Engineering students top earlier race car performance
Thursday, May 21, 2009
ST. CLOUD, MINN. - Despite an engine failure halfway through the endurance race, the Formula-racing style car designed and driven by engineering students finished 46th in the SAE College Design Series competition in Brooklyn, Mich..
View a photo slide show with music about the SCSU Racing car.
Teams from 91 schools ran May 13-16 at the Michigan International Speedway, competing in eight events.
Because the endurance race carries the largest number of points, the St. Cloud State car’s engine failure halfway through the event significantly hurt the team’s overall position. The car had promised to be competitive, with lap times in the top 20 for the endurance event.
The previous best finish for St. Cloud State engineering students was 52nd overall in the 2006 competition.
The St. Cloud State team finished as follows:
On the 2009 team were seniors Matthew Grow of Albertville, Minn., Timothy Kaiser, Sartell, Minn., Isaac Klaehn, Adams, Minn., Adrian Nistler, St. Augusta, Minn., Kyle Roggenkamp, St. Cloud, Minn., and Justin Zollner, St. Cloud, Minn., and junior Justin Kunz, Clearwater, Minn.,
Complete results at www.sae.org .
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Contact: Professor Ken Miller, mechanical and manufacturing engineering, 320-308-5522