Michigan Baja Racing

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About Us
The Michigan Baja Race team is a student-run competition team housed within the College of Engineering. Every year we design and manufacture an entirely new off-road race vehicle from the ground up. Team members work in the Wilson Student Team Project Center to machine parts, fabricate molds and assemble the new car. If all goes well, we use the remainder of the semester to test and tune the car for the upcoming competitions.
What is SAE Baja?
SAE Baja is a student competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Competition season comes towards the end of winter semester and Michigan Baja Racing travels around the country to race in up to three competitions annually. Each team competes with their new cars in a variety of dynamic events including an endurance race, maneuverabilty course, sled pull, hill climb, acceleration event, and more! Cars also compete in a variety of static events including design judging, sales presentation, cost report and others.

Highlights

We had a great day filled with driver practice and data collection at Bundy Hill Offroad Recreation Co park.

A Productive Weekend at Bundy Hill

We took second in hill climb and design, and first in acceleration, maneuverability, and sales, which led to a second place overall finish in California.

2nd Place Finish in California

We had a very rewarding week in Pittsburg, Kansas where we finished first overall! We placed first in acceleration, suspension, endurance, and maneuverability.

1st Place Finish in Kansas

At Illinois, we finished third overall,and for the third year in a row, took first in the Mike Schmidt Memorial Iron Team Award.

Wrapping Up the 2017 Season

Want to Join?

We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals who like to work hard and aren't afraid to get dirty. So if you have any interest in cars, designing things, big machines, sparks, or fun, please swing by the Wilson Center and join us!
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