Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Formula SAE® California

Formula SAE® California
Auto Club Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
June 16-19, 2010

SAE Foundation

Registration Fee: $2,000.00
Registration Limit: 80 teams

About the race:
Formula SAE® is a student design competition organized by SAE International (formerly Society of Automotive Engineers).The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem solving.

Today, the competition has expanded and includes a number of spin off events. In the United States there are two locations: California and Michigan; Michigan being the largest event and longest running.

Internationally, as part of the Official Formula SAE Series utilizing the Formula SAE Rules Copyright under signed agreement are:

* Formula SAE Australasia
* Formula SAE Brazil
* Formula SAE Italy
* Formula Student (UK)
* Formula Student Germany

In 2006, Dartmouth College (partnered with SAE International) created the fuel alternative event Formula Hybrid using Formula SAE cars with gasoline-electric hybrid power plants.