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Falcon Racing team competes in Baja SAE

EVERY YEAR, collegiate engineering teams have the chance to design and build a single-seat, off-road car to race in the Baja SAE competition. The Society of Automotive Engineers limits the teams to a stock 10-horsepower engine, with teams competing to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm.

In May, the SPU Falcon Racing team traveled to Cookeville, Tennessee, to compete in events to test their vehicle’s acceleration, maneuverability, sled pull, and suspension.

“My favorite part about the club is that it gives students the opportunity to apply their engineering skills outside of the classroom. Getting more time and experience in the machine shop is definitely a plus as well,” said Sean Barbour, senior mechanical engineering major and team co-director.

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