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Rapid PSI Sponsors Kansas Collegiate Formula SAE Racing Teams

Wednesday, September 14 2016 7:45 PM

Each year, Rapid PSI helps two Kansas college Formula SAE racing teams build their cars for the international competition series. We’re proud to support both Shocker Racing, from Wichita State University, and Jayhawk Motorsports at the University of Kansas.

 

About Formula SAE Racing

 

Formula SAE Racing

SAE International is a global society of engineers and automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicle industry technical experts. One of the organization’s main goals is to foster life-long learning, and they offer several such opportunities for both engineering students and professionals.

 

The SAE International Formula SAE engineering design competition is for graduate and undergraduate students. Participants apply the theories they’ve learned in engineering classes to design, build and race a single-seat autocross race car. Competitors must research, design, manufacture, test, market and race their vehicles.

 

Both the car and driver are judged during track performance tests. The students’ designs, costs, and sales presentations are judged by a panel of automotive, aerospace, motorsports and supplier industry experts. Competitions are held in the United States and overseas.

 

By participating in the SAE Collegiate Racing Series and design competition, students can expand skills like problem-solving, pricing, sales, project management, fabrication, research, teamwork and marketing.

 

Shocker Racing

 

Although Wichita State University’s Formula SAE team members are primarily engineering students, it’s open to all majors. Since 2007, Shocker Racing has competed in the two international competitions, as well as area autocrosses in Kansas, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado.

 

Jayhawk Motorsports

 

The University of Kansas’ FSAE team was founded in 1994, and has been building carbon fiber chassis since 1998. Jayhawk Motorsports owns and operates chassis and engine dynamometers, which are used for powertrain development.

 

Rapid PSI Sponsorship

 

Rapid PSI donates our machine time to build each team’s part. The students come up with the design and send us the specs.

SAE Formula Racing Sponsorship

SAE Sponsorship

 

Jayhawk Motorsports Team

Jayhawk Motorsports Team

 

 
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