team had logged over 350 miles of testing on the vehicle and [...]

2012-2013 Recruiting

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2012-2013 Recruiting
Fall semester is rapidly approaching, which means it’s almost time for new members to join our team! Find us at the following events to see what we’re all about, check out the car, and sign up for our mailing list to start the process to join! Monday, Aug. 27 – All day Outside Wilson Hall Tuesday, Aug. 28 – 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Colloquium at the Engineering Building (9:00 AM to 2:00 PM) Sparticipation at Munn Field (3:00 PM to 8:00 PM) Thursday, Aug. 30 – All day Outside the Engineering...
6th Place Overall at FSAE-Lincoln!
After the disappointment at Michigan, the team was determined to reach the full potential of the vehicle and finish in the top 10 at Lincoln. Between the two competitions, the entire car had been pushed to its limits during testing. The team had logged over 350 miles of testing on the vehicle and the vehicle tune was highly refined. Many improvements had been made to the two components that failed during Michigan and the car was much more reliable. The first day of competition went extremely...
Tough Finish at FSAE-Michigan
The competition started out strong for us. We easily passed technical inspections with only minor vehicle adjustments. Design went extremely well, and we ultimately ended up placing 11th. We were informed by our design judges during our design review that we would have been the next car into design finals, had the car been a little lighter. Something we will definitely pursue for both Lincoln and next year! We also placed 25th and 58th in the Presentation and Cost events, respectively. The car...
3rd Place Finish in Endurance at Goodyear Shootout!
The MSU Formula Racing Team finished endurance in 3rd place at the 2011 Goodyear Shootout! The event was hosted on September 17th at the Goodyear Proving Grounds in Akron, Ohio. Scott Smith and Chris Archambo put together an endurance time that only the University of Akron and Missouri S&T could beat, who finished first and second respectively. The team would like to thank Goodyear and all of the volunteers for hosting the event, it was an incredible day and a great learning experience. Click...

2011-2012 Fall Recruiting

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2011-2012 Fall Recruiting
Fall semester is just a little over three weeks away. Therefore it’s almost time to begin to recruit new team members to the team! Keep checking the website and follow our Facebook for more information about recruiting! Also you can email Brady Thom, the Project Manager, at thombrad@msu.edu to be added to a mailing list for future updates. Remember, anyone can join the team. All majors are accepted and no previous knowledge is required! Freshman through Super-senior, even grad students,...
15th Place at FSAE MIS 2011!
After a year of hard work, the team finished in 15th place overall out of 122 teams, a 9 position increase compared to last year. The event went very smoothly with not a single technical problem while driving and the car passed technical inspections without a single car adjustment, the first time in MSU history! The team scored 15th in Design, 26th in Presentation, 35th in Cost, 19th in Acceleration, 33rd in Skid Pad, 10th in Autocross, 13th in Endurance, and 36th in Fuel Economy. The team was...

Documentary Trailer

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MSU Media, Arts and Technology Students have been out at the Formula Team shop filming, as the team prepares car 51 for competition. They are making a short documentary on the team, which will air on local TV in the coming weeks. Check out a preview clip!

Getting Revved Up

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Getting Revved Up
Check out the front cover of the State News! http://www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2011/01/getting_revved_up

Car 51 Manufacturing

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Car 51 Manufacturing
Car 51 is starting to look like a race car now! The chassis is being finish welded as we speak and many of the components of the race car are being fabricated. Check out some of the pictures posted under Car 51 manufacturing. We will begin to post video’s of team member’s progress with Car 51 as we progress through the Spring Semester. Sooner than later, we will have a full bore race car on our hands! Go Green. Go White. Go Fast!

NAIAS 2011

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NAIAS 2011
Hey all! The MSU Formula Racing Team is at the North American International Auto Show again this year! Come check out our exhibit located on the Concourse across from the entrance of Detroit Hall. We’d love to chat with you regarding the progress on our 2011 race car and review some of our past Race Cars including Car 71, 51 and Car 9. The show looks great so come check it out! We look forward to seeing you at COBO! Big thanks to the following sponsors who made our exhibit possible! NAIAS,...

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