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 [...]

Seasons Greetings!

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Seasons Greetings!
The fall semester at Michigan State has come to an end, and team members have finished with their classes and exams. As the team begins its most intense period of fabrication over winter break, we would like to wish all of our friends and supporters the very best this holiday season. The Team is looking forward to 2011 being a great year for racing! Click to show as pictures as slideshow

2010 Big Ten Shootout

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2010 Big Ten Shootout
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....

MIS Testing

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MIS Testing
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...

Fall Recruitment 2010-2011

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Fall Recruitment 2010-2011
As our summer vacations come to an end and classes resume, fall recruitment has begun for students interested in joining! As always, no previous knowledge is required. The only requirements are a positive attitude and the willingness to put forth hard work to produce a winning car. Also, every major is needed on the team. The Formula Team is essentially a student run company which handles the design, manufacturing, procurement, marketing and testing of a racing program. All disciplines are needed!...
2010 Traverse City Cherry Festival Parade
The MSU Formula Racing Team traveled to Traverse City this past weekend for the annual Cherry Festival Parade, which featured our newest car, Car 71. The team cruised through the downtown streets of Traverse City with the MSU Alumni Association, the MSU Cheer Leading Team, and Sparty. The parade was a huge success as the team received support and cheers from the thousands of spectators and enthusiastic Michigan State fans. Thanks to a lot of hard work and preparation, the car survived more than...

MSU FSAE Michigan 2010

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MSU FSAE Michigan 2010
The team traveled to Michigan International Speedway last week to compete in the 2010 FSAE Competition. Overall the team did very well taking home a 24th overall finish. Highlights of the competition included a 12th place finish in acceleration, 7th place finish in Presentation and the completion of the endurance event; an event which nearly 50% of the FSAE teams cannot finish. The energy that rushed through the team as Car 71 completed it’s last lap in endurance was unbelievably satisfying....
The Spartans Host the Gators Before MIS
Michigan State University continued to build upon its long-standing relationship with the University of Florida by inviting them use their facilities in the days just prior to FSAE East. The Gators joined the Spartans for some last minute testing and to make any last minute adjustments to their vehicle before they left East Lansing for the Michigan International Speedway. The team had a very good time with Florida and would love to do the same next year! Click to show as pictures as slideshow
FT Techno Hosts MSU for Valuable Testing Time
FT Techno, part of AISIN, granted access for MSU to use their Fowlerville proving grounds on Saturday, May 8th. The proving grounds are a vast complex encompassing over 3000 acres of testing facilities including multiple acceleration runs, a 20-acre dynamic pad, and a 3-mile long test track. All tracks were meticulously groomed and the surface was outstanding. FT Techno engineers also assisted the team in the installation of a VBOX Data Logger system on Car 71, which allowed the team to acquire...

Car 71 Unveiling!

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Car 71 Unveiling!
After a hard year of work, the MSU Formula Racing Team is finally ready to unveil their newest vehicle, Car 71, to the public. The unveiling will be held in the courtyard of the Engineering Building on campus at 4 PM on Sunday, May 2nd. Rain Location: Inside the engineering building lobby next to Sparty’s Cafe. Come take a look at the car before the team begins their racing season at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan on May 12th and at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana,...

Race for the Cure

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Race for the Cure
The MSU Formula Racing Team will be attending the Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure at the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan! Come join us in the fight against breast cancer and follow us through our entire Race for a Cause Campaign! (from the Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan Website) Join us for the 2010 Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure on April 25, 2010 at the State Capitol in Lansing. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world,...

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